Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Wednesday Random Thoughts

The days keep marching on, and ta-da!  Here we are on Wednesday.  Which is good.  On the downward swing to Thanksgiving weekend… I’m so frigging excited for turkey!

Here’s some random Wednesday ramblings…

  • It was extra-dark this morning when my alarm went off.  My bed was extra-cozy.  And the rain pattering against my window was extra-soothing.  It was one of those I just want to stay curled up in bed instead of going to work mornings.
  • I’m not sure why, but I never actually do that, even when every inch of my body and soul yearns for it.  I blame my parents for instilling that “You never play hooky!” mindset into me.  I’m afraid even if I DID do it, my day would be ruined by my feelings of guilt.
  • But we all need one of those days every now and then, right?  A day to do nothing but bum around home, curl up on the couch with a quilt and an extra mug of coffee, no rush to get ready.  Read. Watch mindless daytime TV.  Make a pot of soup or bake cookies. An afternoon movie with a bowl of popcorn.  And then, a nap.  Why do we have to be SICK to get those days, man?
  • OK, I’m being a teensy bit dramatic.  I kind of had one of these days on Saturday.  Aside from a trip to WalMart, I lounged around, made a pot of chili, a loaf of beer bread, a loaf of pumpkin bread, and watched a movie.  Super stressful, eh.
  • Still, I keep longing for this one day in particular… Just this past spring, I woke up early on a Saturday morning to a heavy snow falling, and my plans for that morning were cancelled because of it.  I literally had nothing to do.  I snuggled on the couch, watched Retro Toon, and drank an extra cup of coffee (which I never do)… I didn’t even get out of my jammies and head to the shower until noon.  It was pure and utter bliss.
  • So yes, I guess it’s official.  I’m already wishing for a snow day.   Bring on the hate mail.
  • I have a new favourite thing, and that is beer bread.  I made it on the weekend, and it was delicious.  Even better?  SUPER easy to make.  I’m already trying to think up an excuse to make it again.  Maybe even tonight…

beer bread

  • It was Worldwide Communion Sunday this past weekend, and our minister Nancy encourages us to all bring our favourite kinds of bread, or bread that represents where we come from, to share for Communion.  I had never brought bread before because anything I’ve ever tried in the past was such a failure, and I don’t know of a bread that represents “where I come from”… But the beer bread turned out so wonderfully, I just had to take it and share it.  When asked for the recipe, I just told them there was a “secret ingredient”.  ‘Cause I’m pretty sure it’s against the rules to bring beer bread to church for Communion…
  • What does it say about me that I chose beer bread to represent me?  Probably not a good thing… lol
  • I thought last night that I was getting the flu.  I felt extra-tired all day yesterday, and mid-afternoon there was a smell – a normal “farm smell” around here that usually doesn’t even bother me – that kept making me feel nauseous.  I went home and did my usual workout, but it felt difficult.  I felt lethargic, and had to force myself through it.   Then I ached all evening, and ended up sleeping on the couch for most of the night, before moving to my bed and sleeping uninterrupted there until my alarm went off this morning.  I was almost half-expecting to wake up sick, but today I feel fine.  Go figure.
  • Of course, it would never work out that on the day I longed to lie in bed and listen to the rain hitting the window, that I would actually have reason to do so.
  • Have I mentioned lately that I’m excited for turkey this weekend?  ‘Cause I am.  Extremely excited.  I so love Thanksgiving!!


  • Originally, I thought Thanksgiving would be overshadowed by Car Rally doom and gloom, but as it turns out, I’m feeling really good about it right now.  We’re getting together on the holiday Monday to do some last-minute tweaking and preparing, then it will just be a matter of printing off the questions and getting ready for the big day.  “Life after Car Rally” is almost here!!
  • As it turns out, there really is no break or rest in “Life after Car Rally”.  The weekend after will be jam-packed – a birthday dinner for friends, preparing food for our church’s Harvest Supper, Scary Movie Marathon, and then attending/helping at the Harvest Supper.  Mostly fun things, but it will be busy!  Then it will be Halloween, and THEN it will be time to dive head-first into Christmas House Tour preparations. 
  • For this reason, I’m planning on doing absolutely nothing on the Sunday after Car Rally.  I’m just going to lie around and smile because Car Rally will be over.

Happy Wednesday, pals :)


Anonymous said...

Ha! I sort of played hooky yesterday when I ran away and did shopping for myself but no, I can never just NOT go to work. Of course, I have kids who don't allow me to stay in bed. But it sure would be nice!

Nancy said...

Ha, ha, you are welcome to bring beer bread for Communion any time you want to, Jillian. It's not like it would make anyone drunk. People liked it so well that I didn't even get to taste a crumb!

Stacie said...

That turkey looks so yummy! We just got a smoker, so we are going to do a test run for Thanksgiving, can't wait!

Nicole said...

I love that you chose beer bread... that's funny! are you down to just blogging once a week now?? :(