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November 21, 2010

Musings on a Weekend

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It’s been an interesting weekend.  I’m always grateful for the weekend, but something about this past week of work made it seem extraodinarily long.  My co-workers had the same feelings.  Anyone else’s workplace feel this way this past week?  Our theory is that we are all so focused on the short week and the holiday next week (well, really this week as of my writing) that it made last week seem extremely long in comparison.  The thing I am most grateful for on the weekend is being able to get up when I want to get up rather than when the alarm clock says I have to.

Saturday started out with a family trip for a planned-on event:

We stocked up on candy and popcorn (mmmm, nutritious lunch!  What good mom I am, LOL!) and enjoyed the first matinee of the day, which thankfully wasn’t overly crowded.  We can’t wait for part 2 next summer.

Then we were off on a mission.  Meghan needed a dress for her school’s upcoming semi-formal and I needed to get my hands on some newly discovered Hot Apple Cider K-cups!  We were successful on both counts.


My verdict on the K-cups?  Tasty  for sure.  Better than mulling it yourself? No, but not bad for a quick warm-up afternoon treat.  Also not bad with a shot of this added to it:

This morning’s sleep-late time was woefully disturbed by a multitude of thoughts churning through my brain: Thanksgiving is this week!  Got to remember to buy ingredients for the things I’m making to bring to my sister’s house when I go grocery shopping today.  What the heck else are we eating for dinner the rest of this week?  Hmm, Meghan won’t be home for dinner a couple times this week.  Oh yeah, that powderpuff football game she wants to go to is this week.  Are we going to let the boyfriend drive her there?  What about the semi?……..

Don’t you hate it when that happens?  Luckily, I have a very level-headed husband with whom I can talk these things through.  We haven’t figured everything on my worry-about-it list out, but we’ve made some headway.  While I was grocery shopping, I remembered to finally buy some birdseed to fill my long-empty feeder.


I wanted to remember to fill it so I’ll hopefully have some birds to look at when there isn’t much else to see outside.  It is right outside the window of the room where I’m sitting right now, writing this blog.  Can you see the light in the window?  I’m under it right now!  Hi there! 😉

My feeder is supposed to be “squirrel-proof” – I don’t know if such a thing truly exists.  They are industrious critters.  In an attempt to appease the squirrels away from my bird feeder, I put some cereal that I don’t like in a much more squirrel-accessible feeder:

I’ll let you know how it works.  At the very least, perhaps it will provide some amusing, acrobatic squirrel pictures.

While we were driving home from our mission on the Mass Turnpike yesterday, I was bemoaning the fact that I did not have my camera with me and, even if I did, composing shots of a beautiful full moon rising while driving 65+ MPH is probably frowned upon by Massachusetts State Troopers.  The sky around it was gorgeous, as well as the lack of cluttered surrounding on the highway.  I also drove by some Oreo cows that I’ve been wanting to photograph ever since Andre became a part of my life.  (In my world, Oreo cow = belted galloway .  I find this breed of cow highly amusing and adorable).  My family giggled as I whined, “Oreo cows and a full moon and me without my camera!”  I’m going outside now to see if there is any sign of that lovely moon visible tonight.  This has to be one of the strangest paragraphs ever blogged.  But my family understands, and I love them for it!


  1. Sounds like you had a pretty good week-end! Don’t you just love it when you find everything on your shopping list? I’m hoping to see the dress, too!
    I never got into the Harry Potter craze, but the rest of the family did. Surprisingly, no one said anything about going to see the movie… it’s all about “Tangled” 🙂

    And, if you think your blog post is strange today, maybe you can blame it on the moon? There’s a Blue Moon tonight, ya know?

    Comment by thedailyclick — November 21, 2010 @ 5:46 pm | Reply

    • I’m sure there will be a dress picture to share by the day of the dance!
      I did hear about it being a blue moon, but was surprised because I only knew the more common definition of the blue moon being 2 full moons in one month. Thanks for the article!

      Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

  2. Griffin read all of the Harry Potter’s last winter and would like to see the movie even though he hasn’t seen 4-6. Maybe we’ll try to get in 4-6 and then go to the theater. That cider with the shot of spiced rum looks so good!

    Good luck with those darn squirrels!

    Comment by Rebecca — November 22, 2010 @ 8:21 am | Reply

    • We own movies 1-6, so we are well-versed in Harry Potter in this household!
      So far both my bird feeder and “squirrel feeder” look untouched – strange!

      Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  3. I tend to shop the weekend before Thanksgiving only for Thanksgiving and then get home and say oh crap, we have to eat the rest of the week too!! But not this year!! I meal-planned for Saturday – Wednesday before I left for the store. So organized I hardly know myself.
    Saturday – Salmon croquettes with roast fingerling potatoes & steamed sugar snap peas
    Sunday – Cheese stuffed shells with meat sauce
    Monday – Butternut bisque & BLT’s (made the soup yesterday)
    Tuesday – Chicken stuffed with leftover ricotta from the shells and chopped spinach
    Wednesday – super easy enchiladas!

    Comment by JenniferA — November 22, 2010 @ 10:26 am | Reply

    • Wicked organized! Unfortunately your ideas for meals this week don’t contain much I could add to my rotation – either I already make ’em or the family wouldn’t eat ’em. Dang!

      Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 4:25 pm | Reply

  4. Late/early musings can make for interesting blogs. 🙂 In the end, it will all get done and in the meantime, go out and find some Oreo cows to share with us.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 22, 2010 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

    • I’ve been trying to get those cows, Scott. Last time I drove down their street, they were not outside. I may have to pull another along-the-side-of-the-highway photo adventure (like I did for your hometown assignment) to get the cow shot!

      Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 4:27 pm | Reply

  5. Here’s some oreo cows for you!

    Comment by JenniferA — November 22, 2010 @ 2:00 pm | Reply

    • The link is “expired”- whatever that means! 😦

      Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  6. Oreo cows? You and your family crack me up! Sounds like a good weekend – thanx for reminding me to make my Thanksgiving list. 🙂

    Comment by Cindy Lou — November 22, 2010 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

    • Have you ever seen a belted galloway in person, Cindy? I can’t help but think of Oreos when I see them. I’ve passed this affliction on to my children – if we ever see them while we’re out for drive they exclaim, “Oreo cows!” too.

      Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  7. lol! Sailor Jerry is good added to almost anything. 😉

    Ooooo! Oreo cows! Aren’t they the coolest cows ever? And under a full moon to boot! I was regretting my lack of a camera last night while watching the moon come up. It would have made such a pretty picture, rising up above the city of Akron (where I happened to be last night). Ah well.

    Comment by Robin — November 22, 2010 @ 2:29 pm | Reply

    • This was my first taste of Sailor Jerry! Realized we were out of Captain Morgan so hubby brought the Sailor home as a substitution. Tasted fine to me.

      Gotta love the Oreo cows!

      Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

      • Since this was your first time with the Sailor, a small warning: Sailor Jerry is MUCH stronger than Captain Morgan. Beware the wrath of the Sailor if you overindulge. lol!

        Comment by Robin — November 22, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

      • Thanks for the warning! 😉

        Comment by Karma — November 22, 2010 @ 7:13 pm

  8. My weeks at work are ALWAYS long…. or at least they appear to be excessively long… and the weekends considerably shorter than the allocated 2 days… Ah well… lol… So I’m assuming the film was worth the wait then, as I’m yet to get our family trip organised… Anyways, can’t wait to see some shots of your freshly fed birds… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — November 23, 2010 @ 1:31 pm | Reply

    • Well, many Americans have a nice short workweek to enjoy this week before we stuff ourselves silly on Thursday!
      We all enjoyed the movie, although at this point in the game I’d say it is really strictly for fans of the book.
      I’m still waiting for the birds and squirrels to discover my feeders!

      Comment by Karma — November 23, 2010 @ 4:33 pm | Reply

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