September 24. Loving my view this afternoon. The zinnias are still glorious; my (very) late planted moon flowers are climbing. And all the spinners are gently spinning in the breeze. And, of course, the dancing beads are shining in the sun. #BreatheSeptember2017 @gabrielletreanor #taleswithfriends
Friday night festive. For @artpointsf celebration of @legionofhonor Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade. Lovely exhibit of art and life overlapping and inspiring each other. If you can, see it before the exhibit ends on the 24th.
Well @kd_proctor, your writing is clever and funny. The cast of characters engaging and charming. But I am never, under any circumstances *or for any amount of money @tracyggriffin* going to read Chapters 13 and 22 ... privately or in the conference call challenge ... out loud to your mother. Now, would you please tell Amazon to stop sending me "we think you'll like this Romance Novel" emails? Unless it's your next book, of course! #taleswithfriends#whatimreading#romancenovel
If there ever was a food that smiled, it would be the egg. How sunny and happy is this breakfast?! Delicious fresh eggs from @schoolhouse_farmhouse sold at our next door neighbor's bakery porch sale. (Plus Fiona's a bit fond of Mr. Chicken George's attention.) .
I poached them in a ragout of sauteed onions plus Mark's own grown peppers, fresh gladiator tomatoes, oven roasted sungold and grape tomatoes, and basil paste and garlic. AMAZING! .
I have my neighbor @steve_konopelski to thank for reintroducing the concept of poaching eggs in tomatoes with his Diablo eggs at a brunch at @turnbridgepoint . Still looking forward to the sumptuous cinnamon rolls Mark got this morning. #whiteflourweekend .
Paste-up street art in the Bearpit, Bristol. Went up Thursday and unlikely to last long before it's painted over. Admire street and graffiti artists non-attachment to their works, transient pieces. Makes me question attachment to words. 🤔
Who is happy to pull out and put on her flannel shirts and (barely visible in this photo) fuzzy pajama pants? This gal!
Also not obvious in this photo, I recently had my hair trimmed to get rid of the split/dry ends. I miss my long hair so much!!!!! Curly hair problem #6 ,151,981: Trim off half an inch, lose 3 inches. Thankfully, hair grows.
It's 12:05 a.m. I have to organize some things for the neighborhood yardsale before I sleep. I also have a free writing workshop to attend tomorrow because it isn't Fall without school and one can't pass up opportunities to sample MFA programs. So, at some point, I guess I should probably sleep.
Two and a half hours in the dentist's chair to repair my SMILE (they've taken out the arm rests so I have nothing *at all* to hang on to) and I forgot to snap a pic. So I'm compromising with one of the Home Maintenance SMILE Program. Day 22 of #breatheseptember2017 with @gabrielletreanor #taleswithfriends
Here's the tomato sauce made in my Instant Pot. The Pot has a sauté function. I sauté the onions, garlic, celery and carrots first. Then added the tomatoes and spices. Cooked on high for 45 minutes. It was a bit on the watery side so I crumbled some of last year's dried tomatoes into it and simmered in stovetop for a little while. I think it gets better with age. Made 2 jars. I freeze. Too much work canning. We use hot Italian sausage with ground beef when making spaghetti and meat sauce.
September 21. I treasure so much. Beyond words, really. I always treasure my time in the peace of my yard at the quiet time just before dark. Time to pause. Take it all in. Think a bit and give thanks. #BreatheSeptember2017 @gabrielletreanor #taleswithfriends
Signage. I love old signage. The fonts had so much more character and edge to them. I find new signage and fonts too slick and somehow bland, as if they are missing a craftsmanship component. Perhaps that is the technological factor. Totally subjective, I know. #signage#signs