The BEST granola ever, thanks to Melissa at the Traveler's Lunchbox. Rush right home and make some! I will admit I used less butter, and substituted 1 cup of rolled oats for 1 cup of nuts, but otherwise followed the recipe. YUM!
Kool Aid Pickles Dave shuns them, but I'll get him to try one. I'm going to have a tasting at work at the end of the week. I'm a fan of the Tropical Punch pickles, and Susann favors the Lemonade.
Today is looking like it'll be a beautiful day. I'm sitting here trying to decide if I'll do some knitting or stencil a shirt. I've been poking around Craftster for cool stencils, or at least inspiration. We're going to a Mets game tonight, and Glavine is pitching... hoorah!!! First game at home since he hit 300, I hope he makes it 301 tonight. :)
We saved a pear tree on the side of our house this week. The building manager was going to cut it down because it had lost a few branches, but we found a tree doctor and he said it's very healthy and he'll prune it back. He thinks it's an anjou pear tree, which totally makes sense... I just never thought about it. Dave bought a telescopic fruit picker, so we'll be able to pick the ripe pears towards the top of the tree. Since we're thinking about buying our place, we didn't want to lose the tree!
I took the day off Thursday to go to a Mets game with Christopher. They lost 7-6 to the Braves, but it was a nail-biter at the end! And note to self - 55 spf is NOT enough for 4 hours in the sun... ouch! For the most part I am unburnt, but I missed a few small spots which of course are pretty red. Poor delicate skin! At least the game is tonight, I should be less prone to a burn.
I'm reading the 8 step home cure book by the founder of Apartment Therapy. The next cure starts at the beginning of September, and I want to do the deep treatment. We're still waiting to hear when they'll sell the place, but I'm pretty sure we'll buy, so no time like the present to get rid of some junk!
My ankle is healing well, albiet a little slowly. I have a tendon strain (or is it sprain, I never know!), so I've been wearing an ace bandage to give myself a little more support. That makes a huge difference! And I've been having both ultrasound and electrical stimulation treatments at PT, which seems to help too. Mind you, I won't be doing any marathons anytime soon, but I think I'll come out of PT even better than before my fall.
For now, I'll leave you with a picture of the painting Dave and I made for our friends Dave and Erica and their son Luca. We gave it to them for Luca's 1st birthday.
CHICAGO -- One of the clubhouse attendants in Wrigley Field approached Tom Glavine on Sunday as a special evening was winding down and extended a hand with two baseballs. Glavine knew the drill. He signed on the sweet spots as he had done countless times. But he also knew he now was free to add a PS.
So under his signature -- which had become significantly more valuable 75 minutes earlier, Glavine added to the inscriptions. For the first times ever, he wrote 300 under his name. And, oh, how he liked the way that looked.
Now that three-digit figure is almost part of his name, like HOF is likely to become in five or six years. With a performance that reinforced his image as a brilliant pitcher, an intense competitor and a pretty competent batsman, Glavine forever changed his baseball identity Sunday night. No longer is he merely the two-time Cy Young Award winner or the five-time 20-game winner or the savvy left-hander who ...
Now, first, foremost and forever, Glavine is a 300-game winner. With a HOF chaser on order.