Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Anyone out there?

*hears echo*

Just saying hello. Thinking about blogging.

*dips toe in water*

Monday, October 26, 2009

Grilling outdoors in late October! And southern women who love football.

People ask, "What do you like best about living in the south?" My glib answer has been "I'll never have to put chains on my car tires again."
I will have to change my answer. Being able to grill out on the patio at 7:00 PM in late October is a pleasure I hadn't anticipated.

My lady Chatelaine prepared the hamburgers with Lea & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce (is there any other kind?) and McCormick's Broiled Steak Seasoning Salt, and sliced a purple onion, while I got the brickets glowing in the chimney. Thanks to TWC,
I gave up using lighter fluid last year. Last week, when TWC came to see Chatelaine and me tie the knot, I grilled steaks to a rare-med. rare perfection. (Don't believe me? Just ask him.) Back in Washington state, the grills were put away a month ago and the studded tires are being put on the cars.

Once the brickets were ready, I grilled the burgers to a still juicy medium and softened and carmelized the onion slices. I also lightly toasted the buns, which are in fact kaiser rolls. While I was outside, my lady Chatelaine was roasting cut up red potatoes with olive oil and herbs.
Add slices of cheese and ripe tomato, with a couple of romaine lettuce leaves, and we were eatin good in our neighborhood.

I'll share a secret with all men from the north: Find yourself a woman who loves football more than you do. If I had known that southern women were football fanatics, I'd have moved south years ago. I'll never have to explain why I "NEED" to watch a game and she already has the NFL package on her satellite TV.

Life is good.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's that time again

Feeling a change coming on. Blog changes probably gonna happen. Considering there are only about 6 of you that read us, I doubt it'll be a big deal.

I'll let you know what we eventually decide to do.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Well, we did it

Ok, we're married now.

It was a great wedding weekend. Kind of a three day party. Started with cousins, sisters, nieces, and TWC over for dinner on Friday night. Then the wedding day festivities on Saturday, and the big family luncheon on Sunday afternoon. Last night TWC and the Captain and I had a quiet dinner of leftover barbecue and some wine in the kitchen.

One of the best parts of the weekend was when Janie Snelson and that Man She Loves rolled into Memphis unannounced and surprised the heck out of me and the Captain by sharing the weekend with us. I have to say that having The Wine Commonsewer and That Janie Girl attend my wedding has been one of the highlights of the entire event, maybe even the best part. It made for a very special and fabulous weekend.

Today we're gonna drive down into the Mississippi Delta and show TWC where Billy Joe McAlister supposedly jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sometimes it all seems like it's going to turn out very nicely.... when I'm sitting here at the kitchen counter, sipping a glass of wine, writing some thank-you notes, loving the way a gift looks in my kitchen or something. And a certain piece of music comes on the reception music playlist that I'm testing out, and the leaves are falling outside.... and I imagine what a nice moment it will be when that song plays at the reception, and when I see the Captain smile at me over some cake, and us knowing that we are married.

Amid all the rushing around and very un-romantic errands and chores this week, sometimes there are moments when I'm struck once again with how nice it's all going to be and how happy we are.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wedding Day Weather

Right now, is saying sunny and 59 degrees for the big day!

I wish I had gotten that fur wrap I saw a few weeks ago. Not real fur of course, but I was looking for taffeta or chiffon wedding dress wraps, and I kept finding the prettiest fur ones, but I figured it wouldn't be near that cold.

Guess I was wrong. Wish I had sprung for it now.

Oh well.

But sunny and 59! Wheeee!

Friday, October 9, 2009

For the first time in my life, I'm afraid to say what I really want to say out of fear of the government. I'm afraid to write what I want to write on my blog today. I'm truly afraid that someone in the government would come and get me and lock me away for whatever they could gin up on me.

So I'll just say this:

Peace Prize, my ass. Try diabolical sociopath bent on social justice and revenge.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lovely Fall Day

The Captain and I just went and did the marriage license thing at the county court house. We have to wait three days before we get the document, though. They have that waiting period thing in Mississippi.

Then we went to the garden center because it's such a gorgeous day - sunny, breezy, and 65 degrees - so I decided I wanted some pumpkins for the front porch. We got four or five picked out, then I heard someone else asking to get some potting soil bags loaded into their truck. That made me think I might need some too, so the Captain asked for some to be put in our vehicle as well. I had to rearrange some things in the back, though, because the seats were already lying down and the back was still pretty full up with wedding things I bought the other day.

While I was at it, I went ahead and purchased some more mums, since I was there and they were only $3.99.

The Captain was like, "Where is this all going to fit?... When we left the house, you said we didn't need to clean the SUV out because you weren't going to buy anything."


I told him he should just be glad that I'm a simple girl and get excited about a new flower, some gourds, and a couple of dirt bags, instead of designer handbags and big, flashy jewelry.

I love Fall :-)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Feel Good

Smartass SOB sent this to me. I love it! They're so cute! It's impossible not to smile when watching it.

Thanks, SASOB :-)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Oh yeah, that's gonna be beautiful

    Isn't this going to look lovely with a strapless wedding dress?

Really bled a lot, but the Captain put some medicine concoction on it that made it stop, then some Neosporin. Stung like hell, made me cry, which is mostly because I've been really stressed out and edgy lately. But I admit it does look a lot better this morning than it did last night.

It's my own fault. I shouldn't have tried to pick up my cat when he was all riled up and acting rowdy. And he only has claws on his back feet!