“Nothing burns like the cold.”

I actually woke up before my 7:30 alarm. That’s two days in a row waking up far too early. Best not be the new me. I went to the dentist this morning. I sport a new filling and a temporary crown. In two weeks I go back for the real crown.

My computer is dead. The new adapter came, and the computer didn’t charge. I’m thinking it may need a new battery. That means a field trip to the Apple Store in Hyannis.

My teeth broke, my washing machine died and now my computer too is dead. This has not been a stellar time for me.

Today is freezing. It was 37˚ when I left for the dentist. My car couldn’t heat fast enough. The sun popped out for a bit and gave me a bit of home. It has since popped back in and left us with clouds and a heavy breeze, maybe even heavy enough to be a wind. It is most decidedly a day for hearth and home.

I have a couple of cans of pumpkin. I’m thinking a loaf or even a pie. ‘Tis the season.

When I was a kid, my mother baked. She made the universal chocolate chip cookies from the recipe on the back of the package and sometimes a pie. Her crust was delicious.

My dad was partial to apple pies. He loved his with a slice of cheddar. I like apple pies, but I like blueberry more. I actually prefer pies to cakes unless the cakes are lemon or chocolate. Nothing is better than chocolate.

Henry’s favorite toy continues to be his Trump chew. He has it on the couch and is nibbling enough to make it squeak. He loves to pull the orange hair.

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6 Comments on ““Nothing burns like the cold.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    This morning it was cold here also. I wouldn’t think 37 degrees would be cold for a New Englander like yourself. Here it was 43 this morning.

    When it rains it pours. Besides the broken window from the tornado three weeks ago my Kuerig coffee maker is acting up and the insurance companies can’t figure out who’s responsible to pay for for the broken window. Either the home owner’s association or my individual insurance.

    Pumkin pie is very low on my pie favorite list. Blueberry and apple top the list followed by chocolate cream and coconut cream. Not only don’t I like pumpkin pies but I don’t like sweet potato pie either. I’m not a fan of Thanksgiving fare. I don’t like turkey because there’s not much dark meat on the grocery bought birds and I doubt the pilgrims actually ate a butterball bird with the native Americans they were eventually going to screw. 🙁 Stuffing or dressing is ok but my favorites are baked sweet potatoes, asparagus and cranberry sauce,straight from the can. 🙂 What can I say I’m a cranberry sauce traditionalist.

    The only thanks that are actually given that day are to the NFL, Alka-seltzer and to all the stores that are open selling Black Friday sale stuff on Thursday. Thanksgiving usually begins the holiday rush to get more stuff, but this year it started the day after Halloween when we usually buy marked down candy. 🙂 George Carlin had a way of describing all our stuff:


    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      George Carlin is such a funny man. He makes the commonplace hysterical. I never gave a thought to my stuff. Now I Elaine I have too much stuff.

      I had my sweatshirt on today when a heavier jacket might have been the best choice. I had to close the back door as the cold was coming in the dog door.

      The top pie on my list is lemon meringue. My mother always made one at Thanksgiving. Blueberry is second. After that they just all crowd together. Pumpkin is low on the list. Sweet Potato pie is higher up.

      We never had a Butterball. My mother bought a big turkey at the grocery store. Her expertise decided when it was done. A lot of people don’t eat dark meat which is, I think, the reason for less dark meat. I find it far more moist than white meat.

      A lot of stores are not opening on Thanksgiving. I like this trend.

      There are fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. That is part of the need to start shopping. I am just about done.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        I remember when the first Butterball turkeys started being sold with the temperature pop up button. I wondered if they were bred with thermometers to produce the built in temperature sensor. 🙂 Turkeys are bred for large breasts because that’s what the vast majority of people want. The farm bred ones are incredibly dumb. If it begins to rain turkey will look up at the rain and drown. We had a wild turkey living in the woods near our employee parking lot a few years ago and it looked nothing like a store bought bird. I wonder if someone shot it for their Thanksgiving meal. I actually like roast duck better.

      • katry Says:

        I see wild turkeys all the time. There is usually one tom with anywhere from three to ten hens. There is no turkey hunting season.

        I have bought turkeys fresh from a farm. They weren’t as big, but they were tasty.

        The first time I cooked Thanksgiving I bought a Butterball. I wasn’t all that confident in my cooking ability. It was good.

  2. olof1 Says:

    I’ve just realized that I haven’t eaten any apple pie this season! I’ve made a couple pies but with peaches instead. Now I need to buy apples so I can make a pie. I do like mine with either custard or vanilla ice cream.

    Foggy and nice all day here but rain is on it sway they say. Next week we’ll have above 32F temperatures they say so my guess is that it will be nasty cold all the time 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I am not a fan of peaches. I think it is because the skin looks like fur. Vanilla ice cream is a perfectly wonderful topping for apple pie.

      Yesterday wasn’t the prettiest day. Today is sunny and cold, but warmer than yesterday. Tonight may go below freezing.

      Enjoy the weekend!

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