Good Morning and Happy Valentines Day!
I am curious how each of you is celebrating this day. I am in Anacortes with my son. I had intended to go back home either last night or this morning depending on how tired I was. Well we got up here fairly late last night and he wanted me to try his malt liquor and his cheese, both of which he mad himself. The liquor was probably the best home brewed liquor I've ever tasted. I am hoping he'll make some more. I hate the tast of hops, but this had no hops in it. It was water, yeast and sugar. I couldn't begin to explain what he told me about how he made it. He told me over the period of a year that he was experimenting. He finally hit on the right combination and the product was well worth the effort.
Don't get me wrong, i rarely drink and as I said I don't like beer because of the hops. An occasional glass of wine is plenty for me. I should have qualified that further, a small glass of wine is a big plenty for me. I think he poured me perhaps two ounces and I liked it so he poured me another couple of ounces. That was enough that I didn't think it was wise for me to try to drive for another five hours to get home. So I made plans to stay.
Wonder of wonders, his soon to be former, wife needed him to fill in for their older daughter who was supposed to bring her youngest sister home from school and stay with her until the oldest girl got home from school. Well, babysitter daughter made a Valentines date with her boyfriend and wasn't going to be available. I get to see my youngest granddaughter today.
Alex and I baked mini cupcakes night before last and he brought them home with him. I had him pack butter and powdered sugar too. Last night I sent him to the store where he got cream and vanilla. We are set to make frosting so his daughter who is ten, can make frosting and frost her mini cupcakes. I am thrilled. I had him pick up some Valentine cookies and candies so she could have a small party with her dad and me. I am so excited I have only seen her once in the past three years. This is going to be a great day!
The drive up here yesterday was very pleasant. We came through Seattle during the first part of rush hour, but I pulled off to go to Cost Plus World Market. I wanted to pick up some of the wonderful curry catsup that Michael found there. I got that and several fruit spreads to put in the yogurt that Alex and I made Tuesday evening. Carol likes fruited yogurt. The stuff we made tastes good without the fruit. But, I got a nice wide selection for her. I think she will be happy.
I did find the catsup, and some sparkly metallic Easter egg boxes that Alex will fill for the girls, some lovely glasses, I don't know if they are for wine or something like that, they are just pretty and I got two of them and two practical glasses for everyday. I had no glasses at home. I was embarrassed to have to serve Alex in cups. He hadn't been to my house in years. He had been in California for at least four years and he hadn't been down to my house since he got back here. So now I have some glasses.
When we got back on the highway the traffic was quite heavy but there was a break just as we got on which gave me the opportunity to get into the HOV lane and i stayed there until we got near our exit. It was one of the smoother trips up here that I have ever had.
I will fill you in later on how the day goes.
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