I stood in the kitchen and watched as the mouse in my house boarded his wooden trap and set sail through my laundry room. I waved Bon-Voyage and bid him farewell. He promised to return and finish off the Ramen Noodles.
If our laundry room, basement, and garage did not flood this week, I feel confident the vermin making themselves at home in my house would be dead. I just couldn’t stop the rain and flood waters long enough to catch the long-tailed pest.
I am so very thankful the sun is shining. We have a half-dozen box fans running at full speed and we’re the fortunate ones. Half of New York is swirling under four feet of water. So many lost so much. I really cannot complain. I’m just praying for dry weather in the Northeast and rain for Texas and other areas of the Southwest who need water so desperately.
I must be getting old. My posts are suddenly like weather reports. When I begin regaling you with tales of my ingrown toenails, send me to a nursing home. Pronto!
Today is Friday, blessed Friday. We survived our first week of school. I’d like to say we conquered it, but that’s a stretch of even my imagination. Did you know it’s possible to forget all your multiplication tables in eight weeks? An entire year of quizzing, flashcards, and study gone in eight weeks. Unbelievable. Surely they’ll be easier to learn the second time around.
Please tell me that’s true.
Even if you must lie to me.
Tomorrow morning we’re going to New Hampshire for the weekend. FringeMan is preaching in a church up there on Sunday. It will be a quick trip, too quick. I already told FringeMan that I want to stop at the Children’s Place outlet in Kittery, Maine on Monday morning before we drive home. FringeKid needs clothes and they often have smashing deals. Plus, I have a coupon.
I wish we could stay longer, but FringeMan must work and our kids must go to school. Couldn’t we just be on vacation forever?
Here’s the Banana Pudding recipe I forget to share. It was very good. FringeMan felt the love when spooned this concoction into his mouth.
I box Banana Cream Pudding
Milk (however much the box of pudding says)
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
3 or 4 ripe Bananas
Box of Vanilla Wafers
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
Make your pudding according to the directions on the box and add the can of sweetened condensed milk. Mix well and refrigerate.
Whip the heavy cream and one teaspoon of vanilla extract in your mixer until it develops peaks (becomes whipped cream).
When the pudding is almost set, fold the whipped cream into the pudding. Line a 9×13 pan or pretty glass bowl with Vanilla Wafers. Pour half the pudding/cream mixture over the wafers and then line with cut up bananas. Add another layer of wafers and repeat. Leave the layer of bananas off the top unless you are eating it right away. Bananas turn brown pretty fast. You can dip the slices in lemon juice and they’ll keep longer, but I didn’t want to mess with a good thing.
Happy weekend to you!