We interrupt this program …
Remember me? I have been buried alive since June 30th under house guests. Mostly little people (ten of them under the age of eleven). This Friday, the last of our house guests will leave and we will be ‘free’ for the rest of what is left of ‘summer’.
We will return to regular blathering and recipe sharing and storytelling at that point. The image below is of a few roasted n’ stuffed peppers we had last night. There are two leftover and I am getting ready to heat them up with a poached egg for breakfast. If you hurry – you can have one.
In the meantime you should know that this makes all the difference in the world to the current state of my kitchen floor.
My brother, who according to the children is ‘taller-therfore-seems-older-but-is-really-younger-than-MOM’, is here
wreaking pure havoc vacationing with his two adorable children little monsters and so far he has crashed and rebuilt my network, killed and rebuilt my iMac and upgraded and downgraded and backed up everything we own. I am in such a tizzy over it all and can’t tell you if I will ever be able to figure out HOW THIS WORKS – but everything is moving SO MUCH FASTER I feel like I should quit caffeine.
Last week, a friend of mine from Plate2Page workshop came to visit. She took A LOT of gorgeous photos that will feature in our second book. She also ‘upgraded’ me and now I am using this. I have never used anything like this. It is a whole new world of learning for me but because everything moves A LOT FASTER around here now, I am using it in every room of the house at any given second. She also gave me a serious tutorial in how best to use photo processing software and how to make the best damn Quinoa salad we have ever had.
Recently, we dined here. It was good – but don’t go running there for supper just yet. Give me, and them, a few weeks to let the dust settle and I will give you a full and lovely report. In the meantime though, feel free to stop in to their lovely bar for a pint.
The children had burritos for dinner last night. Above image was taken after several beers were consumed and still managed to look fabless.
It seems, that Mexican food is A HUGE hit with us Irish people. So far, with our weekly column in The Sunday Times – we have had the best response to the Mexican grub. Honestly – I can’t blame y’all.
In the words of Dora-the-explorer it is DELICIOSO!
Ok – off to make breakfast for all the noisemakers.
Last cute image of this blog post is brought to you courtesy of Ms. Rory Belle aged 2 ish … we call this ‘vacum face’. This was the face she used to make everytime I turned on the vacum cleaner. This tells you NOTHING about how clean or dirty my house was. It meerly just sheds light on the fact that our toddler had an aversion to loud noises … and who am I to scare the bejeezus outta her?
Recipes from last weeks Sunday Times column will follow later today if I can figure out how to use my new mouse!
Those are all the WiseWords I have for today . . .How is your summer going?
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