Friday, August 7, 2020

Blog Break

Just a quick note to let you know I'll be away from the blog for a few days.  See you next week.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Farm Life

Spent the morning out at Sleeping Cougar Acres.  Hope to see you here tomorrow for a slightly delayed Throwback Thursday.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Writers Writing about Writing

There never seems to be enough time in my day for writing, so when I do manage to carve out a few minutes, I'd rather write than read about writing.

Lately, though, thanks to Firefly Creative Writing, I'm writing regularly. Their Morning Coffee Sessions mean I'm up with a pen in my hand three days a week.  I've enjoyed my scribbling so much that I decided to take the plunge and sign up for one of Firefly's beginner workshops.  Now that I'm more confident in my commitment to write, I feel like there might be room to read about writing.

Natalie Goldberg and Anne Lamott are names that come up again and again.  Both have books about writing, so I splurged and placed an order with my local bookshop.  The books arrived last week.  Neither book has opened yet, but I'm already enjoying them.  There should be a word that sums up the delightful anticipation of opening a brand-new book.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

White Heart

Delicate flowers growing up through a thorny barberry bush to create a heart for passersby.  I'm sure that must be a metaphor for something.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Marvellous Marvin Monday

My sister chose this photo for today's Marvellous Marvin Monday:

She thinks Marvin is saying:

"Hey! Hey, you there! Hey you, up here on MY deck! Who do you think you are? Just who do you think you are sitting there, looking at me, looking at you, looking at me!!! SHOO!!!"


That sums up Marvin's attitude toward visitors in his yard quite accurately.

If this isn't enough Marvin for you, you can follow him on Instagram.  He's @marvinmeowmeow.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Meal Plan - August 2 - 8

It's BC Day Long Weekend.  I don't actually know what we are celebrating, but an extra day off is always appreciated.  

Simple meals again this week.  Lots of salads.  A few mystery meals.  L at Sleeping Cougar Acres has invited me out to "shop" in her garden.  I don't know what I'll be bringing home, so a few meals are up-in-the-air until after my visit.

This week's recipes:

Tuna Melt: This will be the first recipe I try from The Tinned Fish Cookbook.  I pre-ordered it from our local bookstore months ago.  It arrived just in time to go back to work, so I haven't spent a lot of time with it.  Tuna melt seems like a good place to start, though I won't be making the home-made ketchup to go with it.  

Cauliflower Salad: I'm using this recipe, though I will likely substitute green onion for the pickled red onion.  And no, it's not because of the recent salmonella outbreak.  It's because I have green onions that need to be used up.

Pasta with Butternut Squash Pesto: There are still a couple of jars of squash pesto left in my freezer from last fall.  Time to use it up before this year's squash are ready.

Chili Dogs:  I was able to freeze two small jars of chili after last Sunday's meal.  Just enough for chili dogs!  Veggies will depend on what follows me home from Sleeping Cougar Acres.

??:  This meal will also depend on the what's in season out at Sleeping Cougar Acres.  

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Throwback Friday

Throwing back to July 31, 2016, because I don't have anything nearly as spectacular as this sunset to share today.

Have a great weekend all.