Thursday, July 29, 2010

Classic Southern Writing and Baked Goods

Yesterday I spent my time running errands, going to horseback lessons (which is always a treat,) and staring at the basket of folded clothes which continues to nag me.  Never mind the inch of brown dust in my windowsills and on the furniture which collected while I was away.  I also need to mop the floor (brown dirt of SmallTown, you are my nemesis) but instead I am on here blogging about the fact that I've done nothing about it.

Ironic.

Oh, I forgot. There was one other thing I did yesterday.  That was catch up on my TV viewing, including O'Reilly featuring Laura Ingraham who is smart and witty and lovely, but I'd rather watch Bill.  Sorry, it's like Jay stepping in for Johnny.

I also may or may not have watched a few minutes of Days of Our Lives during my daytime channel surfing.  Within the time it takes me to get a Diet Coke, I was all caught up on Sam's latest saga and the fact that Hope still looks good. 

I'm still so proud of her for losing all that weight and keeping it off and if you find that shallow and unimportant, then you've never struggled with a weight problem or seen the wedding episode where she had to ride the back of Bo's bike with her dress flapping up in the wind. 

Bless her heart.

So today I've decided to get back to the important things in life, regular posting on my blog.

If you are wondering about the donut I mentioned in my last post, it was from The Donut Hole in Destin.  The Donut Hole is not paying me for this endorsement, by the way.  They've already rewarded me plenty with their good key lime pie, huge biscuits, and now the red velvet donut.

It tastes just like red velvet cake, only with the added benefit of not needing a fork. It even has a layer of cream cheese icing on top.  Y'all.  It was better than Krispy Kreme.  That's pretty much all I need to say about that.

On our trip, I decided to pick a good book for the airport, down time in the airplane, and all the moments I was able to put my feet up on the beach and relax.  I say "able" because I have a daughter who likes me to help her build sand sculptures and look for shells and a husband who likes to come report to me about Daughter's sand sculptures and found shells. 

I picked The Help because I had read great reviews from other bloggers.  It was probably the best book I have read in a very long time.  Again, no endorsements.  (I really should make a button to cover that.)  I won't go into the details or the characters, but if you are from the South, you'll love the voices and themes.  Be prepared to cry a little and cheer a lot.

Moving on.

Now that I've delved into the serious issues of life- donuts and Southern novels, I need to get to that layer of brown dust and that irritating folded basket of clothes...

I HEAR YOU. I SAID I WAS COMING.

P.S.  A bite of red velvet cake donut while reading The Help would be a great combination.  I wish I'd thought of it earlier myself.  Drat.

6 comments:

fuzzytop said...

Loved the book "The Help"... and a red velvet donut sounds divine!

Have you seen the show, DC cupcakes, on TLC? Show is not that great, but I've actaully had their cupcakes, and they are truly yummy. Ever since my daughter and I watched the first episode, I have been seriously craving red velvet cupcakes. Sigh...

Adrienne

P.S. As soon as you clean that dust, more will arrive. I'm convinced dusting is hopeless...

Ashlee said...

The donut sounds wondermous even if I'm not a big fan of red velvet.
Not read the book but I'll look into it.
Also, the dust? Argh.

Carpool Queen said...

How much do I love you that you referenced Days of our Lives and Bo whisking Hope away from that awful Larry on the back of his motorcycle AND red velvet cake in the same post?

Roxanne said...

I've missed you friend. And the only thing I can add to your last paragraph is that you'd need some cold Diet Coke to wash it down.

auburnchick said...

Oh man...so many things I identify with in this post.

First, I think I am reading your posts out of order again...way behind in blog reading...

Destin...oh girl, you speaketh of a place not too far away! So glad you could partake of the local fine eating!!

Days of Our Lives...

I watched this for years until I got too busy.

Did Hope gain a bunch of weight? She was always fairly small!

I resumed watching it after I saw promos for Alice Horton's funeral. Oh my gosh, but they dragged it out for two weeks, but I will say that I cried since she really did pass away a few months ago.

Did you know that Hope is trying to kill Bo, but she doesn't know it because she's taking sleeping pills that make her have an alter-ego?

Yeah. I know you're happy I caught you up now.

And yes, she looks gorgeous!

What else?

Not much. My dust is staying put, thank you very much. Enjoy your time back home!!

pendy said...

The Help IS a wonderful book. I'm excited that I'm hosting our book club this month and it's our selection. And yes. I AM making chocolate pie.