I found beef bouillon cubes in my cabinet this week. I don't remember buying them so I must have inherited it from a roommate at some point. It says on the label directions, "Add one cube to 1 cup boiling water for a hearty beverage at mealtime or anytime". I don't know, my Mom could have bought me the bouillon, too. Sounds like something she would do, since she likes all kinds of things. As a kid, I remember my parents feeding me things like liver, headcheese, evaporated milk, oatmeal with bacon grease, but we never had beef bouillon tea. We still make milkweed soup and fern fiddlehead soup.
Looks like winter is definitely here, it was a really nice autumn. The bike riding was good, not too hot and the trees full of color. Jon grew lots of pickles and 15 pumpkins out at his Mom's farm so that meant lots of pumpkin carving and baking pumpkin seeds. We were on a streak for baking apple pies for awhile, too, our favorite was using the Honeycrisp apple.
I went with Jon's family to go visit his dad in Redwing a couple of weeks ago. It's a nice little town. I have a pair of Redwing workboots that I like very much, steel toe and steel shank--solid.
I have a new niece, Cadel Cameron, she's named after Cadel Evans. Let's just say that my sister Phyllis has become a huge TDF fan in the last couple of years. I'm getting used to the name, since I've never heard it as a girl's name. She's gorgeous, nonetheless, dark hair and already making girls jealous with her natural tan, haha.
Me and Cadel
Cold weather motivates me to stay busy inside, Jon and I made dreamcatchers recently. I made the two on the left. He made the black one.
I tried making a Halloween costume, but it fits like shite. This photo shows as far as I got. I need my Mom the pro sewer to help me with the fit and final tailoring.
I was a witch instead for Halloween. The night before Halloween, me, my brother Ted, and Jon went to a roller derby bout in Minneapolis. It was our first roller derby bout for the three of us. It was hard to get into because we didn't know what was going on. I guess that's what people feel like when they show up to a crit and cheer for someone who they think is the leader and it's not, it's just a bunch of people cruising around a circuit. So we asked some girl who was skating around carrying a sign, 'Ask me about Derby'. Then it was all good. I will go to my next one when my friend Willow makes her comeback in derby since she just had a cute new baby boy. I think I will have more fun watching when I actually know someone. After my first derby experience we met up with Katie and Kristin at a glass blowing party. $15 for a glass you get to keep and all you can drink Primo.
The cool glasses.
I saw Gumby on the street, I love Gumby.
Winter's here and I haven't skiied yet, downhill or xc. My xc skis and snowboard are up in Duluth at my Mom's and I won't be able to go up there for a couple of weeks, sigh. I'm pretty anxious to play in the snow, I can only handle so much of the gym. I'm hoping my classic skis will be enough to plow through the snow out at Jon's Mom's farm. I'm trying to talk Jon into building an igloo with me so we can do some winter camping in the yard. There's already a big pile of snow where the neighbor used his tractor to plow the driveway, haven't convinced Jon yet. Until then I will have to bust out the winter moccasins with a warm sheepskin liner and curl up in bed with a cup of beef bouillon tea.