I would definitely recommend this movie.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
750 ml of Everclear makes 2.5 quarts of limoncello! The one on the left is from the freezer and the one on the right is from the pantry.
Kate & I have a swap every now and again....mainly when she is out of Kool Aid for dyeing yarn. They do not sell Kool Aid in Norway. I was excited this time because I found blue Kool Aid which I have not been able to find in years!
She sent me Dale of Norway Lerke yarn. A wool & cotton blend. I am trying to think if a short little sweater with cap sleeves that I could make by alternating one row of each of these yarns to blend them together. Hmmm....if you think of a pattern, let me know!
Thanks Kate! Dale of Norway yarn always reminds me of my time in Norway from 1987-1988 as a Rotary Exchange Student.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here is a few repeats that I knit last night. The yarn is VERY soft!
Hmm.....maybe I am getting my knitting mojo back. I knit so much during the last few years as a stress reliever, I have not knit too much since the decision was made. Not sure why, maybe just taking a break but I am getting the urge to knit again. This should be a quick and relatively easy knit.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I used this recipe for the marinade. I marinated the steak for about 24 hours. I also grilled some zucchini, which turned out really well.
The finished plate on my new table cloth. Looks like the cloth was made to match my dishes.
Close up of my plate. It was yummy and there is more than enough for dinner tomorrow night of the steak with rice.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I got to the market about 7:15 am (it opened at 7 am) and this was the line to pay at the major produce stand. They sell locally grown produce.
This my "haul".....fresh sourdough, fresh seeded baguette, baby zucchini and summer squash (to be grilled tonight), creamer red potatoes, a bit of ginger, red onion and a pot of salsa. The sourdough became breakfast when I got home.
On the way home I stopped at a garage sale I had seen on the way and bought these two hand embroidered tablecloths for $1 total. They have obviously been in someones basement as they have that musty smell. After a run through the washer, I am sure they will be perfectly fine.
Off to pick up the new grill parts so I can grill tonight! I have the london broil marinating in the refrigerator.
Sunday, June 08, 2008
We were dog watching yesterday for the neighbors which means we let their little "boys" out yesterday afternoon. They came over on Friday and told me that I only needed to come at 1:30 pm and they would be home in the evening but left instructions for the alarm. Anyway, Simon & I let the boys out and then came home. This morning I read the instructions at 5:15 am when I got up and it mentioned that they were coming home this morning and the boys needed to be fed.
CRAP! I run over and let myself in to make sure that my neighbors were home. Um, they were and the dogs were barking and waking them up, I am sure. They stay up WAY later than I do.
Hannah helped me make some banana streusel muffins to make up for waking them at the crack of dawn. The carnage from my helpers. Yes, I was using the laptop for recipes so I don't have to print the recipes.
The finished product.
The neighbors laughed when they came over today and loved the muffin suck up.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Flag at the top of the butte.
Overlooking the pools from the restaurant at the resort.
My favorite underwater photo. They had a place with a window where you can see the kids swiming underwater....here is the photo Dad took that I have on my cell phone camera (dork that I am).
This morning was no different so I got up and took my laptop and the Sunday paper out on the patio with a cup of coffee.
And finally, got most of the "free" flowers planted in tubs or planters. Hannah helped me pick out the pink tubs and I drilled holes in them so the water would drain.
I recycled a bistro table that had been folded up in my side yard to hold my plants. That is now the nice view I have from my patio door and I see it every time I come downstairs. Nice color.