Friday, July 24, 2009

A hot time in the old town tonight!

We live in a small town...really small. We've got one road, no stop signs, a post office, elementary school, a bright pink painted hotel and a couple art galleries. Oh, and Paul's Place, what I guess you might call a convenience store - but without gas pumps, or coffee machines or, anything else you'd probably associate with a convenience store. Maybe it would be more descriptive to call it an old fashioned general store with about 4 parking spaces. Anyway, this evening I stopped by the post office to get the mail. It's right across the road from Pauls Place and there was a group of about 6 people milling around in front of the store. I figured there was some excitement going on there - and I was right. Six people were all standing around watching a guy fill his pickup trucks tire with air. Yep, things get pretty darn wild around here on Friday nights - and that was only about 5pm, imagine how crazy things are going to get around 8! If someone decides to change their oil or really cut loose and jump start a battery, there's no telling what might happen.

I dropped hubby off at the airport today. He's on his way back to Wisconsin for a 2 week trip. He's going to do some hanging with friends, go to the EAA (the Experimental Aircraft Association) Show, the biggest air show in the world and a few other things. He's also planning on spending the first week of August at the day camp for mentally handicapped adults our family volunteered at when we lived up there. We're all jealous - but I think I'm going to be working at the special olympics bocci ball tournament on Aug 1, so I've got that to look forward to.

I made potato salad last Saturday and it turned out really good. For some reason, I'm inordinately proud of that fact. I've never made potato salad before since everytime I've had it I either love it or hate it and I've been afraid to make it in fear that it'll turn out to be the yucky kind and we'll be stuck with this huge bowl of awful tasting potato salad. So when we went to a potluck last Sunday and I was asked to bring a salad, I figured I'd cut loose and try to make it. I found a recipe at allrecipes.com, my favorite recipe site, had to improvise a bunch of ingredients because I thought I had them, then found out I didn't in the middle of making it. But, even with all my substitutions, it turned out really good - Angel #2 even asked me to make it again, which is amazing in itself because she's like Mikey from Life cereal, she hates everything. But Mikey liked it and so did I. I can make great bread, pies and cookies but edible potato salad just thrills the pants off me. It's those little victories in life, ya know?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your hubby will run into Kenny Rodgers, lol, i mean my dad at the EAA this year.I hope he has a good time, it's kind of unseasonably cool here in Wisconsin for this time of the year.

Anonymous said...

unseasonably cool? lol blame it on global warming. Al Gore obviously doesn't live in wisconsin... I say bring on global warming. Maybe Wisconsin winters wont be so flippin cold!