Tonight for dinner we had toasted French bread and bowls of the creamy chicken noodle soup I made Saturday night--and boy was it good! Really, it's always GOOD, but because the way I make it is a bit variable depending on the ingredients I have on hand, sometimes it's better than others--and this was one of those times. Yum!
Then again, maybe the soup tasted so good because of the hint of fall weather in the air. Yes, I do wish to thank all of you who blew your fall weather in this direction. Here's the forecast:
...SIGNIFICANTLY COOLER WEATHER EARLY THIS WEEK... AFTER A WEEK OF UNSEASONABLY HOT TEMPERATURES...MONDAY WAS NOTICEABLY COOLER...AND AN EVEN COOLER DAY IS EXPECTED OVER THE INTERIOR OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ON TUESDAY.... GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY...COOL AND WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE INTERIOR OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ON WEDNESDAY....
I figure that gusty wind stuff is 'cause of all your hard work! Thanks so much!
Hubby was kind enough to make a trip to the post office this morning to mail off packets of small goodies for those of you who "earned" a treat for finishing your projects in August as well as Sandy's package--Sandy was the winner of the pumpkin bag from the last class I taught. So, if any of you were wondering, the stuff's in the mail.
I've been hard at work quilting the Buggy Barn witches--yes, I did finally get it pin basted over the weekend. I should have it done and ready to show you sometime this week, I think. Lately, though, I've gotten a bit sidetracked by books (although I haven't been very good about keeping my sidebar current as to what books I've been reading). Have you ever read anything by Lynda LaPlante? She wrote the screenplays and/or books for the Prime Suspect series (seen on TV here in the US some years back on PBS Masterpiece Theater or BBC America)--Helen Mirren starred in the lead role. Here's a bit of a visual memory refresher:
Although I haven't read that series, I've read a few of her other books, and I've just recently managed to get ahold of the first two books of another series called Trial and Retribution--and, since I pretty much read them over this past weekend, I had to track down the next two books in the series. From what I understand, Trial and Retribution was a TV series in the UK, although I'm not sure it was ever shown here in the US. One of the things that interests me about the stories in the series is that they're a bit like a cross between Prime Suspect and the Law & Order TV shows. The first part lays out the crime and the police search for a suspect, and the last part goes through the trial and verdict. If you like British police procedurals and have an opportunity, check them out.
Thanks for stopping in! I'm off, now, to do a little reading.