A few mornings ago when I came back home from taking Jesse to school, Suzie-the-dog was way out back barking, and I saw little white puffs of air coming from her mouth as she barked. That struck me funny. I’ve seen that, of course, on people, but never from a dog. I wish I had thought to try to get a picture, but if I had come closer to her she would have stopped barking and loped over to be petted.
I mentioned way back when basketball season started that Jesse’s JV team won their first two games. Unfortunately, they’ve not won since. One loss was pretty bad, and one was a nail-biting squeaker, but most have been moderate. Our state association of Christian schools divides all the teams up into leagues based on their school size, and our school just barely has enough to be classified with bigger schools — which have more people and therefore a bigger pool of talent to chose from. Plus there are only three guys, I think, who have played on our school team before this year — everyone else is new. Though I love winning, I really don’t mind so much if they win or lose as long as they’re playing well and learning and growing. Being only human, of course, they don’t play well all the time. But I do think they are learning and growing. I do hope they can get a few more wins in before the season is over to encourage them. They have a good coach who is instructive without brow-beating them.
One of my “comfort foods” that my mom used to make that I get a hankering for every now and then is spam casserole. Is that weird? I am having the leftovers from earlier in the week for lunch even now. You cut up the spam (though I use Treet, actually, I still call it spam) into cubes, brown it with onion in some margarine, add cooked noodles, a can of cream of chicken soup, and a can of cheddar cheese soup. Mmmmm. Probably not the healthiest thing on the planet, but it hits the spot sometimes. I also like to slice spam up and fry it and make sandwiches of it.
I love Saturdays when I don’t have to set the alarm clock and can experience a leisurely morning. But I suppose it is time now to go and be somewhat productive. Hope you have a great Saturday!