Ah! I got my wish! We finally had a nice rainy day yesterday, and I got to test out my brand new BRIGHT RED raincoat. As promised, it is 100% waterproof, so I am very happy with it! Also, if I fall into a ravine, the search and rescue team will have no trouble finding me. This jacket is seriously bright. We had a great rainy-day dog walk in the woods. Dottie is funny in the rain, she likes the outdoors time, but she doesn't like it if the rain gets in her giant ears - so she points them backwards in a really cute way. Stevie Wonder does care at all - she just comes to life in the woods. It's really beautiful.
What about Snoopy? Well, he chose to stay home. He had some minor surgery earlier this week (he's already feeling a lot better today)... but he was feeling crummy and tired and didn't want to come. Send him some healing vibes... he needs them!
After being out wet in the woods, the dinner I had planned was just perfect! I made an old-favorite recipe: the Chipotle Chili with Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes (except I used a butternut from our garden) from Appetite for Reduction. I love this recipe soooo much. It's filling, hearty, warming, nutritious, and delicious. It's full of excellent flavors from the chipotle to the brussels and the beans... We were all toasty from the inside-out after dinner. And luckily, there's one bowl left for me to enjoy for lunch today. Huzzah!