That doesn’t make sense! – This week my GI system was upset. Not happy. The weird thing is that the two things that make it better are brownies and beer (not together!). Does that make any sense at all? What’s with toast and bananas? Nope. I made myself a pan of brownies and I’m feeling much better.
Speaking of brownies — I have a fabulous recipe that takes a half cup of butter. Yum! They are good but my go to favorite is a Duncan Hines mix. There is something about brownies made with a mix that makes them tasty. I’m not a fan of homemade (except by me of course) because you never know how people make them. A former boss brought a batch in once. His family loves them almost raw. They eat out the middle part with a spoon and the edges get tossed. We didn’t do that at work, but I wouldn’t touch anything but an edge piece. Everything else was runny like egg yolks! I never was a fan of batter.
And it ends – We had spotty frost today. That’s the death knell of annual flowers. I had a new variety of petunia that outdid itself. It’s still huge and blooming – through extreme heat and downpours and now through cooler weather. It’s somewhat protected from the frost, but it won’t be long until that’s history too.
Sunday mornings – My Sunday morning trip to Starbucks is different from the weekdays. It’s filled with old men coming out for coffee. No younger (working) people at all. I had two cars follow me the entire trip. When we all pulled into the parking area, I saw the two other guys were older than me (or they didn’t weather life as well). Sometimes they settle in with a newspaper (young folks have a laptop) and sometimes they get it “to go.” I always wonder what their story is. Getting away from the sleeping family? Peace from weekend guests? Just a love of coffee? There is no socialization going on so it’s a mystery.
The invasion – Next weekend the granddaughters are coming east to visit. They are 16 now. No juice boxes or smurfs or beloved trips to the Target toy section. We don’t get to see them often as they live on the other side of the country. When we do see them, they have changed exponentially. They are pretty and smart and a joy to be around. Maybe this trip, they will drive the old grandma (that would be me) around! They like Starbucks! I’d love to take credit for that but their dad was a big Starbucks fan until he got a fancy coffeemaker.
So how was your week?