Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Following Up . . .

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.

10 comments:

QuiltSue said...

I'm glad you got the weather - I really did blow very hard on Saturday.

Prime Suspect and Trial and Retribution have both been on TV in the UK and were compulsory viewing in this house! Funnily enough, I've never read her books, but have one on order from Amazon at the moment.

searchfamilies said...

Both have been on TV in the UK, if you like a lighter crime one there a series called New Tricks which is i guess based on Cold Case but much lighter has the Great Actor Alun Armstrong in it he been in Patriot Games (Harrison Ford) & many big epic films not just TV ones
The soup sounds lovely
Hugs Janice

DianeH said...

Hi Kim This summer they ran Law and Order UK on one of our channels here in Toronto it was great. Catch it if you can.

PunkiePie said...

Happy the cooler weather has headed your way. I don't think I could ever get used to 90 degrees in October. We had that kind of heat a few years back in early October. We went pumpkin picking in shorts. Very odd.

Heckety said...

Well you are welcome to do a house swap with us if you want- anytime! We don't do hot here, neither do we do summer, but then our winters are pretty mild too, just grey and dreary...!

cockermom said...

Congrats on your weather change, we finally got it here too (southern Indiana). Isn't it refreshing!

Cathy said...

I love British Police Procedurals and love Prime Suspect, so thank you for the author suggestion!!!!
Have you tried Peter Robinson....he is one of my favorite British authors.
Cathy

Gran said...

I never heard the term "British police procedurals".

I have been addicted, who knew, I had a name. British police procedurals junkie for TV productions, and in the written word.

Anonymous said...

Hi there love reading your blog, it really cracks me up at times.
If you like Lynda LaPlante you may also like Val McDermid who also has a crime series- Wire in the blood and loads of bestselling books,
Sue..

Greenmare said...

soooooooooooo..... how much of this cooler fall weather do you REALLY want? it was 33 this morning.............