Fall, the limited edition – We had about 24 hours of beautiful fall foliage on our maple tree before a storm came through and took the leaves down. Weird year for everything.
White man butt – The beloved husband bought jeans this past week. Without me. I get nervous because he is butt-less and needs to shop for a good fit. His butt is in the back where he can’t see so he doesn’t care. He bought them on-line. Without trying them on. *bangs head on table* He bought a Lands End slim fit and it works…sort of. I swear the older he gets, the less butt he has. Maybe that’s better than the reverse.
Changing tastes – We are having dinner at one of our favorite restaurants this week with some friends. They occasionally have a special I love. They don’t run it often and I missed it the last two times they ran it. I am hoping it’s as good as I remember. I say that because I was anxiously waiting for a holiday special drink at Starbucks. Finally it was available. I bought it and realized that it was very sweet. Yikes!
Sugar overload – Speaking of sweet, although my mother baked a lot when I was a kid, she baked European style. Nothing was cloyingly sweet. Americans like their desserts brimming with sugar shock. I have never enjoyed super sweet desserts (and I have never been a candy eater either). I find as I grow older, I like less sugar in my desserts. When you back down the sugar you can taste the other ingredients – spices and flavorings which are so much better.
Chaos – There was so much chaos in the United States this past week. Mass shooting. Massive uncontrollable fires. President who has no trouble trashing the first amendment and being an all-around jerk. It takes its toll. My heart goes out to all involved. Here’s hoping this coming week is better and the holiday season gives us some joy and a chance to heal. I need some kindness.
So how was your week?