Friday, September 30, 2005

Lots of things on my mind. Woke up to a chili 55 degrees this morning. As my husband would say "Colder than a witches teet." Niel was wrapped like a burrito when I looked over at him. And now poor thing has got a cold. So we wore jackets for the first time in a while to work. And the cold weather is making my skin dry so now I have to go back to putting on moisturizer. Plus my asthma is acting up. I've been hacking flem up in the mornings. Probably did not want to hear that. Thank God its Friday. Robert Smith knew what he was saying when he penned the song "Friday I'm In Love". I've been craving cherries but alas they are not in season. I think I got a little tired of all the apples. Which still taste great but I need variety. Our landlord finally put in our new windows yesterday. They look fabulous and really changed the look of room. We also rearranged the furniture a bit and we like the new set up a lot. Don't know why we didn't think of it sooner. I'm also happy that the dead raccoon on my block is gone. I don't know what a raccoon is doing in the suburbs, let alone dead. Ewww. I dreamt last night that Niel and I went to France and Ireland for a trip. It was nice. This is the second time in two days I have heard about this trapeze school in Manhattan where regular folk can go flying in the air. I must say I am slightly curious about it. Anyway here are the Friday Fives. Have a good weekend.

1] What are your favorite autumn foods and beverages? Ooooh tons of things!! Soups, stews, pies, crisps, teas, roasts!!

2] Do you have any fun things planned for this fall, such as attending
an autumn festival, going apple picking, hosting a Halloween party,
etc.? We just went apple picking for the first time two weekends ago and I had a lot of fun. This weekend we are attending another fair. What's bad about that is that so many are scheduled on the same days. And I think we will be having another Halloween party this year.

3] What has your autumn weather been like so far? It just got really chilly today. And it is all I can take. Is fall your favorite season? Most definitely. I love the chill in the air, the leaves changing colors, cozy sweaters, festivals, warm foods. Woo hoo. What is your area's autumn weather typically like? It only recently got chilly.

4] What will you be doing for Thanksgiving this year? Maybe host it again. Do you usually
have a traditional one [turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries], or do
you eat out or fix a non traditional menu on Thanksgiving Day? I try to make different side dishes and desserts to mix it up each year. Of course the Turkey.

5] Some people start Christmas shopping in October. Do you? I shop all year round for Christmas. If I see a sale and think the person might like it I purchase it and hide it. Heh heh.

1] ...You could do absolutely *anything* you wanted to right now? Right now be home.
Where would you go? What activity would you choose? Would you do it
alone or with friends/family? Why? I have a lot of TV to catch up on actually so watch some shows, clean the house as it will be a busy weekend.

2] ... You suddenly found $500 in your wallet, all for you [with no
catches]. What would you do with it? Why? I would share it with Niel and splurge. Since we honestly have not done that lately.

3] ... You could trade places with someone right now, just for a day?
Who would you choose, and why? What do you think it would feel like
to be that person? The President. And hopefully make things better. But I don't know how much I could do in a day.

4] ... You woke up tomorrow with powers of invisibility, but the
effect would only last for a few days? Where would you go, and what
would you do? Who would you "spy" on? In which situation would you
most like to be unnoticed "fly on the wall"? I would get on a plane and travel for free.

5] ... You could choose *one* song NEVER to hear ever again in your
life? Which song would it be? How about *one* song to ONLY hear for
the rest of your life? Oh God there are tooooo many to choose for both answers.

Song Stuck In My Head: "Hurt" redone by Johnny Cash


Jessica said...

Friday! I can't wait until it over! Have a great weekend :-)

foodiechickie said...

Thank you! You too Jessica.

niel said...

I believe a Lita Ford song was stuck in your head this morning ... ohh alka seltzer "orange zest" .... GROSS

foodiechickie said...

Johnny Cash paid me a visit and beat up on poor Lita. Sorry about the wrong medicine. But you did feel better.

Hannah said...

Can you send some of the cold weather down here? :-) It was 86 today! Yuck!

foodiechickie said...

I would love to Hannah but it got hot this weekend. Blech.

Lisanne said...

I received your swap recipe pages, Ani! I cannot WAIT to try that recipe!!! :)

foodiechickie said...

Oh goodie. I can't wait to receive the other participants recipes and try them.