Wiping Myself Up Off The Floor

I had So Much Fun last night.  It was Bunco night in our neighborhood, but we only got through three rounds of the game.  (Usually we do 7 or 8!)  We never stopped yacking long enough to switch tables.

It’s no surprise, really.  You put twelve women in a room with good food and plenty of wine and no kids or husbands for distraction, and what you have is a regular Gab Fest.  The die hards among us didn’t leave until 3AM.  Which seemed like fun at the time.

But now?  Maybe not so much fun.

Thankfully my parents are visiting for the weekend, so I might be able to take a nap or three.  Wish me luck.

Speaking of my parents visiting, my mom and I have four, yes FOUR crockpots full of apples cooking away on the counter.  We’re making apple butter.  You might think that four crockpots of apple butter would last us until the next millennium.  But the way our family consumes the stuff, it will be gone by next October.

In case anyone is interested in the recipe, I’ll post it separately.

Alright.  WHAT is up with this weather?  This is spring, not fall.  Last week, when it got cold, I thought, this has to be it, fall is here to stay.  I went through all our closets and put away all the summer clothes except a few short sleeves.  I had everything washed, organized, labeled, and packed neatly into plastic storage bins.  And today I’m going to have to drag it all out again. 

I’m not complaining, though.  I dread cold weather.  I’ll gladly take this "Indian Summer" over freezing temperatures and gray skies.  But it’s practically unheard of for mid-October in these here parts.  Is it like this everywhere?  Is ANYONE wearing sweaters and coats yet?

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15 thoughts on “Wiping Myself Up Off The Floor

  1. Oh, my yes. But not because of the cold (it’s going to be in the 70s again today in Ann Arbor), but because of the flippin’ wind. Gales hit 50 mph last night at the football game. I still had frozen legs (even covered by jeans and a blanket) when we got in bed last night at 10:30

  2. Its warm here, too. Apple butter sounds yummy. Is your mom making her cinnamon buns while she’s there? I had them once and I still remember them.
    Enjoy the day with your family and say hello for me!

  3. We’re in Delaware at the beach and you are right, this weather is beginning to stink. I keep putting off heading to the pumpkin patch because I just can’t see picking pumpkins in shorts, but I think tomorrow will have to be the day or there won’t be pumpkins for Halloween. I want my jean jacket, cords, and sweaters! Not to mention my boots!!

  4. Apple butter sounds yummy. I have yet to get into Bunco.

    Yesterday was terrible, but it was the humidity more than the temperature. I’m hoping that we’ll be in for better fall weather this week.

  5. I love Bunco – I go to a group here once a month and I look forward to it all month long.

    As far as the weather – we are totally schitzophrenic here. One day it’s nearly 90, the next day it’s 60. I’ve had it. Make up your mind, mother nature!

    And yes, we’ll be needing that apple butter recipe, missy.

  6. yummm.. apple butter.

    I’m wanting some ‘fall’ weather. it will be hard to go straight from spring to snow. plus, all my maternity clothes are for winter, so i will be roasting pretty soon!! 😉

  7. I’m in Texas and it was in the low 90’s today- which is unusal for this time of year. I don’t like the cold either, but I’d like to for my kids to either have summer clothes or winter clothes in their closets- I want to put the summer bins away for good!

  8. I want the recipe!! I am dehydrating apples right now. I only have 4 quarts done but that is equal to a peck of apples! I will head up to the orchard sometime this week and I would love to make some apple butter.

  9. I really wonder how I ever survived without Bunco before I moved up here. It’s basically the key to my sanity. Also. Yes. With the spring. We had Bean’s big Bday shindig today and were able to be OUTSIDE for it, kids in shorts, parents drinking cold beer. Highly unusual, but I WILL TAKE IT for now. Winter will be plenty long enough even it it doesn’t start until late November.

  10. It’s been absolutely beautiful here. Mild in the day. Cool air with warm, warm sun. But cold at nights so that all the leaves are still turning color. We’ve really been enjoying it.

  11. Wow! 7 or 8 games of Bunco! That’s a lot. We only play three–ever and we still don’t finish up until 11 or so. Glad you had fun. Hope you got rested up over the weekend. I really enjoy apple butter, but I’m the only one in my house that will eat it.

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