Thursday, August 6, 2009

Well, it's the cat days of August. The humidity is affecting everyone, even Ranger and Ollie. Ranger finds the oddest places to curl up. Here she is curled up next to our schoolbooks.
Can you figure out why we had to move her out of the mudroom? Yes, she enjoyed chewing on flipflops and leather boots. Now she lives in the mudroom bathroom...until she gets her rabies shot...then she goes outside. Only 4 more weeks until she's old enough to get her shot.
Anna finished piecing two quilts recently for Maggie's friends, Laura and Natalie.
And this is the second one. The pattern is called Yellow Brick Road. I love the color coordinates.
Tonight I came home at 6:05 after being gone all afternoon, and the house smelled yummy! Sarah, Lizzie, and Anna made Spanish tapas. What are tapas? Any food can be a tapa, as long as it is a bite-size serving and is served with a drink.

Recently, Sarah went to a Spanish restaurant in Washington DC, and she and her friend made a dinner out of 4 tapas. Sarah loved the food and the idea of little snacks. (Somehow this is supposed to be different from appetizers.)

So Sarah made these four tapas for our family (only they weren't bite-sized servings!): baked mushrooms, roast pepper salad, chicken paella, and sauteed spinach with raisins and walnuts. It was all delicious. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite.

Last week we had Sarah and Maggie's friends over for fellowship. We enjoyed it so much that we're having them back tomorrow night for dinner and more fellowship. Most of them have to return to college soon, so it was a last minute invite.

Maggie only has one appt tomorrow, so we will have plenty of time to clean and cook. Summer is sure flying by. Mom and Dad left for Texas today, so we are feeling their absence. Dad expected to stop by on their way out, so we were going to grab a bunch of empty suitcases and line them up in the driveway as if we were going with them...but they didn't have time to stop. Oh well.

So thankful for today's rain. Many blessings ~ Kathie

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