Friday, April 29, 2011
So, strawberry freezer jam. Well, it's incredibly easy to make. You just chop up fresh strawberries in the food processor. Only for a couple seconds, you don't want strawberry puree. It needs chunks. Then, you add the sugar. And in case you had any misconceptions that strawberry jam was in any way good for you or healthy, this picture should get rid of those for you. See that huge pile of sugar? And then that tiny little mound of strawberries? Not healthy in any way!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Isn't it perfect? It's delicious. Believe me. Beats the ones you buy in the store hands down. Someone told me once that the strawberries they sell in the stands are a different variety than the ones they sell commercially. I guess the ones they sell commercially have to be a little more durable - able to be packed in little plastic boxes and transported. The ones you get at the roadside stands don't have so far to travel, so they can be a little more fragile. So, what do we do with these little sweeties? Besides eat them fresh with a little sugar (not that they need sweetening, but a little sugar brings out the juice) and vanilla yogurt? Well, I do freeze them. See below.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Isn't this rose just gorgeous? I know, I know.... I keep harping on my roses, but they are just so beautiful, I can't help it. This one here is usually not quite so apricot colored. It's more pink, but this one just stood out to me today. The name of the rose is Elle, which is one of my favorite derivatives of one of my favorite names - Eleanor.
The other day my mom came by to get some roses for her Easter bouquet and she said, "These are so beautiful. You should pick just one bloom a day!" I kind of laughed and said, "One bloom a day? I can't pick just one bloom. I pick huge bouquets!"
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
artificial - orginally meant full of artistic or technical skill
nice - originally described someone who is ignorant or unaware
brave- originally meant a cowardice
I know those aren't all the words, by far, that have changed meaning over time. As I said, I did a little research, not exhaustive research, but I do find it interesting that over 900 years, the term "melee" hasn't seemed to change a bit.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
" I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds round my neck."
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
These are the ones she picked out just for fun! They are fabulous! Sometimes I think we read too many "Fancy Nancy" books. These are mine. I got them to go with my Easter dress. I actually bought an Easter dress this year and I really like it. I think these shoes will go quite well. It's the first time in a long time I've bought anything with a heel on it.
And then, there's these. Missy Lou picked them out, too. You know, sometimes I feel a little funny letting my 5 year old daughter pick out my wardrobe, but my goodness, if she's got good taste, then who cares how old she is!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This book, "The Medieval World" is a Kingfisher book and has amazing illustrations of castles and village life. It's one of those I checked out from the library, exausted my renewals and had to buy it. Did you know that a garderobe is a potty in a castle. It's really just a hole with a seat on it and all the...er... stuff goes down a chute and into the moat. Just don't go swimmin' in the moat.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
One of my girlfriends told me that Little Leage, especially in the minors, is all about walks and steals. And she was right. Here's Bubba on base. He got walked. Here he is getting directions from one of his coaches. He's about to steal second base. Then he stole third and I think he did make it home on a hit.