Friday, June 27, 2008

Sky Watch to Heaven

(Golf was cancelled, however, mother nature gave us a glimps of this...)
Stormy skies give way to a key hole to heaven...
let your imagination soar to the great unknown and enjoy the ride.
Jules

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ABC Wednesday...


Back in the day...this man would often Wax lyrical With his 
Wicked sense of humor and a Whole lot more!

W.C. Fields




Finally, since my son is a huge WWE fan, 
I would be remiss if I didn't share this post with you!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summertime Grazing...

Sweet little baby deer came to graze


Whilst her mama kept a watchful eye

Yesterday morning in my backyard...what I did not catch on film was this mama and another mama on their hind legs duking it out...
they looked like angry kangaroos!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hot Off The Press!

Saw this on Yahoo...with the caption
"Jessica Simpson disses her boyfriend's ex..."  
Come on ...she is just bragging about how she is keeping her boyfriend!
I'm just sayin'

A Note From The Swimming Pool...

OK, WHO DID IT??


ALERT NOTICE

*****haven's main pool and diving pool have been shut down due to bodily foreign matter deposited in the pools.

State protocol dictates the pools to be shut down for 24 hours, therefore it will re-open @ 1:00 p.m. tomorrow.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

~~~~~

GRRRRRRRRRR

i'm just sayin'!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Sky Watch Stormy

video

Quite the storm the other night...just gotta love mother nature!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Very Important Letter V!

Yes, class welcome once again to ABC Wednesday
brought to you in part by the ever so clever Mrs. Nesbitt!
Today's topic is the letter

V

V begins several worthy word...
I just didn't know where to begin.
You see on occasion...

I have been known to Vacillate,
I am partial to V-necks,
I have been to Hawaii to see the Volcano's,
My home is rarely Vacant,
I tend to gravitate towards Vagabonds,
I have never been to Vail,
I have been Vaccinated,
I won't blog about my Va-gi-gi,
I think that would be Vulgar,
My explanations will sometimes be Vague,
I love homemade Valentines,
I secretely wish I had more Va, Va, Va, Voom,
And I deperately need a Vacation,
Oh, and did I mention that my maiden name begins with V...
so, I was always at the end of the line.

So, today I will share a very hip, California-esque,
V that sometimes adorns my 6 year olds feet....

Van's Very Cool Shoes


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

Russert on Imus...

Yes, you will be missed...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day ...Dad

I love this shot...my dad came from Chicago to the east coast 
to show my son how to make home made pasta...
what a great memory for the Con-man


Of course, wine must be present during all tutorials...teehee:)
Happy Father's day to all that be...
Jules

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Cherry Fairies of Summer...

Cherry-Time

Cherries of the night are riper
Than the cherries pluckt at noon 
Gather to your fairy piper 
When he pipes his magic tune: 
Merry, merry, 
Take a cherry; 
Mine are sounder, 
Mine are rounder, 
Mine are sweeter 
For the eater
Under the moon. 
And you’ll be fairies soon. 

In the cherry pluckt at night, 
With the dew of summer swelling, 
There’s a juice of pure delight, 
Cool, dark, sweet, divinely smelling. 
Merry, merry, 
Take a cherry; 
Mine are sounder, 
Mine are rounder, 
Mine are sweeter 
For the eater 
In the moonlight. 
And you’ll be fairies quite. 

When I sound the fairy call, 
Gather here in silent meeting, 
Chin to knee on the orchard wall, 
Cooled with dew and cherries eating. 
Merry, merry, 
Take a cherry; 
Mine are sounder, 
Mine are rounder, 
Mine are sweeter. 
For the eater 
When the dews fall.
And you’ll be fairies all. 

Robert Graves

Friday, June 13, 2008

Just Puttin Around...On Sky Watch Friday!

It's a beautiful day out here on the course...
I only wished I golfed that way too...

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just say another prayer.........

Besides my dad...this is another one of my blue eyed favorites...


Apparently Paul Newman has some sort of cancer...take a moment for him and others in your life to say a little prayer, good wishes, or whatever works for you...and for him and yours'.

Mr. Newman's habitat is in the vicinity...funny story, I happen to be at the local wine shop (imagine that:) ..when rummaging through the wine in the fridge, a lovely man actually says excuse me, so I kindly obliged...
at check out I say ..."was that?...is that?"
Yep!...I just never expected it....
Mr. Newman, shops for white wine too:)

Those blue eyes need our help now too...

I'm just sayin.........Jules

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

U is for....

Under 
Construction...




And after....
(our family room)

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Party in a bag!

Hi all, …very busy weekend. 
Why do they cram everything into the last 2 weeks of school?…Grrrrrr. 
Friday: Closing house at school…basically, an early evening cook out 
for parents and children with a buch of things to jump, slide and climb on…
Saturday: End of school clam bake
Sunday: 3 Lacrosse games, a high school graduation and 
a 7 year old birthday party…check out the party in a bag….

I’m just sayin’…this bag contained some pretty interesting goods…
I think I received the same bag at a bachelorette party…what is that red thing?????

Friday, June 6, 2008

Screened In Sky Watch

From where I sit it's pure beauty
The pink skies, the low tides,
The crooked tree with spindly arms that say,
come and pitter patter on me.
Alert...I lounge and ponder,
To explore, to bathe, or go beyonder...

Hmmm
I wait...I wait...

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

ABC Wednesday

(google image)


IS FOR...
TIKI TIKI TEMBO!

I remember my children preforming this old Chinese tale...they say this tale led the Chinese to shorten the first names of their children...what do you think?

Enjoy the show!




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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Gourmet Group


gour·met 
(go̵or mā′, gôr-; go̵or′mā, gôr′-)
noun
a person who likes and is an excellent judge
 of fine foods and drinks; epicure

Some of my friends started a gourmet group a few years ago.  My husband and I have attended many of their glorious food fests...so much so that they asked if we would like to join them.  We were honored and said yes...there are approximately 5 couples that share the dinner, each couple is assigned a course, the couple hosting the dinner provides the entree.  This past weekend we hosted the dinner.  As the host you also get the "right" to decide the theme for the evening.  During a recent visit to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, we stayed at the One and Only Pamillia (highly recommend this place...just a breath of fresh air!)  The resort restaurant was created by the famous chef Charlie Trotter, it specializes in spa cuisine.  
(all purchases @ the O&O gift shop are accompanied with this sweet canvas re-useable bag..very forward thinking and stylish too!)

Having had such an amazing experience there, we decided to select a Charlie Trotter inspired theme for our evening.  This, is all well and good, however, as a first time host, it was wildly intimidating, the other couples have been doing this for years, this was our first!  
We selected the menu, and assigned a recipe to each couple, as the host you can also invite other guests to join in on the fun...since this was my first excellent gourmet adventure, and considering my dining room table would comfortably seat 12 we invited just one other couple. While it is not required, the "other" couple wanted to participate, so their charge was to provide the aperitifs.  In the CT cookbook,  2 recipes caught my eye, one for heirloom tomato and basil water and another for a peach lemonade, I thought the tomato and basil drink would be just delightful as a shot with a little bit of vodka, a salted rim and a wedge of lime, the peach lemonade would be perfect with a splash of champagne....I was right, with the T&B drink, although they went down so smoothly that we never got to the lemonade...another day;)

 (Nice ring Mental P!)
Many Thanks to Mental P Mama and Squazz for their contribution to our evening!!

The appitizer, consisted of grilled prawns with a curried cucumber yogurt sauce, expertly prepared by J&P!
  (hurry get the camera these are going quick!)
The first course was flawlessly presented by tsannie, steamed Pacific mussels in a saffron, fennel, tomato broth...this could have been a meal with a few baguette slices!

The second course, prepared by S&B was picture perfect..delicate steamed ginger mushroom wantons in a lite mushroom broth that left you wanting more....
 
The salad, was a mouth watering flavor sensation...a beautiful presentation of peaches, radishes and roasted red onion...tsannie out did herself!

(tsannie in action!)
Next, was the entree of grilled beef tenderloin, a side of tomato/leek strewn quinoa, prepared by yours truly...how can you screw up beef tenderloin...I got off easy!
The hardest part for me for this entire evening was making sure the table settings was up to par with the settings I have observed in dinners past...
We topped off the evening with a desert beautifully prepared with a flair by S&T...Chilled chocolate-orange souffles with chocolate sorbet...(we forgot the sorbet...which was fine by me...I am still enjoying the pint today;)  
Unfortunately, I cannot reproduce the actual recipes, but you can get the cookbook at the Charlie Trotter site...check it out!

Just love Sweet William
...I am just sayin'

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sunday Sweetness

I just love that boy of mine...


I'm just sayin'...