Friday, August 18, 2017

The Week's End...

This week was kind of enlightening for me.

I realized that even though my hair is still very much sort of "not there"...I can walk around my house without a hat on. I actually brushed my hair the other day because it was sticking up in the back. That was such a cool feeling. On Wednesday we had errands that involved 4 stores. I went inside all of them. But...when we got home I was exhausted...I had to climb into bed and rest. And my greatest success...26 minutes of hard walking on my treadmill!

And...lovely Lucy Grace is holding her own! It's a day at a time but that's ok! She loves these soft soft baby blankets in her bed.

And the impish Roxie Blue...we call her our Tiny Dancer...is more relaxed and calm because "her Lucy" is ok. Did you know that cats grieve? They say Tonks like mine behave like perpetual 2 year olds. Look at that face.

Apples!

Aren't you hungry for a good crisp one right now? These are from a market near us called Wolf's Apple House. We are going to get these Early Crispins tomorrow.

Books...

Loved this one...absolutely loved it. It had bits and bobs of everything in it...Evelyn Hugo compromised herself a lot for stardom.

Reading and toying with reading one or two of these next...but who knows?

 

So...that was my week...we are prepared for more rain and heavy storms today so the four of us are staying in armed with books and hopefully electricity for TV and iPads.

This is dinner...I still love Molly Gilbert's Sheet Pan Suppers.

Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!

Hugs,

Patty

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rainy Days!

Our summer has been so weird...we have had way too many wet and dreary days! We bought a beautiful black and white striped rug for the deck at the beginning of the summer and it has spent most of its outdoor life wet! The sectional cushions have spent their summer in bins...so sad! Our rug looks awesome with our green deck pillows...I stare at it from our sunroom...sigh!

Books...

Reading and loving this...I mean it is really yummy! And there really are 7 husbands. And one not husband.

Can't move because of this...

I actually bought jeans with holes. Actually jean leggings...Hue...very comfy!

Very holey!

 

I made Zucchini Parmesan...I used Jennie's recipe from In Jennie's Kitchen. It's pretty much sauce, cheese and zucchini. Sliced and baked...I used every cheese I had and it was so amazing...thank you Jennie! Photos are Jennie's!

 

Have a great day!

Hugs,

Patty

 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday's Special Book...

I was asked to read a rather unusual book...for me...anyway.

It's this one...

 

It's a sweetly sad book written by Elisabeth Voltz about her life growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania. It's a beautiful book but as you can imagine...it's incredibly sad. I didn't actually think I could read it but once I started I was able to. And...the sadness wasn't as sad I thought it would be. It was sad but I could bear it.

It was as though I was reading lots of individual stories.

Small Boxes is the first chapter and tells how smaller animals were buried...in shoe boxes lined with fabric or pages from wallpaper books.

 

The back of the book best described Wolf Creek to me.

 

Other books in the mail...

the first three from Amazon Vine...the last one I think from the publisher...

Do you ever think you have way too many books?

 

Hugs...

Patty

 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Week's End...

Yesterday was such a wondrously normal day. My baseball cap is my new armor! While wearing it I feel normal, strong, healthy! There is even a bit of wavy dark hair that peeks out of the back. I am almost brave enough to not wear a hat in the house in front of Den and the kitties...almost! I am so tired of hats 24/7. I truly am.

Books!

Still lost in my worlds of fantasy this week...I love both of these books...

 

Perhaps this one will be next...

This felt like such an ordinary week...lots of walks, lots of books, lots of cooking, lots of kitties...lots of TV...but I love TV!

We did take a drive to find a trail walk/bike path that was supposed to be only 13 miles away...we thought it could possibly be a reason to get bikes and give us a new place to walk but the traffic was so annoying that it quickly vanished from our thoughts...it's so frustrating to have to drive somewhere to walk or bike!

Off to watch Sharknado...OMG...it is too ridiculous.

See you Monday!

Hugs,

Patty

 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Life, Books, And Dinner!

The weather here has been awesome. I have been walking my block daily. It might sound easy but it's one of those streets that goes up and down and by the time I get back to my house...I am exhausted. I continue to forget to wear my Fitbit so I have no clue how many steps I am taking BUT I know I need to start to walk it twice. I know it's just my street but it's sort of spiritual for me. I know I mentioned that I now love walking outside. Pretty soon...reasonably soon...we will find this trail that has people around here excited...my exile is most def coming to an end!

I can now wear baseball caps and not look ridiculous. So now I am wearing them everywhere. And my hair is really growing in but weirdly...curly wavy spiky black gray...but GROWING!

Books...reading these...both incredibly intense fantasies. I am in the mood for fantasy!

A fantasy Of Witches and Fae and Humans and Boys with Witch Blood.
A fantasy of a librarian...Irene...and a really yummy handsome partner...Kai...who can turn into a dragon. Irene the librarian has a crush on him!

Just got this but I want to read it now!

Who doesn't love a good scandal?

Food!

A French Onion Frittata.

Italian Chicken Salad.

Chicken and Zucchini.

Goat cheese and bacon vinaigrette open sammies with local tomatoes. I think I am making these for lunch.

I think that these are all from The Kitchn...

Kitties...

Sometimes they need each other.

Hugs,

Patty