The title is a favorite phrase of mine from a James Taylor song . . .
I have lots of little updates to share, so this post promises to be long and rambling. Hang on for the ride!
*Eric got quite the boost last week--thanks for all your birthday wishes and your fun comments about our engagement story. He had a wonderful b-day. I decided to surprise him big time by booking him on a flight to Chicago so he could in turn surprise his brother, who ran the big marathon yesterday. (BIG props to Ryan, who not only finished but did it in style--just 3 hours, 18 minutes!) Just so you know, this is a way bigger gift than usual, but I really wanted to do something special and we won't see his family at Christmas this year . . . Eric and I decided several years ago to give each other "experiential" birthday gifts, and I'd say this definitely fit that description!
* I haven't been able to get it together yet to write the Mitford book post, or to follow up with the natural living baby steps club idea. Still percolating . . .
* Tracy recently reminded me that I've been wanting to put in a plug for adjusting your blog settings so I can reply directly to your comments via e-mail. Many of you already have this feature, which is great. If you don't, and aren't sure how to set it up, my friend Leah explains how here.
*Lastly, a couple of you asked what a Scotcheroo bar is, including my own sister! So, here's the recipe. They are so not healthy, and I don't make them often, but what a special treat. Eric said if he had to pick his final meal, he would pick a pan of these bars. I wouldn't go that far =), but they really are delicious!
Bring to a boil: 1 c. sugar and 1 c. light corn syrup
Remove from heat and stir in 1 1/4 c. peanut butter
Fold in 6 c. Special K cereal
Spread in 9x13 pan.
For topping, melt 1 c. each of butterscotch and chocolate chips. Spread over top of cereal mixture.