Saturday, April 15, 2017
Outstanding Week...and Easter!
Mostly grays. my favorite. The yellows are starting though...and with all the rain they are ginormous!
Fixed them sautéed, and battered, and in sauces, and even to top pizza.
And a Wednesday Mall-Ratting in Terre Haute with Loretta...and brunch at Cracker Barrel (where I found these Island Dishes)
Also a Lilac Bouquet
And a perfectly lovely day with John (...my old friend and almost bank robber buddy from back in the day...we were nearly notorious..) a long drive through the countryside and catch up/chat...Greek (Saganaki...Tiropita...Avegolemano Soup...Spiced Lamb with Tzaziki Sauce...and Bakalava) A special Early Birthday treat for me...and expanding his culinary experiences at the same time...having never tried Greek before!
Oh, and THIS
Quite possibly some of the BEST chocolate I have ever tried
A Thursday Visit with Pizza...James and Hannah, and a Drive-by Grand-Puppying with Chris. Bennie LOVES pepperoni, by-the-way! Got to spoil the grand-puppy, too!
Yeah, I'm feeling very spoiled today!
And 57 is still 9 days away...
A great week despite the news. And is there ANYONE who doesn't open their newsfeed without saying
Oh Dear Christ...WHAT have they DONE now?
85 days into his Presidency, Trump, who has bombed Syria and Afghanistan.
"What does THIS button do?"
And how the hell do you launch 54 Tomahawk Missiles into an Airfield and it remain OPERATIONAL???? Seriously!
Also managing to piss off China, North Korea and Russia.
United Airlines who has pretty much bombed their own business and profits.
and spawned a number of hashtag sites on Twitter..the best being #BoycottUnitedAirlines with some of the best mottos around.
Loved the new statue that Greenpeace delivered to Coca-Cola as a commentary on their use of disposable plastics. A brilliant piece showing a family on picnic at a beach with a seagull nearby regurgitating a pile of plastic.
Looking forward to Easter tomorrow with James,Nicole and The Grands. Although with the rain it might be snorkeling for Easter Eggs.
And Aiden caught his first ever FISH this week!
Chuck and Shirley celebrating his (Chuck's) 76th birthday in Key West for the next 3 days!
Tina and Chris off to Comic Con today!
Where they can meet Val Kilmer and Nichelle Nichols (among others)
(...a bit of background...Bill grew up smitten by Nichelle Nichols but never was able to meet her...)
a while ago I got a quick e-mail from Chris saying I got you something." with this picture.
Autographed to Bill.
Going to mat and frame it with a nice photo of Bill set into it!
I will be catching up with Lennon on Easter.
Shelby has settled in and taken over the house. And given John her "Houseguest Seal of Approval" after a long head-and-ear scratching session.
Tucker is improving daily. Eating more now, and I am making him cheese sauces and a dish of heavy cream to try and get his weight back on. He lost so much weight while sick.
I have a new antibiotic ophthalmic gel that he hates...but seems to be improving his eyes (that were both infected when the abscess opened) .
It has been a long long three and a half months...but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
And he made it.
Back to purring and eating and running the household.
That is what is important!
I am practicing a lot with my wheelchair. May need to set up a concourse with soccer cones...lol My nickname is CRASH..I think. My steering still leaves a lot to be desired.
On the bright side it makes life a lot easier!
Wishing Everyone a Happy Easter.
I LOVE the Deadpool Egg!
Caught up with Lennon who was having a very Italian (DeVenuto) Easter Dinner of Home-made Lasagne! But, much like Chris and Tina, had to work later that evening.
Also James hunted THESE...much better than Easter Eggs to accompany Easter Dinner
The yellows are getting huge already.
And showed me a new way to fix them I had never tried.
Quite delicious, I might add.
Sliced into quarters lengthwise...not battered...but fried in hot olive oil very quickly until crisp then sprinkled with seasoned salt.
Kind of like Morel Chips.
Nicole outdid herself with a HUGE ham, green bean casserole,mashed potatoes, and corn. It was all fabulous!
We even got to play in the gardens a little.
The Grands had a ball! Chocolate, hidden eggs, meeting Emma's not-my-boyfriend...er...boyfriend...lol
And a colorful Glow Stick Easter Hunt!