Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Musings: July 12, 2010

Dear Daffy,

I made your Daffy Dip last week. I decided, instead of using it as a dip, to incorporate it into our meal. I diced potatoes and spread them, along with fresh green beans, onto my stoneware cookie sheet. I then drizzled them with olive oil and sprinkled them with a bit of Kosher salt and pepper. After which tossed it together with the dip and roasted the veggies at 400 for about 45 minutes or so. Can I just say yum? YUM! Thanks for sharing your RECIPE.

A stuffed 5th


Dear Female Jogger (who passed me on my morning run),

Oh, you so delighted me this morning! I wish I had your courage. I am being completely serious and sincere about this. You were quite brave to venture out in the purple paisley tank top, the black and white striped shorts and the rainbow socks. You rocked the look! I wish that I had your kind of "devil may care" attitude. Thanks for my morning smile! 

A tickled 5th


Dear Chick-fil-A,

Your annual Cow Appreciation Day was a complete success. The Sister "herd" bedecked themselves in appropriate cow costuming attire. The free meal, generously given to those brave enough to come in costumed, was very much appreciated.

A very "mooved" 5th


Dear David Slade (Director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse),

Your direction was much more enjoyable than Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight and Chris Weitz's New Moon. Is it Academy Award material? No. But adding more action and a little self deprecating humor definitely was a benefit to the story line and has made me look forward to the 4th movie installment.

A matinée lovin' 5th

PS: Team Edward or Team Jacob? Neither...Team Jasper for me!


Dear Feral Shoes,

I tired of always tripping over you on the garage steps. I grew weary of you being haphazardly strewn about the place. You now have your own resting spot. Hopefully the rest of the sister clan will learn to kennel you when not being worn. 

It's amazing what a few cinder blocks and planks of plywood can do.  And everyone has their own shelf. Sometimes it's the simple things that bring the most pleasure.

A satisfied 5th

PS: I have decided I am going to go ahead and add the 2 additional shelves our plywood planks have allowed us to. Both I and Mr. Sister have too many shoes!


Dear Michelle (from Musings of a Catholic Lady) and Weezer (from Weezer's Haven),

Thank for the lovely new "Versatile Blogger Award" award! It is very meaningful to me that you took the time to recognize my blog within your own. I know there are a few rules attached but, lately, I've been a rule breaker. I will simply give you my sincerest gratitude. I also encourage people to check out your blogs as well.

A grateful 5th


Dear Tugce and Jingle,

I wish to thank you for sharing your awards with your followers as well. I gratefully accept your generosity. Tugce is my Turkish girlfriend who I can always count on for a friendly nod of encouragement. I wish I understood her native language but, thankfully, she speaks fluent English. I adore her blog: Boulevard of Broken Dreams and hope that, one day, fate will allow us to meet. The award she has shared is the "Sweet Blog" award and it is just too precious not to accept.

And Jingle, dear sweet Jingle, is so generous with awards. I decided to accept the offer of grabbing one of the awards offered by invitation. I chose to accept The Most Intelligent Poet Award for obvious reasons, as that is my goal to be someday. Thank you Jingle for your continued generosity and support!

Please visit the blogs highlighted. I am sure you won't be disappointed.

An appreciative 5th


That's all the musings for today! Have a wonderful and blessed day.


♥♥ tuğçe♥♥ said...

awhhhh thanks a lot for ur compliments i glad to hear that u have such sweet feeelings about me((: i hope the same thing plsss fate, hear us((:
love u a lot

ballast photography said...

I love your solution to the feral shoe problem! I have a big basket on my is spilling over like a bountiful cornucopia.

I, too, became a rampant rule breaker when it comes to awards...maybe that's why I haven't received one in months....

And those flavorful potatoes and beans? Yeah, I expect they'll be popping up on a table near me in the very near future! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Ha! Would have loved to have seen that jogger! AND--where is the photo of the "herd" on their way to CFA??

Brian Miller said...

yum...thanks for sharing that the fix on the shoe situation as well....cinderblocks and plywood are the best building instruments, lol....congrats on all the awards as well...

i totally missed out on the cow craziness....

Tina said...

Thanks for sharing with us. I got the dip recipe and am stoked to try it! The jogger? Where were the fashion police I ask?

Anonymous said...

between the recipe and the shoe fix, I must say you are brilliant;)

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

The dish looks scrumptious! I love the veggies in it.

I heard Eclipse is great, and looking forward to see it.

Congrats on the awards!

Jenny said...

Dear Polly,

Thank you for entertaining us.

The end.

drollgirl said...

that recipe looks GOOD! nom nom! i wish i was eating it for lunch right now!

Liz Mays said...

I have the same type of arrangement for shoes over here!!! And that recipe looks delicious.

Mike said...

MMM! that dip thing looks good!

I also love Chick Fil A! They have the best chicken nuggets!

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

I love your shoe solution. Right now, the shoes are pretty small, but I can foresee the day when I won't want a big pile of stinky teenage boy shoes by the door.

Nessa said...

The veggies look so yummy.

I drove passed a car accident (just a fender bender) one party in pj's, the other in a 3 piece suit. I giggled.

Eclipse was the best of the 3 so far but that is not to say that it was really good because it wasn't.

Jenn Erickson said...

Polly, this is a great feature! I loved your kudos to the lady jogger. She definitely has some kutzpah. I'm looking forward to seeing New Moon, and agree, especially about the disappointing nature of the first movie. Great organizing improv with the "feral shoes"! You're killin' me with the Chikfil-a thing. We don't have any franchises around here, so the whole experience is new to me. Oh, how I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall that day! Awesome! What a fun family. You're the best, and all those rewards...very richly deserved! xoxo Jenn


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