kevin wrote that nice comment about shrove monday so of course i had to look it up some more.  here’s some info for you, from wikipedia:

Shrove Monday, sometimes known as Collop Monday, Rose Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday, is the Monday before Ash Wednesday every year. A part of the English traditional Shrovetide celebrations of the week before Lent, the Monday precedes Shrove Tuesday. As the Monday before Ash Wednesday, it is part of diverse Carnival celebrations which take place in many parts of the Christian world, from Greece, to Germany, to the Mardi Gras and Carnival of the Americas.

The word shrove is the past tense of the English verb shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of Confession and doing penance. Thus Shrovetide gets its name from the shriving that English Christians were expected to do prior to receiving absolution immediately before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday is the last day of “shrovetide”, somewhat analogous to the Carnival tradition that developed separately in countries of Latin Europe. The term “Shrove Monday” or “Shrove Tuesday” are no longer widely used in the United States or Canada outside of Liturgical Traditions, such as the Lutheran, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic Churches.
kevin is making scotch collops.  Wikipedia  said that COLLOPS are generally bacon, cooked at breakfast, and then the bacon fat is used on tuesday (fat tuesday) to make the traditional shrove tuesday pancakes.  and the shrove monday meat is the last meat the catholics get til lent is over.

but as i stated previously, pretty much all i care about is that KEVIN IS MAKING DINNER!

i can’t remember the last time he made dinner; it might have been before we were married, when he was trying to impress me.

he got the scotch collops recipe from some calendar that we received two of this year – it’s from old-timey clothing catalog, that has other old-timey stuff, too. my copy of the calendar is upstairs, his is down in the bvasement.  i had noticed the scotch collops recipe and there’s a photo of them, probably this month, and i’d though how delicious they looked.

one thing is that i go to the grocery store a lot, and if i’m making dinner i probably buy the ingredients at least a day before, and maybe even make the dinner the day before, or at least earlier in the day.  kevin didn’t go to the grocery store til 4:30, and he’s not back yet, and i know it’s very crowded so hopefully he won’t be all crabby when he gets back.  not that he actually ever IS crabby, but there’s a first time for everything.  a crowded grocery store could be one thing that might make him crabby.

i bet he won’t be crabby, though, cause it’s not really in his nature.

and what about the POPE RETIRING?  i say good for him, because he’s old and tired and has had enough.

now on the news they say he’s resigned, not retired.  does that mean he doesn’t get a pension?  because that would suck.  surely they’ll take care of him.

i think he should go on vacation to a sunny beach.

if you see him, let him know.

ok then,

mrs. hughes, just lounging around waiting for SHROVE MONDAY dinner.