Archive | August, 2014

Corn #corn

28 Aug

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My husband is making dinner tonight. We are having corn and salad. I asked my husband why he threw the corn husks on our back lawn. I didn’t think any animals would want to eat the husks. He said, “Don’t worry about it. When I mow the lawn the husks will be pulverized.”

Oh, ok!

Now I’m going to:

1. Go outside and pick tomatoes.

2. Iron my clothes for work tomorrow.

3. Make and start drinking a martini.

4. Make salsa from the tomatoes.

5. Make lunch for work tomorrow.

6. Do dishes.

7. Watch the movie Bridesmaids with my son. (Yes, my son is verrrrry cool!)

Here is our delicious corn:

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My Veggie Garden #vegetablegarden

26 Aug
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My garden on July 27, 2014.

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My garden on August 9, 2014.

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We have three bountiful parsley plants.

These tomatoes will be excellent made into tomato sauce.

These tomatoes will be excellent made into tomato sauce.

It's hard to tell how big this orange cherry tomato plant is!

It’s hard to tell how big this orange cherry tomato plant is but I stuck my shoe in the photo for scale.

See how tall our arugula is?

See how tall our arugula is?

Lastly, a yummy salad with spinach, arugula, beet leaves, tomatoes and feta.

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Jalapeno Peppers #jalapenopeppers

24 Aug

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I love my jalapeno peppers that grow in my garden.

Lily #lily

22 Aug
Where did I get this gorgeous color from?

Where did I get this gorgeous color from?

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A lily from my yard.

Proper Encouragement #annpatchett #deathsdoor

14 Aug

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“Was it possible that, in everybody’s lymph system, a nascent novel is knocking around? A few errant cells that, if given the proper encouragement, cigarette and gin, the requisite number of bad affairs, could turn into something serious?”  

Ann Patchett  This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage

On my way home from the store with my friend in the passenger seat.  In case I haven’t made it clear, my favorite alcohol is Death Door’s Gin.  Death’s Door products are made in Wisconsin.

Happy Day!

Gardening Advice From Elizabeth Gilbert’s Sister #GilbertLiz

12 Aug


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“How do you decide what to plant? My sister gave me the best advice ever: Find a nursery you like and go there every week from May through September. Whatever’s in bloom that you like, take home three pots (mostly perennials) and stick it in the yard. Next year you’ll have a garden that has something in bloom every week from May to October.”  

Gardening Advice from Elizabeth Gilbert’s sister

I am SO going to do this next year!!!

Strip Away

10 Aug

“I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me – so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down.  I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.” 

– Georgia O’Keefe, artist


8 Aug

Petrichor:  The smell of earth after rain.

Love Waits Patiently

6 Aug

“Love waits patiently. In the lobby.

I’ll be with you as soon as I can.” 

― Jarod Kintz, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 18-81.

Be Brave Enough #penelopetrunk

4 Aug

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Be brave enough to give up a lot to get what you want.

— Penelope Trunk

Ok, almost there.

Yep, that’s me.

I Slipped Beneath The Surface #annpatchett

2 Aug

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“The absolute truth…I did not forget it.  It worked its way into my brain and then stuck its foot in the door so that other bits of wisdom might follow, while back in present time, I slipped beneath the surface of the water and swam away.”

— Ann Patchett, This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage

p.s.  The illustration was drawn by me when I was 10-years-young.

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