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Or Was it a Scattered Sunday?

How about a new feature: Sleepy Sunday. For the Sundays when I am ready to head to bed and realize I have not made my blog post yet. In recent months at these times, I have thought, Oh hell, I’ll just make my blog post in the morning (and once again, autocorrect, no, I do not mean “he’ll” I mean “hell”). I am trying not to do that any more, because I like to take a walk in the morning.

I have had an uneventful Sunday. I went for a walk. I decided not to go to the grocery store as I usually do. I did a load of laundry. I read a book (didn’t finish it). I watched a couple of movies with my husband, working on crochet till the yarn made me too warm. I made tomorrow’s lunch.

Oh, that brings me to something interesting, to me anyways. I am trying to make refrigerator oatmeal for tomorrow’s breakfast. I looked up some recipes online but did not follow any of them exactly. If it turns out good, I will share how I did it in a future blog post.

What’s that you say? Tell you now? No way! You might say, “That’ll never work!” and be right. Then you can say, “Told you so!” I don’t need any hecklers on Sleepy Sunday.

I Love a Good Barista!

Part of my Scattered Saturday was a visit to Joseph Putrello’s Barista Bar.

I keep repeating to myself, “Barista!”

I mentioned my hopes of going there earlier this week.  Perhaps you read my blog post about it.  First, however, my friend Kim and I went to visit my parents in Rome.  For one reason, we wanted to see their Christmas tree, which was purportedly fatter than any previous evergreen.  We had a nice visit, and discussed where  we would go next.

“Don’t you want to go to the bistro?” my mother asked.  We did!

Our delightful order.

We did drive back through Utica to Joseph Putrello’s Barista Bar.  We drank espresso and hot cocoa, and ate cannolis and gingerbread cookies.  Yum!

An obvious photo op.

When Kim went to sip her espresso, she noted that her preferred method of holding the cup hid the logo.  I persuaded her to post with logo showing.

It was a delightful interlude, whether you remember the difference between a baristro and a bistro or not.  I can only hope it makes for an adequate Scattered Saturday Post.


These Things Happen on Scattered Sunday

Ya pays yer money, ya takes yer chances.

I just now said this to my husband, Steven, never mind apropos what.  It is one of my favorite expressions, almost a philosophy of life.  It’s right up there with “Shit happens,” and “You’ll have that.”  But I digress.

I had a Saturday Cinema Post, so Sunday Cinema seems ineligible.   I do not feel it is a Wrist to Forehead Sunday.  For one reason, I got wined.  I joined a wine group on Facebook.  I mean to write a whole blog post about it, when I wine a few ladies this week.

What a delightful surprise!

I went for a run this morning,  but it was not as good as Friday’s run.  Friday I ran up the hill to HCCC (that is, Herkimer College, but to locals it will always be “H trip-C”).

I don’t think this really shows the slope.

Later I went to the liquid store (see earlier paragraph about wining people) and to the grocery store.  I wore my mask, which my sweet friend Margaret sent me, and kept my distant as best as I could. It is still stressful, but I realize others have far more stress, so I count my blessings.

Back home I made a tossed salad, which should last us at least a week.  I also made some vegetable cream cheese, grating and chopping actual vegetables,  including chives from my garden (yesterday’s snow apparently did not harm them). I used said cream cheese to make some stuffed celery.   I suppose I could have done a food post on that.  As they say, Oh well.

I see I am over 250 words, so I guess I will call this a Scattered Sunday Post and drive on.  I have not gotten called back to work yet,  so Monday is a blank page.  I hope to fill it well, and of course I hope you will stay tuned.