Saturday, May 25, 2019

...Family Time...

...I think we all feel pretty much like these guys...now that the funeral is over and almost everyone has gone home...
...funerals bring us together in such a different way from all other family gatherings...we're sad...and we comfort one another...but we also celebrate and remember and rejoice that we were blessed with this family here on earth...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, May 24, 2019

...Dinner...no movie...

...we spent the day and evening visiting with family...there was a big cookout dinner...with a bunch of family and friends...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

...a trip to the mountains...

...my Mom's husband passed away...
...so we headed up to the mountains for some family time...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

...W.I.P. Wednesday...My Sissie's Birthday...

...I wanted to make the Seaside Slipons for my sissie's birthday...
...and I decided to just do a blanket stitch for the beginning row...
...I think it was easier...
...and I had a blowout trying to single crochet the first row on the first slipper...
...the heel section of the slipper is rather ingenious...
...it slants inward and makes the slipper really hug you heel...
...and I used a smaller size so they don't look like clown shoes...
...I think they turned out really cute...
...so I added a sand dollar shaped dish cloth...and the boomerang card...and sent it on it's way...

...my sweet sissie has received them now so I can post about them...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

~Have a lovely day...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

...Tuesdays with Julia...

...we made Julia's Vinaigrette with Herbs, Capers and Onion...and used it as a salad dressing...it was pretty delicious...

...and all of the particulars are over at The Vegan Version...

~Have a lovely day!

...Over the Weekend...

...I think I mentioned that the Man was away at a conference last week...and when he got back...we went out for dinner...these were our appetizers...I got the sesame edamame...and the Man got the fried cauliflower...but we kinda shared both...I say kinda because the Man only ate about 2 of the edamame...whereas I undoubtedly ate over half of the cauliflower...haha...
...the Man order a spicy margarita of some sort...and it came with this hot sauce smiley face...which I thought was cute...
...and my entree was a couple of vegan tacos...the one on the left is black bean, mushroom and sweet potato and the one on the right is fried tofu...both were delicious...

...we've been having absolutely awesome weather for this time of year...highs were in the 70s all week...
...so we took Jack for a nature walk...we saw a lot of butterflies...
...this is a photo I took while chasing them through the field...but you can't even see them...
...they were varied...but mostly these orange/gold ones...
...here's a couple more...and they all loved these wildflowers...
...and it looks like it's going to be a bountiful year for blackberries...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

...Dinner and a Movie...

...I was on my own for Movie Night...because the Man was away at a conference...

...I already had some baked tofu...so I just tossed that in a pan with some bottled General Tso's sauce...steamed some broccoli...and made a small pot of rice...then I sprinkled the tofu with green onion and sesame...

...it was delicious...

...and for the movie I watched a few episodes of Dr. Who...the Man is not a fan...I am slowly watching my way through all of the Classic Dr. Who episodes...this week I watched all four parts of The Creature from the Pit...

...it was fun...and takes me back to my childhood...Tom Baker is "my doctor"...who's yours?...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, May 17, 2019

...Friday Favorites...

...now...there's nothing wrong with 'boughten' applesauce...but you can take just a couple of apples...
...and in a very few minutes chop them...and cook them...
...with absolutely nothing else...and in a few minutes they will magically turn into the very best applesauce...
...with only ONE ingredient...apples...
...perfectly served over a two ingredient probiotic yogurt vegan biscuit...like gravy...

~Have a lovely day!