Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Beautiful Sunflowers

This post is going to be a little bit random. This morning I was in my office going through my 60-some emails when I happened to glance across my office and notice a giant leggy black/brown creature. At first I thought it was a spider then I though, “no, that’s way too big to be a spider”. It was one and a half to two inches wide! I contemplated getting closer then decided to call my boss in. He confirmed it was indeed a spider, which he so charmingly christened Ralph. Thankfully he consented to remove “Ralph” from the premises. This was not a fun way to start out my work day. I do NOT like spiders.

Last night when I went to make dinner there was a skeleton in my fridge. I actually almost screamed. It’s the latest of Billy’s travels. He has also recently been on top of my laundry cupboard, under kitchen sink cuddling with the dishwasher soap and peering down at me from the tall bookshelf in the living room.

Is anyone else as delighted as I am with the new Barefoot Contessa show, Back to Basics, on the Food Network? I saw it for the first time last night after work. I adore Ina Garten, her books, her shows, her house, her recipes…Everything is so elegant and tasteful and yet so comfortable and relaxed. It is one of my goals in life to be able to entertain like her.

I have finally uploaded my photos from San Francisco. I may or may not have taken 30 photos at the farmers market. About 10 of them may be of sunflowers. I love sunflowers. I don’t usually go that crazy over farmers markets. We have one here and I go sometimes but usually it annoys me. It’s always so crowded and noisy and I feel people are judging me wearing jeans and Nikes instead of hemp pants and Birkenstocks. (I can’t believe my spell check had the correct spelling of Birkenstocks!) Anyway here are some of my favorites from the trip:

1 comment:

  1. Those pics made me hungry!

    I, too, love Ina and Back to Basics. It's become one of my favorite shows and I've even made a few recipes from her Back to Basics book (which I had to run out and by after getting addicted to the show!) Everything has been incredible!!