Getting back to a normal routine. That's good for us, I like continuity and while we are both still working there is a certain rhythm to our routine that barely fluctuates. Creatures of habit I suppose. Having to deal with that mess with the storm seriously changed things for a bit. I'm not complaining. There are people just 45 miles west of us who still don't have power, who have gaps in the structure of their homes and worse. Believe me, I have a great deal of empathy for them.
Well. Getting back in the swing of things I stuck with non complicated meals, made this chicken lasagna ( recipe HERE) that I posted in August. It's a tried and true meal. To keep it simple we had a gussied up green salad with lots of cukes, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes, bib lettuce and mushrooms.
The plan was to enjoy the meal, drink some wine and watch the movie The Italian Job, the one with Mark Walhberg and Charlize Theron, not the very old version with Michael Caine. We've seen both. BUT after a conversation about movies with some coworkers earlier in the week we switched gears and watched Firefly. We all got to talking about the quirky series which is a mixture of sci-fi and western. Believe me, it works. And who can't love Nathan Fillion?
Big news here....maybe I have mentioned it before.....Doug is set to retire by the end of the year. He is slowly burning off some leave time and I will be taking some time here and there so we can enjoy a few convertible rides. In spite of the fact that he has drastically reduced the number of telescopes he owns, he may get back into astronomy again. We will see how the night skies treat him, not to mention the cloudy nights we seem to have these parts. Also hoping we can do some traveling in the near future.
Oh, speaking of traveling, a domestic trip to Nashville may be in the works for next year as Mark Knopfler will be on tour. For the younger folks I suppose the band Dire Straits doesn't ring a bell. We like his solo albums and frequently listen to him when we sit in the den. Love his voice.
We missed Eric Clapton in NYC earlier this month and I think this would be our one and only opportunity to see Knopfler. Our favorites are growing older, as we are too. The CD Privateering is good. I embedded Don't Forget Your Hat, love that one, and if you want to give a listen, the song afterwards called Haul Away is excellent. The pipes make me want to travel to Ireland.
That's about it for now. I'll take a picture of the field once it's cleaned up, share some recipes upcoming and hoping to bake some bread.
Linking up with Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for Souper Sunday. Check out her post HERE and join in!