Monday, August 21, 2017

A Total Eclipse Of The Sun?

Ok...but...where are all of these people taking showers and going to the bathroom? Why isn't anyone addressing this? I saw these tents set up next to each other...hundreds and hundreds of them...a camper was showing off her tent kitchen, her solar powered refrigerator...her tent that sleeps 9...but where is her bathroom? This is not for me. I may just watch everything on TV. Den said that if we go out on our deck and look at the deck floor...we will see what the sun is doing. I honestly do not get it. And honestly...I think Den is tired of my questions...and that is unusual that he has no patience for me...his one true love! I only hope the eclipse does something to the earth to make my hair grow that would be amazing!


Yesterday our sweet neighbor came over with gifts from his garden. Salsa that he made, peppers, tomatoes, and a Japanese Eggplant that I am using today. I was hatless and didn't feel like running upstairs for one so he saw my very very very short hair...and actually I was ok with that...not venturing into the outside world without a hat but this was good for me.


Reading these...

Waiting for this one...

Off to walk!



Oh...first local organic apple of the season!

It was so delicious.



Friday, August 18, 2017

The Week's End...

This week was kind of enlightening for me.

I realized that even though my hair is still very much sort of "not there"...I can walk around my house without a hat on. I actually brushed my hair the other day because it was sticking up in the back. That was such a cool feeling. On Wednesday we had errands that involved 4 stores. I went inside all of them. But...when we got home I was exhausted...I had to climb into bed and rest. And my greatest success...26 minutes of hard walking on my treadmill!

And...lovely Lucy Grace is holding her own! It's a day at a time but that's ok! She loves these soft soft baby blankets in her bed.

And the impish Roxie Blue...we call her our Tiny more relaxed and calm because "her Lucy" is ok. Did you know that cats grieve? They say Tonks like mine behave like perpetual 2 year olds. Look at that face.


Aren't you hungry for a good crisp one right now? These are from a market near us called Wolf's Apple House. We are going to get these Early Crispins tomorrow.


Loved this one...absolutely loved it. It had bits and bobs of everything in it...Evelyn Hugo compromised herself a lot for stardom.

Reading and toying with reading one or two of these next...but who knows?


So...that was my week...we are prepared for more rain and heavy storms today so the four of us are staying in armed with books and hopefully electricity for TV and iPads.

This is dinner...I still love Molly Gilbert's Sheet Pan Suppers.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rainy Days!

Our summer has been so weird...we have had way too many wet and dreary days! We bought a beautiful black and white striped rug for the deck at the beginning of the summer and it has spent most of its outdoor life wet! The sectional cushions have spent their summer in sad! Our rug looks awesome with our green deck pillows...I stare at it from our sunroom...sigh!


Reading and loving this...I mean it is really yummy! And there really are 7 husbands. And one not husband.

Can't move because of this...

I actually bought jeans with holes. Actually jean leggings...Hue...very comfy!

Very holey!


I made Zucchini Parmesan...I used Jennie's recipe from In Jennie's Kitchen. It's pretty much sauce, cheese and zucchini. Sliced and baked...I used every cheese I had and it was so amazing...thank you Jennie! Photos are Jennie's!


Have a great day!




Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday's Special Book...

I was asked to read a rather unusual book...for me...anyway.

It's this one...


It's a sweetly sad book written by Elisabeth Voltz about her life growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania. It's a beautiful book but as you can's incredibly sad. I didn't actually think I could read it but once I started I was able to. And...the sadness wasn't as sad I thought it would be. It was sad but I could bear it.

It was as though I was reading lots of individual stories.

Small Boxes is the first chapter and tells how smaller animals were shoe boxes lined with fabric or pages from wallpaper books.


The back of the book best described Wolf Creek to me.


Other books in the mail...

the first three from Amazon Vine...the last one I think from the publisher...

Do you ever think you have way too many books?





Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Week's End...

Yesterday was such a wondrously normal day. My baseball cap is my new armor! While wearing it I feel normal, strong, healthy! There is even a bit of wavy dark hair that peeks out of the back. I am almost brave enough to not wear a hat in the house in front of Den and the kitties...almost! I am so tired of hats 24/7. I truly am.


Still lost in my worlds of fantasy this week...I love both of these books...


Perhaps this one will be next...

This felt like such an ordinary week...lots of walks, lots of books, lots of cooking, lots of kitties...lots of TV...but I love TV!

We did take a drive to find a trail walk/bike path that was supposed to be only 13 miles away...we thought it could possibly be a reason to get bikes and give us a new place to walk but the traffic was so annoying that it quickly vanished from our's so frustrating to have to drive somewhere to walk or bike!

Off to watch is too ridiculous.

See you Monday!