Thursday, June 16, 2011

7 Quick Takes, Volume 5


I finally got some herbs planted on my deck! One thing I love about summer is cooking with fresh basil, parsley, thyme, and mint. I think I'll make some mint tea this weekend.


Strawberry season is pretty much over, and I used some of the last local berries to make strawberry pink lemonade. I made it last New Year's when we had our A Walk To Remember party, and it was good; but this batch was heavenly.


Look what I happened upon the other day in the paperback section of my grocery store:

Sometimes a new cover design on one of Nick's books means there is a movie coming out in the near future. Alas, I'm afraid that isn't the case for this one. I guess the publisher decided it was time The Rescue had a fresh new look.

The guy looks a little like Ben Affleck, from the back...and the girl, hmmm....

That gives me an idea--Who would YOU cast in a movie version of The Rescue?


Last weekend some dear friends had a cookout to celebrate the end of the school year. I brought the stuffed mushrooms I made for The Wedding, and they were a huge hit!


I've started reading Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. It has kind of a slow beginning, but I've been assured by several people that once the story gets going it's hard to put down. I'll let you know how I like it; and if it's good maybe I'll try to read the whole trilogy this summer. In between re-reading Nick's books, of course.


Last week Larry graduated from the eighth grade! There was a Mass and graduation ceremony at church for all the eighth graders at the Catholic school. And a reception and a party, and plenty of cake for everyone.


Stellar Sparks Tweets (posted by @SparksNicholas on June 6, 2011)

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.

Word to the wise: If someone invites you to their wedding, it's bad form to say, "Sorry I can't make it, but I'll come to your next one."


We're having a picnic on Saturday (my family doesn't know that yet, tee hee) and I'll be making chicken pesto sandwiches. And I haven't forgotten about that barbecue recipe; it's next on my Cooking Nick's Books to-do list. Have a fabulous weekend!

And be sure to check out Jen Fulwiler's Conversion Diary for more Quick Takes!


  1. Thank you, Deanna! I'm having fun with it. It doesn't attract many readers, and I'm encouraged when people tell me they like it. It makes it worth the effort. Blessings to you! :)