Friday, March 28, 2014


With hubby working out of town this week, I've been having very light, simple suppers.  Last night it was a spring riff on the wonderful Provencal salad that I've mentioned several times, and gave you the recipe for here.

Only this time, instead of fresh green beans, I substituted fresh asparagus -- straight from my very own garden! And, instead of the tuna, I substituted a bit of leftover poached chicken. Yummmm!

Meanwhile, over on my art table, well...remember how I've always said I have a one-track-mind, and am terrible at multi-tasking? How I can focus on either my hubby's health, or my own, but not both? Or I can be passionate about sewing, or gardening, or writing, or knitting, or art -- but only one at a time? Well, yesterday I passed by my art table, which I had cleared off a couple of weeks ago, and I realized that it was still clean. How odd! After mulling it over a bit, I finally realized that, ever since I got this fitbit gizmo and became a tad obsessed with getting in my 10,000 steps per day, I have done a bit of sketching, but have not painted One. Dang. Thing. Know what I have to say about that? Not only "No" but "HAY-ELL NO!"

I grabbed the first journal I could get my hands on and several bottles of Dylusions spray inks, and just started squirting!

"Aahhh," she said, checking her nails for evidence. "Better. Much better!"

Dear Lord, please don't ever let me morph into a woman whose nails are always clean and perfectly manicured!


Diane said...

Love your prayer. You made me laugh out loud!

Corrine at said...

Dinner looks good and so does the happy mess making.....the fit bit does push you to hit that goal, now i get upset oif I am not over 10,000 every day....we can walk at camp!

Hill Country Hippie said...

Diane: Thanks! It's not often I can get a good chuckle out of my audience.

Corrine: Absolutely! The best thing about staying up on top of the hill last time, and making so many trips up and down each day, was that I could eat all that delicious food without gaining weight. However, one of my sisters is coming this year, and she has bad knees, so we requested a room lower down the hill. Since I don't plan on passing up on any of that food, I will definitely need to fit in some extra walking!