We were in Wells, Maine over the weekend. We got up there on Friday afternoon, went to dinner Friday evening with a friend, ran the judging area for the Maine State chili cook off on Saturday, and came home Sunday. This is one of my favorite chili trips. We go to dinner on Saturday with … Continue reading Monday Musings: Travelin’
We spent the weekend in Wells, Maine. We had the Maine State Chili Cook Off on Saturday, so there was some busy time. This is, along with the cook off, my vacation weekend. We don't usually do the go away for week or so type of vacation because of the weekends tied up with cook … Continue reading Monday Musings: I’m Back!
It is almost September, isn't it? That means Summer is winding down, the kids will all be back in school within a couple weeks, and Fall is just over the horizon. While I have come to accept that the change of seasons is inevitable, and even to appreciate it most of the time (I still … Continue reading Monday Musings: Weekend Fun, Fun, Fun (With a Little Chili Tossed In)
I'm not going to comment a lot on this year's Hugo awards, mainly because I haven't read all of the winners, and can't say if I thought they were good enough to win. I am happy, however, to see that, once again, the Puppies were shut out in most categories. And in at least one, … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Short Comment on the Hugo Awards, Writing Update, Off to Maine, and Summer Heat
Well, I have been sitting here for a few minutes, trying to figure out something to say. Now, that's a comment on my life, isn't it? These Monday posts are supposed to be general updates, stuff that's happening, and random ramblings on the world and life in general. And I can't come up with anything. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Life? What Life?
There was no Monday Musings post yesterday. We were away for the weekend at a chili cook off, and I needed yesterday for a recovery day. Funny thing is, I didn't really feel as tired as I usually do right after the cook off on Saturday, but by the time we stopped for lunch on … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts
The two day Maine back to back chili cook offs, that is. We served as Chief Judge and Scorekeeper for Saturday and Sunday's events. They are held in Wells, ME, which is a lovely town on the ocean. There were high points, and some very low ones, and I have to admit to not necessarily … Continue reading Monday Musings: Remember the Maine
First, I hope every Dad out there had a really nice Father's Day, and got to spend it with family and loved ones. We had a good day here. I made breakfast for the BaldMan: homemade biscuits and sausage gravy (with homemade sausage) with fried eggs, and a Bloody Mary. I think I pretty much … Continue reading Monday Musings: Father’s Day, New Homes, Maine, and the Great Outdoors