Thursday, August 26, 2010

Pikes Peak or Bust, the Alien has Landed

Yesterday, three generations of my family finally made it to the top of Pikes Peak. We drove, which was an experience in itself. There were no guard rails and numerous switchbacks on the narrow, very winding gravel and sometimes paved road. It was lovely and cool at the top. The views were amazing. I only wish there had been more signs giving us information regarding the environment and the weather station located up there like there is on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. However, going to the top of Pikes is now crossed off all our Bucket Lists.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

I'm Versatile, According to Margi

WOOT!WOOT! I'm a Versatile Blogger, thanks to Margi from Maverick Crafter! How kewl is that and what a great way to start the day! Thank you so very much!

Here are the responsibilities that come along with the award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award. (Margi at the Maverick Crafter is the!)
2. List 7 things about yourself. (SEVEN?)
3. Pass on the award to bloggers you've recently discovered. (Official rules say 15 - I managed 8)

My 7 things:

1. I have never had a nickname. Closest I ever came to one was being called Lessis by my sister's kids because they couldn't pronounce my name.

2. I am passionate about everything I do including the very few people I let close into my world.

3. I'm a huge fan of Celtic music and all things related to my Scottish heritage.

4. I constantly have my nose in a book (or two or three at a time) and it doesn't matter the genre, fiction or nonfiction, I'll read it.

5. My favourite place to be in America is Canyon de Chelly (Canon de Tseyi), going to the UK this fall and will probably have a new favourite place to be.

6. I am a Scottish Heavy Athletics, ice hockey, AAA baseball and roller derby fan!

7. I played softball when I lived in Texas and New Jersey, I was never any good at it, however I played on some winning teams and made some key plays in the playoffs to get there.

I am passing the VBA on to the following and therefore making them Versatile as well.
Tala at
Rebecca at
Anne at
Frewen at
G-Girl at
Diana at
Nic at
Rima at

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Aegis of Supper - Take 2

Again, many thanks to my friend, Helen for the largess from her garden. Tonight supper featured home-grown lettuce and zucchinis from Helen's garden and tomatoes and lemon thyme from mine. I made a salad from Helen's lettuce and some parsley and from my own tomatoes. I marinated some chicken tenders with lemon juice, lemon thyme, garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. Then I grilled it on the George Foreman. I steamed up the green zucchini and warmed up some corn tortillas and wallah!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Aegis of Supper

My dear friend Helen and her lovely daughter, Molly joined me this morning for the Daughters of the British Empire luncheon and brought me some lovely veggies from their home garden today. Lettuces, cilantro, spinach, zucchinis and a yellow squash along with new red potatoes picked this just this morning.

So, along with herbs (rosemary, parsley & lemon thyme) and tomatoes from my wee patch, I made Shrimp Florentine and Oven-Roasted Brussels and Potatoes for the supper. There are NO left-overs...

I am going to save the lettuces and cilantro for a salad tomorrow.