Friday, April 8, 2011

Fabulous Friday

For Today:
Looking Out My Window: A couple of weeks ago we had to have a huge cottonwood tree removed from the backyard.  It has looked very bare without it.  Yesterday, three new flowering crabapples were planted.
 The lake is very low right now.  When the irrigation ditches are open and the spring run off starts in the mountains it will be full again.

My Weekend Plans Include: For the past couple years we have hosted an annual raking day.  Seems like my crew was all busy this year, but we managed to get the job done.  So instead we are heading to Denver to join in with Elizabeth and Don's annual rototiller party, haul dirt party and get the garden ready for planting party.

I’m Reading: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Movie Marquee: Dexter, season two

Something Quiltie: I have been overwhelmed this week.  I've been working on 5 different projects.  I can do that for awhile then it stops being fun and drives me crazy.  I did finish this little quilt for "Quilts for Japan" sponsored by Quilter's Newletter Magazine. 

Made it from scraps of a previous project.  I hope it will be
a comfort to some little person.  I have one more to donate and several from some other friends.  I'll take then to the magazine's offices in Golden on Monday. 
One of My Favorite Things: I love "spell  check".  I have never had the skills or natural ability to spell.  My mom was a fantastic speller and my Dad... not so good.  You can see whose spelling genes I inherited. I have to admit that sometimes  I have even confused spell check. 

What’s For Dinner:  Last week I was trying out a new recipe for a pasta dish. Nothing to blog about.  This week I told Ed I wasn't cooking.  It was time to use up all the dibby dabbies in the frig.  Well, Wednesday was cold and cloudy and I made our favorite turkey chili.  So leftovers for tonight.  If you check out the recipe, I do add a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes.  We like the sweet smokey taste the barbecue sauce adds and, of course, a good stout beer adds something to the party as well.  Some for the chili and some for the cook!

A Favorite Photo:

It's good to laugh at yourself, once in awhile.

Have a great weekend,
Until Next Time-


  1. Love the snorkel mask!! One day you will have some beautiful new trees!

  2. Can't wait for the trees to get will look really pretty!