Tuesday, May 29, 2018

AAM Tuesday: Project Life Week 18

Yep, I missed Monday, not because it was a holiday, but because it was damp and miserable. I'm sure I did stuff but who knows? I did watch some movies but this chilly damp makes my mind moldy. Or so I think.

April turned into May and the sun came out. So here's week 18 - somehow it seems like the rain has been ever-present for a long time. Sort of like my early days in England. Week 18 DID have some sunny and HOT days too though. I regretted not having sunblock on.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

AAM Tuesday: Project Life Week 17

Well Monday came and Monday went and I have to say I have been a bit groggy the past couple of days with 'pollen and rain' brain. Fortunately, this is not a life threatening condition but one that makes me less than alert. It was a day of going for energy work, finding out that my dying friend died on Sunday and what seemed like a never ending manicure and pedicure. I like the results but oh the process takes SO SO long. Like 90 minutes? But it gave me time to read through two magazines - just beauty fluff which is a nice way to pass the time, especially when thinking of a long time friend who was a big part of my life 30 years ago. You will stay in my heart Dan!

In any case, here's week 17. My life goes on no matter what. And yeah, that's a lot of pink cause that double cherry blossom tree out front just screams pink!

Monday, May 14, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 16

Week sixteen started out as a chilly rainy Sunday but one that was fun. The rest of my week involved time at the Washington Retreat Center with a lot of interesting people. It was also a good break away from home and the internet. That tends to lead to a lot of peaceful time and great sleep.

Despite some days of heavy clouds, the spring flowers were coming into their own and I was inspired to finish up my week with a visit to the Franciscan Monastery and enjoy their lovely gardens. A stop at Megamart on the way home let me fill my refrigerator for more cooking!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tasty Tuesday - A Surprise Inside

A week or so ago, we went to a fundraiser for Washington Jesuit Academy in DC at the Dock 5 of Union Market. It involved lots of food samples. For the prior year, the food was more cocktail party fare, lots of interesting small bits of well presented food, food that you might not make at home plus craft beers and wine.

This year, I felt the food was geared more to ~30 year old males who love beer. Lots of food that was heavier on the meat/carbs to absorb that beer. Sliders, barbecue, and a gigantic sub that was cut into slices. No wine, just bottled water as the other beverage.  My husband enjoyed the food more this year but I would have liked something a bit healthier. Just a bit.

One stand had really good little sandwich sliders and while the brisket was the hit of the evening, I liked the ham, cheese, candied pineapple and really delish bacon. The rolls were also really tasty, meaning they HAD a taste as opposed to bread that just held the filling together. But what caught my eye was a small selection of rounded bread rolls.

My ham was in the center, but the round 'plain' rolls that I had were far from plain as the one I started with shows. The were hollow Kolaches filled with spinach and onion or in the case of the one on the left, filled with jalapeño and cheddar. My husband ate that one and said it wasn't spicy enough. He always says that.

Later, we moved on to the desserts. But that's for another day.

Monday, May 7, 2018

AAM Monday: Project Life Week 15

There were signs of spring with the chives on their way back and the installation of the a/c units before the Maryland heat hits us. Plus I had some of the endless clearing up.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Just Imagine This, Nutella!

Now I understand that there really are people who don't care for chocolate. I believe them but I don't understand that. I found this image on Instagram and thought this was a new idea! Peanuts and chocolate, kind of like Nutella but Reese's Pieces style. In any case, I prefer my chocolate plain and in solid form unless I'm getting a Cioccolata Calda, an Italian hot chocolate that you mostly eat with a spoon.  But if you fancy some chocolate and peanut butter in a spread or maybe a powder (I can't tell) check this out.

btw, ShopAtGood is in Boston or check it on Instagram.

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