Saturday, August 17, 2019

...Dinner and a Movie...

...we made kabobs on the grill...reminding me of Our Airman's little friend in North Dakota who called them kabubas by accident and had us all laughing...we almost always call them kabubas now...haha...
...I like to 'par-bake' (word?) my tofu to help it hold together a little bit better on the skewers...
...so delicious...
...with some fresh corn and new potatoes...

...and the movie was La La Land...my pick...and I really enjoyed it...I think the Man hated it at first...but then I think he kinda got into it...it's a really sweet movie...

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

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, August 16, 2019

...Friday Favorites...

...I know I go on and on about all the garden veggies we get gifted each summer...and I really do appreciate all of them...these green beans were so good...they were 'snap' beans our gardener said...as opposed to string beans...they sure were easy to fix...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

...What I Ate Yesterday...as a Vegan...

...breakfast was a blueberry waffle...vegan sausage and coffee...
...the Man and I met for lunch at a small cafe...and they didn't really have any vegan offerings...but they cheerfully subbed all the omelete fixin's in a wrap and a side of toast and a cup of fruit...it was pretty delicious...
...we had some vitamix hummus as an afternoon snack with some boughten pita chips...
...and then dinner was a series of small plates...but none of them were all that small...haha...a salad consisting of just lettuce and an orange...I just love that combo...
...and another medium plate of veg...carrots, tomatoes, and cucumber...
...the beans and the quinoa were both from the freezer...so just a frozen muffin cup of each...
...and then we fashioned these delicious roasted cauliflower tortillas...

...and I was really too stuffed to eat anything else...

...what did you eat yesterday?

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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

...although I can't show you the little present...yet...I can show you how I shipped it...
...after wrapping it all up prettily...I didn't want the ribbon to get squashed in the mail...so I made a little tube/shield/thingy to protect it...hopefully...
...and just positioned it over the ribbon and pressed the top down and taped it up...
...it slid into the envelope easily enough...but I was afraid that it would slide around and pull the ribbon off the top of the package...
...so I just tied it in place with some scrap yarn...and now hopefully it will arrive intact...

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

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, August 12, 2019

...Over the Weekend...

...well...I'm sorry to say...that not much of anything happened over the weekend...

...I got the Shringrix shot...on my doctor's advice...because it's supposed to protect better than the Vostavax that I had gotten before I had shingles the first time...hoping there would be no second time...I opted for the newer immunization...

...and I had just about every side effect the CDC says you can get...it's been pretty horrible...my arm is still swollen black and blue and pretty tender...but all of the other symptoms only lasted for two full days...with a half on each end...so really three...but I woke up feverless and feeling more like myself this morning after actually sleeping through the night...so I'm pretty happy about that...

...the bad thing is that I have to go back in 2 months and have another Shringrix shot...and of course I called the dr about all of my side effects...and he said that the second one is not as bad...and I thought...yeah...you would say that just so I'd come back and have the second shot...because seriously if it's another 3 days like this I might opt to take my chances with the Shingles again...I don't think I was miserable for 6 whole days...haha...but I guess I'll trust that it will be milder the second go around...

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

...Dinner and a Movie...

...I was totally on my own for Dinner and a Movie last night...because the Man is away at a conference...

...so I just made one of my bowls and an asian slaw/salad...that was really good...

...and for the movie...since I was on my own...I chose a movie that I was pretty sure the Man would have absolutely NO interest in watching...Mary Poppins Returns...

...and it was actually better than I expected...you know how you almost hate to watch a sequel or a remake of beloved movie...because you're afraid they'll ruin it...this one, by no means will hold as fond a place in my memory as the original Mary Poppins does...but it was a good family flick...sweet and funny and pretty predictable...

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

~Have a lovely weekend...

Friday, August 09, 2019

...Friday Favorites...

...a walk in the woods...
...we saw and frightened a rather long black snake...
...a striped skink between the two vines on this tree...we also saw a blue tailed skink...but he was too quick for me...and I didn't get a photo...but he reminded me of when we lived in Balsam Grove and I was awakened in the middle of the night by something crawling on my face...of course I screamed and jumped up...waking the Man naturally...and we turned on all the lights and found the little blue tailed skink under the bed...arghhh!
...a huge blue/black dragonfly...
...a huge centipede...and some evidence of fall...already...
...and this fuzzy little guy...probably gal...is a velvet ant...aka...cow-killer ant...I'd never seen one before...but I'll be sure to stay well away from them after reading that article...

~Have a lovely day!