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Oct. 11th, 2009

A pleasant day today. Woke up around 11 a.m. to find the whole family clustered around the bed. Shannon got back into bed and all the cats joined us as well. Shannon and I just lay there, occasionally petting a cat, and talking lazily about everything and nothing. I always love Sunday mornings that start that way. Eventually I got up and fed Cobweb her tasty canned food (she likes the turkey and giblets dinner more than I would have expected) and then went downstairs to get my own lunch (which did *not* involve giblets. What *are* giblets anyway? If I cared more, I would look it up on Wikipedia, but I find that I am paralyzed at the interaction between my idle curiosity and my laziness.

Tomorrow should be a good day. I'm planning to get some things done, including walking up to Trader Joe's to buy Cobweb some more canned food. I always enjoy a long walk, so I've decided to leave my bike at home. Now I just have to restrain myself from buying the whole store. The top ten seven things I like to buy at Trader Joe's:

1. chocolate ice-cream mochi
2. creative and unusual 100% juices (like strawberry)
3. baked goods (last time I got a pumpkin loaf studded with cranberries -- delish)
4. the chocolate covered nuts, especially the pecan and walnut clusters, with the caramel holding them together. Yum.
5. produce (beautiful strawberries and raspberries at some times of year, lovely cherries at other times, and cheap)
6. dried fruit (as with the juices, they have a good variety)
7. frozen food in general (this one is a cheat, because I won't buy frozen food when I'm expecting to walk a long ways home, but it always tempts me)

Tomorrow I also have some phone calls to make. I hope I will be feeling capable enough to get some things done.

Tonight we went out for Thai food with wolfieboy and his wife Christina, both of whom were visiting for a couple days from Seattle. It was great to get to visit with them for a few hours and share some excellent Thai food along with our excellent conversation. They both seemed rather taken with our cats. Lucy, in particular, was a little slut, rubbing herself against them and allowing herself to be manhandled ... then coming back for more.

Well, it's time for me to sleep. I shall kiss Cobweb on the top of her head and wish her well, and blow a kiss to you, and you, and you, and *you* in particular and wish you a pleasant sleep and a lovely Monday coming up.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 12th, 2009 11:50 am (UTC)
I think giblets are a yucky bit of the turkey. Of course, WHY I think it's "yucky" is probably because I only like the perfect bits of muscle-meat and not any other bits. Maybe giblets come from... the neck, or something? LOL. I have no idea.

I LOVE Trader Joe's but there isn't one super close to us, so we only go very rarely. It's such a great store because it's small enough that my interest in shopping hasn't waned before I reach the last aisle. :-P
Oct. 12th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Wikipedia says it's the heart, liver, gizzard, anus, etc. Anus? No thanks!
Oct. 12th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
ACK, omg. Yeah, I'm SO not eating that.
Oct. 12th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
I've always said that non-kosher 100% beef hot dogs were 100% hooves and sphincters. I don't know whether it's true, but it's fun to say.
Oct. 14th, 2009 05:06 am (UTC)
Every time I give Cobweb the turkey and giblets meal now I croon to her, "Taaaasty anus! Enjoy that tasty anus!"
Oct. 14th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
See what I started? No wonder Tess always sniffs Bess's butt - she's not eating enough anus. :-)
Oct. 12th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Have you tried the oatmeal raisin cookies from Trader Joe's? They're very, very good. My favorite thing ever is the peanut butter-filled pretzels. I simply can't keep those in the house. If only they came in one-ounce bags. Perhaps if I feel motivated I'll parcel a bag out into one-ounce servings and try to eat only one a day.
Oct. 13th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
ice packs
We bought a bunch of ice packs for Mimi's lunches, since they don't have fridges at her school. You could probably buy a small amount of frozen food and carry it home in an insulated bag with ice packs. Just a thought...
Oct. 14th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
Re: ice packs
I do have a number of ice packs purchased to treat my tendinitis injuries, so I may have to try that.
Oct. 14th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
Re: ice packs
You could also put a pedal-powered freezer on the back of your bike and pedal really hard. :-)
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