Have you tried boiling or steaming the brussels sprouts for a few minutes before roasting them? For some reason that seems to help with the issues that can arise from these little cabbages. (Not so mysterious, obviously a troublesome compound cooks away.)
Had a good swim despite the kids all over. When I walked into the pool the lifeguard gave me a big smile and assured me that she would keep a lane clear for me. Methinks there have been complaints! These kids just have not been taught how to act in a public pool. It is FREAKING DANGEROUS to enter a lane with an adult lap swimmer who doesn't know you are there! Broken ear drums...broken arms...I'm not exaggerating. Anyway, this too shall pass.
Ate the last of my chicken sausage thing with cabbage and egg. Very, very good. I am sad to see it go. I also had a hard cider, the last one. Sad to see that go also. Of course there is always more where that came from! Hunter-gatherers didn't have grocery stores.