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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Three in a Bed...


Three in the bed...I'm trying to give my girls an old fashioned summer with a lot of freedom and imagination on their part. This means though, that Pip doesn't get to bed until 10:30 some nights which in turn means her dear sweet Mama doesn't get up until 8 and misses her crack of dawn activities!
Tonight I shall slip into my long gown for the honour of our 16th wedding anniversary and dine on the patio at Bouchons. Movie will wait until Friday as the only one I wouldn't mind seeing starts then. Also I will take the girls to "American Girl" this weekend.
The other day, we went exploring past the newest Kettle Valley subdivision, only to become stuck in deep sand in the van. We were up against nothing but sandy terrain and a cliff's edge. I got out to try to guide the van back onto the packed sand trail only to have a vulture---yes, a lone vulture, to start circling above my head. I couldn't help but feel that just wasn't a good sign. However, my expert maneuvering led us back out of the sand pits and that vulture didn't make a meal of me.
Swimming in a short while. Beach last might was lots of fun--high waves. Though with the wind it was easy to become hypothermic. And I made the best pizza's ever. I let the dough rise while we went to the beach and came home and separated it into 5 little pizza's. Each of us chose our own toppings. Finally, I got to make a super deluxe veggie pizza! I added whole grain flour and 1/4 cup of crushed flax to the dough. The crust was super thin and crispy. Pip ate her entire pizza!
Must email my portfolio (10 pages of"Queen..." and 10 of "...Pizzaface" to the author Anne Fleming today. She will be teaching my advanced novel class.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sandra said...

Plans for the anniversary sound great.

Good idea to add flax to the pizza dough. I think I'll try that next time.

Wonder if it was a turkey vulture?

Have fun tonight. 16 years is a long time with the same person. I should talk though, our 45th is coming up.

July 10, 2008 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Miranda said...

Happy Anniversary. Really though, its been 21, right?

BTW the salt mine was outside krakow...did you go there?

July 11, 2008 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger QueenMJ said...

No, I went to one in Germany. Although who really knows where that bus driver led us.

July 11, 2008 at 8:04 AM  

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