Mostly harmless (corto) wrote,
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Sunday, October 31



Good morning!!! We set our clocks back before going to bed... and I'm basking (sleepily) in the glory of the day starting an hour early. What do a couple of wee kids know about clock-changing... little monsters were up at 8:00.

It's a weird day... it's trying to be sunny but it's sill brrrr cold. !!

We had such a great day yesterday.  We pulled together in all ways and managed to put out a really nice family dinner for Suz's side of the tree.  That side rarely eats a meal as a family at a single table and we had our big (and desired) excuse to use all three leaves for our relatively new dining room table!  So "big family sit down" was in the offing. :D

Of course, the table was in theme... :)

It was my SIL's birthday...

Notice the dark bits around the place setting?
We bought a fancy spancy cake for her birthday (I made cup cakes for the kids) and it had all this lose chocolate bits on it... so when she "blew out the candles" bwaahahahahaha... freaking chocolate went flying everywhere!! :D
oh, and check out the [ :: giant mug :: ] :D That's a normal coffee mug beside it.

Two things...
~ I have a "gaggle" of nieces... but they've all come to that age when they stop playing with uncle andy... it's a bit sad but not unexpected. I still do my best to connect but the close thing... is falling into memory.  So lately... all I get from them is [ :: pictures of their backs (hahahaha) :: ].
~ and sometimes Edward just looks so damn adorable in pictures... :D


Oh... and man... lemmi tell ya... slapping a chicken on the rotisserie attachment for a normal bbq and letting it spin for a couple of hours (you put the chicken over one side of the Q that you leave off and turn on the other side to full... putting a drip pan under the chicken, and close the bbq lid) makes for one freaking fabulous chicken.  The "Beer Chicken" was good too... but more work than the rotisserie one. 

wearing
~ pj pants...
~ black t
~ crinkly bits around my eyes... (i need a shower!)
planning
~ this post...
~ to download some scarrrrrrry music
~ get the kids to do their homework
~ TDK this afternoon...
~ plan dinner...
~ enjoy a sunday!! 
wishing
~ that all is well with a happily returned ladyfire. :D
~ to send congratulations out to no1topaz who got married yesterday...
~ and to send a few good vibes out to tonya... just because.
~ that my friend pasticcio gets her head around things... :D She's a big girl... but she's a smart girl too. right!
~ you could imagine my joy at finding out that George decided to get started on his Kumon... all by himself... no prodding from me... WOW!

// you know what's kinda funny to me?
How America is out there in the world today... bringing democracy to all the downtrodden countries...
and yet they can't manage to hold a fair vote in their own neighborhood. 
funny eh.
//
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