Saturday, August 14, 2010

An Evening with Friends

It's sad that we have friends only an hour away that we see only about once a year. But with both of them working full time, and raising two young boys, their schedules are jam-packed. But tonight was one of those yearly events. We went to their house, where we grilled out, sat in the spa, and swam in the pool all evening. We had a great time!

We also got to meet the newest addition to their family--Henry. Henry is the cutest dang thing ever! Even if he does still pee on the floor and chew up the coffee table. Who could resist that face? It's the Power of Cute.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One of the many joys of homeownership...

It seems there is always something wanting to suck your money away when you own a home. This time, its gutters. The gutters are over 20 years old, they are always clogged with leaves, and have pulled away from the house in places. Time to replace them...

Friday, August 06, 2010

Diet Snacks...

Yeah, this is what I get for a snack. If I ever see another strawberry again, it will be too soon.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thank you, Facebook!

Thank you, Facebook. Once again, you have made it possible to re-connect with an old friend. On December 9, 2008, I found my high school friend Julie on Facebook. We messaged each other and got 'caught up' with each others lives. She lives on the west coast, near Seattle, and doesn't come back here to Nashville very often. But she arrived here yesterday for a family wedding this weekend! We made plans to meet for lunch, and had a great time remembering different people, catching up on where they are and what they're doing, and talking about our lives now. It was so great to see her! I hope to go out to Seattle again someday soon, and see her and meet her family.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Red Snapper & Fresh Veggies

Tonight's meal consisted of Red Snapper, grilled on my counter-top grill, with fresh organic baby spinach, sauteed in Riesling vinegar with salt, pepper, and garlic. Kelly also had asparagus, tomatoes, celery, scallions and cilantro.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Trying to stay cool...

It's hotter than hell outside, and the cats still prefer to stay out rather than come in. But they are looking for shady places to rest from the heat...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Diet Food

Kelly has been really great about what we eat while I am on this super-strict diet. He eats close to what I eat, but maybe a little larger portion or a slightly different vegetable. I can't stand asparagus, but he likes it. He also loves cilantro, which tastes like soap to me.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Acai Berry Tea

Well, I started a really strict diet three days ago. I've had to give up all my soft drinks and juice. All I can have is water, coffee, and tea--with no sugar. Of course, I hate coffee and tea. But I thought I would try some of the fruit-flavored teas, over ice, with some stevia to sweeten. This is Acai Berry tea. And you know what? It's gross. I still hate tea. Back to plain old water it is.

Friday, July 16, 2010


We've had a lot of butterflies this summer. Today, there were several clustered together on the Cone Flowers.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


It's so hot outside that I have resorted to photographing things through my front door, lol.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Homemade Pizza

Kelly makes the best homemade pizza dough! We topped it with Pizza sauce, mozzarella, Parmesan, and fresh basil from the garden. YUM!

Saturday, July 03, 2010


With all the flowers blooming, we have lots of butterflies in our yard. Mostly these dark ones. I don't know anything about butterflies, so I had to do some research to identify it. It appears to be a male Pipevine Swallowtail, based on what I could find on-line to identify it. I love watching them flit and flutter from one flower to another. Ha-ha, I made a rhyme!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Vintage Flowers

I just got some great new vintage actions and textures from Flora Bella, and had to play with them right away. So I went out to the front garden and photographed some of the flowers. Here's the results--I love them!