When I sat down to write my post yesterday, I realized I only had a few photos on my phone, so I didn’t end up doing my usual Friday night photos. Today I grabbed the camera to take a picture of one of the squirrels and remembered I had taken some pictures on the camera last week…so here it is. Photos from Saturday night.
Below is one of those pictures of me that Jerry takes when I don’t know it. Yesterday, he told me that The Bachelor had a new season called The Golden Bachelor. Probably 15 years ago, my sister said they should do a “Bachelor for seniors”–people who were retired or otherwise looking for love. I thought it was a cute idea! I’ve only seen three seasons of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, and I don’t remember the last one I watched — probably 15 years ago! — but when Jerry said there was The Golden Bachelor on Hulu, I insisted watch it NOW. I don’t know why I was so excited about it.
Not even three minutes into the first episode, I was completely choked up and knew I was going to be a mess. Jerry finds it hilarious that I’m so touchy-feely (it’s not unusual for me to cry at the slightest tug on the heartstrings) so I put on my hood and tell him not to watch me. Hahaha, so take this picture.
I think The Golden Bachelor is going to be so refreshing! The Golden Bachelor is 71 years old, a widower with two daughters and in excellent physical condition. Considering that the women chosen to be on the show are all at least 60 years old, I think the whole dynamic of the show is going to change a bit. They have a lot of life experience and know what they want. I can’t imagine it getting as flattering as the regular Bachelor seasons. But who knows? I’m not going to watch another episode until the whole show airs. Streaming has spoiled me in that I can’t wait a week between shows when I’m really into it.
Even though I have a million pictures of Duck sleeping on my head/neck/shoulder, I still take selfies when he does. This made me laugh because of the look on his face. I think Chick was in the cat bed above us and caught Duck’s attention.
When two of the cats both want to sit on my lap, they play nice with each other so I don’t kick them. I couldn’t believe how big Duck is next to Estelle! (Estelle was there first and then Duck got up very slowly behind her so as not to wake her.)
When I was making some seitan recently, it called for white beans. I decided to save the liquid (called aquafaba) and try a recipe I saw in a cookbook. It felt SO weird to me, but apparently, you can whip aquafaba like you would egg whites – into a meringue or whipped cream-like texture. To make it, simply add aquafaba, sugar, vanilla extract and a pinch of cream of tartar to a blender and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. I was extremely skeptical, but it actually worked! This image was about 10 minutes in. I have no idea what to do with her, but it was a fun experiment.
I hardly ever make bread, but I was in the kitchen today for several hours cooking all kinds of food–I’ve been into cooking a lot lately! And since I was making chili in the crockpot, I decided to make some crusty bread to go with it. Look how nice it looks… it is, by far, the best bread I have ever made.
And that was the chili. Jerry said chili sounded good to eat during the football game this afternoon. I put four different kinds of beans in it — it was delicious.
This is one of my favorite squirrels. He’s very friendly – not shy at all – and I really have to be careful not to open the door too far or I’m afraid he’ll come straight home. Today, he kept looking dramatically through the screen door until he caught my attention. Then I would give him a nut and he would quickly bury it and then repeat it over and over again. He probably got 10 of them today.
I desperately wanted to get a picture of Chick and Joey without Joey noticing. I didn’t have my phone with me in the kitchen and I knew if I passed them in the living room for my phone, Joey would jump up. So I grabbed the camera from the back door and hid in the closet to take pictures. As soon as he hit the shutter on the first photo, Joey looked up — he knew I was looking at him. And he looked down at me while I took many more pictures, haha.
Chick LOVES Joey, and thankfully, Joey tolerates Chick sleeping on him, hugging him, and even biting his neck.
I think I already posted this, but it looked cool. I was coming back from my morning run around the block and Jerry had just gotten home. He was standing in the street taking pictures. The red light is from my headlight. I had already let Joey off his leash to run to Jerry.
Jerry and Noah went to a wrestling event a few nights ago. I’m not sure what the look on Noah’s face is, but you can see he recently got snakebite piercings. I wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but I can keep my mouth shut and be happy it’s not a tattoo 😉
Eli and his girlfriend, Ava, went home last weekend. I can’t believe he’s already a senior! His freshman year was during the lockdown, and that doesn’t seem like a long time ago.
I snapped a few quick photos before he left to pick up Ava, and I love this one. He rarely smiles a big smile like this, which is unfortunate, because he is such a beautiful child. He is so big!
I posted this picture earlier, but I think it’s funny. The cats are so fascinated when I stretch/foam roll on the living room floor. The second I sit down, he’s all over me. Duck always manages to get his butt in my face.
And that’s all I have. Have a wonderful Sunday! xo