Tuesday, September 6, 2011

from swelter to sweater

I wore flannel jammies to bed last night.
I have a blister from wearing shoes for the past few days instead of going barefoot.
The windows are shut.
My hair smells like bonfire smoke
Team Testosterone has begun harvesting pumpkins.
I've worn long sleeves for 3 days straight.
And socks. SOCKS.

In happy news, I passed a display of this in the grocery store over the weekend:

Sweet holy Moses! A mini keg of ale! A keglet! Proof that God loves us, am I right?
See, you can't buy a case or a 12-pack of good beer around here. You're stuck buying 6-packs or 4-packs of the good stuff. This means I'm always having to lug home good beer (okay, not always having, that makes me sound like I've got a problem...) and when I forget to grab some for myself (which happens quite often, actually), I'm stuck drinking lemonade and wishing I had some ale. Imagine, drawing a fresh pint on demand whenever you wish it.
It's the little things.

Spill it, reader. What nifty little thing have you come across lately?


  1. It's been raining a lot this morning and as I was outside with the pup I was thinking I may just need a pair of Wellie boots if this keeps up... QUACK. Your header shot just reminded me too!!

  2. I saw pumpkin beer is on the shelves again. Now it really feels like fall.

  3. I don't know if it counts as "little" but I found a working standing mixer for $3 at a yard sale this weekend. Working hands free in the kitchen counts as nifty in my book!

  4. You just brought back a piece of childhood for me:

    I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it's hot,
    And I wear my flannel nightie in the winter when it's not.
    But sometimes in the spring and sometimes in the fall
    I jump between the sheets with nothing on at all!

    (sung to the tune of Glory Glory Hallelujah)

  5. Our local donut place has put pumpkin spice donuts on the menu for the season. Yippee! I'm a fan of almost anything pumpkin. Had to make myself a pumpkin spice latte this morning to celebrate the cool bus stop weather.

  6. have you tried sam adams cherry ale? oh my it is sooooo good!

    we went from 110 one day to 76 the next day. seriously.

  7. My husband has a keg fridge that holds not one, but TWO kegs of beer. He always has two flavor options at all times, so naturally all of our friends want to come here to watch sports with him.

    I just got my first slower cooker and am attempting soup as my first creation. I am cautiously optimistic that we're going to have an amazing dinner on this rainy, dreary day.

    I love fall.

  8. It's freezing here too. I found myself wishing I had worn tights to work.
    That little keg is pretty nifty. Trust Wisconsin to be at the leading edge of beer technology!

  9. Oh, I love the change of summer to fall --wearing socks, flannel, and fleece! Sleeping with the windows open, under a snuggly flannel sheet --so nice. I'm so glad I live some place with distinct seasons --the only one that lasts a tiny bit too long is winter. :-)

  10. All I know is it is so cool, and I mean literally, that I can sit outside once again.
    I wouldn't mind having that mini-ale thing around here. Wonder how long it would last though. Pumpkins I can do without.
    Your new header is so cute!

  11. I have a friend that brews beer and puts it up in mini-kegs. I love his Strawberry Wheat.

    We are in swelter mode here--we had an unbelievably perfect temp summer and now that it's September it is 97 and totally humid. I do not like.

  12. The discovery of Sugar-free cake mix has changed my pitiful little Diabetic life!
    Yesterday I made a Sugar-free Boston Cream Cake and we had dessert!!

  13. I know!! Suddenly it is freezing around here. One minute I'm sweating my butt off, the next minute I'm pulling out our fall jackets and sweaters. Nuts.

    Love the mini keg. My hubby is gonna be thrilled! :)

  14. Awww. A keglet! I'm so happy for you!

    I don't know about nifty things, but I'm shocked at how fast it's turned cold for you! We're just warming up.

    So weird.


Spill it, reader.