Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I want my girl. I want to give her a hug. I want to sit around in our jammies and drink tea and chat. I want to go shopping and find fun lunch places. I want to share the books we've just read. I want to hear how her day went.
I want my girl.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
6-8 small zucchini, shredded or julienned
2 Tbsp butter (the real stuff) or olive oil
1 tsp garlic
fresh ground pepper
2 cups uncooked organic whole wheat rotelli
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Start the water boiling for pasta.
Saute garlic in butter for 30 seconds, add zuchinni and cook until barely tender, stirring to coat with butter.
Cook the pasta al dente, drain and toss with the sauteed zucchini and half (or more) of the Parmesan. Season with pepper and serve with the remaining Parmesan.
This is one of our favorite summer recipes. It's easy and quick and is especially good with fresh-from-the-garden zucchini. :)
Monday, July 20, 2009
From my inbox today... after a morning out in the garden.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
And for the record, we have eaten tomatoes from our garden three nights in a row! Yay for sunshine, warm weather and Tumbler tomatoes.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
A fire boat stopped just a bit out from where we were sitting, and practiced it's spraying. Fun to watch. There were a lot of sailboats out in the bay, and the people watching was great! It's a well used boardwalk/trail, folks of all ages and types, bicycles and walkers and runners in groups, by themselves, with dogs. One couple had their ferret on a leash. Made us smile. Almost as much as the two girls who gave us the Spock peace sign going and coming back from Woods Coffee with their iced mochas. What a riot.
My managers daughter and her adorable family walked by; they were out treasure hunting and then going to the beach. I got to see their sweet new baby in person. What a doll, just a cute as his older brother.
We had fun with some new to the area folks who were totally mystified with the crab ring... they stayed and watched for awhile. And a couple of kids who really wanted to wait, but mommy had to be somewhere and had to pry them away.
The crabs were not cooperative, so we came home with just a bit of eel grass on the crab ring... no crabs today.
Sometimes you just need to go do something totally unplanned and enjoy yourself. I need to do more of it. It's good for the soul.
Monday, July 13, 2009
This is a good option...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
July 6, 2009
What You Want
Aries Daily Horoscope
You could feel like taking on the world today. It might seem to you that you are ready to handle more responsibility in your life. Even if you feel confident about taking on more, you may want to think today about what more responsibility may mean for you. You might consider what you truly want from life and whether or not doing extra will help you obtain your goals. Perhaps you can reflect upon where you are now and the changes you would like to make. Think about how adding new obligations would fit into your life and assess if this would challenge you or make you feel overwhelmed. If you envision yourself being inundated, you could ponder how you could effect positive change in your life as it is right now. You may find that thinking about the outcomes of your initiative might help you gain better focus.
Reflecting upon what we truly want allows us to find healthier ways for achieving our goals. Our confidence and ambition sometimes lead us to feel that we can take on anything we need to in order to become successful in our lives. Thinking about the direction this will take us in gives us time to understand where we should really put our energy. This directs our attention to the things that are important to us and will allow for our success. Assessing where you want to go in life today will let you focus your talent on being successful in a way that will be meaningful for you
My friend Cheryl moving away highlighted last week. She came and played at the Scrap Paper doll class last Sunday. I miss her already. I am so glad I can keep up on her new blog. I sent her on her way with a little travel angel. It is made of pieces of map from her route between here and there. It kept her safe; she has arrived and is starting her new job today.
There is my art room, of course, however it has been in turmoil for a while. Haha! It is giving me the incentive to finally finish the re-organizing. It's half done. There are boxes in here of Jen's things, and a couple of old "important paper" boxes in the closet to be gone through and shredded. Not to mention finding places for all those freakin' art supplies I keep buying. (Shhh... don't tell!)
I just want to get in the motor home and go camping somewhere quiet and peaceful and do art when I'm not going for walks like we did a couple of weeks ago. This was the view from the window where I sat doing art... while John was fishing in the rain.
It doesn't appear that we'll be able to camp again for a while....