Friday, June 06, 2008

This and That

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week. What have you been up to? Anything you'd care to share? Come on, 'fess up! I'm wildly curious!

Truthfully I'm probably so curious because my week has been good, but not especially noteworthy. We've been busy here on the farm planting the veggie gardens. I'm happy to say that most of the vegetables, and a good amount of the flowers, too, are now in the ground. Yay! We've been hot, tired and dirty but it's been fun. Yeah, I know...I must be nuts.

I've gotten a good amount of reading done. It feels so wonderfully decadent to laze about in the gazebo in the evening and lose myself in a good book for a few hours. I could get used to doing that--oh, wait! I am used to do it! It's pretty much become the routine here. After dinner we head to the gazebo. Hubby carves. I read. Very peaceful.

What have I been reading? Well, I'm really lucky because my mom is wonderful about sharing her favorite authors with me. We both like Janet Evanovich and in the past few months Mom's brought over quite a few of her titles. Some of them, like Thanksgiving, are older stories but there's the latest Plum (I think it's the latest, I'm not sure now...) in the stack so I've been loving reading them. Perfect summertime reading, I think. Thanks Mom! :)

Before I forget, I wanted to tell you that I've decided to share some of our favorite summer recipes with you. I usually post once or twice a month at the From the Kitchen page but with the warm weather and all I thought I'd post daily. Everyone's grilling and looking for fast, easy and delish things to serve and believe me, I've got a lot of recipes! Cooking is big at this house, as is fast and easy, so it seems like a grand idea to send some of our kitchen treats from our house to yours. I've already begun, so if you haven't checked lately there are a bunch of new recipes already on the page. And, as I said, there'll be a new recipe posted every day, all summer long. I hope you enjoy them! And please feel free to share some of your own summer favorites!

Hope you have a great weekend! Us? We're planning on hanging out, rowing on the pond and playing in the yard. Probably mowing the lawn. Making ice cream. You know, summer-y stuff.


Unknown said...

Even when you are taking it easy it seems like you get so much done. I need a push sometimes!

Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

For an un-noteworthy week, you sure accomplished a lot! I can do vicarious gardening through you since it's still raining here. So glad you're enjoying the late spring/early summer and that the gardening is going well.

Is the greenhouse empty yet?

Dru said...

The new Evanovich book, Fearless Fourteen, comes out June 17.

I bet you can't wait to see veggies coming out of your garden.

You have a pond? That is so kewl!

Have a good weekend.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Ours is busy with errand running, but we're looking forward to some down time tomorrow after church. Hopefully the boys will get to play in the pool and mom will get some reading done.*G*.

Off to check out the recipe pages right now...