Well for those of you who think I have dropped off the face of the earth, I haven’t’! Just a crazy busy life going on here.
I have been taking photographs and crafting. I just have not had (or made) the time to blog. I’ll try to catch you up by photos a nd perhaps blog more in the New Year.
Here we go…
Sometime prior to my husbands second surgery, “C” made Chicken-Kale burgers. Surprised me! I like them.
I made lotion. I ran short on the oil so it was thicker than I would like it to be but I just wet my hands prior to use and it spreads and rubs in easily.
Mother’s Day gift
One of the very few garden photographs I took.
My parents along with my oldest sister and her husband came to help out. They weed-wacked, weeded, picked strawberries, and helped me get the pool back in shape. Daddy also helped me re-do some plumbing on the pool which had been originally put together wrong. Hence the need to get the pool “back in shape”. Mom recreated a sandwich she had in Palo Alto around the first of the year.
Fresh sliced mushrooms. She sautéed in butter.
A very nice sourdough baguette sliced down the middle.
Fresh mozzarella, sliced.
Sliced omatoes. Fresh from the garden.
Spread garlic-basil butter on baguette. Layer mushrooms, tomato, and mozzarella. Then we broiled it for a few minutes.
Sprinkled on some chopped basil and drizzled the top with balsamic reduction.
Slice into individual size servings and voila! Delish!
August through October 2012
The beginning of my spaghetti sauce. This batch was so large I cooked it for ten days during which time an earthquake hit and splash the sauce onto my kitchen floor! What a mess.
Peyton’s first birthday,
This year’s favorite grape juice ~ French Columbard. Such a pretty pink color from a white grape. Who knew? The darker one on the left is still hot. It became a light pink as it cooled.
This years Christmas card. Only sent a few.
I made hand warmers as gifts for family, friends, and coworkers. I stumbled across the idea on Pinterest. A bit of fleece, 1/2 cup of rice for each, and a ribbon to make a pretty bow.
I made a “themed” wreath for work. If you look closely there is a walker, crutch, cane, wound care items, pain level chart, Bosu, Tens unit, Ab balls, compression stocking material, and resistance bands. Don’t look too closely; I was on a rushed time frame.
Swabs & skin prep for wound care.
A “Tens” unit.
A crutch and a cane.
The bow is made of compression stocking, the ribbon is resistance bands of different tensions.
I’m glad to have a new year to look forward to! Merry everything, happy always to all of you.