This blog is meant to be a documentation of our journey into the world of retirement. I know the title should be "Older, but wiser". However, I really didn't know if that would be accurate. The "Older, but better...?" title could also be misleading. The 5 cats in the above pics are: Molly, Rose, Tux, Julie, and Ghost. (I have tried to make this collage smaller, but with no luck...)
I found this dish towel in Fredericksburg, Texas when a friend and I were there visiting a few weeks ago. Loved it! Says exactly what my hubby believes. Out of the blue when we are either sitting around watching TV or doing something around the house... he will say, "I need pie!" It has become a mantra as has "Have you pilled Jack?" (another story, another time). Told him that I plan to write these on our tomb stones: "I need pie" on his and "Have you pilled Jack?" on mine.
The tomatoes on the Aga are from my friend's garden. Tomatoes are apparently doing well this summer. My daughter brought some up from her garden in the hill country and my friend brought these last week from just north of Dallas. Luckily for us, we like tomatoes. I especially like them broiled with a little seasoned breadcrumbs and butter on top. They can't compare to the creole tomatoes grown down in Louisiana, but they'll do. I did miss those when we first moved to Texas... as well as creole cream cheese, pickled meat, and other delicasies that can't be found here.
We also picked the first figs from one of our trees yesterday. There's a trick to getting any figs from our trees. They produce a lot... but between the birds, squirrels, and box turtles... we have to be quick if we want even a few. Of course we plant the fig tree for the little beasts, so we really can't complain if they take them all. Our yard is a certified wildlife sanctuary... and we like it that way.
Hubby just brought me some fresh made sweet tea, so I've got to go for today. I like my new made tea warm and fresh from the brew.