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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Project 365 ~ Week 36

Y’all I am so late to the 365 party today. You will see why when you get to Saturday and today’s pictures. But better late than never.!

Sunday, August 29

My painting is taking shape.

Sundays seem to be the day I have some time to work on it!

I am still a bit uncertain about the water. It isn't quite right and the depth and shading on the sides of the fountains still need work.

I have found that taking pictures of the progress has really helped me to see the areas of the painting that need additional work.

One of the things I have learned is that with age comes patience. I remember, back in the day, I was always in a hurry to get a piece done.

Now I recognize that I am in no rust to get things done. I have the luxury of being able to take my time and really think about what I am doing. I can fix the problem areas and not trying to rush the process. Some things about the aging process are worth the gray hairs, maybe!

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Monday, August 30

I was working on the computer and kept seeing this flitting motion catching my eye. I was not sure what it was and then it darted back and forth several times. I now know what it is that is making the dog so nuts! He literally has left no stone unturned in his efforts to make friend with Mr. Lizard! He was a sweet little fellow and I want y’all to pray for Mr. Lizard. If Buster makes friends with him in the same way he made friends with Mr. Frog last week… well let’s just say that Buster had a GREAT time and Mr. Frog is now in froggy heaven!   IMG_4064

Some days the culinary fairies are on my side. My pantry was a bit on the sparse side and I had a rather large head of broccoli that had seen better days which by the time I got finished cutting off the unattractive part yielded a few cups of nice green flowerets. I searched in the depths of the crisper drawer and came up with the old standbys of celery, carrot and onion. A few minutes later I had a Bacon, Broccoli & Cheese soup in the works for dinner. Then in what can only be described as a stroke of genius I decided that the soup needed just a little something. I snatched up a few handfuls of fresh basil, thyme and parsley from the herb garden and made up some herbed buttermilk dumpling for the soup.

Y’all this one is a keeper. It was super good!

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Tuesday, August 31

Oooooppppsss! No pictures today :(

 

Wednesday, September 1

More Prayer Shawl’s. Y'all the piece I am working is slow going. I may get it finished before the worlds comes to an end in 2012, well maybe not!

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Thursday, September 2

One of my least favorite things to do is go shopping for one of these! I hate it so much that I put it off as long as possible until you know what are simple falling apart and then I am forced to go shopping for a new one!

Did I mention how much I hate shopping for Bra’s!!!!!!!!!

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I simply lost count after trying on about 20 and then in a final act of desperation grabbed a handful of as many different styled and sizes as  I could handle and vowed not to emerge for the dressing room until I had found on that fit.

God took pity on my and I was successful. I walked back to my car carrying a small bag and a very large sales receipt. I bought four new bra’s, so hopefully they should last me a while! One day someone will explain to me why an item that weighs less than nothing and contains maybe 1/2 a yard of material should cost so much!

Well having recover from the trauma of my time in the intimates section at Kohl's I moved on the the entertainment portion of the evening. After such a perilous experience I needed a bit of TLC.

Which was just a few hours away.

That evening, my normal night for my accountability group, we departed  from out normal schedule and decided to go out to dinner. One of the ladies had a $50.00 gift card that she did not have any plans for so we took her up on her offer of dinner.

I snapped a few pictures as I was walking down the square heading to the restaurant! I have to sat that the town square is so very nice.  All the store front all have overflowing flower pots and all the benches and sidewalks are lined with overflowing flower boxes. It really is beautiful.

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We went to Dominick’s. It is a wonderful Italian restaurant right on he square.

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We started off with Spedini Bread, a loaf of classic seeded Italian bread stuffed with mozzarella wrapped in proscuitto ham, baked with simmering garlic and butter and the house salad.

Our dinner entre was Dominick’s Chicken  which was Boneless, skinless chicken breast sautéed with garlic, sliced mushrooms and spinach in a white wine sauce and topped with provolone cheese.

For desert I had the Crème Brulle, Skoots1mom had the Cannoli.

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My two other sisters shared a Chocolate Mousse. We all had a taste of everything along with a wonderful cup of decaff.

When all was said and done we had a fabulous meal and walked out having only spent $10.oo each!

Gotta love a Gift Card!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 3

Wednesday after my Disciple class I made a trip to my favorite veggie place, the H Mart. I came home with some amazing peaches. I was in hopes of making a pie or cobbler for our Labor Day dinner. On further inspection I decided that the ripeness of the peaches would not make it until Monday so I decided to make my pie on Friday.

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Y’all it was one of the best Peach Pie’s I have ever made. It was so good, and there is still some left for us to have on Monday night!

Saturday, September 4

Well Saturday morning we began the final phase of our backyard fence project. The hubs and I worked like fiends all day long and got a good dent in the project.

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Sunday, September 5

We got home from church and made a stop at the Home Depot to get a few additional supplies and set to finishing up the project. After a long afternoon we finally finished up!

I am including today's pictures so y’all can see the project all finished. The only thing left to do is stain all the new portions of the fence and it will be complete.

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I am so looking forward to being able to move the trash can from the garage to the back yard and there will be room to purchase on of those Rubbermaid storage container for all my gardening equipment. I am really looking foreword to that.

My hands hurt, my feet hurt,  I have a sunburn on my forearms. I was so focused on trying not to get a sunburn on the back of my neck or the tops of my ears that I completely forgot to spray sunscreen on my arms.

I really do think I am loosing my mind.

But is is done and I am happy!

Well that does it for my 365 for this week, but all I can say is better lat than never! For more 365 y’all head over to Sara’s and link up!

Y’all take care and have a greet week ahead!

I can’t keep my eyes open and my eyelids are beginning to stick to my eyeballs so I am going to log off for a while. I will make the round to all of y’all in the morning!

Blessings

R

7 comments:

Tori said...

You have been a super busy lady this week! Your picture is coming along beautifully.
The soup and pie look fantastic and your lattice work on the pie is awesome!
What a gorgeous town square. Your dinner sounded delicious too and you can't beat that price.
Great job on the fence! It looks great...all of your hard work paid off. Now get some rest and relax!
Have a great week!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Wow what a busy week...that peach pie looks so very yummy...but wait you had lots of food in the post and it all looked so very yummy! I love your town square as well...we long to live in a town that has that kind of feel to it. Hope you have a great week.

sara said...

that soup looks wonderful..but the question is, can you make it again? I tend to make up recipes and then forget how I made them! ha!

I hate bra shopping too..ugh!

that peach pie....oh, delish!

Dena said...

I think the painting you are doing looks beautiful and I can't wait to see it completed.

Mr. Lizard, you are in my prayers. lol

The soup and the pie both look amazing, and the meal you at out sounds wonderful!

The fence looks great!

The Bug said...

The soup & the pie look really amazing - I LOVE peach pie.

Your fence looks great - worth all the hard work I think.

I hate bra shopping so much that I just go to Victoria's Secret & have them measure me & then try on whatever the girl brings me. Then I buy two of the one I liked. It's a lot more expensive, but their bras last longer, AND it's worth my piece of mind! I usually wait until they have a sale.

skoots1mom said...

you're so going to enjoy the new extension to your back yard, wooo hooo!
that is HARD work...well done!
love ALL your pics!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

Whoa. This post was exhausting...due to the sheer amount of manual labor (and this DOES include cooking, I would say) involved in your week! Yikes!! You seemed to have enjoyed yourself, though. And what great end results!!! (I'm partial to the gorgeous peach pie, BTW.)

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