Hello my friends! Are you squeezing everything out of the last month of Summer? If not.. you should! When the snow is flying, you don't want to regret not taking advantage of the warm barefoot weather. We have a little "volunteer" moss rose and Kristi told me we have a pink one in bloom. Isn't it pretty?
My dear little dog, Buddy the Cairn Terrier.. he is always nearby. I thought he looked fetching laying on the carpet. :-)
Kristi's birthday occurred while we were gone on our road trip - so we treated her to dinner at PF Chang's - they gave her a complimentary dessert of a Bananas Foster roll-up with coconut pineapple sorbet.
We got the boys a huge slice of chocolate cake which they polished off nicely. The adults were lucky to get a few bites. :-)
We snapped a photo of the big horse statue outside and the boys.
We BBQed one half of the Steelhead night before last and decided it was so good that we repeated the same dinner last night. We lay the salmon skin side down on the foil, spread it with sour cream, salt and pepper and sliced lemons and bake 425 d. for 20-25 minutes, or until you test it in the thickest part to see if it's opaque. You don't want to overcook it.
We cooked up some rice and peas to go with it... both nights! It was DELICIOUS!
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I really LOVE this basket. I plan to put all my cotton in this to keep it easy to get to. It was funny, the lady in the antique store told me it was a "chip" basket - that grocery stores used to hold their potato chips for sale. I told her that it was actually a vintage laundry basket used in commercial laundries.
I have been going through more of my containers of "stuff" using my tidy new craft studio. It really feels good to get organized. This is my view from the desk chair. Excuse the dried up fern, it did not fare well during the heat wave we've had. The Hostas are sun-burned, too. Poor things.
I picked up the framed Steve Terrill print yesterday and will show it to the Friends of Multnomah Falls 100th Anniversary committee at a meeting on Monday. I think it turned out well! I had it framed at Americana Frame by my friend Baer Charlton. He has written many books - click on his name to learn more. I really enjoyed his book, "Stoneheart". It was about a war hero that did a great thing for an Oregon community.
We are planning and organizing for our Waldo Lake camping trip. We leave on Wednesday. The photo in my banner is me sailing my Sunfish on the lake last year. I look forward to doing that a lot soon! OK.. talk to you soon. I will be doing one more blog post before I will be gone for almost two weeks. But being "off the grid" is good sometimes. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)