Hey everybody, how are you? I'm fair to middling. It's what my grandma used to say. I'm okay, not great and truth be told, not really okay but no one really wants the truth so we Southerns say we are okay or fine even when we are less than stellar. Now what the heck does "middling" even mean? Funny you should ask: Webster's Dictionary defines "middling" as: moderate or of average size, bulk goods of medium grand, rank as in middle class. hmm wonder who started using it to describe how they felt? AnyWHO... there's my rabbit trail for the day.
On this second Friday of the month we (myself and a great group of bloggers) participate in UYW aka Use Your Words, it is during this time that I delve into the world of Pearl and William. However, I'm taking a Pearl and William break. See it's a love story and life is too stressful, hectic, sad and I'm just not feeling the love right now. So as to not kill off all my beloved characters I will be doing something different this month. Hope you're not too disappointed and will come back next month to see if our Amish lovebirds have returned.
Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
Use your favorite pancake batter, pour a small amount in a pan with a dab of coconut oil, butter or whatever you use. Allow to cook on low heat. Sprinkle with brown sugar, place a pineapple ring in the center and a cherry. Pour a small amount of batter on top. Allow it to set. Then gently flip over and cook.
I tried putting the butter, brown sugar and pineapple ring in the pan first and covering with batter. Even cooking on low heat the syrup that cooks out of the pineapple will burn and make a mess. I also tried making them on the griddle and it did the same. So I chose to stay with my nonstick skillet.
On Memorial Day weekend W and I went to his brother's home to care for H grandchildren. H widow was in need of a break. An 18, 9, 5 and year old were what we were expecting. We wound up with two 18 year old kids and a 9 year old.
While there they were watching COPS. Not something I normally do but it wasn't my home or television. During one of the episodes, filmed in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. If you're not familiar, Mardi Gras is a huge public gathering to celebrate which can be traced to medieval Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Many things have changed since the celebration of the "fatted calf", society balls, dances, carnivals and now the big to-do on Bourbon Street.
During this celebration there are parades with dancing, joyous people partying and lots of unmentionables will be seen on floats, from balconies and walking proudly down the streets. Actually, you'll see more boobs during Mardi Gras than you will on the beach! I'm told it's how you get the beads. The more strands of beads you're wearing, the more you've flashed your boobs and men have enjoyed it. Guess I'm getting old but even as a teen or in my early twenties I would never ever have lifted my top in a public display and flashed my boobs for the world to see. I'm a little old fashioned when it comes to things like that. I also think alcohol is a BIG contributing factor to the boob flash.
I have never been and after watching the episode of COPS I really have no desire. I would however like to visit New Orleans sometime. It is a beautiful historic city with colorful entertainment and locals. Plus the food is to die for, or so I'm told.
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.
Here at the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:
Baking In A Tornado http://www.bakinginatornado.
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.
Not That Sarah Michelle http://notthatsarahmichelle.
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com
My Brain on Kids
The Bergham Chronicles http://berghamchronicles.
The Angrivated Mom http://www.angrivatedmom.
Confessions of a part time working mom http://thethreegerbers.
Your words are:
gathering ~ public ~ unmentionables ~ joyous ~ dancing
They were submitted by: http://dinoheromommy.com/