Both cats like to hang out by the TV and other electronics. Because they both want to be in the same place, they frequently end up fighting, often with the TV between them. It's completely ineffective, unfortunately for them.
Geoff and I went to a black tie event on Saturday, and Geoff promised that when we got back, I could take some pictures of him with Melly. Well, it was late, and I forgot. So, Geoff very graciously consented to put his tux back on yesterday for a photo shoot with the Mellybean. Don't they look dapper in their matching tuxedos?
I got back Monday afternoon from visiting family in Iowa for Thanksgiving. I realized on Monday, somewhere over Colorado, that I'd forgotten to schedule a blog post, so I'm sorry about that. Anyway, my humble contribution to the Thanksgiving cause was pie: apple-cranberry, apple-ginger, and pumpkin.* For the top crusts of the apple pies, I decided to try something I saw at the state fair earlier this year: one of the prize-winning pies had a festive-looking top crust made of overlapping star-shaped cut-outs. Here is my version:
It couldn't have been easier to do. I just rolled out the dough, cut out the hearts, and brushed each one with milk before placing it on the pie. If you are like me and have trouble rolling out a circular top crust, or if your dough tends to be a bit crumbly, this technique is the way to go!
*The pumpkin filling came out of a can due to time constraints, but I was recently given a delicious-looking recipe for pumpkin pie that I will be testing soon. I'll be sure to report back.
"Oh, I'm sorry, were you trying to put the slipcover on the couch?"
"Well, tough bananas, lady."
As you may have noticed, I haven't been commenting very much lately (although I have still been visiting!). I recently started a new position at work that has resulted in a lot of extra time spent at the office, and--after a month of evening classes and lots of practicing--I finally got my driver's license! Now, on top of the usual holiday craziness, there is car shopping to do, which means that my commenting probably won't be getting more frequent any time soon. So, because of this continued busyness, I'm switching to a M-W-F posting schedule until the new year. I hope you'll all bear with us until things calm down.
Edited to add: I just heard that dear Huffle Mawson has passed away. Please extend your prayers for her people, Tracey and Kendall. We're sending lots of hugs, purrs, and thoughts their way.