The Grand Illusion

So It’s been said we all grow up.  I’m here to point out that is not always true.

Exhibit A:

It looks like an adult’s lunch box.  Looks can be deceiving, lol.

Exhibit B:

Besides having an array of toys I have pop tarts, fruit bowl and a peanut butter snack bar for lunch. HA HA HA.

I am Peter Pan!!!

 

Autumn Feelings

I’m so glad the cooler temperatures of Autumn have invaded our little town.  We did experience mid 70’s this weekend but by the evening the cool breezes took over and my descent into crazy hot town was ebbing.

The colors have begun to change.  It’s absolutely glorious!

We did the Scarecrow Festival and there were some super cool ones.

Halloween is this week and I feel sad the month is almost over.  I love October so much.  We will barrel into the “holiday” season with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.  So much all at once.  The good part is spending time with family 🙂

Okay, if you have Prime Video and the time to watch something.  Watch the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.  It was camp, very 70’s and a riot!  Happy Almost Halloween!

The Girl In The Bubble House

Because of my illness the extreme heat has been holding me hostage in my house.  Granite, not a bad place to be held captive.  I’ve got TV, Computer, Facebook, Angry Birds and the book IT that seems to be taking forever to read even though I’m on page 300, lol.

I’ve spent this time annoying the dogs…like a lot.  Now that the heatwave has snapped and it’s in the high 70’s I got outside.

Today I went to the eye doctor and had my pupils blown up for this picture, lol.    It kind of looks like I’ve had a stroke in this picture.  I assure I haven’t,  I just don’t photograph well 🙂  It’s supposed to rain until tomorrow so hopefully that will further cool things down.  For a bit there I felt like I was living on Mars…it’s hot there too, lol.

 

I Don’t Always Complain About Stuff

I was reading some of my recent posts and boy do I complain a lot about politics.  It annoys me so, both the complaining and the politics, lol.

What do I really like in this world.  Well beside the obvious answers of my family I’m really into cooking shows.  It started with Julia Child and moved on to Jacques Pepin.  The man is a genius with food.  When I watch him I feel like I could totally make what he’s making.  Not too many ingredients and it looks so yummy.

He started one episode with “Today we will make a Tar-Tar”.  I was like…yuck…I’m totally not into raw.  Then he pulled out a home run.  Tomato Tar-Tar and it was not only genius but so tasty looking.  I thought I would totally eat that kind of Tar-Tar.  He made me rethink what I once thought about food in general.  He also taught me I’ve been sharpening my knives incorrectly.  He does all this teaching from only 1/2 hour videos.  Amazing!

I love the idea of cooking but I’m such a fussy eater that I ruin it with my lack of palate.  When I see him cooking a Dover Sole in butter I think….that looks amazing and so tasty.  But when I actually eat fish I’m like…um, no thank you.  My deaden palate exposed.  Why? Why? Why?

It’s the same with lobster.  Glistening in butter, so delicate and luscious, and it’s all lost on me.  I did learn from Chef Pepin that 1 lbs of lobster gives you .4 oz of meat.  WOW!  Mind blown officially!

It’s a secret dream to take cooking classes one day.  That will only happen if I expand my palate.  So I need to not be so stuffy and try new foods.

Happy Cooking!

 

And Just Like That It’s Thursday…

It’s been a beautiful couple of days in the neighborhood.  I said to a colleague, “Of course it is beautiful, we are trapped at work”, lol.  Yesterday I was able to enjoy the rest of the evening outdoors.  I had to mow the lawn first as the grass was incredibly high and I lost one of my dogs in the back forty, lol.  Let’s just say the Chihuahua was thrilled she could see beyond the grass.

My plants are coming in nicely.  The cucumbers finally sprouted and next week I will till the plot for my small victory garden.  I’m just hoping it goes better than last year.  I think it will always be a battle for me.  I love to garden but I’m exceptionally bad at it, lol.

I find the sanctuary of our deck and back lawn almost religious in a way.  It’s quiet and the air smells so sweet after the lawn is mowed.  I like to read on the deck.  Grilling is also another wonderful thing I do on the deck.  It is where life makes sense and no one wants something from me.  This is the golden time of year to just relax on it.  It’s not cold and not too hot, just perfection!

My little slice of Eden 🙂

 

Seeing Jesus

So everyday on my drive to work I see this man who would 100% pass as the White Man Jesus.  Sometimes his hair is down and loose.

Sometimes he pulls it back out of his face.  He always wears sandals.  Sometimes he’s reading a book.  I’m guessing that it’s the New Testament…you know because he’s White Man Jesus.  I think if there is a morning I don’t see him I will panic a little.  You know, WMJ has had enough of White Crazy People and leave.  That would make me sad.

Puppies and Nature

So I was taking a walk in the Neighborhood and I came across this enormous mushroom.

I’ve not seen one this big in a long time.  I’m sure it was aided in growing so large by the very humid, rainy and hot environment of the last two weeks.  So of course I had to do this…

What can I say…I’m just and over-aged child.