My day ended with this:
So how it started is no longer important!
I was a grouch. I was really tired. I don’t know what was up! Perhaps the fact that I didn’t get too much activity today.
Instead of yoga, I made labels! [Labelmaker on sale for $14.99 at Staples!]
I am in love with our army of local honey bears! They are now friends with Beaker, Bocker + Churton. That is…until they are adopted by the locals.
We have sandwich menus and newsletters!
And we have WILD ANIMALS barging into the house!!!
The Tiger LOVED my grandmother’s oriental rug! He must have smelled Smotey and Murph and all the kitties of ages past.
This evening I perked up with some IPA
And some veggies
We had a last-minute impromptu joint dinner. I love joint dinners! Combining ingredients and labor makes everything easier and fun!
I was the grillmaster – zucchini, salt, pepper, olive oil and smoked paprika
Matt was the beer master. Duh.
Faith worked on the beans – a can of refried pintos from Whole Foods mixed with homemade black beans and some herbs, cayenne, cumin and salt
We piled the beans, veggies, and Faith’s HOMEMADE CHEESE (she made it this afternoon with grass-fed milk and a special technique that I know nothing about but admire her so for!)
Toppings included greek yogurt and Cholula. We served them on crispy corn tortillas – also from Whole Foods – that I keep in my freezer for last-minute dinners. I grilled them and they got crispy so we were able to break off pieces and eat the tostadas like nachos! Loved this dinner!
Faith + Tate jumped up enthusiastically and without hesitation after dinner at the suggestion of “Let’s go for a walk!!” The evening had turned from stormy to beautiful! We hiked around the neighborhood for a good 40 minutes until settling into Francesca’s final slice of Tiramisu and a few cookies I had frozen from Cville Market’s bulk bins.
Faith and I had a mini Gossip Girl love fest oogling over our favorite episodes, characters and songs. The finale episode was wonderful – best of this season!!
I’m off to read my book – Matt’s got the alarm set early because he is BAKING tomorrow!!