Hello and Good Morning!
Yesterday was still a bit uneven. Mabel was still a beast (she found the yarn ball I'm using to knit "something" for Bonnie and 3 times (yes, 3!!) she grabbed that ball and dragged it across the kitchen floor (which is not necessarily a very clean surface). Each time it was hidden and out of sight. But, her perch did arrive late the night before and Fletch got it set up yesterday afternoon. At first she wasn't much interested in it, but now she seems to love it.
A moment (or two) of blissful quietness!
Today I am heading to the office early. I have reports to run (it's Thursday) and distribute. Kevin will be in, but I'm not sure I will have any time with him. I did (finally) receive the emails I had been waiting for so that I could wrap up a project. They came in late yesterday. I have stuff to print and overnight, so I will do that. A quick run to Trader Joe's is in order and then I need to get back home, wash under my arms (!!) and head out for my mammogram this afternoon.
Yesterday I managed to order some things for Colin and I also ran out to Marshall's in the afternoon to pick up some toys for Salvation Army gifts that I will drop off at the office today. One of the emails I got yesterday stated that we had lots and lots of dolls and flat irons...how about a basketball, football, etc. I was able to score at Marshall's and also picked up a couple things for girlfriend gifts (I always keep girlfriend gifts on hand, so having extra is not a problem for me).
Colin is coming over for dinner tonight - Fletch is grilling steaks, and maybe we will have a fire in our new wok-pit! Meanwhile, last night we did have dinner. One of my favorite ways to cook is to just open the frig, see what's available and fix something. I never really measure anything when I cook this way. Last night it was shrimp.
I started sauteeing some onions, mushrooms, garlic, halved cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh basil and fresh parsley. It looked like this:
It smelled so good! I could have consumed it just like this, but then I added some shrimp and also a jar (with the liquid) of marinated artichoke hearts. And it looked like this:
Next I boiled some water, cooked up some angel hair pasta and voila! Dinner! Oh yum. The shrimp were pretty large (16 to the pound), so I did cut them in half. Simple and delicious and on the table in no time!
Well, time for another cup of coffee and then to get ready for the office. Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday.