I hadn't intended to abandon my blog yesterday, but work got ahold of me and would not let go! It was awful - lol. I'm hoping today is a little gentler. There are two conference calls for me - one at 11 and one at 12:30, but I hope that is it...nothing more! Time will tell.
Again, I want to thank everyone for their continued healing vibes, good juju, etc. for my brother Ray. He's got a lot going on, but fingers, toes and eyes all crossed Linda will be taking him home today. There has been a lot of up and down news - one moment all is positive, the next something negative is going on, then positive and then negative. It's been a roller coaster ride and hasn't been easy for Linda, let alone the rest of us who are worried about him. His Pic line was "installed" the other day, and he is more than ready to leave the hospital.
Ray is an avid gardener, but has been told NO gardening (hello Pic Line!), so that will be a change. Fortunately he is also an avid reader, so he will have something to occupy his time as he heals and goes for his monthly check ups.
On to other, not so serious topics. Last night we made pizza for dinner.
There were two of these and between them an entire (large) head of garlic graced their crusts. Oh so good. I can't believe I still have garden garlic from last year to use. It is just hanging from the patio roof and every time I need some I go grab a head. I think I might have 6 heads left...and the new shoots are coming up in the garden. We will have scapes in no time and (hopefully) an abundant crop once again.
When we spoke with Colin the other night, he mentioned that Mailing had picked up another cookbook. Turns out it is Cooking With Scraps which looks so interesting to me. I know many people save their scraps, freeze them and then use them in stocks, etc. We compost ALL of our scraps since Fletch has a garden. Colin and Mailing were composting up here too, but in Austin they don't have garden space. Who knew that the liquid from canned beans behaves like egg whites and it can be whipped? So many things to try! The Pumpkin Guts Butterscotch Scones look really good! I haven't ordered it yet...but it is not very much money and I may just go ahead (I've been waiting to hear more from the kids).
Finally I have a new item that makes me smile every time I see it!
A scrubby sponge and also happens to be a Sloth with SPARKLES!! I do love Sloths and the sparkles just add a certain je ne sais quoi. A happy sloth now resides by my sink and (s)he makes me happy!
I say Let The Weekend Begin - have a good one!