1. One of the library books we read this week was Henny Penny. I didn't realize that it was the story of chicken little, and I didn't realize that Henny Penny and all of her friends get EATEN by a family of foxes in the end.
I thought that was sort of macabre for a children's book. What kind of lesson are we trying to teach here? If you are a less observant individual, don't talk to other people, or they will eat you alive? And all of your friends with you?
2. Alex has strep throat and has looked like a walking zombie for several days. He finally caved and went to the doctor, who prescribed antibiotics. Now he only looks half-zombie ish.
3. I overcooked the caramel I was making to coat pretzels yesterday. Now they are more like hard chewy toffee coated pretzels. Just now, when I looked at my two year old caramel post, I noticed that I could have prevented that problem by following my own dang instructions. So I reiterate: Do not use a candy thermometer at high altitude! Test the caramel firmness in cold water.
My friend said I can still give them away with a nice label that says, "Use of this product may cause intense feelings of gratitude, uncontrollable cravings, excessive love for fellow man, and may damage your dental work. Recipient agrees to hold giver in no way responsible for damages, direct or incidental (hah!) that may arise from normal use." I think it is very clever, but I still hesitate to give it away, because I don't want someone to come after me to pay for a dental re-fill. I'm thinking I'll trash it and make it again. $6 of wasted caramel and pretzels is cheaper than even one $150 filling.