28 degrees this a.m. The heat has been turned on and I just had my first sip of this morning's coffee. Mabel is somewhere...hopefully staying out of trouble (see below).
I don't have a dinner recipe to share today. We simply had a ham steak last night with baked acorn squash and sauteed cabbage. Simple, but good food. And to mix things up, Colin is coming for lunch today instead of dinner (one of the headlights is out on his car and he would prefer to not drive at night until he gets that fixed). It will be fun to have him over during the day and I'm hoping he will have a little chat with his sister (Mabel) (see below). I'm not fixing anything fancy for lunch - just some soft tacos with chicken, peppers, onions, mushrooms. There is fresh cilantro to chop and, hopefully, a ripe avocado I can slice. Most likely dinner will be various leftovers.
I did do some food prep (I don't really think it can be called cooking) yesterday. I found This Recipe for Christmas Fudge and decided if I'm going to make it for Christmas I'd best test it first - LOL. I'm here to tell you it's good, very good. Very, very sweet, but tasty. I hope to send some of it home with Colin today.
It was while I was either finishing up the fudge or prepping things for dinner that I heard a crash in the living room. Fletch was outside, so that left one responsible creature. And what a mess!
This particular plant had not been doing all that well, but now it was in worse shape. And Mabel kept going back to the scene of the crime. I got it cleaned up before Fletch came in and he found another (plastic this time) pot for the plant. But...Mabel has got to learn!! She is definitely still in the kitten stage of life.
She has also been sneaking down to the basement quite a bit. Whenever the door opens - I'm either going down for laundry or going down to get wine or going down to get a canned good...she will race by my legs and then later come upstairs with a face full of cobwebs. LOL I do want her to get used to going downstairs to the basement. That is where we usually keep the litterbox for emergencies. Since Mabel is not yet going outside, we have the litterbox upstairs in a bathroom. Not ideal, but it is cleaned daily (sometimes twice a day), so it is not really smelly...but still...I don't like it there. However, we have no other place to put it. Soon we will begin acclimating her to going outside, but not quite yet.
Well, it's Thursday and I've got a slew of financial reports to run and send out, so I'd best get started. Hope your day is off to a good start. Just knowing it's Friday Eve is hopeful!