Ack. So tired.
I don’t remember Friday night except to remember that it involved pizza. I think I spent most of it working on Saturday’s comic.
Got up, got some stuff done on the computer to check my web stats and such (we’re currently at an all-time readership high, btw. We’re getting close to 4000 unique sites per month. Hi!) and messed with some email, etc.
Did all that shower/eat morning stuff, then went on a walk with Nighthawk. Came back and tore all the dead flowers out of the garden, cleaned up the porch for winter and stuff like that. Took a shower to get all the muck off, ate some leftover pizza for dinner, then went food shopping.
After food shopping, and putting it all away, settled in to about a half hour of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, then off to bed.
Sunday: Slept until 11:00. Got up, did all that shower/eat morning stuff, then started the pumpkin pie baking process. I think the pumpkin I bought this year was too big. I got fifteen cups of pumpkin out of the cheese pumpkin I bought a few weeks ago. That’s just over seven pies worth of pumpkin.
Made up the mix for six of the seven pies (froze the extra pumpkin for next week), and baked four of the pies. Took a dinner break over at Texas Roadhouse, came back, took two of the pies to neighbors’ houses. (Patty traded me candy for pie!!) Baked the last two pies.
Baked the pumpkin pie seeds, cleaned up the kitchen, helped Nighthawk with the laundry, and sat down to write this.
I took pictures of the entire pie process today, including the seeds, and I’m seriously considering turning them into my own cookbook. I’m weird that way.
Last year around this time, I drew a comic of Marin doing some pumpkin carving because, well, I like carving pumpkins.
This year, I’m not going to get around to it myself, and Marin is equally busy with an engineering problem of epic proportions, so instead I point out Extreme Pumpkin Carving at ExtremePumpkins.com. They do a hell of a lot better job than I do anyway.