|Pretty long haired Feral|
I haven't had a lot to blog about lately, but I thought I'd start with a little better picture of one of our feral cats. You can't tell too much here, but she has long sleek black hair and is really very pretty. I wish someone would give her a home, but although she will allow DH to pet her, won't let me or anyone else get too near. Sometimes she's gone for a few days and I think, oh good, someone has taken her in... but alas, she always returns eventually.
Next is a healthy snack I had discovered a while back and am enjoying again. It's dried Okra and we find it at Central Market. Probably doesn't sound like a great snack to some, but I really like okra and only cook it when I'm making gumbo... so to use it as a snack (like nuts) or just add it to our dinner as such has been a great new discovery for us.
|Dried Carrots (good also, but Okra better)|
And since I'm talking about health, I will also mention that I am trying a no-dairy diet. This is my second week. It's not been too bad. I do love whole milk, cheese, unsalted butter, and cream (evaporated milk in my tea)... and do miss it... but I'll survive. We bought Silk vanilla almond milk, almond coconut milk, and a coconut cream. All are OK... not the same, but OK. Hot chocolate made with coconut milk is actually pretty good. I'll go back to dairy next week and see if I notice any real difference. Someone told me that if you have any gastric problems, the first thing they tell you is to give up dairy. Since I do... on occasion... I thought I'd give it a try.
|orchids... I think|
And these flowers are all over the mall where DH and I walk each week. They've finally taken down all the Christmas decor and brought in all kinds of spring flowers. These particular ones we thought were really beautiful.
Started writing this a few days ago, but never got around to posting it. Since I'm back on the pottery wheel, I thought I'd post a few pics of new clay pieces... but forgot to take pics at the studio. Haven't done anything on the wheel since last Spring, so I'm trying to get my muscle memory back. Doing OK, but not great. Have decided to work mainly on the wheel and not do any hand-building this semester (although I may do a little animal sculpting).
Oh, and I heard that the groundhog did see his shadow... so we will probably be getting 6 more weeks of winter. Well, we really can't complain around here as the winter has not been too bad... so far.
Hope you have a great weekend! Time to take my tea and book and settle in...