I bought 5 bunches of perfectly ripe bananas that were priced at $0.89 per bunch last week - why? Because frozen bananas are ingredient #1 in any smoothie - they act like ice cream - if you ever see a bargain like this, peel them before you freeze them and you'll have smoothies for months
I fell in love with this figurine I saw at a gift shop in the Grand Traverse Commons where we sell cheese on Saturdays. It is a vintage looking bear wearing a clown hat, holding an Easter basket and a chocolate rabbit on a stick. Mine. I got to thinking, though, about how far away collecting Hummels or Precious Moments could be when this stuff starts appealing to me.
January 25th is the beloved Scottish poet Robert Burns' birthday, and the evening is traditionally celebrated with 'Burns Night' gatherings. My friends held a wonderful evening at the town hall in Lake Ann, Michigan. Here are the vegetarian scotch eggs I made for the party - that's mustard dipping sauce in the middle
They boiled a real haggis - no thank you!
The handsome bagpiper Dick Flowers
I brought my Mom as my date - she made delicious oat cakes
they played a great collection of vinyl records specially selected for the evening
the libation table
the spread of food was truly magnificent - there's Mom checking it out
partygoer Chelsea reading Burns Address to a Haggis, dirk in hand
It's taken couple of years, but my barn cat Mama has discovered the joy of letting me pet her! Each day she will cuddle up to me, purring loudly, as long as I want to stay down in the barn with her. I am so glad she has come around to my affection - she was a 100% feral cat, and is now as tame as my house cats. I love it.
910 was our street address on Larkmoor in Berkley, MI - the Kurta family home where my siblings and I grew up. The house was knocked down many years ago to make way for a shopping area. Through the years and to this day, I find I frequently find it to be 9:10 when I glance at the clock. My folks say it happens a lot to them too - a sentimental number for the Kurta family