Saturday, March 24, 2012

A lovely view of the graveyard (an actual graveyard, that our neighbour has scattered his junk all over).  Smoke rises above the woods.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Silly boy.  
Reminds me of another boy I know.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Doesn't that look good?  Today I didn't have much in the fridge for lunch for Griffin and I.  Among all of the empty jam jars and single pickles in otherwise empty jars, I did have was 2lb of bacon, 6 bunches of green onions, milk, and 18 eggs.  So I made a frittata.  It would have been even better with some cheese, but I used what I had.  And I would have prefered to cook in my huge cast iron skillet, but I was cooking for two.  Griffin and I listened to the birds singing outside our sunny dining room while we ate this.  Life is good!  Here's what I did:

Bacon and Green Onion Frittata

1/2 lb bacon
8 green onions
6 eggs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 400F
Grease a 9" glass pie plate with butter.
Chop about green onions, scatter on bottom of greased pie plate.
Chop cooked bacon and toss in with onions.
Put pie plate into oven and whisk eggs with milk.  Stir salt in.
Remove pie plate from oven, pour egg mixture over top of bacon and onions.
Put into oven for approximately 15 minutes, until egg is set.

Messy house

Hanna had a rough morning and missed the school bus.  Eventually she put her smile on and Griffin and I took her to school.  Since we were in town we decided to go to the garden centre and pick up some strawberry seedlings, a flat of pansies and a huge bag of dirt.  It was a beautiful day and the drive back to our house was beautiful.  I could see daffodils starting to bloom in some ditches and the green shoots of daylilies were starting underneath everybody's mailboxes.  My chatterbox kept going in the back seat.

Griffin:  Mommy, are all the kids at school now?
Me: Yes.
Griffin: You mean Hanna, and Patrick, and Damon and Campbell and Bubba?
Me: Yes, all of them.
Griffin: My house going to be empty? I don't like my house to be empty.  I like a messy house.
Me: Messy?  You like a messy house?
Griffin:  No, no, not MESSY.  Messy with PEOPLE.

I couldn't do anything but grin the rest of the way home.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Top guns

My own personal airshow, jets, planes and helicopters all training over my house!  This jet is VERY far away, I am totally impressed that with my zoom lens and careful focusing, I can make out the pilot's head.

Monday, March 19, 2012

An awesome big sister.  She was so proud that she had taught Hanna to ride without training wheels!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The boys needed something to aim for, so Matt fixed the basketball hoop.