I think we’re past the danger zone incubation period for the viral illness that nearly killed me laid us low last week.
Only three of us were severely afflicted and two more were mildly inconvenienced while some kids are still wondering why I got behind on the laundry and was a little grumpy and had the tv on for 12 hours a day last week. (Don’t be alarmed! It wasn’t really tv, it was carefully selected DVDs, like The Bee Movie, My Blue Heaven and What About Bob?)
Anyroad, we all seem to be well now, unless you count Slim trying to use the “My tummy feels funny” dodge on his math today, and I don’t ‘cuz he was totally puttin’ me on.
We’re all well, and I’ve caught up on the laundry, but I am still so tired. Every day at about 2 or 3 in the afternoon I hit a wall. I just wanna sit down and do nothin’. Not even crochet, and we all know how not strenuous crocheting is. (Grammar skills are the first to go when the fatigue hits.)
So this afternoon I was out back taking down the laundry from the line and Hank and Rowdy were helping me. I mentioned that the only good thing about the heat is that it makes the solar dryer work really fast and so it’s free and reasonably fast to dry our laundry.
I don’t remember how that convo wrapped around to Hank offerring to make me an iced mocha frappuccino, but I found myself saying, “yes, YES, YES!!!”
He’s a good kid, that Hank. This is delicious! I think I’ll have another!
Last Summer I gave you the recipe for making a whole pitcher of these. This year we are making them by the glass. Want the recipe? It’s so easy.
Iced Mocha Frapuccino
- 10 oz milk (or so)
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 1 tablesppon instant coffee granules
- 1 tablespoon sugar, honey or agave nectar
You could do this in the blender if ya wanna get all fancy but we just pour it all into a tall glass, stir it up, add ice and a straw! Use a bendy straw if you have one, after all, it is Summer!
Some other random stuff that’s going on here at the ranch.
- An ipod nano can make even the frowniest Cowboy smile pretty hard!
(Our rule for the mp3 players is that when they are in the presence of adults they are only allowed one ear-phone. The other ear is for listening to adults. And the ear-phone comes out immediately if they are spoken to.)
- Clementine got out of her cage today. She didn’t get far and was an easy catch. Apparently she knocked the feed hopper out of it’s slot and squoze her giant body through that little gap.
- If you use a baby blanket pattern that calls for sport weight or baby weight yarn and substitute worsted weight yarn and use a larger hook you’ll end up with a blanket just the right size for a smiling 6 year old! (The pattern is called “Snowflake.” It’s a Texas blanket. See all the holes?)
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