Each day that passes I feel a little bit guiltier that I haven’t been posting anything here. I hate to let down all three of my regular readers. However, I’ve been at work non-stop for weeks. The first day of school was this past Thursday. The work won’t let up, but the pressure will be a little less intense.
The truth is though, we haven’t really cooked anything substantial lately. We have been too busy with company and work and play that we haven’t hardly had a moment to breathe. I thought today I would do a little recap of the month of August.
First, August has been super hot this year. I don’t know about anyone else, but it seems to me that Oklahoma has been hotter than the surface of the sun most days. Nathan played an outdoor gig with Camille Harp in Bricktown. It was hot, but tolerable. It was tolerable because there was a Sonic right by the stage. Angee, Matthew and their boys came out for this show and it ended up being a really fun night.
A few days later was my birthday. It was still hot. The only thing I wanted to do for my birthday was nothing. So, I got my wish. It was very relaxing and we stayed home. The next day, Duy brought over the biggest steak I have ever seen in my life. It was roughly the size of Texas. I know that you won’t believe me and I’m disappointed that the photo doesn’t really show just how big it really was — it really doesn’t. It was the perfect light meal for a hot day… not. Trust me when I say that I am officially frightened when I hear the word porterhouse.
Then, Brent and Tina came for a visit. It was hot on this day too. Brent arrived just in time to jump in the car with us and head to Norman for a show at The Deli. Hello Tina, glad you could come and stay at our house while we kidnap your husband and keep him out half the night. Tina stayed home with their son Rip and she’s expecting again, so a smoky bar wasn’t a good idea. We toasted a few Red Cups and visited with some old friends.
When we got home from The Deli at 2:30 a.m., Brent and I decided to pretend we were in our early 20’s and stay up until sunrise. It was a bad idea all the way around. I even missed the monthly girls brunch the next morning, which looked like a smashing success over at Angee’s blog.
Brent and Tina brought me a sweet birthday present. A bottle of wine with Sadie’s photo on it.
As I write this, it is Sunday before the last week of August. We spent Saturday at Chris and Elesha’s house where the boys had an impromptu jam session. They moved the furniture out of the living room, set up drums and amps and played some tunes. I was the only girl for several hours. I think I was making them nervous. They kept playing and then looking at me with eyes that were apologetic. They know I love folk music. They didn’t play any folk music.
Chris made chili and this colossal chicken burrito. It had shredded chicken, rice and feta cheese and it was yummy.
Hopefully, he will share the recipe soon.
That’s my ever-so-exciting recap of August. It was hot. We ate a big steak. It was still hot. We ate a big burrito. It was even hotter. Nathan played guitar. It was even more hot. I’m another year older. It was terribly hot!