Saturday, Aug. 17th was the perfect day to sleep in, so we did. It is not unusual that Bill is up past 11 but for me to stay up until 11 is very rare. After ‘To Sir with Love’, to which I did cry, I watched a couple of hours of the 3 ½ hour movie ‘Woodstock, Three Days of Peace, Love and Music’. What an eye opener!
I was 14
and a good friend of mine (and a boyfriend for a period in my teens) invited me
to go with him and some friends. I was shy, naïve and denied by Mom. That
turned out to be a good thing although what an experience it would have been!
It was a long movie so I had begun recording it on the get-go. We’ll watch it together over the winter.
|Our loaded crabapple tree for the first time|
Obviously, it is loving this weather
|And speaking of apples, the one at the road has great ones|
Don't ask me their name though!
|My peach banana smoothie - yummy|
At 9:30, I made our breakfast of peameal and eggs. We usually cook 3 eggs. Bill has 2. Today, I debated on having 2 on top of my peameal but stuck to my original order since I wasn’t overly hungry yet. When I cracked my egg shell, it was a double! Such strange little things make me chuckle. Guess, I’m having 2! It was good and I offered to do dishes while Bill got ready to go to Hanover.
|So, my dessert started out looking good|
|Looks like enough liquid|
However, I still went out and wiped the chairs and patio table off and moved them to our mat area. Soon enough, around 11 am, the sun made an appearance. How lovely! The 5 – 10 mph breeze is quite nice coming in the windows too. I can feel humidity in the air.
|I wanted to show you the difference from this year to 2016|
|That was the year of the drought and boy was it apparent early September|
(ps - the tractors were the reason for the picture)
I want to sit down and put together my book of our travels. I wasn’t as impressed with last years and will revert back to my original format. I won’t do them every year from now on but because last year was special in so many ways, I will try and get one finished in the next month. The dessert was in the convection oven. This is Jo-Anne’s recipe for Rhubarb Custard Crumble. Seems our guests, no matter who they are, are guinea pigs for something!
|The pond looked pretty with reflections|
Rob and Pat arrived around 4 and we made short work of our visit immediately. It is such a comfortable feeling with these two, no pretenses, no concerns. The conversation and laughter never ceases in the company of our buddies. We sat outside in the shade of our little tree (the Happy Hour place) and shared a bottle of a delicious fruit wine. Did they make it? I forgot to ask, but we enjoyed it before Pat and I came inside to start supper.
|It was a refreshing taste of dark fruits|
|Supper is served!|
|I either needed more food or smaller plates!|
We broke the carb rule tonight with no regrets at all
|It sure doesn't look or taste like Jo-Anne's did|
But our guests were gracious
After they left around 9:30 (we’re such night hawks, aren’t we?) Bill and I sat up with our books. Mine is King and Maxwell by David Baldacci and it has caught me right from the start. Bill is reading a Stuart Woods called Dead Eyes. Summer is not his time for reading so he has quite a few to catch up on. I was in bed by 10 and dropped right off to sleep. Work tomorrow so I’m glad I sleep well.
|A friendly game among friends|
Thank you for your visit today!