Thursday, April 10, 2014

They're back!!!

First hummingbird sighting of the year. She wasn't very colorful, but she sure was thirsty! Hope she shares the good news, I have lots of nectar made up and am ready for them to drink it down!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bluebonnets, Beer and Bats




Quick trip to Texas this week for the start of a new project which has nothing to do with the named attributes. But I try to collect extra data when possible.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Flashback: Hazwoper Training

We learned all sorts of useful information last week in Hazwoper training. How to set up a decontamination area...
How much we secretly want to be aliens...
How glad we are not to have to don these suits in August (thank a firefighter!)
And how victorious it feels to pick up two pennies wearing this clown suit.
Now I am haunted by symbols and coding systems, providing coded warnings. Propane is flammable, people. That's why we burn it.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Cooking Classes Transitioned

Jenny and I signed up for a cooking class at the Viking School in Greenwood. We had a great time, learned a lot and met some nice people. A lesson is not learned until it can be done again without aid, so when my parents came to visit, I attempted the Parmesan treatment to swai rather than catfish and I made comeback sauce for our salad. 

Two thumbs up! The sauce got a dose of strong onion, but I sill liked it. I liked swai better than the catfish, honestly.

Now...who wants to come over for tamales and fried pickles?!?

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Life Lessons (continued)

Mom and Dad were in for a visit this weekend and I had an agenda that didn't involve parades. Mom had given me this pressure cooker/canner at Thanksgiving and I had yet to muster the courage to use it. Coincidentally, I also had some fresh pumpkins that had managed to survive the winter. So off we went...back in time when you preserved foods in bulk and stockpiled. My destiny as a food hoarder takes another step forward.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Recipe for Tired

Kid sits on skateboard, holds leash, RHB runs with responsible adult who thought up this redneck dogsled. All require naps.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Nontraditional Valentine's Gifts

Barrett will receive imported Belgian beers and a dinner of Boeuf Carbonnade, a traditional Belgian beef stew made with beer and LOTS of onions.

My gift will be the disassembly and disposition of large limbs that fell during this week's ice storm.

Survey says this is much better than flowers and chocolate.