Tuesday, February 21, 2012

spring? summer? who knows

I don't know about you, but our weather is just plain wacky currently! We are still in the mid 40's at night, but get up to the high 70's during the day and sometimes 80! It's no wonder I have some kind of upper respiratory infection. Hopefully I'm over the worst of it, but the coughing is still keeping me up at night :-/

Anyway, onward with the WBB adventures! I am late posting because I had to edit the parrot photos. Taking photos of any wild animal is not easy, they are constantly on the move! About a dozen or so of them decided to visit us for quite a while when K and I were doing yard work this weekend. Here's 2 shots:

This last one is a bit dark, there were 3 all huddled together. I didn't know until this last weekend that they like to eat the berries off the trees in our neighborhood, that's why they stop by quite frequently.

In other news, the Camelias are in bloom! We have pinkish ones in the front, but this is taken in back patio :-)

We picked up the sign when we were in Seal Beach over the summer when Melinda and Connie were visiting from Dallas. It is a fine edition to our back patio :-D

And lastly, is a dinner shot. We had this sesame-ginger salmon with soba noodles on Friday night - yum!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday - PHEW!

Seems like the weekend (starting on Thursday night actually) was a *flurry* of activity! Thursday night was a late night at The Troubadour in LA and saw Joss Stone & Dave Stewart. Friday was errands, yoga and then preparing a birthday meal (shrimp tacos, cilantro lime slaw and homemade margaritas! first time for me to make my own margy mixer!) for our friend C-T and THEN going out dancing! Can you say 1:30 in morning!?? aah... to be 20-something again and have ENERGY! LOL Well, everyone enjoyed themselves, especially C-T and the go-go dancers (at Club Ripples) :-D

Which brings us to Saturday! I bought 2 more containers to plant the lettuce and joi choi in.

I  didn't get as much done in the yard as I had hoped because C-T came back over and we decided we needed to finish off the margaritas from the night before :-P.... we then ended up at BBC and then a stroll on 2nd Street, which is a shopping and eating mecca. Can see why I'm tired now?? Luckily, we managed to crawl onto the couch last night and watched "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger". Not a bad movie, but not a super-duper great one. Fun to watch I'd say.

Today it was a typical Sunday in the Bubble, waking up late (7ish), Kelly going to yoga and me watering the front and back gardens and making banana-walnut pancakes with the last of the Michigan Maple Cream. A few more patio duties, then a shower, then a nice meditation and dharma talk at the Monastery (sorry, no website for them!).

So now, I just did a bit of stretching (my back is aching from the gardening... or was it the late night dancing??!) and I'm off to make a horseradish crusted salmon with some green beans and maybe a sweet potato to go with. Rose is on tap for me tonight - so cheers!

one of my succulents on the front porch:

(all of the photos so far are raw... I'm on the computer at home and have no photoshop! Maybe if I can get ahead I'll be able to edit shots before I post, but for right now, you seem 'em as I shoot 'em!)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

First post here!

Welcome to Molly & Kelly's Weekend Bubble Blog where everything that happens is good because it's a weekend! AND everything we will post is what's happening in our little BUBBLE of the world! I hope to include gardening, cooking (and wine!), other projects that we choose to embark on and whatever makes our BUBBLE look good and feel like HOME :-)

Yesterday we planted tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash and bell peppers. We used 4 terra cotta containers. Today we bought some lettuces and some Joi Choi cabbage. I'll go back to Home Depot for more containers for those, I couldn't fit anymore supplies and plants in my car yesterday (my trunk was FULL of dirt!).

So, here's how they look:

Please be patient with me as I learn to navigate blogger!

The last of our roses, time to cut them back now. I probably should have cut them back already, but our weather has been so whacky that they decided to bud again and I couldn't cut them!

Hope you can smell them! Inhale deeply! and CHEERS!