Saturday, February 28, 2015

Did I ever show you ...?

Did I ever share the picture I have in the guest bath?
It is supposed to attach to the commode lid ,,,
but we weren't able to get it to stick.
I decided to frame it and it proudly sits on the shelf above the commode.
Probably should have it over the urinal for male guests to enjoy...
but now it is easily seen and enjoyed when one opens the door.

Do you have a fun decoration somewhere in your home?
Please share!


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

DH and I like going to the zoo ... most any zoo ...
took a day trip over to the Stuttgart Zoo the other day ..
I didn't plan well, my camera battery died almost immediately ..
oh well ... just another reason to go back
... as if I "needed" a reason to go back to a zoo....
Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo .... how 'bout you, you, you?
Do you enjoy visiting the animals in a zoo?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Feasting on Friday ... Scrat

A friend sent me this photo she found on the Internet~

She knows DH and I love Scrat in "Ice Age"

hummmm... may want to add Scrat to our 25th anniversary party cake ..

gotta have something fun and kicky on the cake!

Happy Friday!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday Retrospect -- My Son at (3)

When my son was three, I was working in as a data entry clerk
(yes, this was a loooong time ago) ...
one of the benefits was discounted tickets to Disneyland.
We went several times that year ...
 this photo is from the first visit. 
He was a special boy then... and is a wonderful man now.
Do you have a treasured memory to share?
I would love to hear it.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

This morning DH mentioned wanting pumpkin waffles ... fortunately I have everything I need to make them.  If I had thought about it last, night I could have thawed out the bacon in our freezer and made heart bacon for breakfast as well.  (you fold the streaky bacon strips so it approximates a heart-shape).
Tried to make heart shaped waffles ... major flop.  Next time I'll put the waffle batter into a container with a spout ... that should let me  "shape" the batter.
Waffles turned out great ...
Aren't they pretty?  Yummy too!
We're off to visit a wild animal park ... hope you all do something fun today!

Feasting on Friday ... or is it Friday Funny?

My niece sent DH and I a care-package for Christmas ... she was so sweet to send us treats that we can't easily get over here.  When DH and I visit someplace new (for us), we really enjoy wandering through the different shops and seeing what food items are offered that we might not have seen before ... often buying them to enjoy.

Anyhow ... one of the items she sent us was Split Pea Soup mix.  It's one of our favorite soups ...though some people have a hard time getting past the weird green.

Had some leftover ham ... so decided to make it this evening and have an easy lunch tomorrow.

 Green Garden Soup?   
That's a different name for Split Pea ... oh well, it's only a name ....
 Hang on a minute.... 
the ingredient says the number one ingredient is Great Northern Beans ....

Nope ... not a white bean to be seen...
Oh well,,, it was accidentally mis-labeled ... no biggie.
Found a sorta HoneyBaked Ham Split Pea soup recipe on the web -
soup turned out fairly well ... 
but it is missing something - probably the ham bone.  
Never the mind ... we'll enjoy the soup ... and the love that sent it ....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

European Snow Storm

Really cool video of snowfall in Slovakia ... buildings in our village are generally stand-alone, but the peaceful feeling is the same.