Monday, November 26, 2007

A successful Thanksgiving!

Our first Thanksgiving in Houston and Bob's mom and step-dad came by to visit from NJ (they brought the cold and rain as well). The effort of cooking one day before Thanksgiving paid off. The food came out great! :-) Well... let's just say that no one got sick. It was a typical Thanksgiving dinner - with a 13.1lb turkey, AWESOME stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, yam, fresh cranberry sauce, and homemade pumpkin cheesecake pie. The pumpkin pie was such a hit that I had to make another. Really... it was THAT GOOD! ;-)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

More new herbs in the garden!

They were on sale for only $1 per pot... so I brought home some italian oregano, english thyme, dill, and lemon verbena. I also planted some chinese spring onions/chives as well a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, they are struggling a bit! And the one little potted plant is mexican habaƱero... for Dad when he visits, of course :-)
Looks like an international crowd!
And look how much Britney the celebrity tomato has grown now!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Don't try to fix the toilet!

Just my luck,... the toilet I was using today at a golf club in Lakeland, FL was not working properly. I open up the water tank and there's the problem - the chain looks like it's off the hook. So I try to lean the cover against the wall above the water tank and the next thing I know, the cover drops into the tank and whooosssh...! Water EVERYWHERE!... my shirt is about 3/4 wet,... the bathroom floor is completely flooded, and water is still gushing from beneath the tank because there's a big hole in it! I quickly turn off the water tap (good thing I knew where that was!) and went to look for Management. I hope they don't send me the bill!!!