Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Party Food?

September 20, 2011

I kind of remembered I had started this blog.I though it might be a good idea to keep it up, as it will help me remember things that might need remembering someday.

Today I held my grandson, Cohen, who is in the NICU at the University of Washington Medical Center. I went early and held him for 4 hours.Makes a day seem REALLY special! He is doing well and hopefully will be coming home soon. That is a WHOLE blog in itself. Go here to read about a miracle journey from a courageous young woman. (my daughter). Jana's Blog.
Sleepy little man

Jana said this should read "My Gramma is Nuts"

BUT on the way home I stopped at The Green Barn  to get some fresh peaches I have been craving. There was a young lad in line behind me. I kept hearing him go on and on about the McIntosh Apples. I turned and he was 20ish, nice haircut, clean clothes, Telling us old gals how McIntosh Apples are great to serve at parties, as the do not brown, as they are so acidic, they to not need treating in lemon juice and do not turn brown. That kind of cracked me up, the "great to serve at parties" line, Then I saw what he was buying, Some sort of large winter squash and LEEKS!! LEEKS?? I THINK they were leeks. What is a young 20ish guy doing buying SQUASH and LEEKS and he knows all about PARTY FOOD? I mean WHOLESOME party food? I almost said, for party food the AM/PM is just down the road! I am still amazed by this. To most guys, party food would be Doritos and 6 pack!

Paint job

I never posted this, either. But it was about March 2011?
The dining room, Entry project. OK, the painting is pretty much done. It took me about 6 years to take the plunge. That is when I took all the stuff off the walls and wanted it done. The delft blue and pink and ivy stenciling had to go. But the problem was there was no texture on the dining room walls. So that was a biggie BUT we got it done, painted and I love it. It is "evolving" as Nancy says. (Nancy Haugness, Interior Redesign, Custer, WA). I use Nancy as she can see the "whole" picture and saves tons of time, energy and MISTAKES!!! 

My Old (110 years) house is back to it's Farmhouse roots and I love it. 
 Here is John ripping off the old wallpaper. 

Here is Michelle helping. 

John heading back to college, OUTSIDE the house

Christine and I in the kitchen, but you can't see much. 
I can't see to find the photos I took of the finished project.Maybe another day. Any way, still loving it. 


November 2010?? Do you remember, Karen?
OK, this will be some practice. My daughter said I should have a blog! After I did some "crafty" things around the house.

This is our thanksgiving:
Daughter Karen cooked the turkey. I dropped it at her house the night before, so she could get him cooking! I left cooking directions taped to him. I thought it was funny she took a picture of it!!
Then we cook and snack. Never too many cooks.
I never posted this. I think it was 2010. But it makes me laugh, still.