You'd Think He Was Italian...

Wow - feels like I've been gone forever...I guess it's been about a week. Catching up is hard to do. Ummm...well, let's start with supper. If you buy Chicken-of-the-Sea pink salmon in the foil packet, there's a yummy recipe for salmon cakes on the back. I like to make it every now and then.

Got to use some more of my summer peppers - mixed with green onions, mayo, a couple squeezes of lemon, some seasoned salt and a dash of cayenne peppa.

Then I added some bread crumbs (see Kiki in the background? She's sporting a snazzy birthday collar and chowing down on salmon).

Together with the salmon, it makes a mooshy pile of this.

When formed into patties and dipped in more breadcrumbs and fried in BUTTER, it makes a most delectable meal. I especially like it over spaghetti squash, but I had to use real spaghetti (angel hair) tonight.

Before supper, I had a few moments to glue some thingamajigs on my latest mirror. Tomorrow I hope to smear gooey terra-cotta colored grout all over it.

We had a nice break in South Carolina this week. I helped my mom a little with some preparation for her upcoming yard sale, and Flutterbug helped her with a banner for her new Etsy shop, which will sell vintage sewing patterns. Check out her current shop, Banner Celebrations - she makes beautiful banners and decorative paper crafts.

We played with my brother's kiddos. My 4-year old nephew ran around with a little yellow candle, "bzzzzzzz" ing and stinging my arm with the wick.

"Oooh, is that a bee?" I asked.

He rolled his eyes. "No, it's a candle."

My sis-in-law told us an IKEA just opened in Charlotte. So we hopped on the highway Thursday morning to head home, and made the absolutely necessary pitstop.

We enjoyed a $1.99 breakfast to fill up the tanks, and started following the arrows on the floor.
Don't ever go to IKEA with a full bladder or ... ahem. Because if you have to go, you'll be trapped like a rat in a maze. By the time you zig zag your way back (after going full circle at least once, like I did), either it will be too late, or the urge will pass.

Thankfully it was the latter for me.

"Lighting" was one of our favorite departments. As a matter of fact, other than a duster on a stick, the only item we purchased was a cute little pink globe light for Flutterbug's room. Talk about self-discipline.

If you have a lot of time to spare, or are easily entertained, or just need help falling asleep, watch Mike, or rather, his hand, talking on the phone on I-85.

It's good to be home!


The Inept Aspirant said...

Wow! If you handcuffed him would he still be able to talk?
Glad to have you back!

BBC said...

He's a preacher, and that's what preachers do -- talk and wave their hands around! hehehe

Anonymous said...

We are glad your home

Josh Lewis said...

HEY! Where is that ikea place and where is it? I was well long story actually. Heres the link to the commercial, I believe its foreign but I don't know. But I thought the Ikea at the end was similar and once again I don't know. But yea..I am from Greenville and don't remember that place.

Cyndi said...

Hey. Was Pastor talking to Dusty in that clip?

Melanie (aka Timber) said...

Nope, he was talking to Melissa about replacing our broken box truck.

Cyndi said...

Lol, ok. I rememeber Dusty called Pastor about a box truck that he saw in the paper one day not long ago. :)