Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Best Birthday Greeting!

And, of course, Erik sent it to me. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sixty Plus One

Once again, I am prime. I have had lovely food and a pedicure. I have opened cards and a present from my sis Martine. Video chatting with the son and DiLly are in order, as is a movie and ice cream. It's been a most excellent day.

Monday, July 2, 2018

When Life Gives You Lemons...

...make dessert! My fave dessert flavor is lemon. I have made bars similar to the ones pictured, and have also made up the recipe in a springform pan, so the result is a little fancier and more tart-like. Many Starbuck's locations serve up a wonderful lemon cake, a generous slice topped with delectable icing. A local Italian restaurant has a lovely layered lemon mascarpone cake that is served smothered in white chocolate shavings and whipped cream. Last year for my birthday, I baked my Mom's standard lemon pound cake and served it with scoops of vanilla ice cream and lemon sorbet. I haven't decided what I want this year. I still have a week to think on it.

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Birthday month has commenced! Soon I will be prime once more! I'm celebrating by drinking one of these. I picked up three six-packs at Safeway in Spearfish two weeks ago before heading home from the Black Hills. I intend to celebrate in some fashion every single day this month! Celebrate with me! 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Meanwhile, Out in the Garden

Dueling Movie Quotes

From The Princess Bride: "He's not entirely dead, he's only mostly dead."

From Monty Python and the Holy Grail: "I'm not dead yet!"