2. For the first time since arriving in Kellogg ten days ago, I took over the kitchen! I fixed an electric frying pan dinner of ground beef, onion, green beans, mushrooms, red pepper, and red potatoes topped with some grated cheddar cheese, accompanied by a bowl of sliced sweet onions and cucumber in rice vinegar. I couldn't remember if I'd ever fixed this for Mom before, so I was very happy when she said she enjoyed this dinner a lot.
3. Mom headed into bed a little earlier than usual tonight after having a lousy night last night, and the Deke and I went over to Christy and Everett's deck for a drink and some conversation and laughs until a storm started to roll in, sending us dashing for cover back in Mom's house.