Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday night treat

Homemade banana sorbet made with my new Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment. Yum. It's so very nice to have something new to do with rotten bananas. Hope your Friday night is equally as delightful.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ready for the week

I love when Sunday afternoon rolls around and the laundry is done, grocery shopping for the week is finished, prep work for efficient weeknight dinners are neatly packed in the fridge and lunches are made. It feels good, and I feel like I am ready for the week ahead.

For lunches this week I made a repeat of a dish I invented a couple of months ago: whole wheat pasta, edamame, roasted squash topped with a homemade spinach pesto (minus pine nuts) and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. It's pretty darn yummy and filling and healthy.

I plan to spend the rest of the evening lounging on the couch with a furry bebbie on each hip. Hope your Sunday evening is half as nice.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Why I love Seattle

So here's a bonus post for today... this picture is from a stem cell symposium at work yesterday. I just love it, and I don't think I would ever have seen this in Texas.

Happy New Year

Now that the holidays are behind us, I hope to have more time to devote to blogging. We had a wonderful Christmas season and the New Year is already off to a good start.

Today has been a relatively quiet day - perfect after a busy post-holiday week, the first "real" work week since before Thanksgiving.

Dottie had her annual check-up at the vet today. She is healthy and doing well and received lots and lots of treats from the staff. She knows how to work a crowd, that's for sure.

While I was with Dottie, Sean spent the morning overseeing the door experts (I use the term very loosely) who made their third and hopefully final visit to our apartment to fix our leaky patio door.

Fortunately, you can no longer see daylight around the door and the cold winter air isn't (currently) pouring into our apartment. We should see an incredible improvement in our utility bills. Finally. We've been dealing with this issue for more than three years. I can't believe it might actually be resolved. Let's all do a collective finger cross now.