After the Holiday Stew: Bingo Bolger-Baggins
When a'maelamin and I decided on making
a Back End family dinner, we really had no idea just what we were in for. First a'maelamin got into an argument with his mother
basically about her disapproval of our relationship again, even before the dinner started. But that did lead him and me
into an interesting talk
about what it might be like to Muse together.
Then it was time for dinner
. Little did we know that Primula would be bringing her children
from the Realm, and Iorhael was quite a mess
over it, charmers though they are
. I did my best to mediate
until he and his mother were on the same page, but needless to say, it was quite an exhausting time getting to that point
for all of us. And after all that, interestingly enough, I suspect Primula may be proving more adaptable than I supposed. I know the others went out
to the Green Dragon
before and I am quite curious
went on there.
Then there was last night's little excitement
. Well, after a'maelamin and I had finally gone to bed
, who should knock on the door
waking us but Smeagol. And he wasn't done knocking either when Iorhael opened the door. My poor Iorhael. I got him to bed
and then Melba shouted
and all the smialhold
was up before we
got Smeagol under control
. Huh! You know, I just remembered Smeagol's story
about the leviathan!
I wonder if the wound Smeagol suffered has anything to do with his fever? I must remember to tell Iorhael about it. This danger is something we need to discuss anyway. Hmmm. So we finally got back to bed
and stayed abed a good part of the morning too.
I think Iorhael is checking up on Smeagol now. And I've been doing some tidying. Washed the dishes, changed the bedding, folded and put away the fishing net, dusted my spice rack--it's still a solid spice rack, I'm happy to say. And I took a little time to make something else musewise. For my a'maelamin
. I hope he likes it. Sometime today, I must have a chat with Melba about Primula
, but she wasn't up yet
last I checked, so I suppose the excitement kept her long awake. I miss
Uncle Sennie. I wonder if he's coming back soon
. There's an awful lot to fill him in on now, isn't there? And I miss
Tiger's cheeriness about the smial--I hope he comes back from tour soon. And I shoud like to take a trip to Buckland and see if Laiqalasse and his family have settled in
yet. But a'maelamin and I have a trip to the Realm scheduled, so busy, busy, busy. And just at the time of year where I'd rather be cooking
up a storm and spending the evening digesting cozily in front of the fire place
with my cozy one!
But I am looking forward to the trip, so I am not complaining, really. Well, I've written up a stew so I think I'll stop and get on with things. Current Mood: energetic