Harumph. Q is somewhere in Oklahoma, driving, and Gooner and I are here. In Texas. Without him. His nightstand is empty of nearly everything and my heart catches every time I see it. Two months feels like a loooooooooooooooong time.
Thanks y’all for the well wishes! This is an exciting time for us! I’m really looking forward to the future.
This is my current FB Profile Picture and I’ve received quite a few comments about my “veggies.” This is kale. This was my first introduction to kale. (Pardon me, I hear Gooner helping the cat eat. Grrrrrrrreat.) Anyway, I’ve heard GREAT things about kale chips. Wiki says that it is a form of cabbage. Really? …full of antioxidants AND anti inflammatory.So, go figure, it is healthier than a bag of Doritos. And they were yummy, BUT they don’t keep. Put them in the fridge and they turn slimy, um GROSS. Anywho, I didn’t even chop them. I covered the pan with olive oil and placed whole leaves down and at 350 they baked. Kale chips are super easy and go well with just about anything. We ate them with black bean burgers. I need to try those again, BUT my desire to try new food plummeted when my favorite person drove away. YET, Gooner really like the burgers so I may have to make them again.
So about moving…yah we were open to moving as soon as we had a taste of Texas heat. It is no secret that we hate that. Hate is a strong word, but Texas is special in that way….it NEVER cools down in the summer. Your AC goes strong morning noon and night. I used to live in Nebraska and it would break into the hundreds BUT it would cool down to at least 80 at night and THAT my friends makes a huge difference. And so, we are quite happy to have completed our last, God willing, Texas summer. I’m pretty certain Gooner and I will come for visits in the summer so we can SWIM, but the ever sweating Q probably won’t.
Gooner was born in Texas. She has big hair. She also has a pair of cowboy boots to wear this fall. Hopefully moving will keep her from saying this like, “Are yooooooooooooooou all-ri-i-iyt? The Rai-yn is schore ni-i-aice.” That translates into, “Are you alright? The rain sure is nice.” heh.Gooner with her cousin. There are some things we WILL miss about Texas, SWIMIN’ is one of them!