Saturday, September 29, 2012

Back up and regroup..............

 Sorry I didn't blog or visit yesterday.  I was on the phone on and off all day "dealing" with "issues" but today I got my mojo back!  I finished another can tell I'm not sleeping well because when I can't sleep I read. LOL!

This was a great book to read for the Halloween season but not terrible scary or I would never have been able to finish it.  It was unusual, well written and a New York Times bestseller.  I was disappointed in the ending but then I realized it is going to be a series!  It didn't say that but the ending certainly left the door open.  I won't read the series but with "strange" vintage photographs strewn throughout the book it certainly grabbed my attention and it kept me interested throughout the entire book.  It's nice to read something out of your usual "genre" of literature.  I think it helps you keep your mind open to something you may truly enjoy that you didn't realize was even out there.   That being's an "unusual" read but will definitely keep you turning the pages!  BTW, it is fiction.....or is it?  BOO!
Made my (Mario Batali's with some adjustments) eggplant parmesan....the healthy version!  I love this recipe and make it about once a month.  It's great because it's fairly inexpensive, easy to make, vegetarian (I'm not but I'm a wannabe) oh, and did I mention DELICIOUS!!!!!! It's better than the original which used to take me all day to make and was definitely not healthy!  This picture is before being baked for 20 minutes.....I had to get my blogging done!   
The trees are starting to change color!  Yay!!!!!
The mums are starting to flower....the few that are left.....most of mine died out this summer in the extreme heat.  Planting in metal containers in the South is probably not a good idea.
Things are starting to get "cozy" at night and the temps are going down.....YAY!!!!!

Oh! BTW, some of you asked what the quilt blocks were for and I forgot to tell you so here's "the rest of the story".  I belong to a quilt guild and last year I committed with a bunch of the gals to have a snowman quilt block sounds like a fun idea at the time, right?  When will I learn?  It is fun when you don't have a deadline!  I had too many all those years I worked and now I am a "no deadline", "no committment" kind of gal but sometimes I forget! LOL!  I did manage to get the snowmen traced and hopefully tonight ironed on to the various fabrics.  So, that's the rest of the story.
     I hope you had a great Saturday and your favorite college team won! LOL!  TTYL!


  1. Liking the look of that book, I love the quirky and unusual, thanks for the recommendation :D

  2. I love your's gorgeous and I'm wondering if I could do something like that! Enjoy your day. I'll look for that book! Hugs!

  3. That eggplant parm looks fab - I'll have to make that. Stopped by from Sunny Simple!

  4. Lots going on for you between words! I'm not familiar with the book you are reading so am anxious to check it out.

  5. I bought eggplant again today so I can make more of the eggplant parmigiana. I don't really follow the recipe ... just use it as a guide, and make my own sauce. I tell ya, using the canned diced tomatoes that are already flavored with onion, garlic and balsamic makes it easy ... better than buying premade sauce or cooking a sauce that takes forever. It's October 1st. You better get to work on those quilt blocks. :) Best wishes, Tammy

  6. STRANGE... I started to get this book at the library yesterday but I already have so much on my plate - think I swing back in the pick it up - I'm a supernatural kind of person anyway ;-)


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