Thursday, November 11, 2021

I Like Thursday # 270


welcome to this week's list of likes!  

the above picture is to make note of the gorgeous way we could see the sliver of a moon with venus this week... I have had jewelry with this pairing before. I thought it was stunning through the twiggy trees 

I like that my little canon point and shoot camera could take these shots...

 admittedly I am not keen to change from DST back to darkness so early in the evening. It's cooled off here in high country but it was near 80 this weekend. In November. In Colorado. This week we had a snow flurry after the 80F day. crazy. I love cool weather and changed out the closets to the Fall/winter garb. 

Most people in Colorado keep all clothes out all the time but I like to see a roomy closet. I like to keep a plastic bin of transitional clothing in the closet in case of bizarre temps though.

I started throwing peels under bushes and trees as we don't have a compost here, thinking they would feed the existing bushes. They are feeding the existing 2 squirrels and thousands of bunnies more than the trees and bushes

speaking of eating

 I am still drooling..

I made some delish cabbage soup this week...

onions, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, carrots and cabbage, spices chicken broth cooking sherry.

We have lunch together and it's challenging to plan two meals a day so having soup ready is a good thing. 

It's a small like but I have discovered I prefer to mix all the spices in a prep bowl before adding to a steamy pot...

I love the set of colorful prep bowls from amazon

 I was able to catch the fresh pears just before they were totally gone this week to make pear crumble, and we've been able to enjoy it for three nights! 

I like that I was able to renew my ebook so I can relax and read as little after going to bed as I want and can still finish. Something about lying down and getting still just puts me to sleep. Staying asleep is the trick!

listening on audio

 I've been forgetting to tell you about some good movies watched over the last two weeks. 
1) Little Italy   really cute story about two families (netflix)
2) The last letter from your lover spanning two relationships and many years... engaging!
 3) on Hallmark, Next stop Christmas... again kind of a time travel, clever, great acting (that doesn't always happen) and likeable plot

painted a lot, story and pics tomorrow, and quilting story and pics on Saturday

that's it this week... thankful for dh & dearpoodle, my wee family of three. Thankful for good friends to chat with by phone and zoom. Thankful for a home, food, and the things we sometimes take for granted.

Milo's Moments

 I like to eat my food al fresco

here's why

1. I like the way the breeze feels in my naturally curly hair as I eat

2. I like that my pawrents hold my bowl so I know where they are and they are here to witness the miracle that is Milo Eating

3. my food is kibble which in poodle-ese means tasteless and boring so I need some reason to eat

4. If my pawrents hold the bowl, I can eat and then look up quickly to make sure no body is walking near my yard and by near I mean I am able to see them. I can' keep track of critters who walk right into my space with no worries about a giant poodle who might chase them. I can keep one eye on the bowl and one eye on the guarding. 

5. if my pawrents are feeding me, I know they aren't going to run off and eat something better while my back is turned.

6. if any dog friends see me they know I am special and loved and impawtant and I have something they want heh heh.which is fun in the dog world

7. after I'm done I can go out when I want to leave pee-mail!

it's a fine life

now sit! Stay! visit these humans to see what's on their list today! If you do a list tell mama and she'll put your link in too! She says its fun to be in this group. 


rosie and the boys nature pics 

21 comments: said...

I an not a fan of the early darkness. I feel like all I see is dark anymore. I hate trudging around outside doing chores in the dark at 4 pm. Your soup looks yummy. Awe Milo you are loved. Since Bobbin had problems with her bum glands I have taken to putting hot water on her hard kibble and allowing it to sit for a few minutes to soften up. I wonder if a little broth on Milo's kibble would make it more palatable.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm still having trouble adjusting to the time change. I don't mind getting up a little earlier but I hate to eat at the wrong times! lol Enjoy your day! Love your moon photo!

Sara said...

I don't mind the change in the fall, but have a hard time adjusting again in the spring for some reason. I tried a new recipe last night - Chicken Marsala in the slow cooker. It smelled so good, but neither of us liked it much. That was disappointing. I threw away the recipe as I know I won't make it again. Sigh!! it's been ages since we have zoomed - maybe time to do that again next week.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I'm not crazy about this time change either. It gets dark way too early. It's great to have soup ready for lunch. The hard part is making it but once it's made, it's around for awhile. Very pretty picture of the moon!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You got a great photo of Venus and the moon! We were out looking, too. Soup is my favorite meal - glad it's soup weather again. Thanks for the movie recommendations!

Rebecca Jo said...

Enjoy those 80 degree temps - we're getting in a cold spell starting today!

Michelle said...

I like the video about the Thanksgiving sides. I need some more ideas. I like to cook, so Thanksgiving is my thing. Can't remember if I mentioned this, but have you tried some salmon oil for Milo's skin issues? I was afraid the oil might smell, so I am using salmon bites with all of the fish oil nutrition for my two dogs. Helps with joint health and coat condition, too. He might be too picky for them, but my dogs love the salmon bites. Thanks for linking up and good luck with that crazy weather!

Sandee said...

Yummy on the cabbage soup. I love soup when it's cold outside.

Hi Milo. It's always good to see him.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to Milo. ♥

Brian's Home Blog said...

The photos with the Moon and Venus are super, we forgot all about looking for them. Hey Milo, you really are a special one, that's an impressive list. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Shannon said...

Pear crumble sounds absolutely delicious! I don't have any pears-I haven't even bought any this fall yet and I don't know why! I think I'm going to make an apple crumble tonight, I have some apples that are starting to get a bit mushy.

Carol Andrews said...

LeeAnna your moon photos are beautiful. They reminded me of a necklace I have. Milo’s Moments made me chuckle. I’m off to check out your book suggestions now. Thank you for hostess mg such a positive, fn linky party. 😉

Tails Around the Ranch said...

We find the adjustment to the return of regular time easier than 'springing' forward which takes a few weeks. While early evening sunsetting isn't the favorite, the early morning sun seems perfect. No snow showers in our hood, just LOTS of wind. Hopefully soon there'll be some moisture since it's been a while.

piecefulwendy said...

That moon was gorgeous wasn't it? You captured it well! I've been making more soups too - it's nice to have leftovers. Milo is handsome, as always!

CountryDew said...

Great photos!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I too saw a most brilliant moon and venus but by the time I got to a camera the clouds had rolled in. But it was awesome. Loads of lovely likes as always. I really appreciate the time you put into getting these weekly posts put together. I will definitely be checking out that video and Milo is as amusing as always. Pee-mail, ha ha.

PaintedThread said...

I rotated my clothes this weekend, too! I probably could keep them in the closet all year, but I like swapping them out. It's a ritual. Definitely soup season!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think the Covid booster I got on Wednesday contained a sleeping pill instead of the booster. I can't seem to stay awake, no matter what I try.

I got all excited to see the Thanksgiving sides, but they were mostly all baked and I am not much of a baker, even though I have two ovens. I DID like the wreath, though.

I loved watching Milo and his thoughts on being fed. What a fun post, dear.

My GBGV Life said...

We want this ridiculous changing of the clocks to finally end. There is no good reason to keep doing it. It's soup weather in MN, so Mom made a big pot of lentil soup today.

Angie said...

LeeAnna - fabulous shots of the moon and star! And that cabbage soup is the perfect meal for a winter day, which we are having plenty of right now in Montana! Thanks for the movie recommendations ... nothing like a good movie while a fire is roaring away in the fireplace. Have a good weekend!

Kathleen said...

I hate the early darkness and focus on the fact that 6 weeks will go fast, before we start to get some more light. Now, your loves are so terrific - the sides for Tgiving are awesome, your cabbage soup looks lovely and then, there is the Milo report...he is a smart boy having you feed him al fresco and at a more comfortable height.

Joanne said...

I am going to have to look for that movie on Netflix! I love JoJo's books. And speaking of books; those two look fabulous. I am really into reading bakery mystery books lately!