Wednesday, March 21, 2012

food talk.

a few weeks ago, i was seasoning a chicken, i told andrew i was "in a tarragon place". he gave me a curious look, and i explained that i was having a taste for tarragon, and wanted to use it on everything (showing some restraint isn't always easy). andrew being the aspiring chef that he is he "got it", and gave me his slight nod and an "ah".  i think he'd agree that we're both in a ceasar salad place now. i found a great recipe for ceasar dressing, in the joy of cooking (my least joyful cookbook due to the way it lists it's ingredients and directions, by i digress), i've almost got it memorized.  i personally like shaved pieces of parmasean cheese, (personally, i think it's a sign of maturity when you can eat more solid pieces of parmasean cheese), but andrew likes it grated.  andrew came back for a second service of salad yesterday (yeah!) and of course, i'm not EVER going to keep my boy from eating his veggies! BTW he also likes to add extra anchovies just like his cousin sara-must be genetic!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

saturday strolling.curiosity

on our walk saturday-sophie decided to check out some of the locals-

a horse, a calf and a cow
sophie wasn't quite sure what to make of the cow once it was closer to the fence. we didn't stay too long!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

sophie gets a hair cut

here's sophie's "before" photo-i didn't realize how "scruffy" she looked UNTIL  . . .
she came home! aww! she got what's called a mini-grooming to get her used to the grooming process, next time we're having her nose shaved a bit more, i don't quite like this look, but with sweet eyes like that how can you resist?
and she got bows! once steve gets to see them i'll take them out-she's not too keen on them. AND she was all perfumed up (a bit too much, but she's so soft and fluffy)!

next up for sophie is a road trip to statesboro to stay with pj and andrew while steve and i visit his parents. when we get back from that we're having her fixed and chipped-good times!

Friday, March 9, 2012

friday focus: week 10-tomorrow today and a chat

do to a change in mom's PT, i have another friday off from work. so of course, me being me, i took advantage of doing my "normal" saturday stuff today, so that tomorrow, i can get caught up on some of those things i keep pushing aside, like my daily december, re-blocking my beret, etc. so now all laundry is done and put away, beds changes, all groceries bought, and photos off camera and phone-ready to upload.

sophie and i went on our walk through the trails at a different park, i knew it was going to be muddy since we got a lot of rain overnight, so this was the perfect time to test my hunter rain boots-fun! i got in the creek with sophie. i'm not sure they're the best thing for my ankle, but it was nice not getting my walking shoes all mucked up-these boots are really comfortable, warm, and i think worth the price. i want to add a "fun" color to my rainboot wardrobe (someday!).
while walking sophie, i had a chance to chat with our mail lady, cindy. she's been delivering our mail since we moved to acworth 21 years ago!  even when we moved we managed to stay on her route.  she's been out with a work injury, and we had thought she'd already retired-she's been doing this for 35 years.  she's watched pj and andrew grow up, and she got to meet our latest addition.  she is someone who always has a smile on her face and always asks about the family.  when the pj was born and we were staying in our basement due to our circumstances, she'd bring the packages and mail to our door that was at street level.  when mom had her knee replacement cindy did the same thing with our mail cause she knew it would be easier for her.  such an awesome lady-it was so nice having a chance to do more than just wave to someone who has been a constant part of  our lives-i'm thinking she's going to get a cowl or scarf to go with the fingerless mitts i made a few years ago-here's hoping for a very productive saturday.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

10 on Tuesday. what's in my purse

when my boys were little i always had really intersting things in my purse-anything from toys,gold fish,wet wipes, etc. now i try to really keep my puse tidy, right now i've got:
1. wallet
2. pen
3. my chanel lipstick which i ADORE!
4. mini journal for notes
5. pack of gum
6. fabric wallet to hold my coupons
7. ear buds for my lunch time walks
8. peppermints
9. eye glasses
10. sunglasses

there's plenty more-but these are my "must haves". sometimes my purse is large enough to hold knitting too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

friday focus: week 9 healthy eating

i thought i had a photo of last night's dinner, maybe it's on andrew's phone :-(, here's one of the leftovers.
anyway, one of my long standing goals is to eat healthy as often as possible.  last night's shrimp pasta dinner was yumy and healthy.

sauteed shrimp in garlic, onion, olive oil and white wine, i added this to a bowl of uncooked spinach, then i made a sauce (using the same saute pan) of fresh chopped tomatoes and capers. this got added to the shrimp and spinach along with some grated Parmesan cheese.  then a final toss of whole wheat penne. i'm always looking for ways to incorporate fiber, protein and veggies without sacrificing taste.  tonight's pizza will include spinach, mushrooms and maybe i'll try a few shrimp!  here's to healthy eat-what's on your plate?

p.s. i've got swatches done-yea!!! will be casting on and off (dark and stormy) this weekend!!!!!