Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Beans, Onions, Carrots, Potatoes, Zucchinnis, Tomatoes (safe ones), Cukes, Eggs, Kettle Corn, and lots and lots of flowers...all at the Farmers Market right outside our door. The Market is hitting its' summer prime. All we're waiting for now is sweet corn and melons!
The market is crazy busy on Saturdays, but a little less so on Sundays (note to mothers with young children: this may be an easier day to visit the market. And there is a nice kid park 2 blocks away next to Channel 2 )
I thought I would share again the video montage I made last year. And if you come down to the Market, be sure to give me a holler!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
... not pictures from vacation (they're coming soon), but an updated Salmonella outbreak map (from 7-11-08). As you can see, the number of MN cases has grown to 19! And now Mississippi and West Virginia are reporting confirmed cases. Apparently, not much salsa and such is eaten in the Great Plains states free of salmonella. Maybe the Dakotas should make that part of their summer tourism campaign..."vacation in a state free of salmonella..."
Beware of fresh tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, and fresh cilantro...all suspected culprits!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I wrote about her birth last year on this blog. Rather than try to say it all again, I am re-posting that post here--
Tuesday my daughter, Ana, turned 23. I don't think it will matter how many years go by: I will always remember with vivid clarity what it was like welcoming my first child to this world. I am a "goosebumps" kind of girl, so when I recall these type of life events, I often get a case of goosebumps. Goosebumps are often accompanied by teary eyes.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The best part of the day so far...waking up and heading to the studio to do some painting before it heats up. That's what I really wanted to do this vacation.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday decided to head to the Twins game--I haven't been to a Twins game since June 18th! I almost didn't make it to the game...when I went down to the car, it wouldn't start! (I had this same problem about 10 days ago...had the car towed to a garage and then it started the next day! We had the car towed today and yes, again, the car started at the garage! Something is definitely not working!) I decided to jump on the express bus to Mpls to get to the game...it was worth it--the Twins won to sweep the Cleveland Indians.
While my co-workers are returning to work tomorrow, I'm taking this week off to rest and relax. No big plans. More hanging at home and hopefully lots of time at the studio. Now that I'm feeling better, I'm back in my beading frenzy...I've made 4 new necklaces in the past few days.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
It seems there have been a number of Minnesota cases recently, all coming from a Roseville restaurant that I ate at on June 16th (not Cafe Latte like I thought!). It seems to be coming from tainted tomatoes...or at least some sort of produce we ("the infected" ones) all had in our meals. I knew I should have had that tuna melt like Joel did (he did not get sick)!
So mystery solved. I never want to have that nasty little bug again. And while I will continue eating out, I think this summer I'll be taking a pass on any dishes with raw tomatoes.