First of all, thank you so much to Sandy who gave me this lovely blog award. I feel so much bloggy love and I know you’d love her blog site. She is very inspiring in all things home and such an encourager with her sweet comments.
Next, on the list, I decided on maple-glazed brussel sprouts for my new Thanksgiving item. Don’t make faces. They are fantastic and all my kids like/love them. I cannot tell a lie. Just cook a bag a thawed and sliced brussel sprouts in equal parts bacon grease and olive oil. Yes I said bacon grease. I’m a southerner and we all have a jar of bacon grease sitting somewhere in our cupboards. I said don’t make faces. Then add salt and pepper and when they’re nice and carmelized add a drizzle of maple syrup. Delightful!
and why oh tell me why do my like-new Victoria Secret bras not sell on Ebay? Is it because this is a poor picture? Do I need a model? Actually, my friend Donia gave me a slew of these and they just don’t fit me perfectly. Like not at all. It’s okay to sell them on Ebay, right? They’ve only been tried on and laundered. Which I fully disclosed. I’m listing them again. Somebody need these babies. I have like 15 of them.
And then there’s this child who is shaping up to be quite a hypochondriac. Figures. Living with two doctors who are not easily impressed with wounds, she’s learned that this is a good way to torture us. But, hey, I’ve got lots of left over medical supplies from when I quit work so what’s a little guaze and some 4by4’s if it makes a girl feel better. This particular ‘severe’ injury we’re nursing back to health happened mysteriously after her sister got stitches in her foot. Who wants to be out-injured by a six year old?
and I’m trying to make amends with my friend Cindy, who hated the last picture I posted of her and said that our friendship was on the rocks. I came across this one from a cross-country meet. I don’t know if this is frienship-saving photography but I’m gonna keep trying!
Then there’s these precious items. Meet my laundry staff. ‘Originally fresh’ Gain and ‘Pink Opal’ Downy. These two are the shnizzle. My children love their freshly laundered clothing warm from the dryer after being washed and rinsed in these two stars. I love the combo. Try it, you’ll see.
Oh, and of course, my bookclub. I love these beautiful, smart, funny women. We met at Tanya’s beautiful house and had gourmet french food prepared by her and Amy, while we discussed Madame Bovary. Join us next month for Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. If you’re too far away, we have a book club blog. We’d love ‘virtual’ members.
we ate all this at bookclub…..which was to-die for and totally calorie free, I was told.
And I couldn’t forget these amazing boys who came in 1st place AGAIN at the regional cross country meet. They’re off to state. Good luck boys!
And this precious sweetie who finally got her braces off…..
and loves to show off her new teeth!