Interstellar Adventures

October 23, 2006

Cold Front Blew Through…

Filed under: Texas Life — by InterstellarLass @ 8:56 am

Texas “Winters” are a never-ending series of cold fronts and warm-ups. The weather is practically schizophrenic. 70’s one day, 40’s the next. And then it’ll change again. It makes a ‘winter wardrobe’ almost impossible. You’ve always got to keep out a pair of shorts and a couple of t-shirts just in case.

This weekend was pretty chilly. A cold front blew through on Thursday, and again on Saturday & Sunday. The wind was chilly, and yesterday’s high was 62. Today’s high is 71. And we’ll be stuck there until the next ‘cool front’.

All the weekend chill did was bring out the cooking bug in me. I clipped coupons, looked up recipes, and planned my ‘menu’ for the week. We eat out a lot. More than I’d like to. Enough that I’m sick of all the restaurants around here. But now, we have to be a lot more careful about our budget, so home-cooked meals are plentiful on our horizon.

Yesterday I cooked a chili, spaghettic sauce and meatballs, and boiled and de-boned a whole chicken for an enchilada casserole. I also made a bread! I’ve never baked bread before, so it was an all-new experience for me. My first dance with activated yeast. It turned out well I think.

It’s getting closer and closer to the Holidays and I’m itching for some time off. I’m looking forward to a weekend with my girlfriends coming up here soon. And then Nick and I are heading to KC for a get-away before my birthday. The only thing I’m not looking forward to is Christmas Shopping Season. Has anyone heard about these malls that are thinking about opening at midnight on Thanksgiving Night? I mean Holy Hell! Give it a rest! I think the whole ‘Day after Thanksgiving Shopping Extravaganza’ is insane as it is. But to open at Midnight and be open almost 24 hours for shopping??? It’s not necessary and I think it’s just sick. I avoid malls like the plague around this time anyway, so if any of you participate in the madness, you won’t have to fight me for the parking spot.

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