Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Signs of Spring

Hey, Y'all,

Out in my front yard, things are growing...and I can smell Spring in the air! My round flower bed has wildflowers from last year coming up and also the day lilies that I planted there in the spring of '08 are coming up. A row of daffodils are up in the front yard not too far from the road. Irises are coming up in several places as well. I haven't really checked out the hummingbird vine or the roses, but that will come later this week.

Last evening our neighbors came for the Monday evening meal, and afterwards we played a game created by their youngest, Gabriel, who is eight years old (well on his way to nine). His game was well thought out, and very creative. We had really good fun during our meal, talking and discussing things of interest to us all. Our meal consisted of huge salads with hearts of romaine lettuce, dried cranberries, pecan pieces, mandarin orange slices, feta cheese, grape tomatoes, and baked chicken strips.

The chicken strips had been dipped in beaten egg, then rolled in cornflake crumbs that had been mixed with dried rosemary, grated parmesan, dried basil, paprika, garlic powder, then placed in a baking pan lined with foil, and had some olive oil and a 1/4 stick of melted butter. I then cooked them for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Yum!
For bread, we had mini croissants that had been warmed in the oven just after it had been turned off. Dessert later was butter pecan ice cream and fresh strawberries.

Because we didn't have time to play dominos, we decided that they could come back today and play a while this afternoon. That is what they did, and we had a really good time this afternoon.

Imazo called me this morning and we talked for awhile. She sounded much better and told me she had been doing laundry this morning (which shows real progress on her part) and I was so glad. I told her I had been doing laundry this morning, too. I'll bet she has hers folded, but mine isn't yet. I have been sewing today, and will probably fold clothes tonight (after while). Yes, I am a procrastinator, but first things always come first. Clothes can always wait (they aren't going anywhere that I know of).

Speaking of clothes, Gramps came out of the bedroom yesterday afternoon, and told me that someone had put all his dirty clothes into a different hamper. He has been using a folding net hamper, and his clothes had been put into a hamper that has been underneath the net hamper. Of course, he was the one who had changed the clothes from the net hamper into the plastic one, and just didn't remember doing it. I didn't see him do it, of course. So I just said something like, "Wow, what about that? Who do you suppose it was?" He said, "I don't know, I just came in and there they were."
So I said, "Hmmm. I don't know either."

Tomorrow, I will be going in to Knoxville to take Imazo to get her staples out of her incisions at the surgeon's office and probably we will pick up Mae and all go out and grab a bite to eat. Then I will have to head back to New Market, check on Gramps and then go for my check up with our family doctor. I have lots of things to complain about to her. She will probably go "whew" when I am finished. ha ha.

In the spirit of Spring, I did a new arrangement of flowers for my kitchen table, and the picture of it is at the top of today's posting.
Well, this is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for tonight. I hope each of you has a peaceful night and a good day tomorrow. Love to you all. Bye for now.


Mom B said...

Very pretty arrangement!

Grammy said...

Thanks, Carol! I enjoyed putting it together, too.