Outside it’s thick-y, sticky, and hot, hot, hot, so I’m cookin’ up a batch of…hot cabbage soup. What the? Yeah, I know, rib-stickin’, winter-all-the-way soup, but I got this head of cabbage in my veggie share, and it gave me a hankering for cabbage soup, it did. So, much to John’s horror, I simmered up a batch late this morning and had it for lunch. Deeeeelicious. Bacon, lots of garlic, potatoes, onions, and of course cabbage, mmmmm… (Recipe posted in comments, below; you can stash it away for winter-time if you like, I’d totally understand…) Oh, an ice cold Hacker-Pschorr Weisse (wheat) beer does compliment it gorgeously and cool one’s brow while slurping down a steaming hot bowl o’ soup on a steaming summer’s day.
Stacey and The Coopster are on their way over, hopefully for a swim, although John just yelled from downstairs that it’s raining again. Hmmm… We’ll see how that goes. And hopefully our neighbors Kasey, Dan, and Ethan Hatzung are coming for a swim later too, after Ethan’s nap. I’m not going to complain about the rain, because we’ve needed it sooooo badly. (But I will say it would be nice if the sun could come out for a bit this afternoon. That’s all.)
Well, with a rainy, crummy afternoon, no one came to swim, neither Stace nor Coop nor the Hatzungs. Bummer. Nathan, John, and I decided to go to a movie instead, so we set out for Superman Returns. Nathan’s third viewing. (Whoever cast the scrawny, boring Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane should be fired; she was awful. Superman himself, however, was appropriately hunky. Up, up, and away!) Of course the sun was shining by the time we exited the theater, but that’s OK. It was fun to see a movie together, and we made it even better by following it up with a lovely (and filling) dinner at Bacio. Man, I am so ready for bed, whew. Full + tired + hot + sticky = zonksville.