Monday Meander

Neighboring county is on spring break. Not sure why the powers that be gave us the week before last off rather than this one. Normally our break is the same time. Ah well.  There are rumors…just rumors mind you, that it might SNOW on Thursday. Yes, SNOW.  It was 83 degrees yesterday!  But temps are supposed to drop 40 degrees in the next 36 hours.. It is supposed to rain all day Tuesday, when both boys have baseball and then just keep getting colder. yay.

 

     

We are still watching The Guild on Netflix, which is hitting a little close to home these days. We are also seeing a lot of a no texting & driving commercial that has a rather odd message at the end…it’s three kids in a car chatting and the driver looks away to respond to a text and they get plowed by a semi and clearly no one survives. Very dramatic stuff. It ends with a cop saying something like “had I seen her and given her a ticket she should still be alive” or words to that effect. Not “Don’t text and Drive” which is what you would expect but some vague “pity she wasn’t ticketed” statement. Does the cop feel guilty? Don’t text and drive because you’ll make the first responders feel bad? Don’t give cops grief when they pull you over? Do they think the straightforward message won’t be heard by kids so they are slipping it in indirectly? Makes me want to talk to the ad guys who made it.

      

With only three days currently unscheduled this week I have plans for a pot roast (or pork roast, some kind of roast) that will provide two of those meals and then fish on Friday.  The other 4 days will be sandwiches or take & bake pizza.

 

 

 

Proud nerd mom moment! I passed all my 2nd edition AD&D handbooks (and I have all of them, like a dozen or so books) on to Havoc who has been spending his lunch & recess at school doing live action role playing with his friends.  He was telling me about how they were discussing whether ninja’s ‘counted’ as a class and what kind of spells a wizard can actually do & wanted to know what I thought and I said “Honey, I have the source material” and dug out the books for him. Apparently they spend the ‘extra’ class time they had after math testing Thurs & Fri going through the Players Handbook, DM’s Guide & the Warrior & Cleric Handbooks sorting out the rules of their world.

I’m so proud!

I’m reading Turtle Recall, a Discworld companion, which includes details of everything up through Snuff.  I’m also reading an assortment of books that are contemporary romances by Elle Kennedy and going through the updated & revised edition of Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day that I got from the library. I think I may buy it but am dithering over hard cover vs kindle.  I’m all about e-book novels, but I can’t quite get behind e-book cookbooks.

 

 

I had to drive through the intersection with the impending traffic circle this morning. I rarely am in that area so the ‘new traffic pattern’ signs alarmed me until I saw it was actually the old traffic pattern, just with orange cones narrowing two lane roads to one lane.  I cannot see how they are going to create a circle without actually just closing that whole intersection down and I can’t see how they would redirect traffic to do that.  I think I’ll be avoiding that intersection for the next couple months. It’s going to be ugly.

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  • Yeah for source material – the gaming club Princess is in has a role playing section although she tends to stick in the cards/board areas instead.

    Hope the snow doesn’t appear, you get to have the meals you’ve planned and I’d love a review of Turtle Recall once you are done with it. I think I could do a cook book digitally only on my ipad as it”s big enough to read easily.

  • Big discussion here on the news about all the school holidays not matching up. Some problems are the same the world over, I guess!