Sunday, December 13, 2020

I'm Late, But I Got Them Done!

 I've gotta get my shit together.

Yes, it was a busy weekend. Yes, I could have gotten my post written, like, Thursday and been ready.

No, I did not do this.

It's as if I invited people over for dinner, but after I let them in the house, I disappeared upstairs and then didn't come down again until my guests had completely given up on me and started rooting through the cabinets and refrigerator for something to eat.

Here are my thankfuls, LATE....

The weather was GAWGEOUS most of the week, especially Thursday, when it got up into the 70s. We stayed out on the playground forEVER, since Friday it was rainy and yucky and today it snowed. SNOWED.

It snowed all. day. long. But no accumulation. So you got to see pretty snowflakes float past the windows, but the roads remained completely clear. Not that I went anywhere, but still.

We went to the lake house Friday evening, and on our way, we stopped at Red Racks, where my husband (and by virtue of this, my DAD) was the big winner with the bargains. I found nothing.

Friday evening, we went through the drive-thru at Zaxby's and got chicken finger plates, then sat in the car and ate them (last time I did this was in May and I dropped the fork I was using to eat coleslaw. Oh, and I had a big ol' forkful of coleslaw at the time - the fork with the coleslaw fell between my seat and the console and disappeared for months). It was the first time we had eaten fast food since early June, and it was darn good.

My dad turned 86 on Saturday. He requested taco salad and scalloped potatoes for supper. Interesting combination, but I made both and they were delicious.

Hmmm. Camera or stove crooked?

Taco salad requires a crap ton of dishes.

For his birthday cake, my dad wanted chocolate cake. I made it like my mom always did, with a cooked brown sugar frosting, and it was perfection.

Bonus thankful: he neither spit on the cake NOR lost 
his teeth when he blew out the candle.

I bought a pair of Allbirds Tree Runner shoes from Poshmark, and they arrived Friday morning. I LURRRRRVE them! I have two pairs of wool runners, and I think the tree runners are even better! They were used, but not much, and I only paid $30 for them, rather than the $95 they are when new.

They are so prettyyyyy!!!

We left the cats home when we went to the lake this weekend, so we could stop on the way and shop at Red Racks. All was well when we got home. I'm always just a little afraid that I will come home to the final scene of Eugene Field's "The Duel" where the gingham dog and the calico cat ate each other up. There was evidence of some kind of rave in the upstairs hallway and under the Christmas tree, but the three of them were unscathed.

Chiefs clinched the AFC West title today. 

Five more school days and then Christmas break. Wahoooooooo!!!

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  1. Cooked brown sugar frosting! I can almost taste this, maybe perhaps because I love Penuche fudge which has a lot of brown sugar in it. I don't think I have ever had the cooked brown sugar frosting, but that sounds like a yummy combination with the chocolate cake. What a fun birthday dinner and weekend for your Dad.
    Your shoes look very comfy!
    It is amazing how long things can disappear and stay gone for months, years, who knows.
    I hope you have a great week. With it being so close to Christmas, there no doubt will be a lot of excitement with your little ones.

    1. I'll send you the recipe! Very easy. My kids always refer to it as the frosting that you can peel off the cake.
      The shoes are fabulously comfortable! I highly recommend the brand. This is the first time I haven't bought a new pair of them.
      My littles are horrors this week!

  2. Excellent obscure movie quote*

    We are entering the full non-Summer part of the year... don't like it, but the plus side is that Winter ends in less than a week!
    Sounds like interesting cakeage,
    Can't remember the last time I had a fast-food meal while still in the car... damn! that how god meant it to be eaten... and why he invented roller skates and paper wrappings for soda straws

    *from Annie Hall, a course

    1. I used a movie quote? Do tell! I've never seen Annie Hall (believe it or not, but never have been a Woody Allen fan).
      The cake was just a mix. It's all about the frosting.
      We don't go to restaurants now, first due to covid, then due to trying to lose weight and be healthier. It has saved us a bundle of money! That's probably why those chicken fingers were sooooo good!