Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Windy Wednesday

No, not me windy.  The weather.  It's the first day of spring!  The forces that be don't realize that the calendar says that.  I read that last year it was 83 degrees here.  Today?  Not so much.  I woke to 7 degrees with a -9 windchill.  

What do people in perfect climates talk about?  You see when I go into any place of business and check out your purchases, the small and friendly talk is almost without fail - the weather.  Maybe it is because I look so dull that shopkeepers can think of nothing else.  I dunno.  But the 'sure is cold out there' comments greeted me wherever I went yesterday.  
I posted a wedding picture of my parents yesterday on FB because of their 53rd anniversary.  In fact, here it is!  
my mom looks like she's taking this step very seriously
There were 43 'likes" and 16 comments.  Way more than my typical cat/dog fare I post at times.  So I get it.  People have a lot more pull and interest than our furry friends.  That's ok.  I can handle it.  But please don't tell Lisi and Simba.  

Here are both sets of my grandparents.  I had the unique experience of not having cousins.  We had a set of grandparents on both sides that we never had to share with other kids (except for dear children that lived near them).  I think I was nearly 10 when I realized kids actually shared their grandparents with other families.  

I just read in the paper that Hostess has been sold to some private equity groups.  Soon the Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Ho's will be back on the shelves.  Be still my beating heart.  Actually, it will stop beating if you eat that stuff.  I can't say I missed them.  However, don't mess with Oreos.  Heh heh.  

Speaking of food, should I offer up some recipes and/or tips in the next weeks?  I just made a homemade brownie mix recipe this morning.  Super simple.  Will have the MYP see if it passes the test after school. 

I must soon go brave the frigid winds of the west because it is windy on this Wednesday...


  1. Affirmative on sharing the recipes!! I'm on the same page regarding Oreos, but who misses Twinkies? The thought of no cousins is so foreign to me. Who were your friends? : )

  2. Renee, how much cousin fun we had!! Jim had no first cousins on the Kleeb side, and neither do my kids. Oh, well, that's the way the ball bounces.

  3. No cousins for me either! My sisters/Brother made up for it when we had our kids ;)
    Not much for any box treats here, so I haven't missed them. If the brownies pass the test, do post the recipe as I've never found a homemade one that I liked as much as a mix, and it's about the only thing I ever make from a box!

  4. Yes- please do some food/recipe/tips posts! I, for one, am all in favor of a DIY brownie mix!!!
    I was missing the idea of being able to get a Twinkie in the future...even though I had one while I was home and didn't like it. It's just such a part of my childhood that I was mourning their demise. So- it's ok with me if they stay around. But, I'll bet they won't be the same... ah well. :)