And it is PAY DAY!
And as usual on payday, the blinds of my mind are at half staff. Pretty much closed, really.
And I am thinking of the upcoming thanksgiving holidays! I have a 5 DAY weekend!
Oh the things I will get done. Or better yet, the DREAMS of the things I will get done.
And it is alright to dream.
I know one thing we will get done: gumbo.
I asked my sister what she wanted for Thanksgiving since she and I will be spending that time together. She thought about it and she requested the gumbo. I sent her the recipe that I posted on this blog years ago ("The Original Oldgirl's Gumbo Recipe").. (And until this day, that is my most popular blog post searched in google).
She didn't want to make it herself, though. But she wants me to watch her make it.
Wow. And I guess I will do this while holding the baby.
"Okay, Kay.. Keep stirring that roux until it turns the color of a penny. Okay, Justin is crying right now. Let me take over while you breastfeed him.When you finish, come back and give him to me. And finish this roux."
Yeah. That's how that's going to go.
We can make gumbo. And the best part of that is teaching my sister how to make it. Now, no, we are not from New Orleans, and the recipe was not passed down from some family matriarch. But I lived there and I had my share of good bowls of gumbo, and I know what I like! So I have a recipe that I've used over the past 15 years that leaves me satisfied. So yes, I will watch her make it.
But I wanted something for myself. And that is this right here.
Stuffed acorn squash.
I posted up the recipe a year or so go ("An Acorn Squash Tale").
That is quick and easy. I will basically throw the french doors of the refrigerator open wide and stuff the squash with whatever vegetables are there.
So that will be our Thanksgiving. And we will watch movies, movies, and more movies.
Song of the Week. So I went to lunch with a coworker. This is special because I don't go out to lunch with people. I may go no more than 5 times a year. And I save hanging out for lunch for people who have a good positive affect on me and my life. We went to a local korean street eatery and bakery, Sweet Hut, in midtown. They play an interesting mix of contemporary pop music. It was all music from the past couple of years, meaning that I didn't know any of it. I do NOT listen to current radio at all.
But then they messed around and played some old Michael Jackson.
Man, I had to do ALL I could not to bust out crying.
I told my coworker, "I'm going to go back to the lab and pull the Thriller album up on my Spotify!"
And I did. My favorite song on the album is "Lady in my Life".
Oh how I miss Michael Jackson! He had his problems, but the music from 30-40 years ago was AWESOME.
The last song by him that I like that I listen to often: "Heaven Can Wait".
That song is SO good.
That's off his final CD. Sigh.
He died in 2009. That is over 8 years ago. Wow.
Gone too soon. Music was his legacy. I am glad we still have that!
Well I am off to my weekend. And it will be a GREAT one, whether it is or I imagine and dream it to be!
You have a great weekend, too. On purpose!!
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