Wednesday, July 6, 2011

still waiting

I have been watching the progress of my matching green chest from the earlier post "piece by piece".  It had been stopped in Hodgins Illinois since June 24th, so I called UPS last night.  They looked into it and said that there were no other scannings of that piece and that I should have Pottery Barn start a tracking investigation.  Well when the word investigation comes up that never seems to be good. 
I called Pottery Barn to start this "investigation", he immediately said that their policy is to replace the piece.  I said innocently (picturing that is has just been missed) why don't you just call UPS to look into this.  Well he said sometimes these things just come up missing.  I said you mean someone swiped it?  He said.....uhhhh huh.  So somebody out there has a stolen chest in their house.  Shame on them!

Pottery Barn is sending the replacement by July 21st.  I hope it makes it to its destination and that the thief isn't trying to get a matching set, like I am.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pictures from the last few days

Recently we have been having some fabulous sunsets.  This sky was such a beautiful color, I just couldn't not share it with you.

Some fireworks the neighbors were lighting.

Here it is with a slow shutter speed.

This little guy is a baby robin.
He does a lot of chirping.
I thought I was going to have to do a rescue as he got startled and flew into the pond. 
I have not seen robins floating on water ever. I didn't know if they could swim since they don't have feet like ducks.
He stayed afloat but got himself quickly as he could back on dry land.

I now have my hutch full of books.  It was like meeting many old friends while I was unpacking them.  Have I Mentioned that I love books?

New Recipe

I found this recipe in the May 2011 Country Living Magazine.
I love a good bread recipe and this was was Great!
I just used what I had on hand and it turned out fine.  I used 1% milk, regular sugar, regular flour, a pkg. of active dry yeast.  Be sure to give yourself at least 3 hours to make this recipe.  It tasted fantastic dipped in the olive oil, pepper and Parmesan cheese.  Click on the picture to make the recipe larger.

Book Review-A Little House Sampler

I picked this book up when we visited Pepin Wisconsin-the site of the "Little House in the Big Woods".
I had not known about this title and enjoyed it immensely.
It had early writings and thoughts from both Laura and her daughter Rose.  These were before the writing of the Little House Books as Laura was 60 years old when she decided to write the books. 
One thing I learned was that Detroit named one of their branch libraries after Laura and it is now called the Wilder Branch Library.