Just as it’s getting cold here, my peppers are finally beginning to ripen.
They’re a little late to the party. And it will freeze soon, so they’d better hurry up and ripen.
I gave the pupsters a bath. They hate taking a bath. If they see me get a towel, that’s their cue to go and hide from me.
They go absolutely crazy after I give them a bath. Both of them run around hyperactive and acting goofy.
Abi, in the above photo, looks pretty hang-doggish, doesn’t she? It’s as if she’s got the weight of the world on her shoulders.
I’ll take them to get a proper grooming when I get the okay from Charlie’s eye specialist. Both of them look like little bears with all that fur.
Here’s Charlie, in a rare moment of stillness. His little ears stick straight up most of the time.
Charlie doesn’t have the curly fur that Abi has. Therefore he doesn’t look like a mental case. Abi looks positively wacky.
What I’m Reading:
I began reading “The Silent Wife” last night and got more than halfway through it before I went to bed. It’s a good book.
In the book a wife, who’s also a therapist, had her life all laid out early in adulthood. She gets a surprise that she never saw coming. And her well-ordered life begins to crumble.
Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface — gorgeous doting husband, Massimo; sweet little son, Sandro; and the perfect home. But Lara knows something about Massimo.
Something she can’t tell anyone else, or everything he has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage.
Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother, Nico, and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets — or so she thinks.
Then one day she discovers a letter in the attic that reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves?
For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price.
I don’t know what possessed me to grow these peppers. They’re far too hot for me.
I just grow them and give them away. But they sure are pretty!
I’m a bit on the fence about decorating for Christmas. On the one hand, I see all the pretty photos on Pinterest and it makes me want to get buy.
But something seems to be holding me back.
In some ways I’d like to take a more minimal approach. After all, I live in a one-bedroom apartment. There isn’t a lot of room, and I don’t want to step around clutter for a month.
I don’t even know if I want to go to the trouble of putting up one of my table trees. I’m surprisingly indecisive this year.
Maybe I’ll just decorate surfaces and call it a day. It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet, so I have time to make up my mind.
My Pot Roast:
I cooked a pot roast in the crock pot and it was SO delicious! Found a recipe on Pinterest. I was so hungry when it was done that I forgot to take photos.
The recipe was really simple. I browned the chuck roast in my electric skillet.
Then I put it in the crock pot with 1/3 cup of water. I then mixed up three powdered mixes: Italian dressing mix, Hidden Valley dressing mix, and brown gravy mix.
Then I poured all that on top of the roast and cooked it on low for 8 hours.
Normally I cook potatoes with the roast in the crock pot. But this time I decided to cook scalloped potatoes in the Breville oven.
The roast was fall apart tender. And now I have leftovers to look forward to.
I love leftovers!