28 September 2014

Red Pears

These proved irresistible today.

When my red pears ripen, I'll make this
Williams Sonoma Taste recipe.


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I love my Williams Sonoma Taste email subcription. Especially because they recap every weekend and give me a second chance to spot a great recipe

 

27 September 2014

Outlander,The Starz Series

 

CA and I have absolutely enjoyed the first half (8 episodes) of this series. Looking forward to April 4, 2015 for the second half of season one.


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Having loved Scotland when we visited in 2007, I've decided to embrace my (fantasy) origins. (Although, CA can rightfully claim to be of Scottish ancestry.) We were graciously hosted by Bill of the Crawford Clan, and given a topnotch tour of Glasgow, Sterling, The Trassochs, Loch Lomond, Luss, St. Andrew's, and more. We also spent a full day in Edinburgh.

I want Dougal's Tam O'Shanter [TOS]. Actually, I'd like CA to wear one but that absolutely won't happen. I'll wear it myself.

 

 

Outlander,The Starz Series

 

 

CA and I have absolutely enjoyed the first half (8 episodes) of this series. Looking forward to April 4, 2015 for the second half of season one.

 

Having loved Scotland when we visited in 2007, I've decided to embrace my (fantasy) origins. (Although, CA can rightfully claim to be of Scottish ancestry.) We were graciously hosted by Bill of the Crawford Clan, and given a topnotch tour of Glasgow, Sterling, The Trassochs, St. Andrew's, and more. We also spent a full day in Edinburgh.

I want Dougal's Tam O'Shanter [TOS]. Actually, I'd like CA to wear one but that absolutely won't happen. I'll wear it myself.

 

25 September 2014

Travel Plans

Vieux Village Mougin

 

France-U.S. Southwest-France-Southwest-France... We've been debating for months. After a summer (and Fall) of health issues and physical therapy, CA and I knew we'd want to travel this Autumn. Then, family issues and events kept piling up. We're still determined to get away.

 

This month, I went to Charleston and Kiawah, while CA traveled to Colorado. We want to go to Cincinnati very soon.

 

We finally pieced this puzzle together. In October and November we'll travel to Cincinnati, then Central Illinois. We'll see grandkids in Ohio; address family health issues, visit relatives, travel to my Jacobs grandparents small town to check-out a real estate venture, meet a future sister-in-law, attend a wedding--all in Central Illinois; and have periods of time at home in October. In November, we'll be home lots, visit Colorado and New Mexico, make a couple of grandparents' day appearances, celebrate Thanksgiving, and attend a special wedding.

 

Now, I can't imagine how we'd have fit in 4-weeks in France. But, we will go in late Winter or mid-May.

 

 

24 September 2014

Homebody

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My goal was to stay home all day today. In pajamas. Goal!

 

This morning: iPad, baked pumpkin bread, pjs.

 

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This afternoon: leftovers, a nap, a shower, clean pjs.

 

This evening: tacos with CA, 2 episodes of Outlander, pjs.