Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wanderings of a meandering mind…

1. I painted the kitchen yesterday. In the words of Dawn’s Dad, “I’m surprised it took you so long.” I know! But it is done and looks ever so much better. I would post pictures, but I don’t have time because I am painting the living room today. I will post pictures next week.

2. I have to admit, I am liking the weather here. It’s good for my farm, which wouldn’t stand a chance in Texas, and good for Dawn, who is  able to take her dogs out to the park most days because it’s not eleventy hunnerd degrees outside, like it is in Texas. Sorry Daddy!

3. If I find any pickles in today’s harvest, I should have enough to make a couple of jars of dill pickles. With dill that I grew all by myself! I’ll have to do that tomorrow, though. (See #1)

4. My house is going to be the setting for a James Bond party this weekend! Our good friend, photog slash chef, Craig just finished reading Casino Royale and is going to recreate the decadent dinner Bond shared with Vesper. And he is making the special martini Bond named for her! All I have to do is get the kitchen clean and ready. Which I will have to do tomorrow. (See #1)

5. Since it is a theme party, there is a dress code. (I love those!) I need to look elegant next to my own personal James Bond, so I will need a new dress.  Which I will have to do tomorrow. (Hopefully after painting 2 rooms in two days I’ll lose a size or two. Gosh, wouldn’t that be nice??) (Anyway, see #1)

6. Whilst I have been sharing all the events in my life, it has occurred to me that I am way too busy to sit here and think of things to amuse you (see damn #1 which is not getting done! and what the heck? tomorrow is running out of hours, too!)

7. I woke up this morning with something to tell you, which is why I started this particular post, but I certainly don’t remember it now. Maybe tomorrow. Okay, okay! I’m off to paint already!


  1. Dang! You forgot what you were gonna tell us??
    Good luck with your painting!

  2. There are only 24 hours in a day and it seems you whirl through at least 22. Do you sleep at all?

  3. Is my ex Daniel Craig coming to your party?! Which sounds like so much fun, by the way!

  4. Be careful with that Vesper Martini!

    Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel.

    "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name."

    Good Luck!

  5. Good luck with your painting. Love the idea of a James Bond party. I love themed parties, but no one else does...JERKS! I'll have to come to DC to hang with your peeps!

  6. You enjoy your painting. I'm currently enjoying the weather in California. Not looking forward to heading back to Austin next week. Boo to Texas!

  7. Can't wait to see pictures of the rooms you've painted!


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