Time for another ‘In The Moment Monday’ (and here). Saturday we were invited to poker night at the home of someone I’ve known since he was 15 yr old. We used to call him “‘T’ The Squirrel” on account of his tendency toward ‘sketchiness’. He is now 30 and although our paths cross occasionally, I haven’t spent much time with him over the past 7 years or so. I attended his wedding last year and knew he had recently bought a home, but beyond that I’ve probably had the opportunity to speak half a dozen words to him over the past twelve months.
I was exhausted Saturday night from moving my youngest into his own apartment (it reached 115 degrees in Phoenix that day…he was on the third floor), and a Fibro Fog had rolled over my brain that could rival any thick Golden Gate mist. However, I do enjoy me some poker, so off to T’s we went.
I could not have been more impressed. His house was on a hill backed up to the mountain preserve. It had a bank of windows lining the front of the house with a view that stretched out over the downtown lights, beyond to the far southern desert mountains. Renovations are in progress as ‘T’ owns his own remodeling company. We had a great time with two hospitable hosts who laid out a delicious spread of tri tip, tortillas, beans, rice, salsa, olive salad, and grilled chicken. Yet, there was one thing that stood out above all else. The way he treated his wife. ‘T’ treated her with a respect and adoration that is rarely seen even in the most seasoned couples.
As I stood at his kitchen window looking over the desert city lights, I realized ‘T’ had become a man of integrity, worthy of respect. It was an impacting lesson, that though there are those individuals in our lives we just can’t imagine will ever rise above their character flaws….well….you just never know.
~Green Chili Breakfast Quesadilla~
~2 flour or corn tortillas, warmed on grill
~2 scrambled eggs
~shredded cheddar cheese
~diced green hatch chilies
~salsa and fresh diced avocadoes
Assemble cheese and eggs on one tortilla. Spread chilies over egg and top with remaining tortilla. Warm in oven or microwave to melt cheese. Garnish with salsa and avocadoes.