Today I planted cilantro, basil and parsley. Looking forward to some good caprese, guacamole and salsa later this summer!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Now that I look at this photo, the baby geese kind of blend in with the grass, but if you look carefully they are there! I've been enjoying some walks along the river this week and watching the baby geese and ducks is the best part! One bit of advice though - these Mama geese are MEAN! They hiss at you if you get too close to their babies.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Strawberry Jello/Pretzel Dessert
I made this dessert for book club and it was a big hit! It's three layers, with crushed pretzels/butter/sugar on the bottom. The middle layer is whipped cream and cream cheese mixed together and the top is frozen strawberries and strawberry jello. I'll definitely be making this one again.
About a month ago I joined the Toastmasters club at work. Toastmasters is an international organization to help people learn public speaking skills. This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, but had been putting off because I really hate public speaking. But, for my job, I feel like it's a skill I need to get more comfortable with.
At the first meeting I attended I won the "Table Topics" trophy! Table Topics is a section of each meeting where the moderator presents a topic, sometimes in the form of a game, and each person has to speak on the topic for 1-2 minutes. At the end, we vote on our favorite. I think they may have just been trying to be nice since it was my first meeting, but I still like the trophy!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Lilacs in bloom!
These lilacs were blooming on the tree just outside our office, so one of my co-workers cut some off and brought them inside for us all to enjoy. I thought they looked neat under the sky light. Since I'm a Lombard (the Lilac Village) girl, I think I'm required to love lilacs!
Meet Sullivan, aka Sully. He belongs to my friends, Pete and Staci, and is just such a cutie in his green shirt.
Wow, have I fallen behind on updating this! The good news is I have a picture for every day - now I just need to find the time to upload them. Stay tuned!