Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Tasty Month of August!

Welcome to the Tasty Month of August!!! Are you surprised to "see" me? I'm a little surprised myself:) You see, I started putting this month's dates together way back in June in anticipation of Tabitha and Noah's arrival. (Yes Michele and Jason too:) However, I just didn't get around to finishing it until last night. So, I posted it on Facebook when it was done and figured I'd leave it at that. Well, I changed my mind this morning, hey a girl can change her mind you know, lol...and decided I would post it on this blog for those of you who are not on Facebook. So, here it is, The Tasty Month of August!

My intention was to make it "clickable" like the one I did a while back but, that didn't happen. Perhaps next month if I'm up to it:) Talking about being "up to it," I'm doing really well these days feeling pretty good with the minimum use of medication. As for my shoulder, well it has mended well and I am now in the process of going to physical therapy. UG! Physical therapy, for those of you who have been spared the pain, is NOT fun!!! It's okay though because the physial therapist is very nice and she keeps telling me she's "torturing" me for my own good. It seems to be working.

Michele and her family arrived mid July and will be visiting until mid August. At the moment, they are on their way to Pittsburg to pick up my son-in-law Jason at the airport and will be spending the night in Pittsburg visiting Jason's sister. They all will be back tomorrow. I miss them already. As you can imagine, it has been pretty hectic around here and the time is flying by way to quickly!!! On August 12th we are having a family barbecue and friends and relatives from New York will be coming up to celebrate!!! I'm planning the menu or should I say I keep changing the menu plans, lol...one dish I know is certain is Carrot Raisin Salad! For some reason I have this longing for Carrot Raisin Salad so as of now, that's the only salad I'm sure of, lol...I'm prety sure potato and macaroni salad will make the cut too although, I also having an insatiable craving for Mac and Cheese. I made some last week and it was dee...li...cious...! I may need to make it again. Nope, forgot to take pictures. I will tell you though, I used loose sausage in the cheese sauce and it worked out really, really well!!! If I make it again, I'll try to take a click:)

Before I forget, I should also mention there are a few worthy monthly celebrations going on for the entire month of August. My favorite as you may suspect is Brownies at Brunch Month but we also have, Goat Cheese Month, National Peach Month, Panini Month and Catfish Month just to name a few. Yes siree, August sure is one heck of a tasty month!!! So you be sure and enjoy each and every day and every single morsel.

The garden is growing like crazy this year. Unfortunately, it has once again managed to get away from me due to the lack of weeding. Mike has been a huge help but he really doesn't know the difference between a weed or a plant. Sometimes, I can't even tell. My sisters came up to help in the garden but neither of them has much of a green thumb either. So, as they say, it is what it is...

While I was strolling in the back of the garden today, I happened upon two more monarch caterpillars. I posted the one I found the other day on Facebook and here are the two I found today.

One day they will grown up to look like this:) (If you want Monarchs in your garden, don't forget to plant some sort of Milkweed


As for surprises in the garden this year, we have a few. Some rogue tomato plants seem to be thriving, and for some strange reason, the Magnolia bush seems to be blooming again. Granted it's only one bud right now but after careful inspection, there just may be a few more.

So, that's about it for today. I'm sorry I can't tell you when I will be back with my next post. My intention is to try to prepare another calendar for the month of September. We'll see how that goes. Thank you so much for visiting. I miss you all very, very much. I'm so happy to be able to connect with some of you on Facebook. If you're on Facebook look for me as Louise Vee! Until next time, stay well my friends (don't forget friendship day and sister's day:) Enjoy each and every single moment God has given you because you just never know!!! #EverydayisagiftfromGod...Louise:)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Birds Are Back in Town!

I don’t know about you “guys”, but I’m getting a bit bored with seeing my last post from December. Don’t get me wrong, Merry, Merry Meatballs still sound rather inviting however, as I finally sit here typing at my computer, the sun is shining the trees are beginning to leaf up and yes, the birds are back in town!!! I think it is high time for a more recent post. Don’t you?

I planned on being here for Easter but as you may have guessed, that didn't happen, lol...I do hope all who celebrate had a joyous holiday. Ours was quiet but filled with Spirit:)

Little by little we've been helping the garden get ready for it's many blooming events. Quite honestly, I haven't really been able to do much in the garden this year but thankfully my hubby has been a huge help!!! There really isn't much to show you yet so...

I'll stick to the bird's eye view:) Now, don't you worry, just because I'm not able to do a whole lotta bending and weeding, doesn't mean I'm not feeling well. On the contrary, I'm doing GREAT! As a matter of fact, at the beginning of May, I will be making my yearly journey to Idaho to see my daughter and the kids. And, guess what? Mike, that's my "fairly" new hubby, will be coming with me! He says he isn't comfortable with me traveling alone but I know it's because he misses the camper!!! I don't know if I told you or not but we had to leave it in Idaho over the Winter. We are very excited about picking it up and drving it back home. We aren't planning on an extended trip to get it home. We're going with the direct route this time since it will only be us two. My sister took the trip out there with us and thank goodness she did, she was a HUGE help!!! What a difference a year makes:)

It's looking like I'll be doing a lot of lounging around this season. Although I'm feeling fairly well, I do get tired easily and must take things slow. I'm not on any heavy duty medications which makes me very happy:) We are pretty much taking one day at a time. I'm really excited that my daughter, her husband and the kids will be coming to visit this year. Once we get the camper back to Pennsylvania, I don't think I'll be making any long trips for a while so it will be wonderful to have them all come visit. I may even invite everyone from New York to come up and have one big party!!! (Of course I'll just delegate:) These are the outfits the kids will be wearing for their dance recital. Seriously, aren't they sooooooo coooool!!!

As many of you know, I'm always on the lookout for the return of the hummingbirds. So far I haven't even gotten a glimpse. I was so worried, I did a quick search on Google to see when they will be back. It seems, the usually return around the end of April or the first few weeks of May. Something tells me it might be May this year. Well, it looks like some other feathered friends in the neighborhood are making sure the hummingbird feeder stays bug free until they return:)

I hope all is well in all of your little corners of the world:) I miss you all sooooooooooo much! It doesn't look like I'll be back to blogging for a while. As a matter of fact, I'm going to see if I can figure out how to go back to a blogspot blog and not have my own domain any more. I'm also going to turn off comments. I know, I know, but it's not easy for me to keep up with comments when I'm in tip top shape, lol, so in so, so shape it's best for me to turn them off:) You can find me on Facebook though. I don't post a lot but I do once in a while. My name is Louise Veee on FB. Take care everyone and thank you all for your prayers and encouraging wishes. Remember, your health is truly your wealth AND, #EverydayisagiftfromGod Louise:)