Gal pals, linking up with Anne in Residence for Currently 08.2020. For this month’s edition we’re talking about what we’re choosing, consuming, enjoying, ordering, and remembering. And those prompts came straight from Anne already in ABC order!! You know how I like my alphabetical order. You can take the librarian out of the library but…
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the tiles to use on my cactus mosaic.
This project has been on my bucket list for several seasons now. I think I purchased the mosaic class in January! Then Covid struck and the Terry Wright studio has been closed ever since. When Terry recently offered to put together my cactus crockery crack up kit so I could work on the mosaic at home, I took her up on it. And Lauren bought a kit, too. Tuesday, we began working on them together at her house.
lots of shish kabobs. Or shish kebabs. How do you spell that word?
One of the activities on my summer bucket list is to try some shish kabob recipes. I hit up ole Pinterest and found a wealth of offerings. For my first stab at it, I made these with grilled steak, pepper and onion and these with grilled sausage and shrimp kabobs. I always hesitate to grill steak because it is usually as tough as whet leather as my Missouri mama would say. But these grilled steak kabobs were the exception. The meat was flavorful and tender.
Last night I tried my hand at some Hawaiian chicken kabobs and some smoked sausage, chicken and potato kabobs. But I forgot to put the potato on the skewers!! So they were actually smoked sausage and chicken kabobs. And then potato kabobs on the side.
Oh, and peaches!! We had a most bountiful harvest this year. Finally have all the peaches picked and pitted and frozen. They are an ingredient in every smoothie lately. And enjoyed a recent peach cobbler.
finally being able to watch baseball on TV. Some of us are enjoying that more than others…shh, don’t tell PC. I am truly glad for him to have baseball back in his life in some form. We are both enjoying the Netflix series “Anne with an E.” And I am enjoying the Hulu series “Little Fires Everywhere.” Had hoped to read the book first but that didn’t happen.
several things, actually. Funny you should ask!
This inflatable mattress for the pool. We have one and fight over it!! Before we draw blood, I figured it was best I buy another one. It is worthy of a tussle, it’s that comfortable. It has a suede finish and holes across the surface that allow the water to keep you cool while you float drowsily about the pool.
Ordered this grill mat and tray from my friend’s Pampered Chef party. Since we are grilling multiple times I week, I thought it would be a good purchase. Anything to keep me from spending time cleaning the grill!!
Have wanted overall shorts all summer. Yes, I know I am 62. Not exactly an OshKosh kid any more. But they look so cute. Especially these from Venus.com. As fast as they would come back in stock, my size would be sold out. Which I could look at in one of two ways. Either it wasn’t meant to be that I have them. Or they were so adorable that I needed to keep trying to buy them when they came back in stock.
Then I came across these camo overall shorts. French terry cloth so they have to be soft, right? Even if I just wear them around the house or as a cover-up over my bathing suit. So cute!
the terrible Walmart shooting on 08.03.2019 that claimed 23 lives here in El Paso.
I think the one year anniversary vigils were subdued because of Covid. The families of the victims were invited to a tribute at the candelaria built in memory of their loved ones on the Walmart parking lot. El Pasoans across the city were invited to pick up luminarias at area Ys and to light them at 8:30 pm on 08.03.2020. And we did that. I wrote this post last year after that dreadful day.
Such a sad day in El Paso’s history. But we remain #ElPaSOSTRONG.
What would you list for responses to Anne’s Currently 08.2020 prompts? As we approach the end of summer, schools and districts all over are beginning to think about the coming school year. Will the schools in your area be opening up before or after Labor Day, 09.07.2020? Online schooling or Face2Face or a hybrid combo of the two? I would be interested to know how back-to-school is shaping up in your community. Please leave me a comment below.
A storm is blowing in from the southwest. Hope we get some much needed rain. Although, we are above normal with 4″ for the year! PC and I are dragging in this triple digit heat. Wish it would rain all night.
Hope things are cooler and more comfortable where you are. Keep wearing those masks, girls!! And stay healthy.
Hugs and kisses,