Saturday, July 28, 2012

Not Doing Much...

A little bit of tidying...

A little bit of reading...

A little bit of going out to dinnering...

Happy Saturday!

Friday, July 27, 2012

I Blame It On The Roof!

This is a weird summer...first the roof...and we couldn't plant what we normally do because everything was going to be in disarray or covered or ruined. After the roof was done painters were scheduled to sweep in and paint the trim on the house and stain the decks...that was started and stopped because of weather and heat and schedules...resumed this week and still not done because of weather and heat...yesterday a lone painter came before everyone else to get a jump start on the approaching rain...and it rained within 5 minutes of his arrival.

So we have a half stained deck empty of all of its pretty furniture! No flowers, no grill, no place to sit and read and watch the pond. Just half stained wood.

Very sad...

 point to usually have tons of flowers, we spend time on the deck and it's midsummer and we haven't even put out half of our deck furniture and what we did put out is back in the basement while the deck gets done.

Very very very sad...

I blame it on the roof!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Love These!


This salad...from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food...was wonderful. Simple to make, looked lovely, tasted really good.

Flip Flops!!! Aren't these fun? I bought mine from Artisan's Gem Boutique.

I read confused me.

Reading doesn't confuse me...thank goodness. Quite yummy. I love this author and this series.

Another heat wave hits my part of the world today!
Stay cool!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Does A Little Bit of Obsessiveness Run In Families?

I think so...
Here are some mighty fine examples.

Let's take my mom was an obsessive dad was an obsessive shopper.

Let's take my sister is obsessive about knitting and buying yarn, one brother buys wine...cases and cases of it, my youngest brother...not things? When he is not traveling the world for work...he loves to fish.

I personally might be obsessive about lots of things...clothes, shoes, things being aligned in order, checking a hotel room way too much before leaving...the usual!

This brings me to the pets of obsessive people. I truly think that my lovely Tonkinese kitty is obsessive about these toys!

And the way she insists we play with them...three together and only upstairs! She also sits at the top of the stairs and yells when she thinks it's play time!
Ti...Book Chatter...told me about these on Etsy and Lucy has loved them ever since.


Finished this...really good.

Starting this...really good!

More workers are here for outside deck staining and painting!
Trapped inside for the day!

This is dinner...yum!
Spinach, roasted chicken and crispy's a salad!
Martha's idea...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's Still About Books...

Finished this...what a shocker...a vintage sort of creepy

Finished paced, loaded with family drama, bad people and an island...really read this into the good!

Starting this...and it's described as a novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes...I love anything Sherlock Holmes...have you watched the latest BBC Sherlock? If's good...very good...Season 1 and Season 2 and I think there will be a Season 3.

This is BBC's Sherlock...both seasons are so good...

Today is a pretty ordinary day...I am dealing with a returning Den who lost his new iPhone, a total absence of food in the house and a mountain of laundry!

I need to find something to make for dinner that can be popped out and eaten at any time and stuff for interesting lunches for the week!

I am kind of not in the mood to make a Whole Foods I am planning on the produce place and the great little grocery store...very door to help me out.

The Produce Place makes these great vegetable cups...loaded with carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, pea pods, celery...crisp and fresh...and you can buy little cups of their house made hummus for dipping. I get them for lunch whenever I go there.

Have an awesome day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Once Upon A Time...

I used to quilt!

I used to cross stitch.

Here is some proof...

But now my projects look like this. All mysterious...captivating...difficult to put down.
No thimble needed.

I think I need balance?


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Sunday, July 22, 2012

So Many Amazing Books...

Take this one...takes place just after WWII...two cousins...two dysfunctional relationships with their is one of those books that I love from its opening pages. One couple heading off to LA...the other sitting at 21 in NYC and all they can afford for dinner are two martinis, a bowl of olives, and a bowl of celery.

My kind of dinner!
I will finish this one's another yummy summer book! With lots of bite to it!

Don't you love this cover?

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