This is my promo picture from when I was fighting. I know it wasn't a picture I specifically took today but it felt appropriate for what's been going on in my life physically and spiritually as a reminder to keep fighting and not to give up. The tattoo is in Thai and reads "strong/fighter" and "divine grace."
Earlier in the month, y'all were introduced to my replacement iPod. I initially named him Frank but it just didn't seem to fit. His permanent name has now suggested itself so I would like to (re)introduce you to Vlad which stands for Very Little Audio Device. Long may he reign :).
This is the unexpected present my husband brought home to me. It's a dough cutter/bench scraper. It was especially nice because it came at the end of what had started out to be not such a great day and his gift was really lovely; what was needed without him even knowing it.
If you're asking why not real flowers, well, besides the cost, it's the fact the cats eat 'em. We can't leave anything plant-like, leafy, green or flowery unattended or it will be chewed, gnawed, snacked, nibbled, licked, tasted or any other assortment of eating verbs - all of which leads to one or both of us throwing something at one or both cats and yelling, "Hey! Not for you, D'Amato!"
(And I've now realized what a complete NERD I am. So far in P365, I have managed to quote or reference Firefly, X-Files, Fringe, Princess Bride and now Star Trek. Oy vey...).
Making flour tortillas for chicken chimichangas (recipe for both on blog).
I am the cat's footstool.
Driving home during the rumored Snowmageddon.
Dried ancho chiles. These are the start to the sauce for spicy short rib tacos.