My daughter caught a mouse today at homeschool group. She made it a “habitat” and fed it crackers. I’m totally creeped-out by her love of vermin. I’d rather see them dead than alive and she’s hand-feeding them crackers. At least this particular mouse was not in my house. Mice in central New York must be extremely prolific. Not a good thing. Dang Varmits!
No I did not bring the mouse or “habitat” home.
Yes, she did ask, beg, and give me a poochy lip.
We’re expecting our first frost on Friday night. In some spectacularly ridiculous way I kinda feel very fortunate that we’ve made it to mid-September without a frost. That makes me think I should have a brain transplant. Frosts should not be in September. December – Yes. September – No.
I sure hope the cool weather doesn’t send the mice scurrying for a warm place to nestle between my loaf of whole wheat bread and the bowl of apples on my counter.
Side note: Apples are not safe from mice. Although they have a thing for Ramen, they wash down hard crunchy noodles with sweet apples. That’s truth.
Anyway, these cool mornings and evenings are making me consider my fall clothes. I changed four times the other day. All in the course of fifteen minutes. I really don’t know what to wear. My mother brought me a whole trash bag of hand-me-downs that she inherited from a coworker’s cousin. Now I have all these bits and pieces and I have no idea what to wear. Those little fashion inspiration boards on Pinterest make dressing look so easy. It’s not.Anyone want to come over, pick through my closet, and make me a few outfits?
You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. This girl needs help and a pair of jeans that really fit.
I hate jeans, but feel I cannot possibly live without them. All I want is one pair of jeans that fit all over. I need wide legs, full hips, no gap in the waste, short rise (so the crotch doesn’t hang half-way to my knees), and no puffiness in the stomach area.
Do you think that’s too much ask from a jean?
For me, trying on jeans is worse than trying on swimsuits. I’m dead serious. If any of you know of a brand that fits the above criteria, please do share. Add links and draw maps if necessary. A good pair of jeans is the one thing I must buy before the cold weather really sets in.
Now that I’ve whined about my fashion dilemmas, let’s talk about food. I made this chicken tonight and it was wonderfully, fabulously, delicious. Even my son enjoyed it. That’s saying something, because I think the only meal he really likes that doesn’t come out of a box that reads Mac & Cheese is my Chili. It’ll be nice for me to be able to make two meals that he doesn’t scrunch up his nose at.
This weekend on way back from New Hampshire, we took the kids to the USS Albacore, a WWII submarine. It’s kinda cool, so I’m adding the slideshow below. If you feel like taking a field trip with us, these pictures will give you a full tour without the claustrophobia. It is itty-bitty, some kinda tiny inside that submarine. The men on that ship must have had very disciplined minds or else they would have gone crazy. One crew was on this ship for over a year. I would have gone stark-raving mad. No doubt about it!
** The silly fashion inspiration photos got stuck in the slideshow and I cannot remove them. Sorry about that. I did want the slideshow to be all submarine. Oh, well. Pretend they are pin-up girls hanging on the walls of the sub. 😉
So have you tried any good recipes lately?
Have any fall fashion advice for me??
Visit any cool ‘field trip’ type places this summer???