Good morning and Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve had as good a week as we did. Sophie reminded me that Halloween is this week (she was really sending a not-so-subtle hint about my needing to buy candy) and I had to go check the calendar. I can’t believe we’re running out of month again!
I may be out of month, but I’m not out of coffee. Hubby just brought me a warm-up (he’s such a good man) so I’m a happy camper. There are a couple of mini-hoodlums playing the Wii in the family room, but there are comfy chairs here in my office so let’s settle in for our weekly chat.
We’ve had a ton of foggy mornings lately. While they’re beautiful and give a little mystery to an otherwise mundane Monday morning. This one did manage to dislodge a vague memory of an old-time saying I’ve heard so I headed to the Farmers’ Almanac to find it.
It appears that heavy and numerous fogs indicate a hard winter’s on the way. Wait, wait. Before you gnash your teeth, and begin stockpiling food goods and snow shovels, the heavy fog count has to come in August, not October.
Phew. The weather people said that the Winston Salem area had one foggy day in August. I can handle that. You know how you did?
Romeo is settling in, but the question of whether he’ll stay with us is still up for grabs. He’s loud. Very loud. When he wants something, gets startled, or just feels like it, he squawks. With gusto. If I can figure out how to change that behavior, we’ll be okay. If you have any ideas, let me know.
Romeo’s previous owner told me that he loves taking showers. So, the last time I took one, I brought him in with me. He sat on the benchy-type thingy in the stall and reveled in the ‘rain shower’ that I sent his way every once in a while. Of course, he also looked really pathetic, all soaked and soggy, but he was one happy bird.
We didn’t have a meeting this week, but we did have an badge-earning event. The girls all collected bags and boxes of outgrown clothes, toys that had lost their charm and other doodads and brought them to our area’s Goodwill truck. It was awesome.
I Made Bread
Well, technically, I made rolls, but you know what I mean. Since we’re cooling down (getting downright cold) and we don’t want to turn on the heat yet (Hubby’s miserly), I had to get creative with the ‘warm place’ that I was instructed to put the dough in so it could rise.
I ended up heating the oven for about three minutes, then turning it of. It was delightfully warm (about the temperature I wished the house was), and the bread reveled in the comfortable temperatures to which I was denied. It reveled a bit too much though. In addition to this bowl of goop, I had to scrape up globs of dough from the oven bottom as well.
The rolls were awesome though.
The Second Sleepover
Remember Lukasz, the ex-husband, current best friend? He’s here again, for one more sleepover. He and his family are moving away in a week. So, the kids are getting in as much time together as they can before he’s gone. That’s why I’m running late today. Priorities, you know.
Before the Sleepover
SciWorks, one of our favorite places to roam in the area, had an in-house trick or treat event yesterday. My little cowgirl ran into Lukasz, Ninja-boy, and the two of them had a blast running from room to room, collecting candy and toys and enjoying all the displays and stuff to do.
(I really like big kitties and forced them to stand next to the cheetah.)
Head for the Mountains!
If that really big meteor ever does fall and floods the eastern seaboard, we’ll be fine because Pilot Mountain is only 20 minutes away from us (and is 2,400 hundred feet higher than the flooding ocean will be). We headed up there a couple of days ago to check out the colors and as usual, were awed by the beauty of the view.
Dish of the Week
You thought it would be the Parker House Rolls, didn’t you. Yeah, they were good, but the family went for the comfort food. The Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole gets the win. It was really tasty and very filling, just the kind of thing you want with a big ole casserole.
Sophie is planning on being a cowgirl for Halloween, which thrills me because it’s such an easy costume to pull together. I like easy. How’s your week been? Anything exciting going on? Are your kids dressing up? How many Elsa’s do we have in a crowd (I saw a ton of them at SciWorks)?