Y’all, I just went out to my little vegetable patch and discovered a colony of grey aphids on my broccoli. What?! No! I googled my way to a recipe of 1 quart water, 1 tsp dishwasher soap, and a pinch of cayenne pepper (which I didn’t have so I used chili powder) to organically free my veggies. Let’s hope it works. (Steamed home-grown broccoli (with lots of butter melted on top) is one of the best foods in the world. It is what I craved when I was pregnant with my daughter. I craved avocados with my son, just in case you were curious.) Eating
healthy healthier is a 2018 goal of mine. Which reminds me.
Happy New Year, friends! Did everyone survive/thrive through the holidays? We rang in the new year with a trip to the Getty Center in Los Angeles. I love the Getty. Could there be a more beautiful campus? And the art, even if you are doing a whirlwind tour because you brought your kiddos, is inspiring and satisfying and wonderful. On this trip, I had a lot of fun speeding through the amazing decorative arts in the South Pavilion. The blue and gold paneled room. The pink bed. The clocks. The blue bed! *kisses fingers* It was my favorite of the visit.
Although, the oatmeal raisin cookie from the terrace cafe was a close second.
So we have just closed the season on gift-giving. This I know because I ran out of thank you cards yesterday. But I have one last gift to share with my writing/blogging friends. Stay tuned and I’ll post it later this week.
Until then, may I wish you once again a productive, healthy and happy 2018!
Ah, pretty (aphid free) roses. Bliss.