Monday, March 30, 2009

i've had my fish now for about two months ... and he's still swimming ....

my betta

this was fun and quick with my photo software. now, if i remembered what i did ... !

Monday, March 23, 2009

new lights for springtime

when the weather gets warmer, i love having the kitchen door open. the porch just outside that door has been in a disarray for quite some time, so i have slowly been cleaning it up and making it pretty. i still have a pile of dead potted plants to deal with, but i will soon enough on a really warm day.

i finally took down my christmas lights this past weekend, and replaced them with my sunflower lights. but, after a couple days of sunflower lights, i grew tired of them (i've had them for years).

i got some "fresh" lights at target. they were on sale and i had a gift card. i got two strings of lights (they're really short!).

Saturday, March 14, 2009

ummm ... the kitchen smells so good!

it's one of those days when i could finally cook for myself ... without considering whether or not someone liked garlic or onions, spice or bland, etc ....

last night, i was reading through my cookbooks and picked a couple of recipes. one, for a cauliflower soup, will have to wait for tomorrow (i misread its cooktime). but the other, braised herbed turkey legs is in the crock right now!

braised turkey legs

there are 6 legs in the crock ... which spells leftovers. i am a huge fan of reheating vs. cooking.

when in the kitchen, i don't notice the aroma so much until i leave and return. and then, the smell knocks me down. sigh. so good!

dinner is at 7pm sharp. don't come knocking.

Monday, March 02, 2009

flocked trees

looking up

across the creek



... such a pretty day after a really crappy day/night! the power was out for only 4 hours. i was snug in bed with my 0* bag, reading with a wee book light. and then, in the morning, all the clouds were gone with this amazing display.