I have three “new” dresses coming my way. They are “new” because they were all free from swaps or hand me downs but I never wore them because they were all too big or not quite right. Ha! no more. I have the totally genius Elsie fixing them for me. Taking them in and adding darts and changing necklines and sleeve lengths etc. All things I am totally incapable of doing. Before you get excited thinking you will head right over with a pile of things for her to fix, I had to get through the old SB security and ply her with wine. I may have pretended to faint. I am not above that sort of thing. I also should have some locally grown flour coming my way. From these guys. This, also from Elsie. Good woman to know. Also, I have a call out to the local nuns to find out how and when I can get some of their locally made Gouda. This is extra exciting to me since we have quite a few sheep’s milk and goat’s milk cheeses available, many at a billion dollars a pound, but not many versatile, sorta cheap options. Of course, last night I was so lazy I ate cheese and bread for dinner instead of making something out of the deliscious things rotting in the fridge. Ya win some, ya lose some.

I went to the market this morning to pick up my CSA veggies. Had a nice little chat, grabbed the goods and got hell out. That place is a zoo by 9:30. The haul was pretty good. Kale, cukes, squash, scallions, lettuce, beets, radish etc. I think my landlord is finally going to fix my aged oven so it will light without me having to stick my head in it. This could open up a whole new world!

Critter news: Stank and I took part in one of my favorite activities last evening (get yer mind outta the gutter). Skunk watching! I have a little buddy or two that come around in the evenings to check out the trash and recycling. I have seen an albino before but this was the regular stripey kind, though it didn’t look very old. Pretty darn cute till he figured he was being stared at and headed on down the road. I also have a cheeky squirrel who is trying to move into my porch. The other day I surprised him by coming home and he had to take a flying leap. Also, I had some kind of bee coming in to my bathroom to die. En Masse. I don’t consider it a good omen but it seems to have tapered off so…. but best of all! Starrhillgirl has two new kittens! We took a nice drive through the country last week to look in on Stanks kitty and headed out to Tex’s to fawn over the kittens. In a shocking turn of events (not really) she adopted them both on the spot and they rode home in a box on my lap. So fuzzy.

Whew. The Kingpin and IC spent the last week in New Mexico visiting family. I just got a call from the IC letting me know they are on their way home. They are on a shuttle bus.




11 Responses to “Assemblage”

  1. 1 elsie June 23, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Um, genius is a pretty strong word. I am sweating now….

    A number of years ago we had 6, count ’em SIX, baby skunks hanging around our side yard. They were pretty much the cutest things ever, besides Starrhill girl’s kittens. Zowie. Wild animals should not look so domestic. They almost got adopted.

    Glad the bee die off is abating.

    See you soon with dresses and flour. I made magic bread with my flour today and it turned out great. For whatever reason, the dough is easier to turn out of the bowl, maybe because the flour is coarser and doesn’t get as gluey.

  2. 2 fatbiscuit June 24, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    what are you gonna do with the kale? just curious. i’ve never used kale much.

  3. 3 starrhillgirl June 25, 2008 at 2:25 am

    Aw. My kitties. Good thing you told the story since I never got around to it. My small auxiliary red-head has twice now – *twice* – call the boy one “Uncle Tex.” Ha!

    Kale: wash, chop up, discarding the stem-y bits, saute in some nice fat with a mess of garlic, salt and eat. Or: wash, chop and steam with some onion slices on top, sprinkle with salt and vinegar and eat.

  4. 4 kp June 25, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    i love that starrhillgirl includes “eat” in her recipe instructions.

  5. 5 fatbiscuit June 26, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    thanks, starrhillgirl. sounds like the sauteed kale would be a good salad substitute with some type of rice dish. btw, i want your kittens.

  6. 6 cho-girl June 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Okay I am going to have to go to the market, but early, this Saturday.
    And I would really also like some Gouda and Flour – what’s a girl need to do? Seems I offered a favor to the wrong blogger, Eh SHG?

    But wait! aren’t we s’posed to be making our own Cheeses?

  7. 7 little babushka June 26, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Have no fear we are planning a big drive out for flour and will take orders but Elsie got a little excited and jumped the gun. I’m not complaining. We need to get an order from Starrhillgirl, too. Also, I e-mailed the nuns and they won’t have Gouda till Oct. so…. Yes! I want to make cheese and mozz would be a great cheap summer cheese option. Let’s do it. Word.
    I like to say word.

  8. 8 cho-girl June 27, 2008 at 12:47 am

    and grits too?! I like me some grits. word.
    ok, reading up on cheese. mmmm cheese.

  9. 9 fatbiscuit June 30, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    lb, please update your slang and at least say “mos def.” sincerely, your culture warrior.

  10. 10 LB July 2, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    If yer my culture warrior i’m seriously screwed!

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