Sunday, January 18, 2009

Week 3, Project 365

Many who read my blog are from the U.S. where y'all are suffering through some bitterly cold weather right now. Even my southern pals are shivering in the single digits. So to remind you that winter doesn't last forever -- the U.S. is NOT Narnia before Aslan! -- I offer some photos from my yard... I was pretty excited when the hubby pointed out we have morning glories on our wall! I adore morning glories ☺ The roses just keep blooming. Since I found the box with bud vases last week I picked a few to enjoy inside. The pine tree isn't in our yard but at the house in Santa Rosa. This is going to be one ginormous pine cone! Hard to tell in the picture, but it's about 6 inches long. Okay, enough nature pictures. We were downtown this week and I had to make a pit stop. This was the sign on the door of the stall. "Please put the toilet paper in the waste basket. Thanks" There were trash cans on either side of the toilet.

I may have mentioned a time or four that I love doing laundry. Weird, I know. A big part of why I enjoy the chore is that my darling hubby built me the cutest and handiest little washing closet. It has a shelf above for all my laundry paraphernalia, a large hook beside the washer so I can keep hangers at the ready, and it's all safely ensconced in a cabinet on my patio that I can lock and keep secure when not in use. I tried taking a close-up of my washer which is another big reason I love doing laundry but I couldn't get a decent shot. Maybe next time.

And finally I leave you with a (not very good) photo of something that caused GREAT REJOICING AND LOUD HALLELUJAHS when the hubby brought it home. For those new to my blog, I have been searching FOR FIVE MONTHS for this. While Argentine food is amazing and I love it, I have been sadly, sadly disappointed in the cheese selection. Every cheese I've tried (except the hard ones like parmesan) are bland, bland, bland. Like most Americans I have an ongoing love affair with... After months of fruitless search when, yeah, we had even contemplated giving up...it showed up in our grocery store!

Lest you get too excited, though, we're pretty sure it's a limited time offer. We've had this happen with other things we like a lot; one day they have it, the next they don't and when we ask, we are told it was just for that one time. So, the hubby is going to take the wrapping to our favorite little cheese store to see if he can't get it in on a regular basis. The cheese IS produced in Argentina so it shouldn't be that hard to get. We hope! 'Cause we are so lovin' the CHEDDAR!!!

13 comments:

Mari said...

Thanks for the little glimpse of warmth! I can't wait to see things blooming again. That pine cone is pretty cool looking!

sara said...

oh this gets me excited for spring!!! I have rose bushes all in my front yard...not too far off!!!

That pine cone looks dangerous!! ha!

sorry mr linky is not up. It is giving me FITS!!! Well, I've got 49 weeks to figure it out!

Heather of the EO said...

Just thought I'd let you know that Mr. Linky is up now. :)

Beautiful flowers!

Dena said...

Great photos! The pictures of the flowers are beautiful and make me even more anxious for Spring.
Glad you found some cheese you like. I love cheese, so I know how excited you must be.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Lovely flowers! We live in the southwest so I have a few snapdragons that are still alive and that makes me so happy when I look at them. :)

So glad you found that awesome cheese - cheese is such a staple around our house, I don't know what I'd do without it! Hopefully it isn't just a limited-time thing for you...

rita said...

Internet is up and running again since yesterday, no wait till Wed, and no more trips to local coffee shop.
I love morning glories too. Somehow your photo captured such a vivid hue!
I laughed at the BR sign and had forgotten (or not known?) that such a requirement existed in Argentina. It reminded me of Mexico's expected practice everywhere.
Then my mind jumped to a sign I read above the kitchen sink in a guys apartment in the Gt. Mex. (which to an Argentine is hilarious!): Cada quien lave su traste. (Every one wash his own dirty dish--Mexican interpretation)
I must say, since reading your blog I have a new appreciation for cheese!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad there is warm somewhere for someone to be enjoying. Can't wait to be sitting on my front porch again.

Thanks for the glimpse of beautiful flowers...there is hope!

LuAnn said...

Thank you for talking about warm weather. I know if will be here in four months.
I love morning glories.

Edie said...

I love the nature pictures. I've never seen a pinecone in the forming process. Very cool.

The sign on the bathroom door would make me want to leave. LOL!

I hope you stocked up on the cheddar!

Nise' said...

Loved seeing the beautiful flowers, it helps to be reminded that Spring is a few weeks away!

beckyjomama said...

Ummm, the warmth looks fine, but I don't know that I could function without cheese ...

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I love morning glories, too. We have them around here, you know, in the right time of year! :-) And your roses are GORGEOUS!

I can't say I've ever seen a pine cone that big before. Wow.

Congrats on the cheese! Hope you can find more! I don't know what we'd do if we couldn't find a decent selection of cheese. Yummm.

Debbie said...

How much cheddar have you eaten so far?