Showing posts with label Soooooo...... Show all posts
Showing posts with label Soooooo...... Show all posts

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Regular Day In The Life of Grammy...

Soooo, yesterday we decided that ribs would be good, soon.  We went to our favorite little Thai place for dinner last night and had some really good Mango Curry with Shrimp.  But, tonight it's ribs for us.  We took the ribs out of the freezer last night.  Oh dear, no rub!  Well, guess what I did this morning!  Yep, I whipped up a big batch of our Secret Rub!  We really like this stuff and we use it like salt and pepper on everything.  Well, maybe not on our cookies etc but nearly everything.  Check out the recipe for this rub, it's listed under Rubs & Condiments.  Last night on our way home from dinner, we stopped at our Costco and bought a big bag of red potatoes so I am making my potato salad, using red potatoes and I think I will put in some of the dill that is growing in a pot on my patio. My mouth is watering!  I sure hope you are having a nice day.  It's a beautiful, breezy 73˚ here in Redding, Ca.   Most of you know that I like my fresh herbs and I plant them in pots where they live happily on my patio, in the shade, here in sunny California.

This is the lovely fresh Dill that I will use in my potato salad !

The top pot is fresh Mint, middle pot is Dill (who loves my pansies almost as much as the aphids do and the bottom pot is my favorite Thyme.  

This is a big pot of flat leaf Parsley, Chives, Tarragon and Rosemary.  All looked after by Mr. Ladybug.

This, my friends, is just one of many of my Basil plants.  I just love fresh Basil!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sooooooo..... What's happening today!

My Husband John and I have been married to each other for over 50 years now.  So, does that mean that we look alike or think alike or know what the other is thinking?  NO!  Now, wouldn't that get boring.  It would be like being married to yourself, boring and no fun.  I love waking up next to my Husband.  We have evolved from the 18 and 19 year old kids of 1963, thank goodness!  We have raised our family, watched them raising their families and now our grandkids are becoming adults and finding their ways.  It hasn't all been fun and sometimes it was far from easy but we've done it and now we are retired and learning to live with each other - again.  Every evening we fix the coffee pot for morning.  We don't use a timer on the coffee maker because we might wake up at 4am or 8am.  We don't set an alarm unless we are heading out on an adventure at an early hour.  I usually wake up first, as nature says "wake up and turn on the coffee maker".  John almost always gets up and gets us our  first cups of coffee and brings them back to bed.  We watch the news and weather report on TV, usually have that second cup as we plan our day.  One of our key words that starts our day is, Sooooooo...  This means So, what's going on today.  So, what do you want to do today.  So, what sounds good to you for dinner.  That's our easy and simple way to begin the day.  We always talk, smile and laugh during this time of the day.  I love it!  Then, it's get up and get started on a new day.  Am I an expert on relationships? NO!  However, I know what has worked for us and I would like to share some of my thoughts with you.  First I want to share two photos with you.

This is us in November 1963,  at our wedding reception.

This is us, taken  in September 2013.

See what 50 years can do to you!