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I make no secret or apologies that I adore my LL.  Don’t worry, I am not going to get mushy.  I believe he kind of likes me too.  I think what has made us so happy together is one thing.  We love to make each other laugh.  We laugh together at things, at each other.  We see the humor in the same things.  He is very quick-witted.  Every situation has a potential punch line.  I am more a physical comedy gal.  He gets such pleasure saying something ridiculous and watching me try to keep a straight face so that I do not give him the satisfaction of seeing my delight.  I get pleasure by putting an expression on my face, or dancing, or walking funny.  My reward is LL holding his stomach, bending over and having a great belly laugh.  Frankly, half the time I get this reaction from him, I am not even trying…… 😦  But there is one area that we are nothing alike.  Not even close……..Our taste buds.

I like quality, he likes quantity.  I like a pretty presentation, he would prefer it in a trough.  He likes common, I am adventurous.  I used to cook a lot more.  But because we only have one evening together during the week, and we are either camping or at some event on the weekends,  my cooking days are not happening often.  In fact, lately, when I do make dinner for us, it is usually his type of food.  Burgers, tacos, nachos,…….*big yawn*.  But today I am making Grilled Zucchini Roll Ups.  You know the saying, I never met a (fill in the blank) I didn’t like.  I use to say “I never met a donut I didn’t like”  But sadly I can’t eat donuts anymore.  But it is true when I say “I never met a cheese I didn’t like”.  Mild, melting smooth cheese, sharp, stinky, who’s dirty socks is that cheese.  It does not matter. LOVE.  ❤  It is also true when I say “I have never met an olive I didn’t like.  Mild black, strong green, domestic, foreign, stuffed, pitted, unpitted, it does not matter.  I Loves me some olives.  So when I saw this recipe with grilled zucchini, herb goat cheese and kalamata olives, I was all in.  The thing is, LL will most likely not like this.  He will not complain.  He never has, except maybe once early on in our marriage, but for some reason…….he never made that mistake again. 🙂  He will try it, and I am not telling him it is goat cheese.  But I will make some pasta with alfredo sauce just so I don’t feel too guilty.  See, that is what you do when you adore someone.  O.K. that was a little mushy.

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Tea Party

It’s been a nice busy week around here so far.  Over the last few days, I got in some good long walks.  A couple of them left me soaked from the rain, but felt good.  But this morning I am freezing for some reason.  I have the fire-place going, a warm sweat shirt and sweat pants on and wrapped up in a blanket.  It is raining outside and I just don’t feel like getting wet and chilled today.  So this morning I have been perusing Pinterest.  I love looking at ideas, awing over the creativity of others, dreaming about making, going, tasting, experiencing what some of the pictures show.  And even making some realistic plans to do some ideas I have found.  The picture up above is one of a few tea party tables I have found.

Vintage trailer

I love, love, love this camp trailer.  Some day, LL and I want to restore one and maybe sell it, or maybe keep it.

Jingle Jump

Anyone remember this toy?  Kris and I had several growing up.  Oh the low tech toys we had them.  A child would look at this now and think, “You want me to do WHAT with this?”  JUMP

Scrabble magnetic board

I am not just dreaming about this one.  I am going to make this scrabble magnetic board.

Fourth of July Cake

I want to make this for the fourth of July.  I love the look of it.  But I am not sure about the taste.  Not a fan of white cake and even though I can’t eat it, I was thinking of trying this but adding just a touch of flavoring or extract.  Maybe coconut or almond or even banana.  Just to get it a slightly more interesting taste.  But isn’t it the cutest cake that even an artistically challenged person like me can do.  Oh who am I kidding…..I can still screw it up.

Tea party cookies

If I ever do have a tea party….with the beautiful table, everyone wearing floral dresses and wide brim hats…..I would so want to have these cookies on the table.  They are just the cleverest.

Oh I have so many other pictures to show you and ideas I get from them.  Maybe I will do a few more posting like these.

Anyway.  It is after 9:00 here.  Far too late for me to just be sitting around.  So I guess I will get a few things done inside, and if there is a break in the weather, I will get in a walk.  If not, well I guess I will be doing some Sweating with the oldies dvd.  Good old Richard Simmons.  Have a blessed day and STAY WARM.