*It has been raining/sprinkling for three days. The grayness has begun to infiltrate my body, making me want to stay abed to alternately read, nap, watch football, nap the whole day long.
It’s weather like this that keeps kids from using their energy and being able to unwind, causing chaos in the house. And perhaps impatience…Mom hated these days in Indiana, when we were growing up and couldn’t go outside, when it wasn’t cold enough for snow and sledding. While I quietly read or helped Mom, the other five siblings were testing her patience to the max. However, we did spend a lot of time in the warm basement, rollerskating or playing in giant cardboard boxes that Dad had made into houses and stores.
*January holds birthdays for my son Tyler, my niece Katie, my niece-in-law Marisa, and my nephew Richard. For Tyler’s birthday on Friday, I baked a strawberry and pineapple cobbler, which he requested. Everyone said it was very good, much to my surprise, since I’d never made one before and my cookbooks did not have that particular fruity combination.
*Egad, what happened to the Falcons? Did they peak too soon? Were they too confident? What a drag! I was really expecting the superbowl to be New England vs Atlanta. On the other hand, if fantasy football was still going on, I would have been ecstatic over Aaron Rodgers super duper points.
I was also hoping Baltimore would beat the Steelers, ’cause Roethlisberger’s a #1 jerk who should have been benched for the whole season sans pay…So, yesterday was definitely a disappointing football day. Atlanta and Baltimore, your defensive teams let me down, dudes!