Every couple knows how precious mattress real estate is. Although it should obviously be an invisible line straight down the middle of the bed, it seems that the line of demarcation between equitable sides is vague at best. And when there’s a pet, or multitudes thereof, property value is at an even higher premium. Thankfully, our kitty is a non-issue. Her spot is mostly on my butt or sometimes on his hip . . . basically she’s double parked. Which is good . . . more room for us!
It only took my husband and me 7 years to lay down . . . and agree upon . . . the property lines. Of course, at first there was the inevitable struggle every night at bedtime. The disagreement over who was hogging more of the bed, the butt bumping when someone’s posterior strayed into the other’s territory, an elbow to the rib or nose and the all out shoving of the other person to their side. Now and again even combat tactics have been employed to gain precious ground . . . biological warfare . . . farting is an effective approach to relocating serial bed hoggers . . . needless to say girls don’t fart, the blow kisses. Whatever works, right?
Now the laptop and two cell phones are a different story . . . they take up space that makes HIM infringe on MY space. However, I generally can’t complain for a two reasons.
One, the laptop is on the bed for one reason . . . I’m a morning person and my husband is a night person. That means that I like to go to bed way earlier than he does. But because he likes to spend time with me . . . even if I’m snoring away . . . he will come to bed with me and do whatever it is he does on his computer while I’m snoozing.
Two, the presence of the electronic devices smooshes him closer to me which encourages snuggling which I can’t say that I mind. And, being that he’s such a good cuddler, it actually makes it an optimal arrangement.
With the exception of the occasional scuffles over a stray foot or arm, the skirmishes over the equitable distribution of the mattress assets has been settled comfortably.
Hot Sausage and Pepper Cornbread
Sweet, crusty cornbread baked over a layer of spicy sausage, onions and peppers . . . a killer good combination!
1 1/2 Pound Hot Sausage
1 Chopped Onion
2 Bell Peppers, Diced
1 1/2 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
1 Recipe Southern Cornbread (See Below)
Lightly brown sausage in 10-inch skillet.
Add onion and peppers to skillet and cook until tender.
1 1/2 Cup Stone Ground Corn Meal (Yellow Or White)
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 Tablespoon Baking Powder
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1/2 Cup Oil Or Bacon Drippings
1 1/2 Cup Milk
Combine the ingredients and stir briefly.
Sprinkle shredded cheese over meat mixture. Pour cornbread batter on top.
Bake in 450 degree F oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
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