Wednesday, July 26, 2017

...W.I.P. Wednesday...

...one soft and silky spiral bed sock is finished...
...the toe pattern is super easy...just several rows of decreases...and then you thread the working yarn through the remaining stitches and pull it closed...so you have this little circular tip...
...and a closeup of the pattern...

...what's in your workbasket?...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

...Gifted Veg...

...y'all are probably getting pretty used to seeing this...

...one of our gardeners left us this...pretty typical stuff...
...but this time...these delicacies were included...

...fresh mint, sage, and oregano...nice!
...nothing to do but get busy breaking beans...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, July 24, 2017

...Birthday SDA Food Haul...

...y'all know how my birthday celebration can stretch over days or even weeks...

...as she often does...Mom took me to her local SDA store to get a few consumables for my birthday...

...y'all know that I love this type of present...there's Sausage and burger TVP...two kinds of stevia...plain and vanilla...and some veggie scallops...Our Girl wanted to do a Low-Country-Boil...and this was the closest thing we could find to vegan seafood...

...the two gingery things are not for me...they're for my sweet sissie...and Scout will take them to her next time he flies...so sort of a spoiler...

...and finally some shiny new white cotton dish towels...

...so...totally perfect...Thanks Mom!

~Have a lovely day!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

...Dinner and a Movie. ...

...so dinner was Bryanna's Breast of Tofu, fried cabbage, Grandma's Mashed, and peas...so pretty boring...

...and the movie was my pick...and I chose 'Ladies in Lavender'...so you know what it's about...it's just a movie about some people...HA!...I thought it was good...Scout spent most of it looking at his phone...so I'm guessing it's not his kind of movie...

...what have you been watching lately?...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, July 21, 2017

...Pool Time...

...no summertime visit to Mom's is complete without a little pool time...

...I love to take stop action photos of people suspended above the water...
...but the reality is that they are soon underneath it...
...we had a lovely lazy afternoon...just floating around the pool...talking about whatever came into our heads...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

...W.I.A.Y. ...at Mom's...

Breakfast - a HUGE vegan biscuit smothered in TVP sausage gravy...around the table filled with family...what could be better...
Lunch - Tomatoes THREE ways...the yellow Romas are from the SDA store...who knew there even were yellow Romas...the green ones are from Mom's garden...perfectly fried...and then a mug of tomato soup with Ritz crackers...'cause that's how I roll...
...Mom's ancient apple tree...started by Daddy from a twig he got from the old homeplace...so it's about as old as Mom's house...but loaded with apples this year...
...so I picked one for a snack...you can almost see a leaf stuck to the side...
...'cause when I brought it in to wash it off...it made a green spot on the apple...
...it didn't affect the taste any though......BEST apples ever...

Snack - Heirloom Apple
Dinner - Tomatoes and cucumbers, corn on the cob, vegan coleslaw, veg baked beans, and a baked potato with BBQ sauce...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

...a visit with Grandma...

...I had such a nice visit with Grandma...we worked the crossword...

...and thanks to Mom for the photos!
...my 101 year old Grandma is so smart...the only ones she really didn't get were the songs...I'm not sure she knows who Mariah Carey is...maybe the Osmonds one from years ago...
...we had such a good time...

~Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

...We are here...

...this is the gorgeous view from my Mom's house...

...I asked her what the knob across the river was called...and she said she'd lived there all these years and didn't know...

...so of course I had to search the interwebs for it...and it's...drumroll please...Mill Knob...go figure...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

...Over the Weekend...

...I had to drop some things off at Goodwill...so...you know what that means...

...the $3.75 haul includes:
...a 25¢ white mug...
...a 50¢ cookie scoop to replace the one Scout broke scooping too stiff dough...
...and a 50¢ white plate...
...three 50¢ wide mouth Mason jars...
...and this old pint milk bottle...
...for $1...

...what have you thrifted lately?...

~Have a lovely day!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

...Dinner and a Movie...

...still loving the fresh blueberries...or bloobs as we call them...
...with some nuts and a totally simple dressing...mango rice vinegar...
...then I made some toast...
...for beans on toast...not a common meal here...but based on hearing 'beans on toast' on BBC TV...it must be common over there...
...we thought it was pretty yummy...

...and the movie...Scout's pick...Ostrov (The Island)...he's practicing his Russian before classes start back this fall...it was subtitled...of course...but he said he could pick up words here and there...

...I thought it was really good...you know me...I love a good story...about some people...

...what movie have you enjoyed lately?...

~Have a lovely day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

...5 Little Things Friday...

1 -

I totally forgot to show y'all Scout's Birthday present...
...it's a treadmill...for him keep in shape...we can use it too...

2 -

still loving veggies on the Foreman Grill....
...and even more now that Maureen told me to use parchment paper...

3 -

seeing this guy on one of the back Church doors...

4 -

a gifted cantaloupe...
...so good...

5 -

I had these golden delicious apples starting to get a little bit soft...I only like crisp apples...
...so I peeled them and cooked them and used my stick blender to make a nice smooth applesauce...and then put it into a muffin tin...in 1/4 cup increments...it makes a nice egg replacement for some things...like banana bread...and some cakes...
...then when it was frozen...I transferred the little cups to a baggie...so I can just grab as many as I need...

...what have you been loving lately?...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

...W.I.A.Y. ...

Breakfast - leftover vegan biscuit toasted with vegan cheese (GoVeggie Vegan) and a pear...and I realize that you can't see the biscuit...recipe here...
Snack - Cinnamon Toast - Coffee with vegan creamer
Lunch - Asian Noodle Soup...it's definitely not soup weather...but I love this soup year round...there isn't really a recipe...just noodles veggies...broth...and Asian spices (onion, ginger, garlic)...
...and the Man made another one of his sourdough breads...you have to keep using that starter up and then feeding it...
...so we've had lots of bread...this one is Pane Milano...which is a salt free sourdough bread...and not our favorite...we just don't like unsalted bread apparently...
Dinner - Fresh Garden Veg...and homemade bread...

...what did you eat yesterday?...

~Have a lovely day!