Thought it was time for a little break from posting about our trip to Nepal to talk about real life. Although the plants on my bedroom balcony died while we were away, the succulents on the other balcony fared well.
The old barn wood animals you see in the pots were gifted to me by my husband's ex-wife's uncle many years ago. :)
This wildflower with tiny yellow flowers has popped up in many pots. Not sure where it came from, but I am happy to see anything green so it gets to stay and grow wherever it pleases.
With temps around 125 each day, I am in full pajama mode, and although I should be cleaning, I am mostly blogging and crocheting. The crocheted hearts were made using a pattern found at The Royal Sisters and the sachet hearts were inspired by my many visits to Beth at Gathering Dust.
More doilies off the hook using Glor's mug coaster pattern because it works up quickly and makes a nice little gift with a jar of flowers or bowl of chocolates.
Although it was great eating out while we were away for 10 days, it is also nice to get back to the food we know and love. Black beans with rice topped with onions, tomatoes, jalapenos and sour cream with cornbread on the side. My girlfriend, Lisa, turned me on to canned black beans long ago and they have been a staple ever since. Sadly we can't always find them in the grocery store here.
I tried a new tuna patty recipe which held up nicely when pan fried. (I substituted Italian breadcrumbs for the ground flaxmeal called for in the recipe.)
And last week I actually saw a sunset with a bit color which was unusual since dust high in the sky usually blocks our view of the sun.
Guess I should do a little bit of cleaning so that I don't feel so guilty about my couch potato ways (albeit a productive couch potato). Hope you have a wonderful day! Friendship blessings, Tammy