I don't really know how to organize my thoughts today- or ever perhaps. Probably because I have half my brain candied and on a stick like cheap fair food, from the danged ole diabetes and the other half is beautifully preserved in Nutrasweet and on display in the What's left of Shan museum nestled in a thicket of dense trees somewhere in an undisclosed location.
Don't worry, that didn't make a lick of sense to me either so let's just move on.
Boy howdy did this week ever fly by in a hurry! Oh yes it did. I can't really remember everything that happened because, let's face it, that would almost be a week of recall and I believe I might have mentioned the condition my recaller is in.
I just know it started with a whole bunch of kids and didn't seem to lighten up much after that. And then there was that throat slashing movie Friday night! Have you guys seen Sweeney Todd? EEYIE! I was really looking forward to watching Jonny Depp, Sasha Baron Cohen and one of my faves Alan Rickman full on singing their hearts out. But when the blood started gushing with every downbeat, I was feeling ready for that music to end! It REALLY was less than cheery, which is fine I guess, but I suppose I like my musicals a bit.... brighter. I don't think I'm a fan of Mr. Sondheim. And as long as I'm sounding so grouchy, I may even be tired of Helena Bohnam Carter always playing dead white and craaazy. Can we see the lady with some normal skin tones and teeth for once?
Saturday morning I DID go with little Trisha to the Farmer's Market in Fayetteville which was a delight even perhaps a deliciary of greenery if I dare say so! The veggies weren't hugely plentiful yet but they did have plants galore and many entertaining sights to be seen and heard.
One of the things I loved about this market was all the little doggies walking around with vests on saying ADOPT ME. I thought I'd include their pictures for my Mo-inlaw who is shopping for a nice medium sized pooch. I think Lucy on the top is a great option for you Jane. She's a good size and is fully house-trained. She's a beaut coming in fixed and shot filled at the user friendly price of $60. And she may be wearing that much in her apron! Why am I always selling things on here?!
After a morning of dog petting and baby cooing(Yes,they were popping out all over as well but strangely none were wearing ADOPT ME vests-harumph!), I came home and scraped paint off our shed to the tune of PERFECT spring weather outside. LOVE IT!
Today we went to church and then to a picnic with our Churchesians out at Lake Wedington where we lived it up like the Outdoorbergs we always knew we could be canoeing around and soaking up the sun all afternoon. And instead of a picture, because I didn't want to hike over to the van and get my camera, I'll give you this easy yummy salad recipe I found online and have now taken to two separate food events because it's a warm weather refresher:
Butter lettuce Boomshakalaka(I don't know the real name)
1/4 cup olive oil
juice from 1 lemon
Mix the olive oil and juice and a dash of salt and pepper and toss onto lettuce.
Then top with the following:
2 diced avocados
1 container of feta cheese(6oz.?)
2 oranges peeled and chopped
1 small pkg pistacio nuts(probably 3/4 Cup)
It's fresh. It's delicious. It's a casserole pan of healthy eats. Enjoy.
THEN....We rushed home and got Jamey's music gear all loaded up and went an hour away to a town where he was asked to play for an outdoor youth group gathering at our friends church at 6:00pm.
OY and OH MY that could have been exhausting...But it really wasn't. Though I'm slightly coated in an entire days sweaty grunge, I'm strangely awake and alert at midnight. Wait a minute! Midnight?! I gotta get in the shower. Here's a few more pics from our day. This is Dave M. on the left who came to play with JameyClay.com on the right.