Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Musings on Garden Tuesday

Hi everyone! Surprised to "see" me today? I know it isn't Wednesday, my usual Wordless day, but, I have been wanting to join Pam for Garden Tuesday for weeks now and so I decided, today is the day!!!

In all of the holiday chaos, I never got to tell you what Marion gave me for Christmas. An Amaryllis!

It was touch and go for a while as we weren't quite sure the Amaryllis would bloom in time for Christmas. It didn't. However, it did begin to feel better once the sun decided to show its face for more than what seemed like a minute a day. (oh okay, perhaps two or three minutes:)

And now, it's just strutting its stuff!!! Isn't it "purty?" I do believe two more blooms are on the way.

While I'm here, it's probably a good time to share this click I got of Marion while she was brewing up a pot of chicken soup which, by the way, was deliciously successful! (notice her choice of rice in the background:) Did I tell you Marion will be turning 94 years young in March?

I also have some news. I'm still trying to decide what to cook up for this month's Food n' Flix hosted by Debra at Eliot Eats. It sounds like fun especially if you're 80s savvy. It's open until the 27th of this month but I'll be darned if I can come up with something...thinking...


In other new, as you know, I've been rummaging through my cookbooks for the past month or so. I found a few boxes that I didn't even know I was missing. That's not a good thing in my book:) Anyway, while I was scouring through and reorganizing, I happened upon a bunch of vintage Valentine's Day cards. You find the darndest things at the bottom of boxes filled with cookbooks sometimes. In the next few weeks leading up to Valentine's Day, I'd like to share some of them with you. What do you think?

I've added my own "tasty twist" to the others but you'll need to tune in for those:) Enjoy the sun where ever you are and thank you so much for visiting, Louise:)

P.S. The next Valentine "installment" will be this Friday:)