Tuesday, May 27, 2014

10 Things I did that made Memorial Weekend Awesome

Carole's prompt this week comes on the tail of another great weekend which has been a family tradition for almost 20 years.  We were 2 nieces short this year, but despite their absence, we had a wonderful time-as proof from my list.

10.  Slept late ( a little bit on 2 days!)
  9.  Went for walks, both with Sophie and on my own
  8.  Went for a hike at Tallulah Gorge
  6.  Reading time with my book club book Island Beneath the Sea
  5.  Worked on a special knitting project for a VERY special person
  4.  Played games-yes I know!  Team Sheffield-Tieman for Quiddler, a couple games of Zilch, and 1/2 a game of Yahtzee
  3.  Knitting-I brought plenty to work on, and felt like I'd made some good progress on my summer knitting projects.
  2.  Ate LOTS of yummy food-and had amazing cocktails and wine-always a highlight of this weekend.
  1. Spent uninterrupted time with some of the most important (and favorite) people in my life.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

10 things to try and do.

 clip art found at www.sweetclipart.com

This week's prompt got me to thinking.  I'm always making a list or notes about things to try/do: recipes, restaurants to try, cleaning tips, places to visit, etc.  Along those lines there is probably more I could add to the list, so here's just a few:

10. Drawing-would love to be able to do this.
  9. Return to Paris and see more of France.
  8. Travel to Italy and Greece.
  7. Cauliflower pizza crust-have heard really good things about this dough alternative.
  6. Small DIY projects that would include using power tools.  So many little things I see on Pinterest that I'd like to do, but alas I don't know how to use the tools required.
  5.  Caligraphy
  4.  Cake decorating
  3.  I love calamari, so maybe it's time to try octopus-gives me the heeby-jeebes thinking about it.
  2.  Raw sushi (see #3)
  1. Weaving

My list may be a bit boring, but I am definitely not someone who desires to EVER-jump out of a plane, go for a hot air balloon ride, bungy jump, hang-glide, repel from a mountain, climb Mt. Everest, go snow skiing, snow boarding, etc.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Celebrating Andrew

 this special little boy arrived 19 years ago today.  I am such a lucky Mama to have 2 wonderful sons.  Happy Birthday Andrew-your affinity for food began at a very early age!
Halloween 1996 (approximately 15 months old)
I really miss having these extra hands in the kitchen, and the bonding time we had while cooking.

Friday, May 2, 2014

celebrating 21.

Celebrating this guy today who made QUITE the entrance 21 years ago.  Love you bunches.