I love that things are settling down and returning to a new normal around here. This weekend was a quiet one, and very nice.
The driveway, as I was leaving for work on Friday morning, taken with the camera phone. I wave to my husband as I’m driving away, and then I get to this point on the road where he can’t see the car anymore. I’m not back to work full-time yet, but plan on doing so some time this week, as my husband continues to improve.
On Saturday, I was up and out the door by 9:30, headed to the mall with a 50% off coupon for Talbots. I found some great deals, then did some window shopping before coming home in the now-pouring rain.
It was raining sideways . . .
And then . . .
. . . it turned to snow.
But it didn’t last. However, it’s not too often that we see snow in Maryland during the month of October, so this was something different.
On Sunday, my goal was to finish bringing in the rest of the plants. These were outside in a protected area, and weren’t damaged by the freak snow. It’s a lot of work repotting plants. The asparagus fern had become pot-bound, so I transplanted it to three smaller pots.
Luckily, planter pots were on sale for half price at the local garden shop up the road.
I brought all the geraniums inside, planting them in smaller pots, to winter over.
I used to be able to go like there was no tomorrow, lifting heavy things, moving things around . . . but not any more.
I take more breaks now.
I love this little bloom, and this color.
I made Lemon/Rosemary-stuffed Chicken for dinner Sunday. The house smelled divine while it cooked, and my husband finds it interesting that I’m enjoying being in the kitchen. I find it interesting, too. Don’t know what’s up with that.
This is super easy to make.
You need a roaster chicken. Wash & pat dry, then salt & pepper inside. Stuff with a lemon (cut in half), and several sprigs of fresh rosemary. Rub chicken with olive oil and cook at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half, or until you can easily turn the drumsticks (that’s how I tell it’s done).
You can also cut up some root vegetables, sprinkle with olive oil, and some seasonings, and stir from time to time to keep the vegetables from drying out.
While surfing Pinterest, I learned a new way to tie a scarf, although this photo doesn’t really do it justice.
Fold scarf in half. Loop around neck. Pull only one strand of the scarf through the loop. Twist loop, then pull other strand through.
See what you learn coming here? It boggles the mind, doesn’t it?
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I’m hoping to have a good week, and I’m hoping you do, as well. Until tomorrow, my friends . . .