Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Can't sleep!

Sunday night insomnia crashed on me. I have slept a total of 5 maybe 6 hours since.

It's so frustrating! The Brother and both the dogs are snoring as we speak.  I twist and turn all night.  All day I yawn but still can't sleep.

It is making me cranky and short tempered.  I hate that! I have tried every thing.  Nothing is helping.

Any ideas people of the blogger universe? 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Magnolia Manor



When the folks came to visit they brought us rendering of my paternal grandparents home.  Magnolia Manor!  They lived in this house for most of my child hood.  I love it!

It was a pre-civil war home where many of my memories were born.  My siblings, our cousins and I crawled all over this house!  

I can still smell the aroma of old house and hot tea with lemon. So happy our family got together to do this!

More Indian Summer

Indian summer still has a firm grip on us!  Late October and highs for the next few days will be in the 80s.

It will be late this week before the days cool off.  Even then it will be in the the high 60s and 70s.  I am afraid it means we are headed for a soft winter. Again!

Last winter didn't get cold enough to kill the insect population.  So we were beset by hoards of roaches and ants.  Not forgetting the pterodactyl skeeters!

For today I am not gonna borrow trouble and enjoy the sunshine!






Monday, October 27, 2014

Lunch today!



                                                          Chicken swiss panini!

Home made Italian roll, chicken breast and swiss cheese.  It was grilled panini style.  Now I don't have a panini press so check out how I improvised. 




Visiting Family

Have just spent 5 days with our parents.  It was a lovely visit.







Dad and Charles did most of the cooking. I made some bread and some veggies. Oh, and dessert.

Mom and Dad and I are all on low sugar diets.  I made a quick ice cream with my Ninja blender.  Frozen strawberries, lactose free milk and Splenda whizzed up for 30 seconds.  Boom!  Ice cream!

The blueberry refrigerator pie we have talked about before. it's worth another photo though!



As I said before. . . "Lovely weekend!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cheshire pork belly!

Yeee haww!  Ordered my whole pork belly early this morning! Heritage Farms here in eastern North Carolina.

The best pork i have EVER  had! I hope the folks like it as much as we do.





I can't wait! I can't wait! I CAN NOT WAIT!!








Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pig sty

When i am unhappy or depressed my room suffers as much as I do.  I have been depressed for quite a while now and my room shows it!



Every surface is stacked high. It's such a pretty room . . . When it's right.

I have been working on it so I will soon have  picture of the final result!  I hope.