Thursday, October 07, 2010
I think I've become a bear of little brain...
I have fond memories of walks and bicycle rides when Stephanie was quite young, as we followed Pooh tracks searching for his sticks. What can I say... we have quite active imaginations. :)
I am looking forward to more peaceful days ahead after a week of busy-ness. For the first time in months, my dishes have stacked up into the second day! But after being gone most of the day and then fixing dinner... all I want to do is rinse the dishes and give them a promise of more attention later. However, tomorrow looks less hectic so I can see some good deep cleaning ahead.
I had the strangest thing happen today as my number of Followers went down by quite a few. Normally, I would rarely notice the number but the fall was quite startling. Sometimes I have had this happen after recommending books or movies or TV shows or... whatever... which some may deem inappropriate.
Which usually happens after I admit my obsession with NCIS or that one of my all time favorite episodes of a TV show was Bad Blood on the X-Files. Hmmm... I have learned not to let numbers going up quickly get me giddy... nor falling just as quickly get me down. Sigh... I bet it was my longing to have tea with Ratty and Mole.
The leaves are turning beautiful shades of gold and rust with a little red here and there. We are definitely not near peak, yet... but pretty. I can once again see my neighbor's red barn from the front porch. That alone should make me happy.
I was driving on a "near country" road close to campus this morning when two flocks of Canadian geese passed over the car so closely, I thought I could reach out and touch them... what Christopher calls a National Geographic moment. All signs of the season... although I hope it does not mean early winter and those birds know something I don't.
With the cooler weather, there has been the mixing together of soups and stews and just last week, I made a double batch of my favorite pumpkin cookies... recipe here. These now surpass my cowboy cookies as the most requested by friends. Right after frosting, I press about a dozen of them into finely chopped walnuts or pecans for those who love such nutty additions.
Oh, I have been asked how I have pumpkin! I stocked up on it during the Holidays last year, as I do every year (canned pumpkin in the pantry and cranberries in the freezer). I think I have one can left and I hear there may be another shortage this year due to the wet spring.
E-mails are a little passed due (as well as dishes and vacuuming) but soon... very soon... they will be caught up. Hopefully. Prayerfully. Soon.
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 7:40 PM