Holy moly! – I heard a noise outside and looked out my kitchen window. A ginormous hawk was checking out the pond. Not sure if he was fishing or searching for rodents. This picture was taken through a rather dusty window but somehow I spooked him and he took off. My best guess is a Cooper hawk. (Commenters are suggesting a female Redtail.)
The power of suggestion or really good marketing – Starbucks has a new hot chocolate this year. It’s snickerdoodle hot chocolate. Doesn’t that sound yummy? Their hot chocolate is too rich for me but now I’m hungry for snickerdoodles!
A germaphobe at heart – We celebrated the beloved husband’s birthday twice this year. Once with a birthday cake. There were no candles, not only because the number required would have burned down the house but also because I read an article. When someone blows out birthday candles they also deposit a film of germs. Yeah, I’m a neurotic germaphobe! If I have to eat birthday cake with the spit spray, I always scrap off the icing and hope for the best.
How did Mom do it? – I’ve been hosting Thanksgiving for a long time. Everyone comes late afternoon and leaves by mid-evening. When I was young, people came to my Mom’s at noon and stayed until late. They ate, watched football and ate again. She didn’t have a dishwasher (except for me) or a microwave. It was a lot of work. Now that I’m older I appreciate all that she did and I am gob smacked at all the energy she had.
Putzing – I was driving along the very short stretch between my house and Starbucks early one morning. No one was on the road but me and the guy attached to my bumper. I was doing the speed limit. (Yes, even I am amazed at that!) I decided not to speed up and as I rounded the corner I had to brake hard. Two gorgeous deer loped across the road. Guess their mama forgot to explain about looking before crossing. The guy in back of me slowed down after that.
So how was your week?