A Shiksa on a Mission

Balaboosta (n.)(bah-lah-b00-sta) A Yiddish term meaning the perfect housewife
I'm a shiksa on a mission...
It may not be perfection but it's the journey that counts

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sundays

It suddenly feels like Fall here. Summer started late in Portland (although many could rightfully claim that it barely happened at all) and so Autumn kind of weaseled its way in without notice. I'm not complaining. Favorite season, hands down. I love it here. The leaves are vibrant shades of red and gold. The air is crisp. And there is a push to wrap in warm quilts, drink hot concoctions and maybe just read. Sure, it's cold. It's also pretty gray and it has been rainy. Nobody's perfect. Plus, I'd take change of season any time.

This season has us slowing down a bit. It's needed. I don't want to point any fingers, but someone has barely made it to the kids' bedtimes this week. Now this time change is really going to throw me for a loop. This was our first weekend to take a deep breath and not be in five different places at once. A momentous occasion worthy of not doing a damn thing. Well, not entirely. Yesterday we wandered downtown during our one scheduled event: Flannery's acting class. But the key word is wandered, which is nice.  And, at times, we were quite aimless in our wandering. We took Emerson to Powell's and bought him a new book. We're suckers for kids who want new books. And we watched part of a college football game. Football is quickly becoming Emerson's passion much to my chagrin. I do like to watch the games (it's a sport that is growing on me) because it means several hours of not being required to do anything else. I would, however, prefer to be watching basketball. Or soccer. Or baseball.  But I'm learning to love.

Now Sunday is here, time change and all, to do what I want to do.  My ideal Sunday is lazy and barely structured. Today I believe it will be some cooking and some kind of craft.  I've been planning on making a few choice recipes for a Sunday (check) when it's so very cold (double check) and everyone is mostly glued to a football game or two (and check!).
Here are some of the ideas I have for today....

Chicken wings for the boy who just realized he loves them more than anything.
Pretzels for everyone because they're pretty easy to make and they feel so Sunday afternoon in the Fall to me.
A possible fondue for dipping veggies and the aforementioned pretzels.
And some Chocolate Filled Sweet Potato Cupcakes because they just seem like they need to made and then devoured. 

What's on your Sunday agenda?

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