After the heat of the weekend, these past couple of days and nights have been blessedly cool. I love sleeping with all the windows open and waking up feeling just a bit cold, knowing I've been breathing in cool fresh air all night.
I had two outings yesterday. My oldest granddaughter, Kenzie (8) called me to ask if we could go out for lunch together...just the two of us. So I let her choose her venue - Southgate Mall Food Court where we ate pasta at Sbarros. Then we went to Costco to pick up my pictures and strolled around eating free samples. She especially wanted to check out the books and videos and as luck would have it she found the Angry Birds at Rio movie. So we put it in our basket, along with my new Christmas decoration of the year (I get a new one every year), and we went home happy.
I hadn't been home half an hour when my friend, Mickey, called to ask if I wanted to go with her and her granddaughter to see the movie The Help. As I had just finished reading the book, I was eager to see the movie. It was remarkably well done - one of those movies that stayed true to the book, leaving out very little and adding nothing. I would recommend it highly whether or not you've read the book first.
I'll be MIA for the next few days as Lloyd and I head down to Arizona for a week. I know it's weird - complaining about the heat up here and going down to the furnace that is Arizona in the summer. But it's a different heat down there - dry heat!! Right! We just like being down there, going to the different restaurants, swimming in the pool, enjoying the air conditioned house, exploring our corner of the state, etc., being alone and resting. (Don't tell anyone, but I think we're in danger of becoming old fogies!).
I've a special treat for you though. I've invited my youngest daughter, Emily, to be a guest contributer on my blog. She's calls herself and her husband "foodies". She's a wonderful cook, haunts farmers markets, takes food and wine courses at local colleges, and has a lovely container garden on her high rise apartment balcony. I think you'll enjoy her contribution here. You can check out her own blog at Pepper Olive.
I'll be back in a few days.