Sunday, August 12, 2007

"Another Pleasant Valley Sunday..."

Sunday already and the weekend wasn't long never is. *L* Actually this has been a fairly relaxing one so I shouldn't whine, but I can if I want to, so I will! Hah!

Anyways, not a lot going on around here except heat, heat, and more heat. The poor air conditioning is struggling to keep up once it gets to be 2:30 or 3:00 and the sun is baking everything into a hard crust. We have some pretty elephant ears that were doing great all through the wet spring and beginning of summer but they just keep getting droopier and droopier now. We've watered, fertilized, given them sun, given them shade...they still droop. I guess we'll just wait and see how they do for the rest of the summer. Then we'll have to take them in and cover them for the winter months.

Ooo...we got some
Amish Cinnamon Bread starter the other day and baked it up. Yummy!! The bread itself is pretty basic and more of a dessert bread than a sandwich or toasting bread. One of the ingredients is a box of instant pudding and you change the flavor of the bread by changing the flavor of the pudding. We made chocolate and it was wonderful!! I can't wait to try some other flavors. We also want to try it with raisins or dried cranberries or dried cherries in it...maybe using the vanilla or french vanilla pudding in those. I have to retype the instructions before we give any starter away though...whoever did them made a few spelling mistakes and I'm way too picky to let them get by me. *LOL*

Oh yeah...if you have cable and you get a chance there's a show that's set in Oklahoma - it's called "Saving Grace". A very odd show and I haven't completely made my mind up about it yet. It's pretty raw, fairly funny, kind of gripping at times, a little bit of a soap opera at times, the tiniest bit spiritual (almost all handled tongue-in-cheek) and just plain unpredictable. They actually film it in Toronto but the setting is OKC and they use skyline shots and location shots from the city. Holly Hunter is Grace and you just gotta love Earl the Angel....I just wish he wouldn't chew. *L* The jury is still out for now on this one but if you get a chance, give it a look. My opinion and suggestion only of course!


sea mystery said...

Oh My G**! I saw your comment on our sister's site about being into Mercedes Lackey's books. YOU? Never would have thought that would happen.
Thought I was the only si-fi/fantasy/filk in this family. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." You go girl!

No1sRed said...

Oh but yes!! *LOL* I'm currently re-reading her series about the Hawkbrothers and Darian: "OwlFlight", OwlSight", and "OwlKnight". I end up rereading them about once a year...they're just that good! *G*