well, for anyone wondering i cemented by neighbourhood nickname as the “mean lady with the red hair” yesterday.
while i was parking my car in front of the house (i cannot park in the driveway because backing out is next to impossible), i ran over an abundance of sidewalk chalk and some wooden chalkboard that the neighbourhood children had been drawing on. it should be noted that when rolled over, sidewalk chalk sounds like glass and holy crap do those cheap dollar store chalkboard fly.
my concern was my car, as the sun was so bright i thought i hit the fence partition. it was only when i got out of the car, and was met with a half a dozen crying children did i realize it was just sidewalk chalk. however, to six year olds the rationale of ‘its just chalk’ and ‘it should not have been in the street’ did not seem to apply.
it looked as though i had literally obliterated a rainbow, right in front of them.
the eldest of the bunch, soon became my ally as she seem to grasp what i was trying to say (i think she was about 12), even though the daughter who lives in my house, tried her best to get the rest of them worked up. i seem to have lost my patience with children lately. or just this bunch, the one in particular. its weird.
the burbs bring out the worst in me. good thing i’ll be moving next year.
happy (somewhat early) thanksgiving to those celebrating this weekend! my weekend starts now, thankfully. this week has taken forever to end. i will try and document the various cooking adventurous that are sure to take place in my kitchen this weekend. i have carnivores coming for dinner, and i’m still undecided if i should purchase turkey for them? would do you think? i think i should, just because whenever i go to someone else’s house for a meal they accommodate my dietary restrictions. it’s only fair i do so in return. can you buy mini turkeys? better question – can you buy precooked mini turkey, like those mini chickens they have in the deli…hmm.