Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What a Day This Has Been, What a Rare Mood I'm In...

Uh, no.  It's not "almost like being in love."  And Rehoboth isn't Brigadoon, though it's close. Forget that!  Yes, I AM in a rare mood, thanks to this lovely weather and having two wonderful days all to myself.

OK, first things first.  I voted in the state primary election this morning before heading out.  Not a great turnout, but better than I expected.

New prescription eyeglasses arrived and I love them.  Yes, both pair. One frame is a sort of bronze colour and the other is rather golden. Similar shapes but different designs. A new profile photo is on the list for the near future.

Stopped for Gin and snagged a few bottles of wine that was on sale. Now is the time to replenish the wine rack for the Fall and I got off to a good start.  The extra cash dries up in another week or two, so hoarding is the plan at present.

With the road trip done, I walked up to the Farmers Market for sausages, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes,  cucumbers, and a bit of cheese.

Took a walk around town and spent time on the boardwalk listening to the ocean - slightly muffled by the sounds of late-comer sunbathers and their kids - then stopped by the local candy store to support them, and my Dutch licorice addiction habit.  A luxury to indulge in 2 or 3 times a year.

Back home I prepped my 15-hour Pasta Sauce recipe (using the Italian plum tomatoes just purchased) in the small crock and set it cooking.

Giving the plants a deep soaking for the first time in 3 weeks and they seem happy for the experience. Grocery shopping and laundry are on the gay agenda for tomorrow morning, and if the weather continues to be this glorious, a drive south to Fenwick Island and maybe lunch while there.

Pseudo po-boys are on the menu tonight. I say "pseudo" because they will be made with roast pork in it's natural gravy/juices and the usual po-boy toppings. A slight twist, but as juicy and messy as any other po-boy sandwich.  Which, of course, is the point.

Later, being over the hype generated for the anniversary of 9/11, a single candle will be lit in memory of all those lost, and especially 2 who were my friends.  Silence is best, I think.  Enuf' said.

And so it goes.


  1. How ironic that the weather the past few days is exactly the way it was on 9/11, clear, crisp and fresh. Such fall days will always remind me of 9/11 and how quickly things can go bad. Thankfully, not this time.

  2. busy you! sounds like a typical weekend day at my house.

  3. I wondered what fingerling potatoes were, so I googled, and we call the rat potatoes. They are great for mashed potatoes, without the use of milk, just some butter to make them smooth. Oh, and first cooked in their skin, of course, otherwise nothing is left over.

  4. @Peter: They come in creamy white or red and they are exactly as you described. I love them and sorry I cannot get them throughout the year. They are also great coated with olive oil and sprinkled with herbs and roasted.

    @Ur-spo: Bombay Sapphire, of course!


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