My brother sent me this picture of his pinkish/lavender/white orchid that was blooming. He lived in Florida at the time.. He now lives in South Carolina with my sister.. I'm sure he will have these growing in their greenhouse they just put up this fall. Goodness to be this orchid is so big and so beautiful.. Makes my orchid look puny.. But at least I coaxed my yellow orchid to bloom.. It was a proud moment for me when I saw the little buds coming and then when it bloomed (yellow) I was really excited~! It's so wonderful to see in the living room ~something blooming while it's so cold and snowy outside. A breath of color right before your eyes.
This is my amaryllis ~! Look at that~ 3 stalks coming up from that bulb.. I forgot what color the flower is suppose to be ~ so it will be a surprise. Won't be long and that first bud will open and then the others will have their turns...I'll really be excited when they bloom..
I put this picture on here and now I don't know how to get it off.. While it was still warm outside I took a picture of Mia.. She is such a sweet dog and so soft.She loves this stuffed animal and carries it all over the house with her..She belongs to my friend Holly.
Well, last night I went to our girls gathering at Roxanne's house. Yes, I forgot my camera.. Yikes~! what was I thinking? I was not.
We had such a great time and I didn't get home until after midnight.. I still have both of my shoes and my car didn't turn back into a pumpkin.. lol... We had lasagna for supper with salad and garlic bread. Then we snuggled in the living room and watched two movies.. "Old Dogs" and "It's Complicated. I think..this movie was with Myerl Streep and Alex Baldwin.. It was such a great movie.. I think I have the title wrong but I'm not sitting here any longer trying to think of the name... The girls wanted me to stay all night but I said oh my goodness I need my own bed.. You know at 66 years old I just can't sleep on a hard floor anymore.
I had a great time and it was hard to settle down when I got home to go to bed. So I sat up with Dave for a little while and knitted on the pair of mittens I'm doing. They are going along great and this mitten, I'm using those double pointed needles.. Took me awhile to adjust to them but I really like them a lot. The first mitten I used straight knitting needles and then when finished I had to sew up the seam... With the double pointed needles there will be no seam to sew.. I like that..
This morning it's 13 degrees.. warmer than yesterday,, it's snowing outside.. How can it snow when it's so cold... I like it when it snows ,the temperature rises and it's warmer outside.
Dave and I want to see the movie "True Grit".. So I looked up the times and it's at 11:30,2:00 and 4:30.. So not sure which time we are going . We can go out for breakfast and then a movie.. or go out to lunch and then the movie.. go to the movie and then go for supper.. I'll let you know tomorrow..:)
Have a tiggeriffic Saturday~ ta ta for now from Iowa..
OHHHHHH if anyone wants the recipe for the Garlic Pepper Baguette that I posted earlier you can find that recipe at http://www.talesfromthecoopkeeper.blogspot.com/ She made her bread the conventional way.. Kneading it and then baking it... I have a bread machine and I made it in that machine. I mixed up all the dry ingredients in a large bowl (I used 4 1/2 cups of flour) put all dry ingredients in the bread machine added the water/butter and let the machine do it's work. It was so delicious. It's a dense bread and very good.. Makes your house smell so good when it's baking. I have a machine that makes large loaves..