Proof of Improvement

There are some things I’m truly terrible at doing.  One of those things is watering plants on our porch or anywhere that I don’t see the plants several times a day.  I probably need to see a plant wilting at least five times before I will remember to water it.  If I only see a…

Watercolor on My Mind

Today I miss spending time painting (and walls don’t count).  But tell you what, other people have been painting some nice things.

Shrimp (Kind of) Sushi!

Tuesday was our very first experiment with homemade sushi.  Sort of.  It was an adventure with new ingredients (new to our house, not to our stomachs), but it probably only counts as 90% sushi.  I’m kind of a wuss, which explains the 10% non-sushi.  Lucky for us, Giada saw my wussiness coming a mile away…

Stripes

This moment of stripes in nature is brought to you by a mild obsession I’ve had with stripes since sometime in high school.  For a while, that manifested itself in way too many items of striped clothing.  That has been cut down to a reasonable percentage of my clothes, but I still sneak stripes into…

Snapdragons

I used to get haircuts and new clothes.  Now I buy chandeliers and replant the yard.  That might backfire when my clothes are 20 years out of date, but it’s working out well for now. The current improvement plans are for my poor yard, which has turned into one of the scragglier yards on the…