Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Every Day

 Every day since I changed my title photo, I have looked at that photo and wished I was there - seaside in New Hampshire near the end of the day. Being there after dark or at sunrise are also acceptable times...

I also wish that someone would release a Tai Chi disc for the Wii Balance Board. Seems like a natural combo to me. 

We had a downpour last night just as DH and I were getting home. This morning the backyard is filled with robins. Dozens of them. They are kicking through the leaves under the trees and having themselves a feast. 

I finished "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" yesterday - when I should have been doing things like planning dinner??? Which meant we swung by Whole Foods after I picked up DH at Park and Ride. I wanted Pesto. Real Pesto. Made with basil? I could hardly believe it, but that Whole Foods totally disappointed me. No pesto. Well, they other things masquerading as pesto, like a cilantro lime thing and a red pepper thing that they called pesto. But if it doesn't have basil, pine nuts, parmesan, and olive oil, it isn't pesto in my book. 

This totally threw off my dinner plans and I grabbed a thing of stuffed shells which were okay. But no way near as good as mine are. And I still want pesto. Gee, I wonder what's for dinner tonight?

Dragon Tattoo. Okay. It was good. But not as great as some people had me believing. I guess some people do not regularly read mysteries. It wasn't a waste of my time, but I wasn't surprised by any of it. And how conveniently ideal is that relationship between the journalist and the publisher? Fantastic sex any time both parties can agree on timing without any ties or guilt and the friendship stays intact. LOL - most unrealistic thing in the entire book. 

Speaking of books, there's a new mystery coming out on August 3rd called "The Quick and the Thread: an Embroidery Mystery" by Amanda Lee. You can pre-order now on Amazon. I don't know anything about it - just that it is. 


Kath K said...

I got hooked on the 'Girl' trilogy, and just finished 'Hornet's Nest'. It all comes together in the end, and is worth reading the two sequels. Cultural differences were, to me, the most striking, as is the redemption of Lisbeth. Love reading your blog!

Anna van Schurman said...

You should have come here. We have five overgrown basil plants and pinenuts in the fridge. I could have whipped up a pesto in no time.

Donna said...

Thanks, Kath. I will read the other two.

And, Anna, long way to drive for pesto, but maybe someday. My basil is just recovering from the lack of watering...