Thursday, December 11, 2008

well crack my nuts and call me reminiscent

I had to run to the grocery store yesterday to pick up some missing ingredients from the lentil stew I was making.... in the bakery section I spotted a whole section devoted to nuts in their shells.... and once again I began to reminisce the days spent with my grandparents. Every Christmas my grandma would have an open house sort of celebration, and she always had an abundant supply of mixed nuts and nutcrackers scattered around the house on various tables. I used to love cracking open the nuts! And when I was much younger I could never figure out why we were allowed to eat these acorns, but not the ones out in the yard.... then as I got older i discovered those "acorns" in the mixed nuts weren't acorns at all, but similar looking hazelnuts. So to celebrate the memory of my grandparents this holiday season, i picked up a big bag of shelled mixed nuts and a nut cracker set :) One of my bros was over last night and we spent a good while hanging out at the kitchen table cracking nuts....


anyways, really i'm just taking a little break (ie procrastinating) from the computer work I've been doing for the day job. I'm close to putting in an 8 hour day of it.... only thanks to the jury duty i had today, bleh! But it wasn't bad, i was out by noon, and able to put a good 3 hours of work in while I awaited the whole jury selection process. This is good for me, I HATE day job computer work! Pat laughs at me whenever he's home and I'm doing day job computer work because the only way my mind can tolerate it and remain somewhat focused is if I verbalize everything I'm doing in funny voices, little made up songs, repeating phrases repeatedly, making funny noises..... oddly enough it's the way I remain focused..... thankfully i'm able to control it when in public, otherwise i'd be the loony lady that everyone avoids in the library.


Well i do have something crafty to share, but I really need to get back to work before the night comes to an end..... I finally made up some soap and have pics and processes to share, probably won't be tonight since I have work early in the morn tomorrow but maybe I'll make that tomorrow night's goal :) until then......

1 comment:

J-momma said...

oh my gosh! those bring back memories of christmases at my gramma's. is it just me or does is seem like old people really like nuts? and especially at christmas. what's up with that?