Friday, June 27, 2008

Ringo Rules!!!

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band!

Local readers who enjoy pickles and beans should check out this link.
Thanks to my friend Laura who told me about this!
We had a great time- Ringo looks and sounds fabulous.
His band included- Billy Squier and Colin Hay (lead singer from Men at Work)- who I really enjoyed- and Edgar Winter who really impressed Tim and the boys.
Ringo's 69th birthday is coming up and he wants us all to celebrate with him- link.
Peace and Love!

Our lawn seats- we only sat in them for a couple of songs before the rains came and we fled to the covered area. L to R- My Dad, his wife Linda, Griffin, Riley, Tim

Zinnia Pictures

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Brown Betty, Buckle, Crumble or Grunt


Whatever you call it- I made one today. Blueberry and Peach.
Local folks- blueberries on sale this week at ShopRite- $1.29 a pint!

I'm not one to measure or follow a recipe but here's the basics-

Two pints Blueberries
Four Peaches

Bisquik (I'm out of flour)
Brown Sugar
Softened Butter

Bake at 350* for about 40 mins.
Serve warm with ice cream.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I picked the squirrel........


Completely Random Wednesday-

We were having a little debate in the car a few days ago- Who would win in a fight between Grape Ape and Magilla Gorilla? John's response- Hong Kong Phooey could kick both their butts.

From someone's blog.......

The Banana Test

There is a very, very tall coconut tree and there are 4 animals:

a Lion

a Chimpanzee

a Giraffe

and a Squirrel who pass by.

They decide to compete to see who is the fastest to get a banana off the tree.
Who do you guess will win?
Your answer will reflect your personality.
So think carefully . . .. Try and answer within 30 seconds
Got your answer?

Now scroll down to see the analysis.If your answer is:
Lion = you're dull.

Chimpanzee = you're a moron.

Giraffe = you're a complete idiot.

Squirrel = you're just hopelessly stupid.

Keep going...
A COCONUT TREE DOESN'T HAVE BANANAS. Obviously you're stressed and overworked. You should take some time off and relax!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hanging with the Flip Skate team!!!

From yesterday- Zumiez Couch Tour

We got autographs and photos with Bob Burnquist!

Happy Solstice

We all had a lovely Solstice on Saturday. Tim took Griffin and Riley to an archery event. I went to a garage sale, bought some flowers for my new planters, had my sister JoAnne over for scrapbooking, took some more flower pics and went to a Goddess only Solstice party at a friends house.
Love my new boots purchased at the garage sale (too bad my sister JoAnne is so jealous of them that she had to pretend to hate them)

Scrapbook layout of lunch in France- crepes from a stand near the Eiffel Tower.

Flower picture (for a change)

Solstice Cupcakes- my contribution to the party.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Recipe recomendation and more flower pics

From yesterday's episode of Thirty Minute Meals with Rachel Ray

Honey Nut Chicken
BBQ Succotash

Both very recommended- I didn't exactly follow the recipes (natch)
and it did take me longer than 30 minutes but I'll be making
this again!

After dinner- a bike ride with Riley (yes I spoke to him about wearing his helmet). I stopped to take pictures of the pretty (cactus or succulent?) flowers that are growing down the street from our house. I'll be putting more pics on flickr.

Crafting with Barbara

Today my sister Barbara came over with her kids and while the cousins went in the pool and played guitar together, we got to crafting. Barbara brought a bunch of planters that she found by the side of the road and some shells, beads and sea glass. I supplied the glue guns and chocolate covered strawberries (both equally essential to crafting imho).

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What Heaven smells like.......


Pool Pals

It is a very good friend who invites you to her pool AND lets you bring three loads of laundry to put in her dryer. Thanks Aimee!

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Week in Review

  • Got tickets to see Ringo Star in concert!!! A real Beatle!
  • Hosted my Dad and his wife, Linda at a dinner here.
  • Made plans to have a garage sale-then canceled it.
  • Went to a couple garage sales with my Mom.
  • Finally replaced broken dishwasher, clothes dryer promptly broke.
  • Homeschooling 4H field trip (photos above)
  • Went out to dinner with Tim's family for Father's Day.
  • Visited with my Dad on Father's Day.
  • Took pics of Linda's garden, made new flickr set.
  • And best for last- TIM PASSED HIS TEST!!!

Buggy Love in Linda's garden.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One word Meme

A little one word (I cheated a bit) meme that I saw over at Lesley's The Patron Saint of Smartmouths blog-
*I am aware there is no #2- I didn't delete it - the meme came that way.*

1. Where is your cell phone? purse,uncharged
3. Your hair? ponytail
4. Your mother? herhouse
5. Your father?hishouse
6. Your favorite thing? imagination
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your favorite drink? icewater
9. Your dream/goal? workingartist
10.The room you’re in? office
11. Missing? nothing
12. Your fear? GasPrices
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? RightHere
14. Where were you last night? TookaWalk
15. What you’re not? Sleepy
16. Muffins? yesplease
17. One of your wish list items? nikoncamera
18. Where you grew up? Jersey
19. The last thing you did? gotMilkAt7-11
20. What are you wearing? bathingsuit/shorts/tee
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? Rupert,sortof
23. Your computer? IDK
24. Your life? PrettyGood
25. Your mood? overheated
26. Missing someone? AuntPat
27 Your car? driveway
28. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
29. Favorite Store? ChurchRummageSales
30. Your summer? SoFarSoGood
31. Like someone? Yup
32. Your favorite color? SoMany
33. When is the last time you laughed? Tonite'sOfficeRerun
34. Last time you cried? Aweekago?
35. Who will/would re-post? AnyoneWhoWantsToo

Re- #22 Rupert the cat. He came with the house. He lives under our pool deck. The first day when we met him Tim said "Don't you feed that cat" now 8 years later,Tim lugs home 20 pound bags of cat food every month. Technically, he's the neighbors cat- but he doesn't get along with their dogs and never goes in their house. They do take him for shots and to the vets though. For a basically feral cat, Rupert has the greatest personality. He meows at our door for food- follows us when we work around the yard- loves to be petted. We would love to let him in our house but we are very allergic and Riley gets asthma. That's the story of Rupert.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Tim!

Birthday dessert in the screen porch.

Sugar-Free Cheesecake with berries

I don't like the boys to have splenda so I made lemon cupcakes for them.

But the cat had the cheesecake.