Today was a pretty chilly and breezy day. We headed off about 0700 for Mass at Saint Jude’s about 4 miles away and then came home to have bacon, eggs, and leftover mashed taters for breakfast. Neil took out a couple of chicken breasts and considering the weather forecast elected to toss them into the crock pot with some chopped carrots, chopped onions, some chicken stock and assorted spices. After letting them cook for about 5 hours he added some finely diced bacon and some Fusilli (bow-tie) pasta that he had precooked about 1/2 way. Letting all that oodle for another hour so and it turned into a mighty nice smelling dinner. We passed on the afternoon ice cream social since it was so chilly…it only made it to the mid 60’s maybe…it was so cool that Neil had to put on a shirt when he went running right before lunch.
We whiled away the rest of the afternoon listening to podcasts, watching golf on the TV, and reading on the iPad. Neil went back and found a couple of neat pictures from our last Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary trip that hadn’t been posted; a gator and a Little Blue Heron.
He really liked the pose with the heron leaving over to look for dinner about 2 feet from that gator below him. I guess gators don’t consider herons lunch or else it wasn’t hungry.
Tomorrow Connie has some more work to do getting her students organized…this is turning out to be one of the needier classes she has had…and they can’t follow simple directions either.
Neil’s got some bills to pay and other administrivia to handle; we’ve got a hike planned for Wednesday as the weather is supposed to warm up by then; tomorrow and Tuesday are still going to be cool and windy.