I swear I'm going to get back to a more regular posting schedule someday. I never intended my blog to turn into "what I did last week, in brief." Until then, here are some snapshots (literally and figuratively) of the past several days.
Our intrepid adventurer, Dr. Jones, has discovered that he can reach pretty much any high spot in the house. He's chosen the top of this cupboard as his new perch for surveilling the neighborhood. I think he got bored when the baby doves in our front bushes finally grew all their feathers and left.
My garden is looking good. We will definitely have no shortage of zucchini. The cucumber plant looks good as well, although the zucchini plants are encroaching upon it. Not sure yet about the green beans, peppers, eggplant and sugar snap peas. We'll have to see. I harvested and immediately ate the first grape tomato of the season yesterday. It was delicious.
Took this lovely shot on Friday morning from the patio at The Filling Station. Later that morning I felt something weird in my sleeve and discovered an ant-like insect that had probably crawled in there while I breakfasted outdoors. I shook it out of my sweater onto the floor near my desk and then decided I should take it outside to give it a fighting chance. It wasn't easy, but it should now be happily living in the hostas near the front door of my office.
On Friday night I made Cagey's Kai Kratiam (Garlic Pepper Chicken) recipe, served over jasmine rice. I garnished mine with thin strips of red bell pepper, cilantro leaves from my garden, and a drizzle of sriracha sauce. It was super easy and my husband loved it. I'll definitely be adding it to our rotation.
Last night my husband and I went out to dinner and decided to take a "short nap" before going to hear a band down the street. I fell deeply asleep and didn't wake up until 2:00 a.m. I took out my contacts, changed into my pajamas and went back to sleep until nearly 7:00 this morning. I don't know why I was so wiped out, but I must have needed the sleep.
This morning I learned that my photo of the chandelier superimposed over the Western Auto building was voted the winner of this year's Urban Photo Safari. I was really only participating for the fun of it, but what an honor to win! There's no prize, so I figure I need to take full advantage of my bragging rights, which means posting about it here, on Facebook and on Twitter. Okay, the bragging is over now.
So those are the highlights of the past seven days. What have you been up to? Do you have any big summer vacation plans?