Sunday, June 1, 2014

It's That Time Again!

The thermometer says it is in the 80’s but by afternoon, the humidity makes it feel much hotter and stickier than that. Mornings are perfect though for hot tea and a muffin to go with a good read early in the day.  After cussing and discussing the loss of our maple tree last fall, we had to face doing something to help shade the deck. We had to compromise between us too, and finally, we had a solution…we hope. Time will tell.
Innocent face you say! This dog has ADD with a dash of bipolar issues. She is smart, but when we call her she checks her appointment calendar to see if there is something better to do first. Yesterday while putting groceries into the truck, she jumped out of said truck…and ran. Successfully dodging cars at Walmart on Saturday morning is NOT my idea of how to start a weekend! Nice dog people helped herd her back to a truck with all doors opened where she jumped in panting (and smiling) with a look that said “What fun THAT game was!”

At the farmers market, we found nice tomatoes already…and some green ones. Oh, it was fried green tomatoes for lunch on the deck today! And some homemade pasta and cheese made from scratch. I had some Irish white cheddar (from Sam’s) that was strong and a bit crumbly. I added some leftover cream cheese, bit of leftover mascarpone, and some leftover (again cream). Yum. Made the best stuff!

For the first time in months, I have been writing. Hammering out a story on the deck this morning with the laptop was great. Now for the rewriting which is where the real work is. I hope I can keep this spurt of creativity alive since my creative fire has been mere embers for months. I have also got a stack of books that look so good they appear as inviting as a cool lake swim on a hot day!

So it is June 1 and it feels like summer…and I hope many days ahead are like this simple Sunday!


Elephant's Child said...

A magical day (despite the frustrations). And many more to come.

Sioux said...

Fried green tomatoes.


Patricia A. Laster said...

Sounds like a perfect (nearly) summer Sunday. Good post. Keep that writing going.

Linda O'Connell said...

I know exactly how you feel. I come alive in summer. Your pooch sounds like a delightful handful. I am till in school until the 20th.

Lynn said...

Good thing I was eating when I was reading this, otherwise, I would want to be after hearing about your food. I don't think I've had fried green tomatoes... yet. Fried pickles. Fried green beans. Okay, so what's not good fried?

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The story of your pooch made me laugh out loud. So glad no one was hurt in that escapade! And what a face. Oh, my goodness. She's beautiful.

Susan said...

Oh Bookie, that pasta dish must have been fabulous. It defies description it looks so YUMMY.

Thank you SO MUCH for supporting Vickie. She is a darling girl and a very good writer, as well. You were so kind to support her.

Take care, Bookie, and have a wonderful rest of the weekend. Susan

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Bookie, I enjoyed meeting you on my new blog and jumped over to yours. What a great blog - love that dog! Aren't they smart and full of mischief? Sorry about your was a very rough winter for us too (see my blog #2). Glad to meet you today and look forward to following your tales. Best, Vickie