Saturday, May 07, 2011
Happy Mother's Day!!
I took pictures this morning of my bouquet of absolutely gorgeous roses. Leah knows how I love variety and she went and picked out each rose for me at the flower shop! Blows me away!
Apricot, peach, white...
...pale pinks, dark pinks, yellow...
...they are just breathtakingly beautiful. I'll spare you the other dozen and a half close-ups. LOL! Thanks Dagan and Leah, my favorite people in the whole wide world!! :):)
Before we left yesterday Leah experimented on coloring some caulking with acrylic paint to use with this oak leaf & acorn brass stencil.
This was the winner! Green leaf with brown acorn and no words. She masked the areas she didn't want to caulk with tape and did it in two applications. Nice!
Anyways, we didn't have time for her to finish the card so we left the caulk to dry and took off for Tochi's.
We had talked about getting a video showing what is on the other side of my building (for Iggy) and to show the dead end street and how it does look like they are making a connecting road. Well, we forgot till we had already turned on to our dead end road and Leah was in a hurry to get to the girl's spa date...so we have a rather quick poor video, but we did do one. Maybe I can get a better one later, but you get the basic idea. At night, both sides of our little dead end road are fully lined with cars.
I was so sore when I got home I just put the freezer stuff away. The rest stayed in my white cart for many hours--hehe!
After Karma was sure I wasn't going anywhere again, she settled in to watch the kids play catch in the yard.
She loves it when the windows are open in the main room here so she can sit sideways in one of the chairs and watch her CatTV. Has the breeze to stroke her fur, smell-o-vison, sharper sound...and yet she can sit in a comfy chair. That's the life, eh? ;)
I finally worked up to emptying the other two bags from Tochi's. All this is still sitting on the counter this morning. I have to move them before the Cashwise delivery this afternoon.
Well, maybe not. They could set all the grocery bags on the floor. They have to put some of them on the floor anyways...I'll see how sore I am. ;)
Anyways, I did make a haul video for you. Don't ask me what most of this actually is, tastes like, or how it is normally prepared--ROFL!
I did forget to include the bag of basmati rice in the video. Decided to try that instead of getting my usual jasmine rice because the young man who helped us said basmati usually doesn't stick together as much. He said the "aged" bag was better quality and it was one of the rices on sale, too. (Leah got a bag of basmati, too.)
My one item I already regret (stop laughing, Leah!) is the Asafoetida Powder. It just plain stinks! Even sitting unopened my kitchen started to have this horrible smell to it last night. So I tried wrapping it up in a freezer bag last night.
I could still smell it this morning! I had thought about storing it in a glass jar with a tight lid, but then I thought--what the he** will my whole apartment smell like for days if I cook with this stuff, even if I can't smell it all the time in the pantry?
Sorry, they may love this stuff in India and it might taste a lot better than it smells...but it is in the trash. I guess I wasn't brave. I was foolhardy. ;)
I'll have to ask Leah if she could smell that in here when she came last night? (She's the one with the sensitive super sniffer.) Leah came by to finish the card for her mom. I went to bed before midnight. I see she sent me an email about 12:30am saying she was on her way over pretty soon. I had told to to come even if I was sleeping--no problem.
I was out like a light and never heard a thing. I wonder how Karma reacted to such unusual circumstances? LOL! Or did she just stay sleeping on the bed with me? She certainly was no "watch cat"--didn't try to wake me up or anything. Of course cats have that every-man-for-himself, save-yourself-and-the-devil-take-the-hindmost mentality. *giggles* I'll have to ask Leah.
It's a dark rainy morning here in Fargo. No matter what the weather where you are, hope you have a happy Mother's Day! :)
"One word frees us all of the weight and pain of life; that word is love."