Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Vacation Wrap-up

I saw this Asian lady beetle crawling on a cup and figured I would take advantage of the situation and see how good a video I could make on my phone. Then I made these GIFs. I want to get up much tighter for bug videos. I have to practice my skills for summer. I enjoy watching those little legs with their flat feet pumping along.

I've been reading, but not enough. TV has gotten in my way. What a bad habit! But the kids and I had a couple of watch parties with movies and a baking show. And we cooked and baked, too. 

Shells and sauce with sweet Italian sausage

I made a lot of bread, but only simple sandwich loaves.

Amy and I made apricot bars:
I did the puree and Amy did the shortbread crust.

And of course, it snowed. It snowed for 8 out of 10 days. But if you count light snow showers, it snowed 10 out of 10 days. I have not left the house once. Amy did, though, and often.

Amy's house after shoveling the roof.

Dori keeps an eye on the village sidewalk plow.
Dori watches over all activity on her road.

I did my taxes and re-organized and re-created my iTunes library on Apple Music. Lucy has been happy I'm home. But the cats? Just trouble with the plants, their food, their toys, their nonsense. That's just how cats are.

Happy Poppy says "Oh, hai!"

Basically, it was a boring week. I think I needed that—time to catch my breath. 



  1. 10 days off to recuperate a bit. The snow would drive me batty. I feel like the baked goods you show make my mouth water.

  2. I love all your food. The apricot bars looks so good. Yummy.

    Aw on Dori and the snow plow.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  3. Asian ladybug looks so agile

  4. I enjoyed meeting your guest in your short video!

  5. I'm glad you were able to catch up with things, and am especially admiring you for finishing your taxes.

  6. Hello :=) yummy looking food.
    I wonder if the ladybug kept going around in a circle.Cute, video and
    yummy looking food.

  7. "Boring" weeks are definitely welcome and necessary. Glad you enjoyed you vacation. And I do envy the life of our cats.

    Also, that shells-and-sausage dinner looks delicious!

  8. Nicely done on the beetles! Spring approacheth!

  9. Love your beetle gifs, Andree.
    And all the yummy food is making me hungry!

    Hugs and blessings.


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