Saturday, December 22, 2007

Friday randomness...

So this morning, I walked into the bathroom (as I do every morning) and Piva followed me (as she does every morning). As she also does every morning, she proceeded to jump onto the toilet seat, from where it was her intention to hop up onto the tank. From there, she has a perfect perch to peer into the garbage can, which she likes to peruse in the hopes of seeing some kind of interesting garbage can occurrence (I can’t say I know exactly what goes on in the mind of a cat…). This morning, however, as soon as she jumped from the floor to the toilet, she learned a hard lesson about looking before she leaps – Rick left the lid of the toilet up, so poor little Piva was met with an unfortunate splash of toilet water and then an instinctive need to balance precariously on the seat. I tossed her onto the floor, trying not to be too disgusted by the fact that she was now licking toilet water off her paws, and all I could think was, “Rick would be laughing so hard right now if he was here…” Poor Piva… poor yucky toilet water-licking Piva…

I made mint-chocolate brownies this afternoon, from a recipe I found on the Food TV website. You crush up a bunch of those Andes mints and mix them in with the batter. They turned out quite good… TOO good… once again I am reminded of my maddening talents as a baker. If only I was one of those people who burned everything they placed in an oven… but nooooooo. Now I’m going to have to actually EAT all of these brownies… (actually, I’m planning on giving half of them to mom and dad…)

Tomorrow is officially the first day of winter… although let’s be honest – with the 70-plus degree weather we’ve been having most of the month, it might as well ALREADY be winter, right? Freeeeeeeezing… so glad I have a closet stocked with two or three sweaters…

Speaking of the freezing cold weather – I was just watching a Christmas special with the Boston Pops and the Barenaked Ladies, and of course “White Christmas” was sung at one point. And as I listened to the song, I was thinking, “hey, it really is true – I AM dreaming of a white Christmas…” It’ll never happen here… although if it DID, it would be totally cool and way more exciting than a white Christmas in the north. People would be dancing in the streets as if the evil warm-weather dictator had finally been vanquished… The last white Christmas I had was the last time we went up to New Jersey for Christmas. It snowed so much that most businesses would’ve been closed anyway, but of course dad and I had to venture out in a quest for coffee. And fortunately the ONLY place open that day was the Dunkin’ Donuts down the street… coffee quest successful!

Argh! Only four days until Christmas! And we still need a few gifts!

Argh! Only eleven days until 2008! And I don’t have any resolutions yet!

I think I’ll go eat some brownies…

2 comments:

eric said...

It was 15 degrees here with a wind chill of -1. I have packed a box of cold and will be bringing it with me to Texas.

Lisa said...

Hey, I'm actually okay with that. (But I can't speak for everyone else around here...) :)