Saturday my sisters and I went on a "road trip", found up at a great nursery with loads of plants to buy, such a great variety.
Then we stopped for lunch at MiMi's, a really sweet place with good food.
We dropped one sister off and with the other one, we hit Home Goods. I love Home Goods, I could live in Home Goods, I always find something I didn't even know I needed at Home Goods.
I bought a couple of cute pieces of yard art. A turtle and a frog. All the plants and pretties are for my back yard, where I am putting in a new perennial garden along the patio.
I also ordered a bottle tree to put back there. I have always wanted a bottle tree. Hope my husband doesn't read this post before I tell him I ordered it!
Mine is going to be a little taller than this one and has fewer limbs.
When I get it done I will post a picture.
Then on Monday the majority of my family came over for lunch. I love cooking for my family. I made Perfect Pot Roast from The Pioneer Woman it is absolutely the best recipe I have found. One pot which has the meat, potatoes, carrots, onions and gravy. What more can you ask for.
And we topped it off with Bread Pudding. I was in the mood for Bread Pudding because I made Gumbo yesterday.
I have enough left overs in the frig, I don't have to cook for the next month!
When we were sitting at the table after lunch my sisters started laughing, saying "who would ever believe we would be having a meal like this, prepared by Joyce and her dog running around the house.
It is hard to believe that until about six years ago I didn't know how to cook anything, barely knew how to boil water. And I could not understand how people could become so attached to an animal.
I don't know what changed. When my Mom got sick and I was helping take care of her I decided I had better try to learn some of her recipes while she was still with me. And I liked it, go figure.
After Mama went to Jesus, I was so lonely. I was used to taking care of someone full time and then all of a sudden I was not needed. J (smart man that he is) talked me into going to an animal shelter and I was a goner as soon as I walked in the door.
So now I have a spoiled rotten dog, who sleeps in my bed and I feed from the table (I know, I know) and I am constantly looking for new recipes I can try.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain