Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Early Bird Gets Up With the LIghtning

Nothing like a bright flash of light and the sounds of an explosion to make one jump out of bed while deftly grabbing the glasses to look out the window and assess the situation. Meanwhile Buddy hightails it under the bed.  Rancho De Five had a little rain today, some lightning and thunder and the one gigantic, couldn't even get a one Mississippi in, lightning strike.  Makes me kind of glad that we live in a one story house surrounded by two story homes.  It is quiet now.  I might make a quick trip to the grocery store and then to Spec's.  No, I haven't gone off the deep end, but I have a recipe that calls for bourbon or rum.  I am going with whatever is in the smallest bottle. 

Yesterday, I went back to Whole Foods to get more peeled and sliced oranges and they also had a package of peeled clementines.  Those don't stay on the shelf very long and it seems to be about every fifth visit to Whole Foods, I find them.  Last week I picked up some gingerbread scones and y'all they are the bomb!  I had some lemon curd at home, so you heat these little scones and then add lemon curd.  Bam!  Boom!  Delicious!  I had told Dena about them and so I picked up a package for her also.  Last night she did a quick drive by to pick up the scones, lemon curd and three slices of pizza leftover from our dinner.  I texted her a little later in the evening and it was love at first bite for her.  Why can't gingerbread be a year long thing instead of the seasonal item? 

I did make the trip to the liquor store, the highly respectable Specs.  It has been quite sometime since I have darkened the doors of a liquor store.  Still feels a bit overwhelming, but happily, I don't have to feel overwhelmed very often.  I told the clerk that this purchase was strictly for recipe/cooking.  I don't know why I felt the need to tell him that.  Buying wine is nothing, it's when you go for the hard stuff that one can start to feel guilty.  When I left both clerks said, see you soon and I responded yea, in a couple of years.  Gee....  I did wear my LSU verses Bama shirt so that I would look like I knew what I was doing.  LSU loves the night game so tailgating can last longer i.e. everyone is just a little tipsy going into Death Valley....

My little Kroger card came off my key ring, so I needed to link up a new card to our old one.  Yesterday at World Market I bought a small, tiny bottle of proseco.   This post is sounding boozier by the minute.  Anyway at the checkout, the clerk asked to see ID probably to make my day and it did.  Today at the customer service desk the lady asked my age....to see if I qualified for the senior discount.  Yes, how the mighty have fallen. 

I have a very witty Bible study group.  I sent out an email to them this morning and I included the info about me jumping out of the bed and looking out the window.  One lady responded, hey wasn't there a jovial guy in a red suit with reindeer outside your window?  That's what happened in the Night Before Christmas.  No, it was just the bathroom lights of our corner neighbor and dark in the house behind us.  The people behind us never, ever open their blinds.  We've met them....hmmm...maybe that has something to do with it.  All the blinds are closed but they leave their garage door up all the time.  Great way to get things stolen and as winter draws near, the way to have unwanted guests come into your home for warmth.  Maybe they saw me looking out the window when we were watching over our flock of baby bunnies in the flowerbed and they thought I was spying on them....who knows. 

The sun is out, the birds are eating soggy seed and I have a few things to do like maybe a nap since I got up much earlier than I wanted to this morning. 

1 comment:

Etta Wils said...

Nothing like a good storm - love them. Is gingerbread just for autumn in the USA? Id love ginger scones today too - though every bakery in Ireland seems to be filled with apple foods - traditional Halloween fare.