Tidbits ~ 8/3/21

Yesterday, MoMo went with me to Barnes & Noble. She chattered the whole way there. That’s always nice because small talk is not my thing. She fills the empty spaces which is fine by me. Though some of what comes out of her mouth … well … unfiltered nonsense. I got this bright idea for a new category (fastest way to kill the category is to actually add one) so I’m just “thinking out loud”. I already have a title The Mother-in-Law Chronicles. Pretty sure it’d only be funny to us but then again, I’m writing for me.

Today, I baked a lemon meringue pie from scratch. My meringue never peaked but I used it anyway. Sure hope it tastes okay. The lemon curd part that I was worried about was surprisingly easy. Guess I watched enough cooking shows to learn how not to scramble the eggs.

My baking kick has been fun. Ever since I dusted off grandma’s old pie crust recipe, I’ve been experimenting. Lately I have seen few memes asking what would you be if you had the job you wanted at age 12? Me? I wanted to be a baker. Maybe I’m trying to capture some of that now. In addition to harvesting tomatoes from the garden, this baking kick is giving me stress relief. Of course my LDL is 109 and B’s A1C reads as prediabetic. Maybe we should cut back? Not cut out mind you since everything in moderation, including moderation.

Now I’m off to harvest. Later than usual since I’m on vacay. Peace out.

As always, more to come.

Share Your World ~ 8/3/21

Melanie gives us some thought provoking questions and I stream right through them, all in the here and now. Ha!


  • If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be? Hmm, Ms. Eeyore Jilly thinks “anywhere but here” Then I pause. I like that question because as luck would have it, I’m on vacation this week. My time off was a “before you do something stupid necessity”. I’m staying around the house because I didn’t plan far enough in advance to go somewhere plus with B now being self employed, taking off with me isn’t as easy. Also with the delta variant running wild, I’m fine staying put. I’m pleased with a staycation since I’m getting all sorts of stuff accomplished. Still no final agreement on the roof but bids are rolling in and the variance between companies is wide. I really don’t want to be screwed over.
  • What Wastes The Most Time In Your Day To Day Life? Indecision, <blank> or get off the pot. I’m telling ya what. “This indecision’s buggin’ me (esta indecisión me molesta)”
  • How would you describe your greatest enemy?  If you don’t have one, share your secret!  I have no enemies, not really. Or none that I know of … No trick to share either. I’m older, wiser, and have more insurance … Bonus points if you guess what book/movie that line is from. Seriously, I stay in my lane. You do you and all that jazz. I don’t have time for an enemy. Plus I’m a big a scaredy cat.
  • If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be? A peacock of course. In 2010 or 2011, I was in charge of a unit that had one of the first third party contracts. Sridevi took a beautiful picture of a peacock and had it turned into postcards. We all got one that year. Very special because she took the photo herself but also due to the symbolism. The national bird of India. How cool is that?!??!

GRATITUDE SECTION (As Always, Optional)

I’m grateful for the laughter in my life. Things are good y’all even when they aren’t. Ahhh now that’s the stuff.

As always. more to come.