Crazy wild days here at the Hobbled Home while the wife and kids are away. Yes, I'm grilling two nights in a row. Tonight I had to eat indoors because it's raining (again) outside. Did the pork chops with Penzey's BBQ 3000. It's a BBQ rub - very tasty. I'd never really used a rub before - hard to believe at 46 isn't it. But I'm smart - I sprinkled it on the meat, then rubbed it in. Seemed the logical thing to do. They turned out very nice.
At least I won't have to water the plants. The Hobbled Wife usually leaves pretty detailed instructions about watering the plants when she leaves. This time, no instructions. Thank goodness it's raining, because it's a job to water all the various plants and gardens around here.
Last night, after staying up until almost midnight working on my PowerPoints for the MOBAR (Missouri Bar conference), I had dreams where people argued about changing PowerPoint slides. Between the awful dreams and waking ever two hours, I had about 5 hours of sleep last night. Took a short nap this afternoon, but haven't been able to get the energy back.
I finished painting M's room this AM; and it's very nice if I do say so myself. Also did some birthday shopping for M and secured some stuff for her party next Saturday. I also bought a gift for my nephew - we are hosting my Mom and my broher's family next Sunday for a big combo birthday bash - my mom, nephew, and M - all have birthdays in about three weeks of each other.
Changing subjects - working my way through the Summer Sampler by Summit Brewing, a local brewer in St. Paul. I really like the Scandia Ale. The Pilsner was good, and now I'm enjoying the HefeWeizen. Overall favorite - so far - the Scandia Ale.