Post-Hump Day Post: 108!

This is a short post this week because of Halloween, the World Series, the U.S. election craziness . . .

lego-and-robot-gummies> Our phrase of the week: Never quit.
> Our DIY project was of course, homemade gummy candy (as described in last week’s Post-Hump Day Post), with our assorted silicone moulds, including LEGO minifigs and robots. So happy to see that the Boy found a project that he was all gung-ho about, from start to finish, all by himself.
> We ate homemade gummies, including vegan ones made with agar agar (a gelatin substitute derived from seaweed).

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Agar agar strands are ground into a powder for a vegan alternative to gelatin

> We were thrilled to read of this happy ending to the story of the lost dog, as mentioned last week. But what does this say about humanity? One generous human being makes a personal sacrifice to make a stranger happy, and on the flip side, a family decides to do what most of us would consider to be “the right thing”, but only if they can make some quick bucks off the situation. Then Expedia and kind strangers step in to fund the generous person. My faith in humanity is riding a roller coaster right now.
> We learned what can happen if your child moves out of the booster seat too soon (so if your child is still too short or not heavy enough, don’t give in, no matter how much they beg to grow up and out of the seat!)
> And finally, we found thisĀ great web site about a fantastic award for eager, constantly learning, constantly achieving teens like the Girl, who just want to keep doing and going. Not crazy about the Royals connection, but oh well . . .

Sugaring off: Day 28

Since mentioning the Tim Horton’s bowtie and thinking of Halifax this week, I’ve been having memories of yummy pastries from my teenaged days. What really stands out in my mind besides the less-sophisticated bowties were the wonderful cream horns from a French pastry shop on Quinpool Road (my first taste of good French pastries other than from a grocery store bakery), and the white chocolate mousse cheesecake from, I believe, the now-defunct Silver Spoon. Dee-lish.

I’ve been thinking of delectable pastries because I’m preparing my list of things that I will want to eat on my big day back to sugarland. However, it has been suggested to me by the Beloved Husband that I should concentrate on the “good” sweets like fine pastries and desserts, and stay away from the “junkie” sweets, like cheap chocolate bars and sugary candies. I believe he might even have mentioned that he has in mind for me his own list of appropriate sweets. A fine and noble suggestion, but I do feel that after 30 days of deprivation, I should have the right to stuff my face with any kind of junk for just one day.

I mean, I certainly won’t look a gift cream horn or mousse cake in the mouth, but it would be nice to throw in a handful of gummy Coke bottles too.