sharing bits and pieces of thoughts..
and so, the hubs has been away this week at the corporate offices in memphis. as such, evelyn the precious pooch and i have been having some girl time. i kid around that the hubs is searching for elvis. get it? memphis ::: elvis. then someone tells me that elvis was spotted a couple miles from our house. fine time to tell me, lucille, after the hubs flew 2,117 miles away. sigh.
last week i made that 'unstructured cabbage roll casserole.' oh for pity sake what a terrible recipe. gag-worthy. i was hopeful but even the hubs - after tasting a spoonful - refused to have it on his plate. the man who will eat most anything, would not eat this. i threw it out.
this week i tried another recipe.. scalloped cauliflower. oh yech! another loser set of ingredients wasting time and $$. i threw it out.
painting baseboards was on my focus list this week. finished the hallway and half the foyer. next week i'll finish the foyer and move on to the kitchen. they look so much better with a fresh coat of devonshire cream white paint. no more ghetto style base boards.
last weekend that man and i bought a new mattress set. our last set was purchased about 15 years ago and was no longer fit for sleeping. the first night on the new mattress i remember nothing .. NOTHING .. after my head hit the pillow. that's a good thing because as a rule i don't sleep well. haven't slept well in literally years. as you well know if you've read my blog any amount of time.
dinner tonight? roasted carrots. crescent rolls. the hubs flies in late tonight so i didn't have to prepare a full meal. i have tri-colored carrots in the fridge so got six out.. 2 orange, 2 white, 2 burgundy. the burgundy carrots are yellow on the inside. gorgeousness.
400 degree oven. clean carrots (don't peel), slice long ways then width ways. lipped cookie sheet with a piece of parchment. toss the carrots with a bit of olive oil, fresh cracked pepper, kosher salt, dried parsley. bake for about 15-20 minutes. perfection. easy peasy deliciousness.
it's just past 6pm and i'm having a cup of liquid life. if i need to be awake to drive to the airport to pick up my dearest darling, then liquid life is required.
i took frozen beef bones out of the freezer the other day, threw them in my crock pot, covered them with water, pepper, salt, and about 4-5 whole garlic cloves (skin and all). it began doing it's thing at 8pm and i turned it off the next morning at 9am. the aroma? intoxicating. now the stock is in the freezer and i'll most likely make some rich beef veggie soup on saturday. roasted veggies, diced potato, saved and frozen beef. a touch of dark red wine as i saute veggies and beef before adding to the soup stock. i have a feeling the hubs will enjoy the meal.. especially after eating restaurant food all week. after a week of restaurant food he may even try that cabbage roll casserole again and go back for seconds. or not. yes. for sure not. it was nasty.
frost on the roof tops in the early morn as of late. have you any idea how happy this makes me?
bought Christmas cards while on a quick outing to HomeGoods. darling little cards .. very understated. i began addressing them this afternoon though they won't be sent until just after Thanksgiving.
i'm studying the book of Joshua .. and thinking how we are to be living fully in the days God has us for His greater purpose, listening to His leading and acting upon it with certainty, not squandering the glory days i'm to experience now!!
and longing to go camping again ..
sometime hopefully fairly soon.
it's like an itch that needs to be scratched.
God brings particular people who read my
blog to mind and i pray. may His presence
be sought and His name honored in all things.
bless each of you sweetly,
p.s. pictures from pinterest...