Saturday: Sights, Sounds and a Little Smirnoff

2 Mar

“Ignorance is a lot like alcohol: the more you have of it, the less you are able to see its effect on you.”
― Jay M. Bylsma
It was a glorious day today. I started out with an exhilarating one hour walk around the neighborhood. The birds were chirping with the promise of another delightful day. I called Mom after a quick shower. It’s always such a joy to hear her cheerful voice every morning. We laugh and talk and laugh some more. Then off to the Square.

Look at that, folks! Wow!

Our writing group met at 10 at Sweet Spot Bakery. We sipped our teas and coffees and solved all the problems of the literary world. Well, almost. Then a yummy lunch at Snug on the Square, followed by a leisurely stroll around, popping into shops and visiting with friends. Art On The Veranda had a jewelry making class going on. They were making box pendants from real silver clay. Way cool!

Well, not to take full advantage of the beautiful weather would be a sin, so, when I got home around 4:30, I put on my well worn sneakers and went for another walk. (The forecast for tomorrow is cold and rainy, possible sleet. Yikes!)
So, those were the sights and sounds of the day, and here’s the Smirnoff’s story. There’s nothing more frustrating than when you are getting ready to make your famous chocolate ice cream Black Russian cocktail and you can’t open the new vodka bottle. (Well, maybe if you didn’t have a new bottle.) Having weak wrists, arthritis and no wrench available, I twisted and yanked and cursed at the metal seal on the impenetrable bottle. I resorted to drastic measures, grabbed a knife, and slit its neck. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Ah, finally!


One Response to “Saturday: Sights, Sounds and a Little Smirnoff”

  1. anyone4curryandotherthings March 2, 2014 at 7:30 am #

    Where did I miss your famous chocolate ice cream Black Russian cocktail? Sounds absolutely delicious and decadent 🙂 – please let me have your recipe, pretty please! Thanks, Carina

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