Mystery solved

I know at least one of my nine reglear nucular taggers is waiting with bated breath to hear more about the Suspicious Outside Thing. Well. I am here to tell you that the mystery was solved without sending off all the equipment to some mothership satellite somewhere. The camera was put up by… Dun dun dun… The snow removal folks, so they could monitor the snowcover in the parking lot. So it was an innocent situation and we are giving the cams back with the advice that next time they decide to mount a cam on private property, they might do well to let people know in advance.

In one of the two books I’m currently reading, Virgil Wander, a character owns an ancient movie theatre in a town on Minnesota’s north shore of Gitchee Gumee. In a small side story, he is puzzled by little “volcanic cones” of powder that keep showing up. Well, guess what they are? Old Cabin folks, do yooooouuuu know? I’ll let this be a little quiz 🐽. My curious reader already knows because she read the boooooook (and recommended it although it turns out it was already on my to-read). I am enjoying it, btw.

The other boooook I am reading right now is Ursula, Under. This one is set in the yooperland, quite a bit of it in my home town, Sault Ste. Siberia. I could not get this boooook online so I am reading it in paperback, which is why during this dark season, I am reading two books. I read Ursula when there’s enough daylight that I don’t have to turn on a light and Virgil when it’s dark so I can read on my phone. Ursula was recommended by my cuzzint The Grand Poohbah and I am enjoying it too.

I am in the throes (if you can call them that) of Thanksgiving. I am not overwhelmed by any means. We will have a small crowd here and I can do our traditional dishes with one hand tied behind my back. That would be mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, some sort of green veggie (brussels sprouts with BACON this year), and salad. I don’t mess with the turkey, the GG roasts that outside on the gas grill. And beach urchins are filling in with appetizers and dessert (which I do NOT do well) and a very welcome carrot side dish.

I am not overwhelmed except… I dooo make the gravy and I make it ahead and freeze it. But. This is waaaay more gravy than we need for Thanksgiving for our small numbers. This is two 4-cup containers. Yes, it is frozen and I won’t have to make more for xmas but still. I gotta remember to figger out how to half that recipe next year…

2 Responses to “Mystery solved”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I was hoping it would be more exciting…like Russian spies or something. Oh, well. Glad you’re enjoying VW; I miss reading it. I got very into the town, the people and the story. It wasn’t as much plot as I usually require, but I found the writing exquisite. He’s quite a wordsmith. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, as long as I don’t have to cook the turkey and the major things. I’m good with side dishes and desserts. 🙂

  2. isa Says:

    Everything is coming up gravy!