I have added a few fall like touches around my cottage. No pumpkins or
mums just yet. Maybe this weekend. I am squeezing out every last day of
summer before it is gone until next year. Are you like me, or do you race
ahead into the next season with vigor? It gets harder and harder to resist
the urge to take a slow and leisurely approach to the seasons. Hobby
Lobby has been displaying Christmas decorations for weeks now. But I
am dragging my feet. My attitude is why rush life when it goes by
fast enough as it is?
Did y'all see that big beautiful moon last night? I took Bentley for his
nightly walk around the neighborhood. The sky was thankfully clear and
the moon glow lit our every step. Everything was so still and quiet.
The perfect wind down to the day. BTW ~ Moonglow is one of my
favorite tunes. Not from my era, but still memorable. You can
listen to Rod Stewart sing it here. I think he does a nice rendition of
I believe you can just let the music play in the
background as you scroll down.
I don't know what is wrong with me but I seem to have lost my passion
for cooking. I have been in a menu rut lately. Does that happen to you?
Maybe it's the long stretches of 90 plus degree weather. I used to be so
excited to try new recipes and now I keep falling back on old favorites.
Did I ever tell you that I back in 2006 through 2007 I worked my
way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Volume I? Well I did. I had no idea that someone was writing a blog
about doing that very thing. One thing I learned was that I can make
a quick sauce to give the simplest meal a real gourmet touch. I need
something to give me a nudge and inspire me once again.
I thought Meryl Streep did an excellent job of portraying Julia Child
in the movie Julie and Julia. I thought that Jane Lynch was
marvelous as Julia's sister Dorothy too. As a side note, I read
that as part of Joan Rivers funeral requests, Joan wanted
Meryl Streep to cry in five different accents. I laughed really
hard when I heard that line :-)
I don't know whether any of not you have this problem, but I seem to be a
magnet for Jehovah's Witness missionaries. They visited me all of the
time in Idaho and they are visiting me all the time here too. I don't know
if it is because I always answer the door when they stop by or what.
I have tried to explain to all of them that I am Episcopalian and am
very comfortable with that choice, but they always seem to think that
they might have a chance to convert me. Is it because I always try
to be pleasant and kind? It's not like I am inviting them in for tea.
Two sweet ladies stopped by this morning. I could tell by the
look on their faces that they thought I was a shoe in.
I do not mean to offend anyone who is a Jehovah's Witness. I just
believe that faith is a very personal thing and I don't feel that I
should preach. Everyone should have their own choice. Like
Robin Williams (who was also raised as an Episcopalian) said,
there is always at least one other Episcopalian who is bound
to agree with me.
No real earth shattering news here. I just felt like sitting down and
chatting. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will come back
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley