September 30th, 2007
This weekend, Alex went to the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk with his grandparents. It was held at a local stadium and Alex was able to ride his bike around the track. He was quite proud to let me know that he rode three whole laps and walked another two. “That makes five, total, Mama!”
At one point in the festivities, they sat down for a break and to listen to a group sing. Alex leaned over to his grandmother and asked, “Did we find that thingy yet?” (It sounds more like “fingy” when he says it.) She had no idea what he was talking about. “What thingy, Alex?” He replied innocently, “You know, the cure.”
If only it was that easy.
September 20th, 2007
I wish I could say that it’s obviously no longer summer, but that’s not really the case here in Northern Alabama. It’s definitely cooler at night and in the morning, but the days still get up into the mid-80′s. That’s an absolute improvement over the low 100′s we had for over three weeks in a row, but it’s not the fall/autumn that I know and love. We’re getting there, though!
In an effort to move things along, I’ve stopped wearing shorts and changed my blog theme to a fall look. I’ve been bouncing between two of them, trying to decide which I like better. Each of them requires some editing, which scares me, so I’ll probably end up sticking with the one that requires the least amount of effort on my part.
This time of year makes me crave soups, breads, and hearty foods. I’ve never been very good at making great soups, but I’m hoping to change that this year. If any of you have easy-ish recipes that you would like to share, please feel free! In the meantime, I think I’m going to start with this simple Asian Chicken Soup from Martha Stewart. It seems fairly light, so that might help balance the calendar with the actual weather outside. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
Since I don’t have any good fall photos yet, I’ll leave you with this one of Alex enjoying our last strawberry pie of the season. He really likes strawberry pie…