As usual, I had a list of things to do for my day off. I tell you, I am married to a slave-driver. She doesn’t exactly use a whip, but, I HAVE been accused of being whipped. That has to mean something, right? It counts, I’m sure.
So, I was supposed to do some running around. Then I was to come back and work on the shed so Cora can have better access to a place to store her material. I did! While I was doing that, I put a tri-tip roast in to smoke. The temperature outside was fairly cool, and I let it smoke for a couple hours with hickory chips. Also, I used a rub(…not gonna tell you what it was) and when it was done smoking I put it in the fridge and let it cool.
Then, when Cora got close to coming in, I put it in the oven. I also used some of the drippings and some broth and made a nifty gravy to go with the potatoes and carrots. I made a salad out of romaine lettuce, carrots and feta cheese…yeah, I’m THAT awesome. Oh, and I also attempted the impossible feat of picking up the dog poop. (Did you know that picking up dog poop is NOT a favorite pastime of mine? it only happens when we have company or I have to work in the back yard) I thought I got it all. I must’ve stepped in it about 24,023 times. Still, I managed to sweep off the slab, and clean out the dog house. And I made a pretty good dent on the shed. It looks good.
I took my camera out a couple times. I found that getting out early let me catch the leaves with the frost still on them. Please have a look. Let me apologize for the obscene number of leaves I have photographed…I guess I am in love with Nature’s Solar Collectors (yeah, that was corny).
I get to teach second graders tomorrow. Same bunch I’ve taught a couple times. I like ‘em. Should be a good send off for the weekend!