Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Five: One Week Late

I'm so out of the habit of writing on this here blog that I up and forgot to write a Friday Five post last week, after I advertised it and everything. Oops. But today, I do have five things to share with you.
  1. I've been watching tennis for the first time all summer! Gotta love the US Open. Just turn to USA on a weekday to catch a tennis match or CBS on the weekends. The night matches that start at 6 p.m. are usually entertaining.

  2. I made a delicious salmon with blackberry brandy sauce last night. Thanks to Steamy Kitchen for the recipe. My sauce was a little tart, so next time I'm going to add more blackberry preserves to sweeten it.

  3. Check out my friend Janie's blog, "Inside the Sparkling." Be sure and read the great explanation for the blog name in the "About" section.

  4. Even though I spent my summer in the mountains, I managed to not read a single book that entire time. That fact blows me away because I love reading. With all the reruns on during the summer, I usually devour books in that time span. I must have missed being absorbed in great book because I picked up a book last week and read it from start to finish in one night, with the Olympics on mute in the background.

  5. I said I would prove I spent my summer outdoors, and here is your proof. My friend Jenise visited and we hiked to the "crevice." (I have no idea how to spell that word. Pronounce that word with a French accent, and you are probably saying it correctly.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back in the Saddle

I'm back in Texas. I was not prepared for the heat. I wore a sweatshirt every night this summer.

Monday was my first day in the office since the Thursday before Memorial Day. Wow! I'm pretty sure the few readers I had deserted this blog when I stopped writing this summer, but now I'm back to regular blogging. I'll be posting pictures from Canada in the next few days, as well as proof that I actually spent my summer in the middle of nature. And of course, the return of Friday Five! I know you can't contain your excitement.