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I cooked most of the weekend (banana & blood orange crepes, cheesecake, caramel sauce [no recipe required], some killer mashed potatoes and even more killer black pepper gravy [there is an ART to gravy, you see], french puffs [twice] and other stuff that I have forgotten, because it has been consumed and is long gone) but really all I want to do is go out and make more noms. But then I would need someone to eat them, for I'm neither hungry nor needful of the calories.

My mother's birthday is today, and I overheard her telling her brother she figures that maybe now it's time to be a grown up. Then later we decided that nah, neither of us would ever grow up. It's more fun to stay perpetually 21. And Younger Brother is 20 as of tomorrow. How did THAT happen?

Note: Even though the clocks went ahead an hour, I feel like it's later than it is. It's only 8:30 but I feel like it should be bedtime.

Mom, Dad and I finished Cranford this afternoon. We agreed that entirely too many people died. I LOVED it, and I never want to see it again. So is the general consensus that Mary  ends up with the spectacle-doctor? Perhaps this is addressed in Return to Cranford?

I keep trying for weeks to read fewer than 8 books at once (and I've finished 8 this month already), but it keeps not happening.

Have I mentioned: RENFAIRES!!!! Less than a month away. So happy. So many plans.

Ha! It just started raining, big plump pattering drops. This, I think, is my cue to crawl in bed with some of those 8 books.

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everydayjoy
Mar. 14th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
I was particularly devastated by the death of one person in particular. NOOOO!

I can't believe your brother is 20! I actually remember seeing photos when he was little -- well, you know, 14 or so.

Your food sounds amazing and you are even more amazing for cooking awesome food like that and yet keeping slim.
eattheolives
Mar. 14th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
Ooo, which person? Our dear old gentleman, possibly?
everydayjoy
Mar. 24th, 2011 10:00 am (UTC)
Ooh yes, he was darling! But I also loved the guy who was manager for the posh woman... Yes, I fail to remember anybody's names!
eattheolives
Mar. 26th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
Yes, I *really* liked that guy. *sniff*
belovedwarrior
Mar. 14th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Must be a cooking bug.

I decimated my kitchen this evening, BUT I have lunches made this entire week and breakfasts, too. And lots and lots of readily available and healthy snacks. I am excited about food.

Also. I thought of you the other day. I had to help a fourth grade student research Oklahoma for a report. :)
eattheolives
Mar. 14th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
YAY for food and cooking and healthy things and mmmm, now I'm hungry again. :)
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eattheolives
Mar. 14th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
What is UP with these kids getting to be, yanno, adults?!
butterbobbin
Mar. 14th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Why do we not live closer together again? RENFAIRE CIRCUIT, WE COULD DO IT.
eattheolives
Mar. 14th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Aw man, you would make a most excellent renfaire partner.
butterbobbin
Mar. 14th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
:–D
mattiescottage
Mar. 14th, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
Knowing that "Cranford" came from the author of "North and South," a high mortality rate would not be a huge surprise.

It has felt late very early, but a dark, suddenly cold day (after a warm, sunny, spring-like day) has contributed to that.

I am far enough north of you that our evening pattering drops started out as sleet and turned to snow. Hopefully some of its prettiness will be lingering by the morning light.
eattheolives
Mar. 14th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
I wish you pretty snow and safe roads. :)
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eattheolives
Mar. 14th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
So okay ... what kind of gravy do you make? White or brown?
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eattheolives
Mar. 16th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Yet further proof that we need to live MOAR CLOSER. White gravy is ... Mmm. ♥ My mother grew up making only brown gravy and didn't even know white gravy existed until we moved to Oklahoma - isn't that random?

And I agree about chocolate gravy. :D
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eattheolives
Mar. 17th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
KS is just so nicely centrally located! I would think it was a great place to live except that it's ... well, it's KANSAS, and Kansas hates me.
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eattheolives
Mar. 26th, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Muskogee's nice. It has my favorite renfaire. :D :D :D
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