26 March 2012

Brrrr but beautiful

It's a brilliantly bright day. Deceiving because it's cold and very windy outside. Of course cold is relative. We've been spoiled rotten around here with a long stretch of almost summer-like weather. I tried going out a few times just to enjoy what looked like a perfect day only to come running back inside. I'll save all the compost and mulch I bought today for another day. Besides, Rob wants to help. I used my leaf blower yesterday to blow a lot of the pear flower petals out of the garden, then swept them up. With a little help. Had I waited till today, some other neighbor's yard would be full of them. It's that windy.

I also power-washed my sidewalk. It was actually fun. It wasn't as black as it appears in this picture, but it was bad.

It's pretty well-known that I love food. My new favorite is Vietnamese. I tried Pho the first time I went and just didn't love it, though I've noticed that most people order it at the restaurant. I've been back three times now and am delighted with the colors and textures and flavors of the food. On Saturday night Kit and I shared Vietnamese Crepe. It was a huge crepe filled with onions, scallions, bean sprouts, pork and shrimp. On the plate were lettuce cups, julienne carrots, cucumber and maybe radish, and a large branch of Thai basil, along with a wonderful sauce. I love eating food out of lettuce cups. Very messy but that's part of the fun. I can't wait to eat there again!

I'm loving my iPad! Yesterday, while hanging out at a coffee shop, I discovered the dictation feature. Anywhere that you can enter text, you can speak to text. It works almost perfectly. I went to the Apple store this morning for a iPhoto workshop. I still have a lot to learn. No rush.

Well, it's been a long day off. Lots of errands early, then housework and phone calls and paperwork. I think it's time to get under a blankie and watch some TV. Yup, that's the plan.


Josie Two Shoes said...

What a feel good post! Of all the blog folks I know, and real life folks too for that matter, you seem the most content with your life, making the most of your time both at work and when you are off. You accomplish so much, and yet make time to kick back and relax in the beautiful surroundings you've created! I read this and it just makes me smile! I wish we could bottle your attitude and give it away! :-)

KathyA said...

I love lettuce wraps, too. I'll have to try pho. The pressure washer is fun but once I started it, had to finish as the difference in the walkway was too great.
Isn't nice that you have so much help! :)

Josie Two Shoes said...

Be brave, come and play One Question Wednesday! Leave a question for me on my blog and I'll send one back! I promise to play nice! :-))

Josie Two Shoes said...

Here's your question for your first round of One Question Wednesday... answer it whenever you have time, no deadlines! :-) You seem very content with the life you have made for yourself. How did you choose your career and where you reside, and have you ever had any second-thoughts about those decision? (A two-part question, sneaky huh? :-)

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