around here, the stifling summer heat has set in. my perennials are starting to wilt and droop…sort of like my hair.
around here, the neighborhood bunnies have chewed my petunias to the nubs and are now resigned to a steady diet of bermuda grass. but since i don’t put either of those things in a cobbler, pie, or on my ice cream, i am totally fine with it. plus bunnies are cuter than squirrels.
around here, we have just finished our first week of hello fresh meals. my friend becky, who has been subscribing to it for a few weeks, gifted us with a trial week. we got the delivery on tuesday and inside the box was every thing needed to make three meals for two people. this week’s menu was a summer pork schnitzel, spicy beef tenderloin kabobs, and a chicken panzanella salad. it really did come with everything you need to make the dish – meat, vegetables, spices (can we please talk about how cute that baby balsamic vinegar bottle is!!). all i had to have on hand was basics like olive oil, salt, pepper, etc.
anyway, it was two big thumbs up for the pork and beef dishes. the salad….meh…tripp wasn’t really a fan as it had a strong mint flavor. but if we decide to continue, you can see what’s on the menu for the week and make a different selection.
around here, golden hour walkabouts are my evening ritual. last night i made a new friend…i’m calling him rocco….i have no idea if that’s his name. i found him down the street towards the walking trail – he was up in a tree crying. and panting. which if you know anything about cats, they don’t really pant. so i knew he’d been up there for a while. and it was really hot yesterday.
well obviously, i couldn’t just leave him up there so i hustled back home as fast as i could in my flip-flops and immediately went downstairs to the basement where tripp watching tv. i begged him to get the big ladder and go down to the trail to rescue ‘rocco’ from the tree. and of course, because my husband saw my distress and because he loves me so much, he loaded the ladder in the truck and drove down to the end of the street.
when we got down there, rocco had got himself down. i walked around the empty lot to see if i could find him. and when i called ‘here kitty kitty’, rocco came running. still panting, but he looked ok. and then he rubbed his head on my legs. and then my heart grew about two sizes larger.
around here, this is the time of year when i usually take a little break from my blog. it’s and opportunity to create some space in my head and my heart. to connect to my offline life in a very real way. to refresh and recharge. my hope is that you are finding opportunities to do the same.
around here, and i know i say it all the time, but thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me share my life with you.