After spending the last week in a hazy unreal world, we are all trying to get ourselves back on track.
We planned a get together at Ele’s house for Memorial Day. Not a lot of people, but we had a good time.
Carrie and Ralph
Jim toasting Me with water!
Little Michael being silly with his Aunt Heather
Little Michael being silly with Uncle Patrick
Ele and Heather
Ele and Jim
Me, Little Michael and Ralph
Me, Ele, Jim and Ralph taken by Little Michael!
The start of the food. We realized that we had the table directly in the sun so we eventually moved it to the other side of the yard in the shadow of the house.
Kiss The Cook!! Brian working his magic on the grill!
My usual Big Salad!
Ele’s VERY yummy pasta salad!
My Combo Plate ( there were 2 of these…may sound like a lot, but overall I think I was Very good!) 🙂
The wonderfulness I had been waiting for and why I said Kiss The Cook referring to Brian. He’s such a great guy. He makes marinated eggplant for me!! He tells me he marinates it in balsamic vinaigrette and then grills it. I need to get a grill pan so that I can do this at home. It’s cut thick and is very…can I say “meaty.” It’s delicious and filling.
We were so lucky that in spite of several really hot days, it was very comfortable outside. As long as we were out of the sun, there was a wonderful breeze and we were not fried like WE were on the grill as we had been last year.
One of the highlights for me was the gift that Carrie and Patrick brought me from their Alaskan cruise.
This is by an Alaskan artist. It is a dragonfly decorated with Totem markings. I love dragonflies and Carrie knows that. A few years ago, she even made me a book of pictures of dragonflies from her garden. She’s SO creative. I just love this and need to get a frame for it.
Under the heading of technical difficulties, I realized at the end of the day that somehow the memory card from camera was loose. It wasn’t in place in the camera so all of the photos I was taking were going to the camera’s memory rather than the card. I had a momentary freak out because I had never tried to download photos directly from the camera. Seems that I can be pretty clever when I need to. All of the photos except for the one of my dragonfly are all downloaded from the camera. I can even do both at once now because I needed to get the dragonfly from the memory card. I’m very proud of myself for figuring out how to do it.
Happy Memorial Day!
To all who served and gave their all…Thank You.
To all who serve today…Thank You.
To my wonderful Ralph who served. Thank You.