Friday, April 11, 2014

After All

When my sister asked if I could take Dad to a doctor's appointment on Monday, I said of course.  I left work at 11, drove 2 hours in thick fog, to pick my Mom and Dad up for a doctor's appointment at 2.  The appointment went well (I'm always impressed with the VA) and my Dad said he already felt better.  We stopped at Ollie's discount where we put Mom in a wheel chair and got her a Shark rug sweeper she's been wanting.  We all enjoyed a chicken meal at a restaurant where we saw a distant cousin!  My Dad eats so good and Mom did too.  It rained all day, but I had to get their picture before I journeyed home.  Only 2 pictures, not posed. . . just a genuine show of affection I'll always treasure.

Here they are. . . after 68 years of marriage. . . still in love.

I love them so!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Culinary Rewards

Bob's gone to Charleston to cover the Mountaineers and I'm painting inside walls.  There's not a lot of time to create but I have to eat a good meal.  Here's breakfast and lunch! 

Cara Delaney sent me this nutrition education guide to antioxidant rich foods.  I eat nutrient rich foods all the time and this reinforces my meal selections.  Today I've had apples, non-alkaline cocoa, strawberries, nuts, curry, dark leafy greens. . . all listed on Cara's poster.  Dinner is Green Tea Salmon (with loads of green vegetables and edamame).  Think I'll keep the doctor away (unless I do something stupid while I'm painting)!  Layouts will return soon!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

All Over Again

After watching the movie "Nebraska" last night, Bob commented that we'd never be crabby (like the old couple in the film) with each other.  

The sentiment on this layout was inspired by the Valentine Bob gave me.  The picture in the lower left is from the Valentine:

    "With every smile,
      Every adventure,
      Every touch. . . 
      I fall in love all over again."

Photos of the covered bridge and the selfie are from our February getaway to Huntington, WV.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Behind the Barn

Happy Birthday to my brother Jim, who jokes he studied "behind the barn"!  He is a man of many talents, pictured here in front of our parents' barn with photos of some of the awesome meals he has created.  He is a great cook who grows fresh herbs and produce during the summer. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

1200 Sabraton

The 2 story house on Sabraton Avenue had a large kitchen downstairs and a large bedroom upstairs.  The other rooms were small.  The kitchen had a window to the living room where we ate some of our meals.  I liked the neighborhood and my neighbor Mary.  Bob began teaching at Waynesburg College and I was WVU's first Dining Hall Dietitian.  1982-1984.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Crystal Clear

The sky was a brilliant shade of blue and the February weather crisp as we left Huntington.  We were in no hurry.  One of our stops was in Milton to tour Blenko Glass.  2014