Here we are on a late rainy Sunday afternoon. Tristan is coming over to dinner tonight so that will be nice to catch up with him. I baked a French loaf and brownies so far.
Fox news - I think I am obsessed watching these foxes every night. But I'm like that with the deer or the few turkeys we've seen, the occasional elusive bobcat. 26 years living out here and I never tire of the wildlife. We have watched a family come eat, sometimes it's only one fox, other times I see two large ones and a tiny one waiting on the sidelines until it's his turn, Today I had the binoculars out and watched this area of toppled trees. We had trees cleared a few years back and this place looked like cave the way the trees settled. A big fox came out and walked along a tree laying over the "cave." It was exciting,
Taco salad and martinis....This week was one of expectation and a bit of disappointment here and there. Overall, it's a lesson to double check things ahead of time. I was craving a taco salad so we went to one of our favorite restaurants. We hadn't been there in a while so I ordered the taco salad I wanted but failed to read over the new menu carefully.
Last time it came in an edible bowl but this time it was far too much lettuce and no bowl. All plated up instead. While it was good with a choice of beef, chicken or black beans (I opted for black beans) it left me wanting the tortilla chips or tortilla bowl.
Next time I think I will try the taco salad at Peppers or El Jalisco. And maybe I can make one at home sometime too. Lesson here is, read the menu carefully or ask questions. Still it was a good salad.
A martini. I have been craving one since we watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith a few weeks back and finally grabbed a jar of fat olives for the garnish. Doug makes a great cocktail and this one was a beauty. But I forgot to check to see if that jar of olives were pitted. They were not. Insert frowny face now!
This horrific mistake has been rectified and I expect to have a great martini this evening after dinner. Lesson here is, pay attention to labels.
The last two movie nights we enjoyed featured Casablanca and Indiana Jones. For the Friday action flick (Indy Jones) we had bagels, Nova lox and sushi. Fun evening!
I've been spending more time reading and updating my book blog lately and afraid this old blog has taken a backseat. If I don't keep up regularly I may take a break for a while. We shall see.
Hope all is well in your world. Now that we have proper olives all is well here. Just baking breads, reading and working. Looking forward to time at the bay near St. George Island coming up.
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