Sweet Hubby just ran up the stairs yelling if I had the camera ready!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Looky looky! I won a contest from cookiesunshine
I was a runnerup in the drawing but I sure feel special!
(my eldest's nickname is "Cookie")
It comes once a year
School will be out
It's time to shout
"It's time to get serious about summer!"
-donna childree gotlib
Thank you Donna!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Since LJ moved to KC, we have been trying to explore and find new places when I visit (okay, it's all new). She read or heard about this restaurant and found that it has a Happy Hour!!!
"1/2 off Happy Hour
Monday - Friday, 2-6pm
50% off Spanish Appetizers
50% off A Spanish Wine Cocktail
Tasty Mellow Bebidas
50% off Premium Well Drinks
50% off 50 wines by the glass
50% off Draft Beer & Domestic Bottles
We're talking HAPPY HOUR, Amigo!"
We went to La Bodega in the afternoon and it was just yummy!!!
Pincho de Pollo yChorizo Skewered chicken and chorizo with garlic cumin aïoli (not my fave)
AlbóndigasCaseras Meatballs in a spicy garlic cream sauce
Champiñones a la Plancha Roasted mushrooms with garlic & white wine- parsley sauce (oh my, yum)
This is the Plato de Embuditos, Escalivada yQueso Assorted Spanish meats, vegetables & cheeses.
The very green olives were the best I've ever had!!! mmmm mmmm mmmm
And the Serrano Ham was so delicate!LJ had the Sangria. (She makes it better.)
"You make time to enjoy the moment in an unhurried way. The threefold purpose of snacking on tapas is to dull any hunger pangs that have built up since the previous intake of comestibles to whet the appetite for the next, and to stimulate sociability, at which the Spanish excel."
"Hacer una Barca The Spanish hate to see delicious sauce go to waste, which is
one of the reasons that bread, especially a crusty bread, is found in virtually every Spanish meal.
There is a Spanish idiom, “hacer una buca,” which means “to make a boat.” The idea is that
you “sail" a boat of bread around the plate, taking on the sauce."
Aren't the clouds on the ceiling adorable?
I swear I saw some fried eggs painted on the ceiling!
I didn't quite get the shot I was trying for.
Our waiter was making Spanish Coffee for someone.
I kept spying the flames and was intrigued!
Something about espresso, Kahlua and rum?
I don't remember for sure. Maybe next time!We'll be back!
If you are in KC, visit LaBodega!!!
(The photos of the front of the restaurant and the quotes are from the La Bodega website)
I haven't been blogging of late because some things have happened that I will share later. And I've been incredibly busy running allover the place! I'm off to Upstate NY on Thursday!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
My stepmom isn't in the above photo because:
#1 She's camera shy
#2 She was taking the photo
#3 This is actually "take 2" on the hat and she didn't have hers with her. This was March 2006 and we had bought our matching hats Summer 2005 when we had driven out for a family vaca and somewhere in Texas on the way home, my hat flew out of the van and we didn't realize it until we were in Oklahoma. So this is actually my SECOND hat. Yep, went back to Dizzyland and bought another!
The next photo is from Cowboy and Indians Day at school. I knew I'd be wearin' my hat!
Guess who else wanted a pink hat when she saw Nana's? (And got one!!!)
We got hers at Bass Pro in Springfield!
Yea!!! Nana and grandgirlee!!!
Notice the fray on my hat? I could claim to have had a rough ride or something but the truth is, I hand carried it on the airplane from CA to MO and it didn't do too well. Having it shoved around in the upper compartment in the plane didn't help.
So there ya have it, my PINK this week! Be sure to visit all the other PINKS this Saturday, found listed at Beverly's!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Click here for Bev,_our_Pink_Leader!
Futons are notoriously uncomfortable when in the frame. And since this is her primary seating I promised to make something to make it more comfortable. I bought extra firm king-sized pillows and a Joe Boxer sheet. Cut huge strips and sewed a tube cover, tied the ends with strips of wild zebra print and then scrunched the bulk together. She really likes the look and it makes the seating much more enjoyable.
There are TWO!
I think they look like giant candies!
Here Grandgirlee #1 is tesing them out and gives her approval!
And she's PINK!
(sorry she's so blurry, she wouldn't sit still for another snapshot and obviously didn't sit still for this one!)
Until NEXT PINK SATURDAY!
Friday, July 11, 2008
And if you've been in a cave and not been exposed to the media onslaught, wellllll please allow me to fix that for you. This should get your old disco platforms "Doin' the Hustle" and you'll be humming all day!! (if they all start at the same time, pause the others until you can get to them)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
And in the evenings when the heat of the day has dissipated and the cool has not quite set in, we sit in the dark and enjoy the peace.
Oh my these neighbors sure put on a show.
Almost seemed like dueling pyrotechnics! (maybe it was!)