Have you seen the AT&T commercials with the slogan, "just okay is not okay? That came to mind for me this week because that pretty much sums up my cooking both on Wednesday, and Thursday. More about that later..
Following our awesome camping trip, this happened on Friday morning, a week ago.
Next up was an apartment about a block from the Coalition for the Homeless with nowhere to park. Bruce was driving the MINI, so I hopped out to do the delivery. Although we were told that all recipients knew we were coming, at this apartment they were reluctant to open the door, however, eventually after I called out, a teenage boy surfaced, perhaps after looking through the cardboard covered windows and seeing an old lady who looked not very intimidating! Maybe it was his brother joining him, who knows, but anyway the two of them waved a thank you to Bruce in the car, as well as wishing us blessings. It is the least we could do following a year of good fortune, thanks be to God.
While the BMW was in the shop, we went looking at cars, something neither of us much likes Nevertheless, it had to be done because not having a reliable car, no matter how much Bruce did not want to get rid of his beloved (when it works!) car, has just been too much for us. One day he was sold on the Subaru Forester, the next, the Mazda CX5, going so far as to put a deposit on the latter. Sunday afternoon we went to Classic Honda on West Colonial to look at the Honda CRV, a very popular mid sized SUV. In fact, one morning we walked the entire complex looking at cars and counted about seven of them. The previous dealerships were not so bad, but this one.....yikes, they had so many that you could barely walk.
Tuesday evening the car was finally ready, this time it was a fuel injector, something that was replaced during our Washington State breakdown. Looking back at the post, which you can do here, I am still amazed that we went through that experience.Fixed or not, the next morning Bruce was ready to let someone else take it over. Should you be wondering he disclosed all information, both good and bad!
Speaking of the holiday this was unlike any other we've had while in Orlando. Sure, it was just the two of us in Vancouver, but as it turns out, all of our family had other plans for the big day. Instead of spending Thanksgiving together, I invited the closest Pecks over for lasagna the night before.
This is where the "just okay" comes into play.
I began by making a sour cream chocolate bundt cake. Having made bundt cakes countless times, I anticipated no problems. Until Wednesday. Friends, it is no fun making a cake for company and it fails to come out of the pan properly, instead a lumpy mess that I patched together.
Bruce went fishing on Thanksgiving morning and I took my time getting into the kitchen. Too much time, as it turns out. Yikes!! I made the pie crusts, put them in the fridge to chill, and began preparing the apples.
While the turkey was cooking Bruce moved into his new vehicle and we took it out for a spin yesterday, heading down Narcoossee Road to 1-92, on our way to see another state park. There are a crazy amount of features in new cars, including ours. We tried out the navigation system and it is so much easier to use!
Fellsmere, before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean. BTW, we spent no time in Fellsmere, however it might be worth revisiting.The provided link has some very interesting information, including that it is the first place in Florida where women were allowed to vote! Anyway, we checked out the Sebastion Inlet State Park before stopping for a short rest at Melbourne Beach where the water was exquisite in the early evening light!