I don't like to make excuses, but this is the best I got by way of explanation for my silence recently: I am cataloging my books. (Plus, putting in the rest of the garden.)
|These will be #357-366.|
Three quick examples and then out to the garden!
|These will be #357-366.|
|Mr. Big Food got this four pound pork roast about three months ago and stuck it in the deep freezer. Saturday, he defrosted it, marinaded it for several hours (or was it over night?), and prepared it for roasting.|
|That's caraway on the top.|
|Served with a veganized cabbage dish.|
|A 5" x 30" matted photo Kat took of the interior a bookstore in Salem, Massachusetts. click to enlarge.|
Daughter C,2.) While I was on the phone with Kat thanking her for the book photo, she clued me into some free software for book inventorying. I learned Evernote this afternoon and have cataloged more than 70 of my ~1200+ volumes!
We are thinking of hanging it above the buffet (where the mirror is). Double matting as we did with the boot and the pig. Off white for the larger mat, red for the secondary. Gold frame-- sort of ornate in keeping with the formality of the dining room. I like the juxtaposition of a semi-ornate frame (like the mirror has) with the clutter of the books in the photo, which mimics the clutter of the books in the other areas of the great room.
Note also that there are no books in the dining room. So this framed photo-- proportionately scaled to like 17" x 42" (minus frame width)-- puts books in the dining room without actually putting books in the dining room.
What do you think?
The toxic level of nicotine in dogs is 5 milligrams of nicotine per pound of body weight. In dogs, 10 mg/kg is potentially lethal.The tiny lozenges are 4mg each. Missy must weigh at least 90 pounds.
If you're feeling anti-anti-social (i.e., want to interact with real people, not your phone) and want to be really sociable, here are some ideas from Group Socials for Every Month by Jane Kirk (1957, Abingdon Press, Nashville). I'll turn to May, so you'll have time to prepare!Be sociable!
May Basket PartyKirk suggests reviving "some of this spirit of mystery and loveliness" with a May basket party. Hers is an idea for a party of teens who've made homemade baskets of wildflowers, nuts, candies, etc., and which includes a "slip of paper describing the donor." As guests arrive, assemble the baskets on a table "outside the party room." With some fanfare simulating doorbells, each guest in turn retrieves a basket. "The fun comes, then, in guessing from the description who has brought it."
What has happened to that fascinating custom of hanging May baskets in the dusky twilight of of a May evening, ringing the doorbell, and running off so that the recipient will have no guess who left the delicate token of esteem?
The May Basket Party-- both the original and Kirk's version-- has a lot of potential!
|Ah. Look at them play!|
March 31, 1938Now, let's fast forward.
Mrs. Roxie Fox spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Hitt
Mr. and Mrs. Watson Fox spent several days with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Hitt.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant McCain of McCain Town spent a while Sunday afternoon in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Hitt.
April 20, 2013I learned today that come next month I'll be able to report something like this:
Ms Historian and her friend Ms Soil Management, both from Starkvegas, The Preacher from Sturgis, The Continentalist from The Coast, and The German visited Mr. And Mrs. Big Food's Farm for a barbeque.
Ms Daughter C, Ms Librarian, and Master Bruno, all of Starkvegas, spent the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Big Food.
Rocky, of Farther Along Farm, was elated to see his mistress, Ms Daughter C of Starkvegas, this weekend. They played stick.
Mr. and Mrs. Tony, of Richmond Virginia, visited her parents and sisters and his friends, Mr. and Mrs. Big Food, Ms Daughter C, and Ms Miss M, at Farther Along Farm.
Ms Daughter C of Starkvegas, Ms Kat of Richmond, Virginia, and Ms Miss M of Farther Along Farm tie-dyed a beautiful tablecloth for their mother, Mrs. Big Food.
Mr. Tony of Richmond and Mr. Big Food visited.
“I have indeed met the gentleman before,” Wicker said in a statement to The Clarion-Ledger on Thursday. “He’s an entertainer. He’s an Elvis impersonator. He entertained at a party my wife and I helped give for a young couple that were getting married.”Now, I ask you, who but a Mississippian would refer to a guy who sent you poison as a "gentleman?"
|“Painting depicting the midnight ride of Paul Revere” -1937.|
Artist A.L. Ripley.
Courtesy of the National Archives & Records Administration
On his way to Lexington, Revere stopped at each house to spread the word that the British troops would soon be arriving. Sometime around midnight, Revere arrived at the house of Reverend Jonas Clark, where Hancock and Adams were staying, and gave them his message. Soon after Revere’s message was delivered, another horseman sent on a different route by Dr. Warren, William Dawes, arrived. Revere and Dawes decided that they would continue on to Concord, Massachusetts, where the local militia had stockpiled weapons and other supplies for battle. Dr. Samuel Prescott, a third rider, joined Revere and Dawes.[my emphasis]
|Just in case you were unsure of Mr. Big Food's position on the matter.|
|Barbequed Chicken I|
|Barbequed Chicken I and Stirred Fried Broccoli on the Grill with Lemon Juice and Garlic|
I was one-upped by Miss M's Friend the other day. I pronounced the Dinner Party Game finished. He countered with a question, "How can we be finished when our guests haven't had any conversations?"On March 4th our imaginary guests began conversing.
Right he was! How can you have people such as we all invited around a table and then not allow them to converse?
And so... . We have the basic framework of how the Conversation Game will go, we're just working on the Game Board logistics.
|This is the vegan Strawberry Cake Daughter C baked for Miss M.|