Hey there.. no news is good news they say. Laundry, cooking, and regular things going on. Have a nice Thursday.
P.S. no, That is not Even remotely my Laundry Room. ...isn't it sublime?
Isn't it funny how different people remember the same thing exactly opposite? I recall a house filled with boys playing all the time. Video game. Re arranged the whole house so they could have an arcade in the living room den. .. pizzas. Brownies. .. all- nights.... some /several kids even lived with us at times.
My son remembers all that and constantly says he had a great and cool mom. ..but ...... he was talking the other day about how mad I'd get at him if he ran up to me WITH the kid who wanted to come stay all night..... I had forgotten that entirely. It was hard to say no with two happy faces expecting the best.
I first heard about this blue hour photography from the blog Between Naps on the Porch. Just caught it this morning as I was up doing some other things. Quite magical.
I hope you had a nice weekend. I actually got out of the house for the first time since Valentine's Day. It felt very strange and wondrous... kind of like that first drop of caffeine after you try to give it up a few days. .. And I got to spend time with my son and Mom. ... who could ask for more?
I'm reading a book on Clearing and cleaning and clutter Removal. .. it is mind blowing..I'm not in a position to clear this way but oh, I want to. . I'll add a screen shot of it below.
I also read a new book on aging that really spoke to me. .. . Not that I ever want to stop being me, but being the real me or new me is enchanting. .. Screen shot below.
I'm posting this with an app on my phone so photo position is cumbersome. Now why I'm doing that instead of using something easier and better? I'm blaming the blue hour. ..which is gone by now...
Have a wonderful day.
So, yeah... We've been teased by summer weather, but today is chilly and grey... Typical March fare, but I'm raving mad for summer food... Mainly, big red juicy tomatoes! But other summery treats beckon! I'm starving for this salad. We make it sometimes, but it makes a ton, so it has been a while. I want you to see the original in its full glory! My mother loves recipes with all her heart. She has great collections of beautiful cookbooks and treasured cards in writings of many beloved grammas and aunts. I love the end few pages of Mom's favorite cookbook.... Filled with delicious favorites. This is one, for sure.
20 oz. Bag frozen mixed vegetables
1 c. Chopped celery
1 can red beans, rinsed and drained
Cooked bow tie pasta
Cook vegetables 12 minutes in microwave. Add other ingredients. Cool. Add dressing.
Dressing---- I usually double this for salad because pasta sucks it up. If you don't want pasta, and why wouldn't you? One recipe of dressing might be enough.
1 c. Sugar
2/3 t. Salt
1 c. Vinegar
2 T. Flour
1 t. Yellow mustard
Cook all together in saucepan until thick. Pour over salad. Chill... All these warm ingredients slurp up that yummy dressing.
Enjoying a perfectly refreshing Irish St. Patrick's Day. I have been cleaning the kitchen, blonding my hair, washing the laundry.... Mama ordered a pretty coral Irish sweater from QVC this morning, and I scored some delightful Inis hand lotion.
My son will be here for Irish Paleo stew tonight. My sister/cousin is bringing us Reuben Sandwiches for lunch. I always have loved the Irish traditions, countryside, and people I've met. My almost son, who lived on and off with us for many years, is now married to an Irish treasure and living in Dublin.
Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!
My son teaches computer programming in a local corporation. He calls each session Boot Camp because the training is literally jammed into a short time frame, and it's truly intense. He loves teaching it, and the student target group is toward adults who didn't get a staight shot at success right out of high school and are ready to turn their lives around. How exciting!
I've lit some morning candles, and I'm sipping some hot water and lemon. What miracles that concoction is supposed to work in our lives. We shall see because I have lovely Young Living lemon oil and plenty of hot water. Plus I love, love lemon anything...
Think we are about ready, decorator-wise for the Easter Bunny around here. My room down the four stairs... Not ready for ANYTHING, and I truly need to spend at least a whole day or two down there... Boxes to go through, Halloween, Christmas, old clothes, "treasures"that didn't sell at my shop... Ugh! Someone. I used to hang out with always looked at a room like that and said, "Light a match!" I cannot think who said that!
Well, hope you've enjoyed my early morning peek at my Easter/spring dining room table. I love it at night. My Daybed where I sleep is enchanting in the twinkling lights that end about thirty minutes after I go to bed. All these lovelies are on timers... Magic indeed.
Have a lovely Friday.
Trying to situate things for a little tv service provider switch and upgrade can be frustrating and overwhelming. We are switching to a local provider that may get us more to watch, local news, and higher Internet speed. I bought a bit of much needed, improved equipment, as well..
Naturally, lots of things to move, ship receivers back, and shove furniture around. It's fun though to be in the driver's seat of change... a month ago we were in turmoil because of bathroom drain troubles, and it was half the work but seemed worse because we were being dragged through it by uncontrollable circumstances.
Going through illnesses and change. .. all dragging incidents. .. I believe life to be a constant state of change, and the happy one is the woman who sparks a bit of wonder, mystery, and change herself. .. and can roll a bit with some of the unforeseen.
I'm not a fan of change, but I understand it is here to stay..when things are bad, change is excellent.
In taking a small break before heading downstairs. Switching the TV in my room to the west wall and opening up an east window... Hello, Moon ....