My new Baker Creek catalog came today. yeehaw!!
We had a lovely supper tonight with 2 women friends who were intelligent lively conversationalists. They are basically city women. They had no idea about the whole Monsanto/GMO issue...and as we explained it all, they were dumbstruck. The Irishman and I looked at each other and had that old married couple telepathic moment: How can anyone not know about this ??? It all leaves me wondering : is my own world so small that it doesn't occur to me that everything central to my life is not also central to everyone else's ?? lol Oy vey. But you can bet your bottom dollar that we schooled 'em...yes we did, sir !
I delighted and amazed them with a supper of aglio y olio accompanied by a beautiful mixed salad of all organic greens and veggies, and freshly made Italian bread. Then we had angel food cake and our sliced peaches and whipped cream for dessert. It was heavenly. I love that pasta dish! I used a whole head of garlic and simmered the thinly sliced pieces in about 2/3 cup of extra virgin organic olive oil. Tossed with thin spaghetti, fresh chopped parsley and shredded parmesan cheese. Oh. My. God.
It has been a crazy weather day around these parts. From a high yesterday of 65 to a morning of rain and hail and madness. Tornadoes whirling around us, but not close enough top notice. I let the dogs out for their last potty break of the night, and the cars are covered in a very thick frost. The smart phone says it 36 degrees out there, but it sure feels colder...
Been on a spring cleaning frenzy that concluded today. Got all the curtains washed, the slipcovers...dog blankets (don't ask), furniture vacuumed, floors cleaned....whew. Did 5 loads of laundry yesterday and hung most of it outside on the line. So everything smelled really good. Took things off my kitchen counters and scrubbed those, cleaned the microwave, and even the ceiling fans. Got most of my office cleaned up...desk calendar updated for March, bills paid and all the bookshelves dusted. Took the big kennel apart and put it in my car to return it to it's owner tomorrow. Cleaned it up and cleaned all around where it was sitting.
There's still stuff to do, but I'm not doing anymore for a few days. I'm tired. lol
It's time for me to go to bed....spent a bit of time chatting with a friend who's having health issues and now it's way past my bedtime. But I'm trying to be more consistent about posting here and wanted to stop in and say something...anything....lol
Going to my sisters tomorrow and we're going to lunch I guess...I don't know where we can eat that will have any decent vegetarian food. She's not a very...adventurous...eater. And there's not a lot of places to go near where she lives. Oh well....we'll find someplace.
And yes, Kristin---the Irishman and I are embarking on a vegetarian diet. About 2 weeks now, I guess...we were trying to finish off whatever meat we still had in the freezer first, but we're not eating and there's still some left. It's been going quite well, actually....we've been eating several meatless meals a week for about a year now anyway...
I'm going to bed. And dream about heirloom vegetables and planting seeds and making my own way in the world, as much as I can. Hope your dreams are sweet too!