Sunday, August 2, 2015

Weekend Recap

I started out my weekend with some errands on Friday afternoon and watching this great Danish movie. I'm a big fan of Foreign movies because they actually have compelling stories and I enjoy learning new things about Europe in particular. Craig didn't want to watch this movie, but once he saw 5 minutes of it, he was intrigued and watched the rest. 
Good movie!

On Saturday afternoon, we headed to the Milwaukee Public Library for a fun behind the scenes tour of areas not normally accessible to the public. 
This is behind the dome!
After watching the movie Jerusalem downtown (also highly recommended), we went to Whole Foods for dinner and groceries. I got a bunch of different items from the salad and hot bars. My favorites were the beets, dolma and the curry potatoes.
Craig had a burrito and we shared a delicious strawberry lemonade.
I woke up to some strange noises this morning, which is pretty typical with three cats in the house. I got up to investigate and immediately saw the clothes chute door in our hallway open. I suspected Pema had jumped down it. I didn't see him anywhere, so I quickly ran downstairs and discovered that sure enough, he was in the chute. Luckily, we had a huge pile of sheets and clothes in there, which cushioned his fall. Craig came down to help me get him out and he whined for help. Poor little guy! He got out OK and ran back upstairs. He was freaked out for a while and we tried to investigate his body to make sure he hadn't injured himself. Pema ended up being totally fine and healthy. This is why the saying about cats having nine lives exists. Never a dull moment with cats as pets!
The rest of our Sunday was spent running some errands and catching up on housework. This is one of the few weekends I have without plans for a while, so I savored the free time. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Garden Update

I've neglected blogging about our summer garden until now. As in past years, we have a container garden on our patio and we keep paring down what we plant each year.
We've got some orange cherry tomatoes. I've been picking about six at a time and they go straight into my salad for lunch.
 We just picked that red Roma tomato today too! I see some bruschetta in our future.
Our lone pepper plan stayed pretty small for a while, but it shot up all of a sudden. The peppers seem like they are going to be fine in the end. I prefer to let them turn red.
Did you plant a garden this year?