Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tuesday, rainy Tuesday


I have today off from work, so I spent my morning doing some job hunting and call backs on resumes. Gosh, soooooo fun! (Not!)

Anyway, there is something strange going on with my head today. Okay okay, I hear some of you laughing. What I mean is, I'm listening to a wonderful book on tape that is set in Alabama and so

now I am thinking with a southern accent. And, darn, I'm goood at it! I'm just hoping my words don't come out that way tomorrow during my next job interview! I mean someone who was born, raised, and still lives in Wisconsin, has no business with a southern accent.

The other thing I am doing is baking cookies, which seems to give my dog a nice workout also. Yes, that does make sense, you see I'm baking in the kitchen (big surprise) and surfing in the den, so every time I get up to put a new batch in the oven he has to get up and follow me. Because that is what he does. He follows me. He follows me up stairs, down stairs, outside, inside, he even tries to follow into the bathroom. I gave him a bath in there once though, and that seems to have cooled his interest in that particular room.

Anyway, I was thinking (with an accent) as I was baking that I bet those of us who don't exactly follow a pattern when we are quilting are the same ones who don't always (or ever) follow a recipe exactly either. Actually I suppose that the recipe followers have something on me, since their dishes are likely to turn out every time. But, there is that occasional happy accident that would not happen if I did always follow the recipe. Again, quilting is a metaphor for life!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

I have to laugh cause I'm southern with a very strong southern redneck accent. But I have cousins who were yankees. And every time they visited I ended up talking a mix of redneck and yankee. Talk about strange!

Kim said...

I think y'all are right about that quilting/cooking thang. I'm the same--have to change everything. Your post made me laugh; I have a cat that follows me around too, although cats try not to look like they pay much attention to us humans. Still, it's not unusual to see a paw reach under the bathroom door on occasion.

Leigh said...

See if you can try an Aussie accent next, that might be fun, lol.
Your bickies look yummy!

Leigh said...

Here's a hint, start off with G'day mate, heehe :-D

Jeanne said...

Your cookies look yummy! Our cat, Annie, follows Jim everywhere - up and down the stairs, in and out of one room into another.

atet said...

I think you're right about the quilt/cooking thing. I *MOSTLY* follow recipes -- but I usually change/modify/adapt SOMETHING. I do the same with quilts. You may be on to something here.

swooze said...

Yummy! Now I do experiment in my cookie recipes. I love adding extra goodies!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I'm the same with the cooking and the quilting - recipes? Patterns? Nuh. I think it feels good to be able to do something well enough that you can play around with the 'rules'. I can cook, quilt and crochet that way, but am still following a knitting pattern letter by letter. Maybe one day I'll be able to improvise. My dog gets lots of exercise like that too, but up and down the stairs. He waits for about 5 mins, but if I'm not back, up he comes. Then down, then up.

Kim said...

Okay, you really have to update your blog, because every time I check in, it makes me want to go to the kitchen and bake cookies! LOL!

Susan Freebery said...

You're thinking with a southern accent because you are thinking about a particular southern quilter who lives for fresh baked cookies and who also doesn't follow patterns and recipes, not to mention current shoe and fashion trends.... Now I have to bake cookies. Shame on ya'll for torturing us this way.