Sunday Morning Coffee

I know. You’ve been longing for one of these. Here goes.

  • First off, question. Does anyone have a good pizza dough recipe to share? I’m trying to find one that my husband will like. I’ve been using plain old Pillsbury and I’ll be honest: it’s not the best. His issue is with the texture. Mine is with the sweetness. I want something that will provide a thin crust, crispy all over. Nothing doughy.
  • Batman. Vanishing.
  • This is one of my pet peeves as well. I sometimes wish that people who ask these kinds of questions could understand what it’s like to suffer from chronic health issues that don’t always manifest themselves in a way that is visible to the general public. I mean, I could make that happen, but seriously you do not want that. For the record, I would love to be able to participate in things every time a person asks me to. The issues I have suffered from are one of the reasons that I rarely, if ever, volunteer my time or spread myself too thin with obligations. You get really tired of disappointing people after a while.
  • The aforementioned is another reason that I hate it when people flake out on plans with no reason.
  • Great post from The Happy Housewife on surviving a deployment when you have small children. I have a few friends in this boat and I thought they might find the article helpful.
  • While you’re over at The Happy Housewife, take a look at her recipe for Salmon Turnovers. I can’t wait to try these!
  • This week I missed meeting The Pioneer Woman at her book signing in Oklahoma City. *cry* But watching this video made me feel a little bit better.
  • A little shoutout to Miss Melissa and all the other NaBloPoMo participants joining in this year! I think this is my second year? Can’t remember. I’ll check my archives. Maybe I should have done that before writing this bullet point and floundering around like an imbecile. But that’s why you love me, right?

Don’t blink.

golden-haired goddess

This photo was taken in March, but it doesn’t matter. From some point in late October/early November up until the first buds peek out of their bark covered cocoons most of Oklahoma looks the same. I love it here, but that’s one thing I will not hestitate to be honest about. Our seasonal changes are brisk and brutal. Blink and you will miss the changing of the leaves in autumn and the resurrection of the plantlife come springtime.

Right this minute, the trees in our yard are going from a deep grassy green to yellow and onto red. And then some turned yellow all in one day and the next the tree was bare as could be. Ah well. I’ll enjoy my autumn while it lasts.