Yesterday we spent an enjoyable afternoon with Family. My daughter fixed us some really yummy munchies, and then a lovely dinner. Chinese chicken salad was the entree of the day!! It was really great, and light enough for a hot day!! The dance recital was long, but we enjoyed it, and especially the dances in which our beautiful granddaughter participated. She loves dance and you can tell. She is very dedicated to practice. I hope she gets to continue her dance!!!!!!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Well, it's been a week since I blogged. It has been a very busy week for me. My usual walks at the lake, and volunteering, but then a friend brought me a big box of lovely Apricots, and it has been a rather big job getting all the stuff to make jam. It has been a while since I have made jam, and the first batch was a bit stiff, but managed to get two other batches to come out great. My, I can hardly wait to eat some of it!! :-) Now for some yummy biscuits to go with the jam!!! Also my daughter met me at a local mall and helped me find a dress or two for my 50th celebration coming up in August. If I hadn't looked now, the summer dresses would be a thing of the past, since the stores start getting rid of things you need and bring those winter things in before you can stand to think of sweaters, etc. But I get ahead of myself, I did find a dress, and the granddaughters did as well. So guess except for some new shoes to match, I am ready as I will ever be!!! I don't wear dresses too often, so feel a bit odd wearing them. Guess I have been a pant suit, jean type of gal too long. Hopefully I will get more than a one time wear out of it. :-) Tomorrow is another fun day for me, my granddaughter has a dance recital. She is in three different dances, so it should be fun to watch. Of course that meant Mom had to buy three different costumes!!! Well, I will let you know how it goes next time! Antique Rose
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Yesterday was a windy blustery day once again. But I went to my daughter's for a barbecue, and stayed inside and had a very pleasant afternoon/evening. It is always a fun day when I spend it with my loves!!!! They are like mini tornado's, and never a dull moment is had!! :-) It keeps you young and happy. Not only a good visit, but yummy, yummy food was had by all. When the son in law barbecues he does, chicken, steak, shrimp. and fish. My daughter marinates the fish and chicken breasts, it was so delicious!!!!!!!!!! I am going to get the marinade and make some for myself at home. My hubby doesn't like fish, so don't fix it often, but that is soon to change!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, the dessert was very good also. Daughter helped the granddaughter fix some Cinnamon crumb bars, and they were excellent. I thought my blood sugar reading would be high today, but surprise, it was great!!! Well, that was my day, hope yours was just as much fun. Antique Rose
Friday, June 18, 2010
Well, another week has quickly gone by. It was cold for the most part, at least in the mornings when my friend and I walk!! You would have thought it was February instead of June. It was back to the layered look! :-) Was hoping for warmer weather by this time, but at least it warms a bit in the mid morning/early afternoon, before becoming down right cool again. The Canada geese are back in full force!!!!! I did get a picture or two of some goslings and a family of Mallard ducks this week. There were not as many as last year, but I will take those. :-) Also, I have been fortunate enough to get a few pictures of some deer that are in a vacant field not far from where I live. We have crowded them out of their natural habitat. It is sad that we have, and such a treat to see them still around. Had my daughter and granddaughters over mid week, we had fun shopping and visiting. I will see them tomorrow as well, for a Father's Day Barbecue. :-) Hope all my fellow bloggers have a fun Father's Day. Antique Rose
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I was all ready for a great day at the flea market. Well, let me tell you, it was a windy, blustery day, like I had not seen in recent memory!!!! Things were being blown over, and I heard a few things crashing and breaking!!! The sellers said they had not seen it before . Anyway, since it was so windy, and cold to boot, I didn't look my usual. I did find a couple of cups and saucers, and two small plates. The main thing that I collect, cookie plates, I found one. So guess it wasn't a complete bust, but not as pleasant as I had hoped for, being that it is June!!!!! It has been an unusual year in the weather department. I shouldn't complain, it wasn't flooding, or shaking like so many places. The estate sale, wasn't as advertised, it wasn't even a good garage sale!! I am disappointed when anyone does that. It was a good weekend anyway, got to relax and get the yard watered, etc Didn't have to cook, so that was a plus too. I have been walking an extra time around the lake this week, have 10 and half miles in, and it is only Tuesday!!!! Having son and his daughter for dinner tonight, guess I better get off and do some preparing early!!!! Antique Rose
Friday, June 11, 2010
It was a busy week for me, and I am tired from all the running around, but satisfied and happy!
This past Tuesday was our installation dinner and it was quite festive. One of our members was gracious enough to have it at her house once again. The room was decorated with flowers and looked great. With tables elegant with table cloths and napkins shaped like flowers as well. The twenty-six ladies that were present were served a four course luncheon that was delicious!!!!! It started off with a green salad with rolls, followed by a pasta course, then salmon and beef with fresh veggies for the entree. A special chocolate cake with ice cream was our dessert. The installation went off without a hitch, and oh, yes, I forgot champagne for a toast, and ice tea or coffee to have with our dinner. It was fun, and we had fun talking and laughing threw out lunch.
Next day I went to my daughter's for a trip to several local towns in the valley. The granddaughters were along too, and we had fun looking for treasures. A lovely picnic lunch was enjoyed and we plan to make another day trip soon! The granddaughter's are growing up so quickly!! The oldest one will be off to college next year, seems like she just was a kindergartner a few moments ago!!! A couple of days of walking around the lake, getting some plants in the ground and bingo, the week was at an end. Also helped with the senior centers birthday party for the month of June, which is always fun. Ah, and it is time for the monthly flea market tomorrow, and there's an estate sale in town. What hidden treasures will I find?? I will let you know!! :-) Antique Rose
Monday, June 7, 2010
I went to a friends home where a vintage fashion show was to be. The weather was great, not too hot and a slight breeze. It took place in the backyard, around her pool, with tables placed all around. There were 80 some ladies there, all ready for the show. Fashions from the 20's to 80's were on parade. Young ladies were the models and it was fun to watch. We had a very nice lunch to munch on while the ladies were on the runway. Topped with a lovely dessert of Strawberry Shortcake. Before and after the show there were some articles for sell for charity, and of course I found a few treasures!! Tea pot and sugar/creamer to match. A tea cup and saucer, and a few linens, of which four were vintage table cloths. What a nice way to spend an afternoon, good friends, yummy food, and of course some new treasures. :-) Antique Rose
Friday, June 4, 2010
My friend, Judy, and I went on a garden tour today. What a nice relaxing way to find new plants, ideas on decorating your gardens and just plain fun to talk to other fellow garden lovers!!! We toured 5 homes and all were quite different, but also had some of the same plants. Lots of shade plants in one, lots of sunny type in another. The flowers were in glorious color and I took lots of pictures so I would not forget what went good together!!! One of the homes had my favorite flower, the Sweet Pea. You could smell them when you entered the backyard, and they were beautiful too!! I cannot wait to plant some in the fall, hope to have them next year growing up a wire fence!! There were waterfalls, bird houses, and old windows fixed so cleverly that it made you want to go home and start fixing the same for yourself!! Each hostess had a couple of different drinks, punch, lemonade, etc for the ladies, which was very welcome indeed as it turned out to be one of the hottest days we've had. :-) At the last one, there was a beautiful array of food for lunch and also a drawing, in which 5 lucky ladies won plants. I look forward to the next trip which will be in July. I believe a Japanese garden in a nearby city. Ah, it was great. Antique Rose