Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Banana Bread

Does that count as bread?



We had some overripe bananas so I made some bread .. I used pecans instead of walnuts.  Turned out to be a good thing because we gave one loaf away and one of the recipients had a walnut allergy ..

Got the recipe from here.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

June wrap up - July goals

We're well into July, but there's no time like the present to update last month and set goals for this month.

1 - Start quilt for Nate - NOPE
2 - Work on baby quilt (8 more blocks) - NO
3 - Do couch to 5K - no promises on how far I get - worked on. Got to Week 4, Day 1.
4 - Meet step goal 3/7 days

     Wk 1 - May 28 - June 3 : 3 of 7
     Wk 2 - June 4 - June 10 : 5 of 7
     Wk 3 - June 11 - June 17 : 2 of 7
     Wk 4 - June 18 - June 24 : 3 of 7
     Wk 5 - June 25 - July 1 : 1 of 7

5 - Make a new bread - Nope but I did make pretzel bites (well that was for July 4th)


6 - Make blue elephant(s)



Goals for July :

1 - make some quilt blocks
2 - start Nate's quilt
3 - Couch to 5K
4 - meet step goal more often than not (so at least 16 days)
5 - start a biography
6 - get souffle pan

I expect work to be really crazy for the rest of this month and next month too, so I don't want to set myself up for total failure ...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

New Hike #3 - Garin Regional Park

In early June, my OD came for a very quick visit.  While she was in town we went on a new hike, to Garin Regional Park


 

The two girls, and Max.



The three of us.


There was a big hill to climb up ... we made it to the top .. except for my husband.  He stopped about half way up and waited for us to come down.


Not a great walk.  Probably wouldn't do it again.  But it's one to add to my list.

Napa (yet again)

So, before Nevada left for Washington, we took one more trip to Napa together ... We visited all of our normal haunts, Mumm Napa, Raymond, and Merryvale, but we added a new one : ZD.


They have an outrageously expensive blend called Abacus that we tried .. it was good (but not that good -- we should have asked the price beforehand).


However, we sat on their patio for about two hours, mostly by ourselves and relaxed.  That was really nice.



ZD was actually our second stop of the day -- we had our bubbles first ...


Took a look around the art gallery that they have at Mumm and checked out their barrel rooms.



and our final stop at Merryvale ... you can't tell from this shot so much, but the glass on the right was HUGE.

Then we had dinner at Tra Vigne Pizzeria.  They have the best mozzarella .. to die for.

And that was our day .. it was a very nice trip.  Hopefully we'll have more when she comes to visit, but until then, I've got a wonderful memory.