Saturday, October 25, 2014

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!




(since i have been absent a few French bread Fridays...i had to start off en français!)


***


i know that i draggggged you all through my three weeks 

of extra work at the clinic.  bless you for lending an ear!




my way of getting through things is chatter!

does that surprise you?

i am thinking not!

i always tell myself...things like...

"...just think how awesome you are going to feel when you 

complete this challenge!"

"the extra steps to the printer and the fax machine are kicking

your "fitbit" and helping you "fitbutt"!





WHAT'S NEXT?





YES!  

MY NEW BLACK BOOTS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO 34TH STREET!

( THANK YOU RARE OPPORTUNITY FOR OVERTIME! )


NOW...




WE'LL DO THE TWIST, THE STOMP, THE MASHED POTATO TOO...

ANY OLD DANCE THAT YOU WANNA DO...

LET'S DANCE!
( CHRIS MONTEZ - 1962...I WAS 10 )

LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA!

REMEMBER GO GO BOOTS? 

 I DO!

( MY FIRST BOOTS AFTER GALOSHES!)

MY FIRST FASHION STATEMENT!

I KNOW I'M SHOWING MY AGE...

(MY GRANDMAS  WEREN'T WEARING BLACK LEATHER BOOTS AT 60!)

IT'S COOL TO BE BLESSED!

WITHLOVE!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

trip treats...from field and farm...

hello lovelies!

...only 2 more days of the extra workload at the clinic.

exhale!

i am not complaining. i just worry that i am going to forget a clerical detail.

i am a perfectionist when assisting our doctors with their patients.


***

i earned some overtime.

i have had my eye on a pair of black leather riding boots.


***

yesterday afternoon, Mr D returned from his annual cast & blast.

i arrived home last night to find a cardboard box on the farm table. 

ah ha!

trip treats!

i immediately went to the cupboard to grab a couple bowls

so i could unpack and arrange my presents!




...fresh and fragrant from the our sweet apple state!



...amazing color inside the mid century French crock. 

***

when finished arranging,

 i went back into the kitchen where i was presented with four dove that

were cleaned and marinated in goodness.

you see, Mr D and i have a little agreement...

he cleans and packages the catch.

i had a very soft heart when he began bird hunting.

i have become a little more rugged and strong through the years.

every year we give to preserve the wetlands.

the bounty has become a beautiful addition to our autumn and 

winter holiday table.  it gives a special meaning to 

the term "Christmas Goose".




i roasted the dove and placed them on a bed of  baby kale.

before serving, i drizzled them with herb and garlic 

infused olive oil.  i also added some fresh apple to our salad! 

wow!

pretty amazing "eats" for a Wednesday after a long work day!

when carrying the dishes to the table, i thought...

how could i serve such a meal without saying...bon appétit?

so i said it!

withLove!


:: please excuse the images...this is the time of year that everything is put together after dark!