Where to start. How about from now and then backwards? OK. First, I'm not a morning person. But today the iPhone 5s was in the stores, so we set the alarm for 7 am so we could be at the Verizon store at 8, when it opened. We got there at 8:15, not a big line, yay. We get to the door.. NO gold phones.. not even any white ones, just black. Bummer! So, we came back home and I just ordered one on the Apple site. It's disappointing, to say the least. I thought I'd be trying out the camera on my new phone right now. :-)
Last night I finished the book "The Language of Flowers". My oh my.. it's about a girl who was abandoned at birth and grew up in the foster care and group home system. It's pretty good.. and I learned a lot about the old way of using flowers to convey meanings. Above is a begonia that Dayle has wintered over for several years now. It's meaning is "Beware". Below is a bromeliad that my daughter used as a centerpiece at her wedding reception. I've kept it going for 13 years now!
I love having an Autumn wreath on the back door..
There are 3 colors of these begonias in his 2 baskets. He repotted them this year and they are HUGE!
The orange hanging begonias we got this Spring.
I had a mole removed on my temple day before yesterday and egads, I didn't know he was going to cut it out! And he froze to moles on my chest, too. THEN, to add insult to injury, we got the 3rd in a series of Hepatitis B shots, a shingles shot and a flu shot. UGH!
We re-potted my miniature red and white rose into a bigger pot and oh my gosh.. it just thrived and grew and is covered with flowers! A red and white striped rose means - Unity. The rose below is only the size of a silver dollar.
Another shot of my Lantana.. I expect the first frost will kill it. :-(
Pammy Sue made Dayle's honey wheat roll recipe and this is her gorgeous pan of rolls and she loved them. Cool!!
So.. we've been cooking a lot. Last night I taught Dayle how to make ground beef Stroganoff from scratch. I made fresh green beans with a bit of bacon and onion to go with it. It's easy to make Stroganoff. Saute 2 lbs of burger, add 1 chopped onion and 5 minced cloves of fresh garlic, then add sliced fresh mushrooms, salt and pepper - when it's cooked, sprinkle flour (1/3 cup) over the meat mixture, brown that a bit, then add milk (2 cups), stir on high heat until it thickens, then add 3 cups of sour cream, stir in and serve over cooked wide egg noodles. Well, I hope you have a stupendous weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)