Friday, May 29, 2009

Fun Friday

The American Barbecue
How to have a true American Barbecue

It is important to study the etiquette of this outdoor cooking ritual, as it is usually the only type of cooking a real man will do - probably because there is an element of danger involved. When a man volunteers to do the barbecue, the following chain of events is put into motion:

1. The woman buys the food.

2. The woman makes a salad, prepares vegetables, and makes dessert.

3. The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.


5. The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

6. The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.


8. The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces and brings them to the table.

9. After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

10. Everyone PRAISES THE MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

11. The man asks the woman how she enjoyed her night off and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing her.

© 2009 compiled from many sources by Howard Daughters

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Funny

When I saw this cat in downtown Glenwood Springs, I laughed out loud! I know ............ I'm weird. But truth now --------- Does she make YOU laugh?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Make-it Monday

Here are a couple cards and a few ATCs I've made this week. What fun!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Saturday in Glenwood Springs

Saturday, Dear Husband and I left our home about 8 AM in search of the perfect cinnamon roll for our friend, Lynne. We first went to Daily Bread as we had read something on the internet about their cinnamon rolls. The lady at Daily Bread said they don't have them....and that there was no one who had them in Glenwood Springs! Hmmm.......We tried a few doors down at Sacred Grounds. Yes, there on the giant black board was "Cinnamon Rolls!" We asked for one and got..........NOT a cinnamon roll. It was a sticky bun. And a plastic fork. And the gal working the counter was not very interested in getting us our coffee either. Sorry Lynne, you may be out of luck. But I'll keep working on it.

We headed over to The Book Grove, my favorite bookstore. I had gone in on Friday and hit the jackpot! Four books, including one written by a lady we know. Now, you may ask, how was it that I found so many books, so easily?

Check out this shelf! (Click on photo to enlarge it!) Miss S., the proprietor of The Book Grove, set up this shelf for Dear Husband and I last summer. And she still maintains it!

Here she is behind her counter -- which always seems to have a bowl of chocolates. Books AND chocolate -- what could be better? When you're in Glenwood Springs, stop by and say hi to her -- and look for some good books. I'm sure you'll find some.

Afterwards we wandered the streets, getting reacquainted with Glenwood, had some lunch, went to see "Angels and Demons," which was really good, and then headed over to St. Stephens for mass. We had some time to wait so we sat in the lovely garden area and read. St. Stephens is interesting. It's built like a smaller version of St. Peter's in Rome, complete with paintings on the ceiling and saints all around the edge of the roof. And the priest not only said mass but he was the choir, cantor, homilist, fund raiser, and dishwasher, too! The church seemed rather large for the few people in attendance, so it's off to the Monastery for us next week!

After mass we headed home. Just another lovely day in paradise!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Fun

While packing the car with all the stuff we can't live without in Glenwood Springs, Oldest Daughter noticed that old Kona Bean was missing. We had been so preoccupied with loading the car that we apparently had let her slip away. She's quite deaf so it's important that we know where she is since we can't call her home. Well....... we COULD call her...... She just couldn't hear us!

Suddenly Oldest Daughter began laughing and told us to come and look. There was Kona, sleeping in the driver's seat. She was making sure she didn't get left behind!

Note: She WAS left behind, but so was Oldest Daughter.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Interesting Video

I'm trying to get resettled into our GWS home so don't have a lot of time yet for blogging. But, not wanting to neglect Bella for too long, thought you might enjoy this chameleon video:

Friday, May 8, 2009

Last Day at Common Threads

As we're leaving for the Roaring Fork Valley this weekend, Thursday was my last day (for a while?) at Common Threads. I have loved helping out at this wonderful store/creative place and so enjoyed my conversations on life, book discussions, and of course sewing with the lovely ladies and gentlemen who work there. I've learned so much from them. It's a gem of a place. Check out the store, sign up for a class or two. They have camps for children, too.

The ladies brought in some yummy cupcakes from Tee and Cakes. Tasteful treats, for sure. My favorite, so far? The maple cake with chocolate frosting topped with BACON. (Left column, middle cake) To die for!! Check them out on 14th Street just off the Pearl Street Mall -- on Sweets Row!

Here's a photo of the Chocolate Bacon Cupcake:

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today's an Odd Day

Do you know why today is an odd day?
(Middle Daughter -- no guessing!)

Our Home-away-from-home in Steamboat

We stayed at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and it was quite lovely. Here's the bear that greeted us when we arrived.

The lobby was definitely grand.

Part of the living room, kitchen, and dining room in our suite.

Middle Daughter decided to cook dinner for all of us.

The girls had their own room, complete with a big screen TV.

I didn't take any pictures of our room with the fireplace and big screen TV. However, I did think the jacuzzi tub was really nice, and check out how the toilet paper ends were folded -- in all three of our bathrooms! Hotel origami.

Youngest Daughter loved the sumptuous robes we were all given. I think she should have cranked up the fireplace if she was that cold!

Dear Husband and I retired to the Chaps Lounge for a nightcap. We discovered Dear Husband was appropriately dressed! Met the parents of one of Youngest Daughter's friends there. They had arrived from Pennsylvania for the graduation. There were students from all over the world graduating with Youngest Daughter. And they are all off now to continue their adventures in various cities and countries around the globe.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Around Steamboat Springs

When we arrived in Steamboat for Youngest Daughter's graduation from Colorado Mountain College, we saw how she had created a HUGE welcome sign out of snow on the side of the mountain. What they teach in college nowadays!!

These have always been two of my very favorite signs anywhere. I'm sure there's a story about the Space Station Gas -- maybe Sputnik era? And of course Rabbit Ears Pass is the one you go over to get into Steamboat!

They don't call Steamboat "Ski Town, USA" for nothing! This snow-mobile was parked next to our car in the college parking lot.

Here are Middle Daughter and Youngest Daughter visiting some Steamboat characters.

Fishing is big near Steamboat. I like the fish door handle. And the painted tin outside a little shop was so pretty.

I'm thinking that the owner of this shop said, "One fine day I'll own a flower shop." And someone probably told her, "Yeah, when horses fly."

I will probably post more photos of our Steamboat - CMC Graduation Adventure on another day.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Make-it Monday and Graduation

Youngest Daughter graduated this past weekend from Colorado Mountain College- Alpine Campus, in Steamboat Springs. So, not a lot of time lately for updating blog. I did make something for her:

Will have to post later more photos of our time in Steamboat.
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