Say what? – We are foodies in our families. Foodies with definite opinions. We don’t eat weird stuff but much of our traditional foods come from revered recipes that you don’t fool with. My brother gave me a portion of his fabulous cheesecake. The recipe comes from Lindy’s in New York City. It’s plain cheesecake with the flavor inside it (as I was informed). I served it to some friends with the option to use ice cream toppings if they wished. They put caramel on it. When I told my brother, he explained (in a loud and agitated voice) that it was best served naked. I have informed my friends that if we get it again, they must take their clothes off.
Smack dab in the middle – Having the holidays in the middle of the week throws me off. It’s the weekend, then a holiday, weekend and another holiday. I don’t know why it makes a difference but it does.
Seriously folks! – I am savvy as to how crowded Starbucks gets on specific days at the time I go. Fridays are the worst and for some reason Tuesdays are busy too. Weekends get busy later in the morning unless there is a charity walk scheduled. During the holidays, it’s hard to figure it all out. One day there are 60 cars there and the next day 3. Can’t wait until life goes back to normal.
Lights – We were cruising around local neighborhoods to check out the holiday lighting displays and concluded that most people aren’t doing as much. There are the over achievers but there are fewer of them. I wondered if that was generational. Inflatables have invaded our neighborhood. This is the first year we’ve seen them here but we’ve had an influx of families with kids. Much as we laugh at them, I like to see the kids happy.
Smart phones – I bought a fitness tracker. It connects to my cell phone. I bought something else over the holidays that I also needed a smart phone to activate. Seriously does everyone need one now? I like my phone because the younger generation texts. I can keep in touch better but except for a few other things, I would be fine with a flip phone. I remember the problem we had getting my mother to use a wireless phone. The old ones required a few button presses to answer a call. It was befuddling to her and she never used it preferring the old one tethered to the wall. We get forced into technology in many ways.
So how was your week?