Friday Flotsam



(I feel like a good poll this morning.)

After yesterday’s mixtape title, it got me thinking, Carrie Bradshaw style, are we really that into baths, though?

Honestly, I’m not that into baths. I’m into the idea of baths, and if and when we ever remodel our home you better believe I’ll still put in a claw foot tub in our back bathroom. I mainly want the bathtub so that I can pester Aaron to make me one of those cool wooden planks that go across the top with a candle, a scrubby, a waffle rag on it and the likes.

But I’m more of a shower girl. I need piping hot water to scald me for a good ten minutes, turning me lobster giddy.

So here’s the poll:

ARE YOU A SHOWER PERSON OR A BATH PERSON? and do you have one of those cool wooden plank thingies. and show me a picture.

I finished Home Before Dark last night hoooooooly ghosts (ha) that was a blast. It’s very HOUSE HAUNTED HILL ON THE HILL THAT’S HAUNTED. Remember that Netflix show with the crooked neck lady? It’s similar. Super spooky, giant house, huge chandelier, some random tapping, an ARMOIRE I mean you get it. It’s a classic ghost story, but with all these historical twists that will have you like, “okay wait, was it this murderer? or that murderer? wait was she the murderer? did the dog do it?” It’s fun. I highly recommend.

This could have been saved for a book club blog post but I’m way too impatient for that and you should obviously read it this month.

Oh actually! Tell me what spooky books you’re reading right now. Or this month. Or this fall. Or anytime. I’m starting The Lying Game tonight, with The Shining right after. I blew through my spook reads way too quickly, so I might need to pile on a few more. Give me some good ones.

I feel like another poll.


When you open the sleeve of a new loaf of sliced bread, do you honestly use the provided twist tie to tie it back, or do you just twist the sleeve and tuck it under the bread? I mean really.

I’ll give you one guess as to what my camp is.

Okay one more poll. (I’m asking so much of you today, ah know!)

Who here is slightly excited for the first snowstorm? And also who wants a lot of snow this year? And when are you carving pumpkins? And when are you putting up your Christmas tree? I think that’s all.

Weekend plans?

I’m making that coffee steak chili again tomorrow (and the apple sangria) for a couple of bubble friends for a backyard chili off! I use an exclamation point there because I feel like you have to have one after the words chili and off. They’re bringing one. We’re having one. I’m even moving our old chiminea to the middle of the yard with blankets on the ground for a cozy crackle in the background.

Other than that, reading, running, resting. You know my steez.

From this week, in case you missed it! Banana Pumpkin Pancakes. It’s October, just love it. And a new mixtape! Don’t ignore this one, cheelahs. It’s gooooood.

Okay tell me what haunted movie you’re watching tonight.

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22 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Mountaincat October 2, 2020 at 8:33 am #
    Coffee steak chili??? Wait, what???? Do tell!!!
    • Katy October 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm #
      I'm hoping for a link to that recipe, too!
  2. Rebekah S October 2, 2020 at 8:48 am #
    Bath. Are. Disgusting. I could do without the snow but I don’t mind one good dusting each winter. What is a chiminea? I’ll use the twist-tie on the bread if my kids haven’t lost it already. Otherwise, I give it a food twirl and tuck it under the loaf.
  3. Mary October 2, 2020 at 10:24 am #
    Shower all the way! Steak coffee chili sounds delish!
  4. Christine October 2, 2020 at 10:51 am #
    Like you, the idea of a bath seems great, but gross. Shower is like therapy ❤ YES TO SNOW!!!! I dont buy bread 😬 English muffin sleeve always use the tie
  5. Bri October 2, 2020 at 10:55 am #
    For SURE a shower person and twist and tuck. Also, cannot wait for snow, and hoping for a lot this year. Having a carving party next Friday, and will decorate for Christmas the second weekend of November 🥰
  6. Caitlin October 2, 2020 at 10:57 am #
    Your bath vs shower poll is making me laugh very hard as I'm working from home while construction guys work on remodeling our master bathroom. We had a 1960s cave-like shower in a very tiny bathroom and are remodeling to add a tub/shower combo. In the meantime, we're using our bathtub (with no shower) in our guest bathroom. I like to relax in a bath but haaaaate having to wash my hair in a bath. Needless to say I'm ready for this project to be over so we can take showers again!! I'm team reuse-the-twist-tie, and as a Louisiana girl, I wouldn't mind a little snow flurry this year!
  7. Simone October 2, 2020 at 10:59 am #
    I loathe baths and I don't think I've taken one in over 10 years - shower ALL THE WAY. I find sitting in dirty water gross (I know it's not necessarily true but that's how I think of it). Which may be why I have an aversion to pools as well - lakes/rivers/ocean I'm fine with. I think I do try to use the twist but when the loaf gets smaller then I tuck.
    • Simone October 2, 2020 at 11:00 am #
      I just realized that some people would find the lakes/rivers/ocean more dirty than water in the house... ha!
  8. Diane October 2, 2020 at 11:09 am #
    I like baths and showers...depends on if need to relax. But, the hot tub helps with that too. I do use the twist tie from bread. Also, snow is fun, but in Texas we get ice. So I’ll take the heat and sunshine any day and all day!!
  9. Amanda October 2, 2020 at 11:39 am #
    Shower for sure! Reading Home Before Dark and LOVING it!! As for snow... born and raised in California, whats snow? I dont think it gets below 55 degrees here... ever! 🤷🏻‍♀️
  10. Kimberly October 2, 2020 at 12:13 pm #
    Showers are necessary for daily cleansing but a good relaxing bath is so wonderful. Things needed for a great bath; the clear overflow drain plug ($5 on amazon) so you can be fully submerged, a great book, a fragrant candle, Herbivore Coconut bath soak or Epsom's salt of your choice (Dr. Teals has a ton of options) and wine/tub snacks.
  11. Nancy October 2, 2020 at 3:48 pm #
    I take a bath every once in a while but the tub has. got. to. be. clean! Otherwise I'm a shower girl all the way. I use the twist tie until it gets lost but what I don't like is when you are getting about half way into the loaf and there's that long tail of plastic bag getting all in my way. So instead of tucking it under, I just cut it off :). Are you following me on that one? Ha! Happy Friday!
  12. Kate October 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm #
    This isn't a movie, but I started watching The Murder at White House Farm (on HBO). It seems a little slow, and I'm kind of worried all the action has already happened before the end of the first episode. Zodiac is on my list for actual movies.
  13. Dawne October 2, 2020 at 10:47 pm #
    I'm a relaxing hot bath girl all the way, but also shower lol. I do have a bamboo plank that holds my kindle and a glass of wine quite nicely. I live in Florida so snow is not an option for me.
  14. tina October 3, 2020 at 3:05 pm #
    shower, twist tie,Banana Pumpkin Pancakes !!
  15. Tracy October 4, 2020 at 4:16 pm #
    I will never be happy with snow. Ever. Summer forever please! I just started reading a spooky thriller: Her Last Move by John Marrs. If you've never read any of John Marrs' books you should! He writes a great psycho thriller! Read The One!
    • Bev Weidner October 5, 2020 at 6:38 am #
      Ohhh Tracy I LOVED The One. I've told so many people to read that one, even in here! Such a fantastic book. I'm definitely adding Her Last Move to the list, thank you!
      • Tracy October 6, 2020 at 12:43 pm #
        Ha! I probably learned about The One from you! I finished Her Last Move this morning and my review is not as great as The One. Just FYI. Also, I heard recently that Netflix is making a series based on The One. I'm hoping it's true!!!
  16. Anonymous October 5, 2020 at 10:21 am #
    baths = soaking. in. your. own. filth. I am way too OCD to do baths.... And you cant tease us with the Coffee Steak Chili!! I just searched your blog and zero hits, I googled it - zero hits. cmon!
  17. James M House October 14, 2020 at 9:26 am #
    It's so relaxing when you are in the ground for warm up. thanks for the post
  18. deltastrike November 7, 2020 at 6:04 am #
    I'm kind of worried all the action has already happened before the end of the first episode. I've told so many people to read that one, even in here! Such a fantastic book. I'm definitely adding. I finished Her Last Move this morning and my review is not as great as The One. So I’ll take the heat and sunshine any day and all day.

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