Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday This n That

I keep having to remind myself that today is not Friday. 

No, I am not doing NaNoWriMo.  I have this editing thing that has to get done.  No time for writing with wild abandon.  Maybe when I'm finished.  Then again, maybe not.

I picked up an adult coloring book for $3 at the dollar store.  No, not that kind of 'adult' book.  It's birds.  All birds with these intricate designs.  Should be fun.

The other day I threw together a bean dip of sorts.  It's totally crack.  One cup fat-free refried beans, one cup mild chunky salsa, one cup shredded Mex cheese.  Stir together and nuke until the cheese is melty.  Good on tortilla chips, of course, but also good on pita chips.  I'm thinking I might try smearing it on a burger, too.  Crack, I'm tellin' ya.  And it was even better the next day.  Yum.

I posted the above recipe to FB.  My oldest brother always comments when I post such recipes, usually with a =oO face.  Anything with beans or peanuts, etc. He's got a legume allergy.  Good thing he's not likely to come over because we are a total legume household.  Loads of beans and peanuts and peanut butter here.

Growing up around a brother with a peanut allergy wasn't so bad.  We just knew not to eat certain stuff around him.  But we still had the stuff in the house.  I don't know what kind of person I'd be if I had to grow up sans peanut butter.  The no-beans thing would've been fine by me.  I hated beans.  But no peanuts?  :shudder:

The only nod I gave to Halloween this year was watching The Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror' marathon.  Those episodes kill me.  My middle sister is totally into the Halloween thing, though.  Spooky movies, dressing up, candy for the kids, decorating.  Not my thing, but more power to her.

Hubs and I took a photo-op walk the other day, to catch the fall colors.  I snapped 116 pictures.  Here's what I think is one of the best ones:

Also these:

And here's a cow:
What's up in your world?  How are the colors where you're at?  Has Fall fallen at your place?


  1. We went from green to fall to fallen. Not much color as the leaves fall--mostly yellow. Like the cool temps though.

    We used to Halloween big time bcause Only thought it was all about her since her birthday is the day before. Now? Not so much. We had rain off and on so not many kids at the door. Have candy left over. Bummer. Will. Not. Eat. ... much.

    I am doing the NaNoWriMo thing. Still haven't turned in the proposal. This whole love thing at the end of chapter one is killin' me. Still, I plan on counting any new words because new words!

    I like cows. I like horses better. Makes me want to road trip the next sunny day and take pictures. I won't, but it makes me want to.

    I'm doing crock pot roast tonight. I must remember to set it up and cook it around noon.

    How can it be Thursday? Forget Friday. It's already Thursday. *FLAIL*

    Okay. Time to get off the net and write. I'm gonna do this thing. Today. Or else.

  2. Oooooh! Yummy recipe! And simple enough I can handle it. A must try!

    Love the photos, especially the country lane. I need to drag out my camera... Nah, the leaves are mostly gone. Maybe next year. ;-)