This weekend we had a group here for Walker’s birthday and for the two night Yonder run. Everybody had a great time. Walker arrived on Friday and she and Bob checked out the show the first night. On Saturday Sherwood, Collette, Erin and Eddie came down from Seattle and we had snacks and then took off for Ringlers where we met a big group of Walker’s festival friends. We had food and refreshing adult beverages and then went to the show at the Crystal. We left in shifts — first Sherwood, Collette and Eddie who didn’t even make it through the first set. Erin and I left at the set break and had a wild adventure on the Fremont Bridge coming home when some SUV going about 70 mph couldn’t decide whether he wanted I5 South or I5 North and lost control and skidded all they way across 5 lanes ending up facing us in the hazard lane right next to us. Amazingly, no one was hurt and no other cars were hit. The SUV got a little crunch on the passenger side front bumper but he drove off, presumably needing a fresh pair of underwear, and the rest of the us drove off too. In the morning I made breakfast strata from a Cooks Illustrated recipe — it had eggs and spinach and bread and it was incredibly yummy. I also made pumpkin scones which everybody liked. A super fun weekend.
New Breakfast Drink
I invented a new breakfast drink. In a blender you put milk, pumpkin, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and ground cloves — whip it up and then pour into a saucepan and heat. Pour into mug, drink. I’m sure it’s nutritious too — I had it two days in a row (because I had pumpkin left over from the scones) and both days it gave me a sort of rush.
I started my Xmas shopping yesterday and got a big headstart and it was nice because it wasn’t cold and it wasn’t raining while I was running around back and forth to the car. I also FINALLY got myself a pair of new shoes — my old ones were completely worn down. The furnace isn’t working this morning. I’m not sure how long it’s been out . I guess since sometime last night. Not good. I’m back to my writing project starting tomorrow so will be scarce.