Monday, August 06, 2007

A Day's Plans

I think it's going to be one of those all day rains. That helps me figure out what not to do on my unending list of things to be done SOON! We will not mow, weed, weed-whack, or rake. We will, instead, with some persuasion from Mom, take on the role of professional cleaners and hopefully make some progress on gaining order and cleanliness around this here house of mine. YUCK! It's pretty bad.

Like another friend of mine, I prefer deep cleaning in the fall. I do wish I could also squeeze it in during those spring months, but somehow I never do. Fall is the natural time for such doings in my book. Spring pulls me out of doors into weed-ridden garden beds, but fall finds me cleaning out closets and yanking excess from shelves. I love it. Unfortunately, not everyone in my family feels the same exhilaration. In their minds, it's their stuff I toss, not my own. Oh, the folly of perspective!

This morning I ordered three musicals for perusal from Tams-Witmark, and will beg another company (Rogers and Hammerstein Library) to send me three as well, even though I currently have some on loan from them and therefore am not entitled to more. But I figure I am a customer in good-standing, and I want the scripts before I leave town on vacation this Saturday so that I can read through them while traveling. I hope they cooperate with my plans!

The first destination for our travels is a wedding in Vermont. I will busy myself with finishing up those plans (overnight accommodations and such) after I call the bride's mother. You see, when looking up the address for the ceremony I discovered that I failed to send in the RSVP. For those of you that know me, this is no surprise. But you would think I would know better. I just had to do this for the last wedding we attended! What an embarrassing way to meet the mother of the bride! Humbling. Oh, yes. Humbling. So I will call and let her know of our hopes to attend, and ask if it is too late. If it is not, I will check out places to spend the night. It would be easier to just remember the RSVP in the first place...

Granola is baking and the timer calls. Then I will mill some flour for bread. Maybe soon the troops will be ready for orders. We're a bit slow. Everyone is exhausted from late night performances. So a rainy day only adds to the tendency to sleep in a bit. I will indulge their tired bodies. But not for too much longer. I've got plans, you know!


I've had numerous requests for this recipe so here it is!


Oven 250.
Mix in large bowl:
2 cups whole wheat flour
6 cups rolled oats
1 cup coconut
1 cup wheat germ
1 T. salt

Blend separately:
1/2 cup water
1 cup oil
1 cup honey
2 t. vanilla

Add any variety of dried fruits and nuts, spices or flavorings (cranberries, cherries, blueberries, raisins, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg, almond flavoring, etc.) to the dry ingredients and stir.

Add liquid blend to dry ingredients, stir until thoroughly mixed.

Spread out on jelly roll pans (I use two) and bake approximately 1 hour or until fairly dry and a bit golden. Let cool and put in air tight containers.


Blogger sam said...

I would love that granola recipe when you get a moment.

10:48 AM  
Blogger TrashTidBits said...

Where are you spending your vacation in Vermont?

I have to travel to NH on Monday and back on Tuesday. I will be driving through VT; if I go through where you are perhaps I could stop and have coffee with you all.

6:18 PM  

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