Hoedown Letdown

by Cate on September 16, 2005

I’ll get to the Hoedown Report in a second, but in the meantime, the rest of the day…

This is how Nicholas and The Girlfriend go to school every morning, hand in hand. As soon as she gets out of the car, she says, “Nick, hold my hand. Nick, hold my hand.” Like the dutiful boyfriend, he, of course, complies, and off they go. Young love … you saw it here first. When talking about him to other people, she refers to him as “My Nick.” Too cute.

On the way home from work today it was muggy and humid, rainy and sunny. Looks like Mother Nature couldn’t make up her mind, but look at this beautiful image she left us. Although you can’t tell in the picture, you could actually see the rainbow from beginning to end, which I’ve never seen before. And if you look real carefully in the top right, you’ll see there’s actually a second rainbow. Nicholas called The Girlfriend on the phone and told her about the rainbow, “Look in the sky. It’s SO GORGEOUS!” Certainly a nice way to end the work day. :)

OK, now for the Hoedown. Here’s how they advertised it: Southern Style Food, Country Line Dancing, Square Dancing, Bake Sale, Door Prizes, and a Magician. Sounds like fun, right? Something different to do. I thought the kids would get a kick out of watching the dancing, and in turn, since it was put on by Habitat for Humanity, we’d be supporting a good cause. Well, yes, there was food, but a very long snaking line went with it. The Magician didn’t come on until 9:30 — a little too late for kids, if you ask me. Needless to say, we didn’t stay for that as we were in and out within an hour. There were not enough tables and chairs for all the people, so we ate with the kids on our laps. We got to see one session of square dancing, but because they didn’t have the AC on and there were too many people in too small a room, they kept taking breaks, only 5 minutes after starting, because they were too hot. On the bright side, the Shredded Pork and Baked Beans were quite yummy. I and The Neighbor thought it would be more festival-like, and that was the way it was billed. Oh well. From a “cup is half-full” perspective, at least we did something in our community, got fed and supported Habitat for Humanity, and that’s that.

Rumor has it The Husband and Nicholas are off to the shore this weekend, leaving me another weekend to catch up. I’ve been going around collecting Halloween stuff this week, so think I’ll focus on that this weekend, shoveling out my home office and doing some MAJOR catch-up on my recipe filing.

Until tomorrow…

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Joe September 16, 2005 at 2:56 am

Great rainbow picture – very clear!


Jeff September 16, 2005 at 3:34 am

Young love – there’s just no stopping it! Haha :) Beautiful double-rainbow.


kitchenmage September 16, 2005 at 7:23 am

That’s about the cutest thing I’ve seen today….and since I just got back from playing with kittens so that’s saying a lot.


kitchenmage September 16, 2005 at 12:51 pm

this made me think of you, well of nick… this thread on eGullet has a lot of Noah (a 4 yr old who will remind you of another N-child) in it… find posts #105 and #199 (sorry, i can’t figure out how to link directly)…

can you say, “ahhhhhh!”? i knew you could…



joey September 16, 2005 at 5:14 pm

That shredded pork sandwich looks right up my alley :) And the I LOVE the “young love” picture!!!


Ana September 16, 2005 at 6:47 pm

The Hand in Hand picture is so cute!
I also have a 3 year old son, and everytime he sees your blog (sometimes he stays around while I am in the computer) he says “look mommy, that boy looks like me”! I have got to show you a picture of Matheus sometime.
I enjoy visiting your blog a lot, and now I created one for me! It is new, and only has a couple of posts… http://kitchenspace.blogspot.com/
I hope you visit me sometime!


Alicat September 16, 2005 at 9:20 pm

Cute kiddy picture…Here in Montana I saw once 4 or 5 rainbows ontop of each other, and once about 3 or 4 rainbows that sat DIRECTLY ontop of eachother, with no spaces in between, and they made this huge rainbow. It was nuts to say the least.

Sammich looks tasty..by change that’s what I was having tonite for dinner! :)


violet September 17, 2005 at 1:01 am

oh.. that is too too cute. things like this make me want babies!

that’s too bad about the slight dissappointment for the hoedown. but you’re painting it in the right light. donating to charity is never a bad thing. and neither is eating ;)


Cate September 17, 2005 at 2:56 am

Joe and Jeff – thanks. I’ve never actually had the good fortune of having a camera with me when there’s been a rainbow, and sharing it with Nicholas just made it even sweeter.

Violet – it just makes me want MORE babies! ;)

Alicat – thanks for visiting. Four/five rainbows on top of each other must’ve been a sight to see!

Joey – The Husband LOVES shredded pork, so I’m on a mission to find a good recipe for it.

Ana – I love the color of your kitchen; it’s actually very similar to the color of one of the rooms in our house!


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