Saturday, July 07, 2012
Root Beer Floats Overdose
Hubby and I got on a root beer float kick recently. It all started when his father was in the hospital for several days, and then when he finally got to go home, hubby and his parents celebrated with root beer floats.
I wasn't with them, but loved the idea, so we decided to buy ice cream and root beer and have floats for our 4th of July celebration.
Well, I have overdosed on root beer floats since then. I've had a bunch! Every day! The way I like mine best is: a tiny bit of root beer with a LOT of ice cream. Then, because I already opened the can of root beer, I felt I needed to use up the "beer," so I'd have another float.
My poor belly is stretched beyond the limits of my waistband. Uffda. Not a good feeling. I hope I don't see another root beer float for a good, long time.
Now that I have totally disgusted you with descriptions of my gluttony, I will attempt to change the subject and talk about how disorganized I am. Another titillating topic, I'm sure.
The good news is, I found my book, Private Peaceful, and finally was able to finish reading it. (See Friday Books posted yesterday, July 6.) The book keeps its 4-star rating. But I do need to correct my misinformation. The story is NOT about an American soldier but about an English one. And the gravestone which inspired the writing of this story (carrying the name Peaceful) was seen in Belgium, not in France.
The next thing I lost was an entire prayer shawl. I finished knitting it during our trip to South Dakota in early June. Today I wanted to take it to church to show the knitting group how it turned out... but I couldn't find it anywhere. Sheesh. It is not fun being so disorganized.
However, TA-DA! More good news... it wasn't very far away. About one minute ago I glanced over to my left and saw a corner of the shawl. I had left it near some other knitting, but covered with a sheet so that our cat would not notice it and get into it.
Now I can wonder what else will turn up lost next time I need to find it in a hurry.
Oh, and just in case you are craving a root beer float, National Root Beer Float Day occurs some time in August. Watch for it.
P.S. I ALMOST FORGOT! (I know you find it hard to believe I would forget something.) I promised some photos of my solar oven cooking adventure. Here you go. It turned out great, and was cooked by the sun (except the rice which I cooked on the stove). I love solar cooking!!
You can read about solar ovens here.