Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Here are the pumpkins we carved for Halloween. The pictures aren't that great since I took them with my phone, but the witch is at Jim's house and the cat in the window is at mine.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Jeopardy! Update

On Friday, I was in a taxi cab on my way to the Kennedy Center when I got "The Call." That's right, kids. I am going to LA to tape shows (I hope it's more than one show) on November 12 and they are scheduled to air in January. The Jeopardy! people continue to say on all the official paperwork that a call to come out is still not a guarantee of an appearance, so I suppose it's possible that I might not make it on the show, but they were pretty certain on the phone that I would get on. That's really all that I can tell you until after I tape the shows and even then I can't discuss the results.

In the meantime, I am watching a lot of Jeopardy! and studying. Yes, Katherine, I am using the placemat. Feel free to email me random trivia questions.

Monday, October 6, 2008

September 24, 2008

On September 24, I flew home to check on my family and help out my former co-workers at the Haven. They lost some staff and didn't get the new accountant trained before the old one left, so they asked me if I would come down and help her out for a couple of days. Like I would say no to a free plane ticket home. My sister says I am a 'rock star accountant' and is writing me a theme song.

If I didn't get to see you when I was home, I'm sorry that I missed you. I'll be back for a few days around Christmas.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Apple Pickin' Time

Ok, I know, I've been a bad blogger. I am way behind. Therefore, you are going to get three blog updates today covering the last three weeks or so. I'm trying to stay in chronological order.

September 20, 2008

We went to Stribling Orchard to pick apples. It was a great day - sunny and warm. The Macintosh and Jonathons were ready (there were other varieties ready as well, but I wanted cooking apples). We picked about 10 pounds of apples. I made a delicious apple crisp with some and turned the rest into homemade apple sauce. We also bought some apple butter and jam while we were there.

On the way back, we stopped at Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane to do some tasting. We bought a bottle of the Bowwow White, which tastes a lot like pineapples. The winery is gorgeous and they sometimes have entertainment on Friday nights.