Saturday, June 22, 2013

Patty's Flowers!

This on the back in the front...a kitty in the window!

Reading this...

Buona Lettura!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Date Night!

Friday night date night is such a relaxing way to start the weekend...yum! The girls and I are deck sitting and reading away the afternoon...then prepping for date night!

I think they think they are going!

Before Roxie Blue...Lucy followed me everywhere. With Roxie Blue...they both follow me everywhere! Roxie throws her little kitty body at the deck door and delivers the teensiest little kitty meow...she is ready to be placed in her kitty tent for some bird watching. Lucy gets bored and wants in...Roxie does not...I am getting tan because of!

Still reading this and it is even better than it was!

Off to read!

Buona Lettura!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bears, Books, And Pies...Oh My!

The local news here keeps breaking into the Today Show because there is a bear in someone's back yard. They are giving far too many updates...I just want the bear to be ok...and everyone else, too...but especially the bear. Poor bear!

Loving this's the perfect dysfunctional family book. Each chapter highlights a different off balance, friends, aunts, uncles...we see it all! It's terrific! I am drowning in the most perfectly flawed characters! There's financial trouble, insecurity, anorexia, overprotective's got it all! And I don't dislike any of them...I am rooting for their wellness!

I am in a pie baking mood...which is quite odd because I don't really know how to make them. Cooking blogs lately have been filled with pie pictures! Look at this savory one from...The Kitchn...roasted tomato and goat cheese...yum!

Then this coconut one from Food 52...

This could be dinner! But only if I can use refrigerated premade pie dough!

Buona Lettura!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wednesday Whatevers...

Made this last's called Danish Apple Pie. The recipe was on the opening pages of The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs.

It's simple and has the texture of a custardy creamy apple something or other. I think the secret is the diced sautéed apples. I have googled other recipes but none are as simple as the one in the book. The "Den Man"

was crazed with it. We had it slightly warm and with Haagen Dazs Vanilla Gelato on the top...yum! It is seriously good. Hollah if you want the recipe!

Reading this...New York, dysfunctional siblings, funny clever writing...kind of loving it. I didn't read her first book but I will...Girls In White Dresses.

A few yummy books that have come my way...the minute this one said "boarding school" I was in!

Did you know that he is Ann Rice's son? Love this cover.

And from his this cover, too!

In yesterday's mail...more cover love! I have not read this author in a while so I am looking forward to this one.

Books...what is it about them that's so wondrous and exciting?

Buona Lettura!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


BlogPress is still making me crazy...I can not change my font, using an apostrophe is off limits and when I tried to link my blog just vanished. BlogPress is quick to respond to issues and they said they are working on fixing everything.   Again...this is due to an update. Sigh!

Finished was really good. The writing was beautiful, the Northern California setting is one I love, the apple orchards, the vineyards, the recipes and heavenly food descriptions, the puppies, the relationships...all stuff I love but...this book did not capture me. I really need to be held captive by a book. When I am not, I think it is more my fault than not. I am almost positive this book is the first in a series, too.

Reading this...a girl from a wealthy prestigious Florida family marries a boy from a family that is quite the opposite from far everything appears to be pointing them toward disaster! Yum!

I just finished this one, too, creepy, scary, very good...I think I truly love dysfunctional dystopian thriller least every once in a while!

It is another showery stormy kind of day...I have to zip out this afternoon and then I just want to sit in the sunroom and listen to the rain fall. The vaulted high ceilings in the sunroom and all of the windows there make it my fave place to read and think and listen to music...especially when it rains!

Buona Lettura!

Monday, June 17, 2013

What? Say What?

Now I am on my laptop and it looks as though every time I used an spelled out apostrophe.  I have no clue what is happening because I did not touch anything.  So now I am afraid to use an apostrophe.

It also seems as though this just happened.


Totally frustrated...

Someone Messed With My BlogPress!

Why do people change a good thing? I loved blogging from my iPad and now the updated app has changed everything. I don't even know how it will look. Everything is different and so far I hate it!

Happy Monday To Patty!

Finally finished this...I don't know why it took me days to read this...I think it was the week end, distractions, and the fact that Den fell while he was away and has a huge knot on his leg...he had X-rays and is fine but it is he had to keep it wrapped, iced, and elevated. And I had to answer about 20 questions a day about whether I thought it should still be black and blue.

Very to this book...sort of about Anna...a young magician and illusionist...and her mom. And the belief that she was Harry Houdini's illegitimate daughter. It was really good. Fast paced, mysterious...exciting...Anna was a fabulous character...independent...strong...charming. I am sure it is the first in a trilogy.

Now reading this...

Making this for dinner...a friend posted it on's fajitas all prepped and baked in the oven! The recipe is on my FB page! It's easy...and still looks yummy!

OMG...the picture looks HUGE! Sorry!

Buona Lettura!