Friday, May 17, 2013

Random Things

It's Friday and time for This and That.

Random Things!

Thank you Nancy for hosting!

- I went out early this morning into the garden, cut basil and back in the kitchen made pesto.
My mouth is watering!

- The kitties are upset.
They watched the kitchen chairs leave the house.
They love these chairs.
They are very comfortable for me and the kits. 
I finally decided to get the chair seats recovered.
They were getting a little thread bare after 30 years.
The stuffing was leaking out.
(Sort of sounds like me!)

- It's getting hot and humid.
Summer has arrived.
I have plenty of books, yarn and other crafty things to do
as I enter my summer hibernation!

- The college baseball season is coming to an end.
Tomorrow is senior day -- time to say farewell to some fine young men.

Rice Owl Baseball

-- I finished reading Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier and recommend it highly.
Two remarkable women, unconventional in a very conventional time (1820s), meeting and doing remarkable things -- like finding fossils.
Fiction based on two very real women.

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Karen Mary Butterfly said...

This is fun. I am now following Nancy as well! I'll try to do this one next week! It's been tough getting posts up for me, but summer is around the corner. It will be easier!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Oh, I can understand the kitties being upset. They don't like changes, do they? I hope you enjoy the new chairs when they're done!

I tend to hibernate during the hot and humid days, too. I can stand the cold so much better than the heat.

Thanks for the book suggestion. It sounds like a good one.

Mary said...

I would love to read the Tracy Chevalier book. It sounds brilliant, and thanks for the recommendation! :)

And pesto! Yummy! My mouth iscwatering just reading about it. :D

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Snap, We are reversing our roles.... I am coming out of Winter hibernation and looking forward to warmer weather and you are going into hibernation because of the hot weather in your part of the world. When I am in hibernation mode, I tend to be more creative, because when the Summer arrives I want to spend time gardening, so creativity tends to be put on the back burner.
Hope the kitties are settling down to the loss of their chairs.
Best Wishes

Lynn said...

I love Tracy Chevalier books, I shall pick this one up. Our basil plant needs trimming and pesto would be great, We also do a parsley pesto which lovely...will the kitties need to scratch the new chairs to make them their own again?

Carol at Serendipity said...


Just spent the morning organizing knitting for the summer. What to take and what to leave?? I always take too much and it is very apparent that I do not need to buy any more yarn.

One of the first things I shall do up north is get my basil plants! Pesto is a summer staple.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Anonymous said...

Those cats don't like change! Hope they don't take their revenge out on the new covers.

Dorothy Borders said...

I'm glad you liked Remarkable Creatures. I thought it was a "remarkable" book.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I bet the kitties will be so happy to see their chairs return!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Summer hibernation sounds heavenly - a good book and a hammock, doesn't get much better than that. Wow - pesto from your garden, it will be a while yet before I have fresh basil. Enjoy!

Terri said...

I can imagine the kitties are wondering where their beds got off to!

Jacoba said...

Makin your own pesto, it will taste heavenly!
The cats will follow you, no doubt.
It is fun to have well used and well lived furniture around. That is what it is made for: to be used and utterly enjoyed by all!
Happy day!

Deb said...

summer is my favorite time of year...even though I live in Texas

Nancy Claeys said...

Did the Owls win a spot yet at the Series? I'm not very up on it all even though the Series is played a mere 50 miles away in Omaha.

You summer sounds very restful -- and enjoyable. :)

Deanna said...

Sounds like you have your summer all planned...and a good one too. Thanks for the book recommendation...always on the lookout for a good one. Hope the kitties are ok until you get your chairs back from being spruced up.

Debra @ Homespun said...

yea the hot and humid thing is going on here in western pa as well yet only a few nights ago i was covering plants with a bedspread to avoid a freeze!

I don't want hot yet, ugh! :)

I hope the kitties adjust! :)

Michelle said...

Thank you for the book suggestion!

Janet said...

I enjoy your random things. Yum... fresh pesto! Now you have my attention!

Mary said...

Hi Snap~ Lucky you and fresh pesto! I just planted some basil so I can harvest any! Loved Remarkable Creatures! :)

Pondside said...

I was just looking at my basil this morning and imagining the fresh pesto. Have a good week!