Saturday, May 23, 2015
Joining in with my friend Annie, who shared some happenings in her own life earlier this week (including the birth of her first grandchild!). Lately, I am...
Perfecting my quiche technique. I am seriously getting good at this. My last one had asparagus, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. It was delicious.
Sipping elderflower cordial for the first time ever. We bought a bottle of syrup concentrate at IKEA in Phoenix this winter. We're mixing it with mineral water.
Beaming with pride over my two children who have done a wonderful job in their recitals and class plays. As of yesterday at noon, we are on summer break!
Beginning to recover from the past month of endless commitments. I could sleep for a week.
Feeling more confident about the LB's medical stuff, especially a new medicine that required a huge hassle with the pharmacy and insurance coverage, but it's okay now. Phew.
Listening constantly to a new Pandora station I made just for a cappella music. Oh, it's awesome. The mash-ups are my favorite. This station reminds me of college; we had several a cappella groups and I never missed a performance. I used to try to get up the guts to try out for one of the female groups. I would make it as far as the music library to borrow sheet music for my audition before chickening out, like, six separate times. Wimp.
Celebrating our wedding anniversary this long holiday weekend. Our marriage is a teenager! How the heck did that happen?
Needing a haircut. You know Meatloaf, the singer? I think that I look like he did in the 70's when my hair gets too long and scraggly.
Picking tiny, super-sweet and flavorful strawberries from our small patch in the backyard. I noticed that one area of plants was covered over with dirt when the small Bears dug their giant hole last fall. I think I'll try to put in a few new plants next spring. I need more strawberries!
Marveling at my still-living potted basil plant. We're past a month already! I've never had basil survive this long.
Devouring books at an impressive rate. I'm not watching as much TV lately. I noticed that I was letting myself zone out too much at night. I feel a lot sharper with less TV and more books.
Wondering what kind of summer we're going to have; May has been remarkably cool and wet. I hope this is a good monsoon year. How I love my rain and thunderstorms.
Looking forward to an anniversary dinner out, sans children!
Finding myself unexpectedly entranced by hairstyle tutorial videos on YouTube. I went looking for donut-bun tutorials for the GB's ballet recital and got sucked in. They're fascinating.
Planning summer craft projects for myself and the small Bears. I have several crochet and sewing ideas for myself; we'll see how many I can get through.
Making a list of things we'd like to do in Denver next month on vacation. Would it surprise you to know that a trip to IKEA is one of my contributions?
Starting to make a Father's Day gift for the Bear; I fear I may have left it too late.
Rejoicing because I finally found some comfortable black semi-dressy summer sandals to wear with skirts, dresses and capri pants. I have so much trouble finding good shoes for myself and it doesn't help that I'm a skinflint, but the $5-flip-flops-with-everything look just wasn't working for me anymore.
Signing off...and hoping you're having a lovely weekend!