Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Irish Adventure

We returned from our Ireland tour September 19, 2009. The trip was absolutely enjoyable and full of new information for us. I'm going to try to add a picture or two. Maybe later. The tags on the pictures aren't the right ones for Blogger to use.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Grandson Granville

On Friday, January 30, 2009 we watched Grant in his "Music Man" performance as Marcellus.

What a way to end the first month of a new year.

We are enjoying the winter with its amazing variety this season. We've had snow so deep I couldn't get my car up the drive way. Cold so low the fireplace was more than a hearthside statement. We've had days so balmy it tempts one to turn the earth for gardens.

Nevertheless, we temper our urge to overdo and find another book to read or composer to play on the piano.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gnome Lights

This morning the stairs looked like they were guarded by multi-colored gnomes.
Now at evening, the snow continues falling and the temperature is right at freezing. Tomorrow we will stay home until we see an improvement in the roads.

Today I decided to follow Julia Child's recipe for Caesar Salad. It turned out very well and we had nachos as an accompaniment.
I baked two loaves of a spiced pear bread that is moist and flavourful.

We are trying to have a Christmas Season this year and do something special every day as a treat.

Stay cozy!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Weather outside is Snowy--a Treat for Wet Washington

The temperature is a brisk 24 degrees F. The breeze out of the east just lifting the stars and stripes gently. The sun is shining and birds are enjoying the seeds left in the feeding stations protected by our gazebo. The suet is hanging on the cherry tree next to the house for those birds who crave a little fat.

Fire is going in the fireplace to augment the electric heat. The fireplace heater is wood burning and is a closed box with fan for more efficiency. I need to water the houseplants today.

The Christmas tree, a Nobel fir, gets special water that keeps the leaves green and the needles fresh.

Friday, December 5, 2008

December 5, 2008
Well, it's getting colder but nothing like this penguin is experiencing at the South Pole.

We have been enjoying just being home and doing the little tasks of daily living like shopping for groceries, doing the laundry, and straightening up the house.

With just two of us at home it would seem that clutter would be a nonevent but that is not true. I have my projects which seem to have multiple pieces and my husband has his interests which also explode to fill the available space.

Nevertheless, it is all manageable.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saturday in England

Here I am with my husband, at a little fishing village called Lymington.