Sunday, August 25, 2013

Biscuits & Gravy - Or Why Two Long Married Scorpios Don't Have To Talk To One Another

It has become a tradition for us that I make what I call a 'big breakfast' on Sunday mornings. Well, it's more like brunch than breakfast. One of Bud's favorites is biscuits and gravy which I only make once in a great while.
This morning we were watching something on TV when biscuits and gravy was mentioned. I said, "Oh, doesn't that sound good? We haven't had biscuits and gravy for ages. I should get what I need so we can have that next week." -- Knowing full well that that was what I had already planned to have this morning. (I like to surprise Bud once in awhile.)
So as we began to enjoy our eggs, hash browns, sausages and biscuits and gravy, Bud said, "I knew this was what you were going to fix as soon as you remarked about it this morning." I asked him how he knew and he said, "I just did."

Then he said something about "good down home cooking" and my mind immediately flashed on the Route 62 Diner in Eureka Springs where we had had breakfast so many years ago on one of our trips to that  idyllic town. I said, "You know what picture just came to my mind when you said that? - That little diner in Eureka Springs where we had the biscuits and gravy for breakfast that time." "That's exactly where I was thinking of",  Bud replied.

I can't tell you how many times a week such conversations happen between us - one of us will comment on something and the other will say, "I was just going to say the same thing". I guess after you've been together twenty-eight years AND you're a couple psychic Scorpios, you can communicate without talking.

Bud loves his biscuits and gravy and I love being married to him.


  1. Neither of us is a Scorpio, but this happens to us all the time. We've been together 47 years, though, so that probably says it all.