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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our four Labrador Retrievers.
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Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
With three adults living in the house, it is fun to take turns cooking. This dinner was prepared by our daughter, Catherine.
The baked salmon is served with a sour cream based sauce. The tomatoes with cheese and steamed broccoli completed a very tasty meal.
Thank you, Catherine!
Sunday, October 29, 2017
This week's road trip provided the opportunity for a few hours of uninterrupted crochet.
I was working on a hat that will be available in our on-line shop when finished.
My knit and crochet projects sure make the trips go fast.
All the best,
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Our friends suggested a fabulous Italian restaurant in suburban Louisville.
...I just wish I had taken off that giant sweater before the picture! *sigh*
Friday, October 27, 2017
We took a road trip South this week. As we drove through downtown Cincinnati we saw the orange barrels are still in full bloom. They magically appear every Spring and are in bloom until the snow arrives.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
We had a birthday this month that provided another HUGE birthday cake for our consumption. This is Catherine's birthday cake and the critter on top is just so cute I had to share it.
The cake is cream filled, too, which makes it very healthy, right? Isn't cream a milk product?
Happy Birthday, Catherine!
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
We are starting to get into a rut, a very delicious rut!
We have a bagel restaurant right in the middle of the shopping area where we go for the post office, haircuts, groceries.....
We ate our blueberry bagels with cream cheese and salmon before I remembered to take pictures. So, I'm afraid you'll have to take my word for it: They were pretty and yummy!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Yesterday was an overcast day with a few drops of rain falling now and then. The leaves floating in the pond danced around as the raindrops fell. If you look carefully in the center left of the above image, you'll be able to see at least parts of two of our large goldfish.
Ah, the changing seasons....
All the best,
Monday, October 23, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Welcome to Club Britt!
Club Britt is actually a nickname that has been given to our friend Erica's home. Erica rescues Brittany dogs and has had up to eleven of them at a time in my most recent memory. Catherine, our daughter, and our three Labrador Retrievers are regular visitors there, too, and Catherine often stays at Erica's house to care for the dogs when Erica is out of town.
Thank you, Catherine, for sharing your pictures!
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
Yesterday's post was about the seminar I attended this week. The extremely well presented seminar provides professional updates about current issues.
It's a casual atmosphere at these seminars. It's so casual that the participants were given a fidget spinner with the Ohio Society of CPAs name imprinted.
Makes sense to me!
When I finish this hat it'll be available in the shop where there are similar hats in other colors available now.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
This week I spent an exciting afternoon at an Ohio Society of CPAs Continuing Professional Education seminar.
Not only is it great to attend these professional updates twice a year, but seeing old friends is fantastic.
Tune in tomorrow to see what I did during the conference while listening to the presentations. ;)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Here's Wendy "framed" in the greenery in the back yard. She's standing on a stone wall that is covered with vines.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Today's picture is very dark because it was taken in the middle of the night.
It was definitely a plot to get my spot in bed when Wendy, our youngest Labrador Retriever came to tell me she had to go out to go potty in the middle of the night. Sure, I got up and took her out. We are delighted our dogs tell us when they have to go out.
I was very careful not to make any noise so My Honey would not wake. I went downstairs with Wendy, turned off the security system, let Wendy out and waited at the door for her, then let her in, reset the alarm, and came back upstairs to go back to bed.
What I found was the other two pups, Penny and Erik (he's behind Penny in the image above) very comfortably sleeping in my bed!
I'm sure it was a plot!
I love those dogs. Of course, they moved over and gave me a small space so I could go back to sleep.
Monday, October 16, 2017
A couple of days ago My Honey asked me to make bread pudding. I reminded him we are both watching the calories and he made some sort of a snorty sound that definitely meant he didn't care. ;)
So, it was off to the kitchen to make bread pudding. Of course, we always have plenty of bread. I didn't find the recipe I used often many years ago so I searched the Internet, found several interesting recipes to get the quantities of milk and eggs to bread, then went wild with the rest.
The image above is the result.
It was (yes, past tense, it's gone) SO good I will definitely make it again soon. This batch was with blueberries, but I have plans to make it with apples and walnuts, bananas, chocolate.... Ah, yes, the possibilities are endless.
OK, we can't afford to eat so many calories very often, but this sure was good!
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Our friends Martha and Russell sent me this image of themselves with our friend Ricardo, the Restaurant Manager with whom we sailed on board Freedom of the Seas for six years. It's good to see this image of them all looking so great! The image was taken recently aboard Liberty of the Seas, sister ship to Freedom of the Seas. Martha, you look marvelous in that color! :)
Thank you so much for sharing the picture!
Saturday, October 14, 2017
This was last night's dinner. A salad just sounded right for some reason.
This salad included red leaf lettuce, spinach, boiled egg, beets, tomato, yellow peppers sharp cheddar, and crab, of course. :) I could have kept going with walnuts, raisins, etc., but this was more than enough to satisfy our hunger.
Friday, October 13, 2017
As of last night it's finally finished! It has been a joy to work with this gorgeous shade of lavender. Or, is that orchid?
This is an adult small size sweater that I've been working on between custom orders and projects I worked on in waiting rooms and on road trips. The sweater got too big to take it along so I finally only worked on it while at home.
Yay! I'm so glad to have this pretty sweater finished.
Now, on to the next projects....
Thursday, October 12, 2017
When I got out of the car to open the gate across our driveway yesterday afternoon I snapped this picture of the flags that fly in our front yard.
Below the Stars and Stripes is the flag of the State of Ohio.
It was the sky beyond the flag that looked so interesting to me at the time. The clouds were Fall and Winter-looking while the bright blue sky beyond still had the feel of Summer.
Seasons are changing....
All the best,
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
It was soup night and we decided on chunky cauliflower and carrot soup once again. This time My Honey asked me to add some sausage. Nice twist. :)
Do you make soup at home? We have become more and more fond of a simple meal of soup. As the weather gets cooler, it just seems right.
All the best,
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Our little garden gnome looks a little scary hiding in the vines on the wall beside the steps up to the second level of our back garden.
I think he needs a new paint job next Spring! He's been here for so many years we could never give him up.
Monday, October 9, 2017
My honey prepared dinner last Saturday night. It was simple and delicious.
He pan fried a side of salmon....