Tuesday, October 4, 2016

MY AFFAIR IS OVER ...

Well, those two weeks just flew by!  

Jodie (the Havanese) was a perfect angel while her Mom was away.  I could tell she missed her Mom but she made do with me.  Only woke me up in the night twice for an additional potty break ... mainly because something else woke us up (barking dog or fighting cats).
(Jodie snuggled in bed with me)

Mom Julie returned Sunday in the late afternoon.  Fortunately for me, I had a last minute gal pal come Sat night and staying til Weds.  So I'm weaning down from all the puppy snuggles.

Sue had business in Honolulu last week.  Financial planning group.  Lots of learning during the day, then cocktail parties and dinners in the evening.  She was getting by on four hours of sleep!  Sunday morning she slept in til 10am!  We've been enjoy nice slow mornings with lots of coffee, then shopping and then eating!  Of course she had a few hours of work every day so I get to keep up with my reading and online games.

(Lime pie)

We have a great many fabulous restaurants here, so we started with pie at Leoda's.  I chose Olowalu Lime pie and she tried Banana Cream.  OMG!  It was perfect after some shopping and driving along the ocean.  Right next to Leoda's is an outdoor produce stand and she went crazy buying fruit.  Neither of us had ever tried Dragonfruit and she had not tasted Starfruit.  So here's what she made for dinner:

(fresh, fresh, fresh)

The red balls in upper right is the dragonfruit.  Sort of the texture of kiwi and not much flavor.  To the left of the top of pineapple is the starfruit ... kinda like a mild orange.  

Then she started talking about an easy, healthier version of a lemon dessert (my tree is bending almost to the ground with too much fruit) ... lemon curd, yogurt and whipping cream.  Then frozen.  We went to THREE stores looking for lemon curd.  Never found it.  So we decided to make it although I didn't have eggs.  Finally got all of our ingredients and the curd is now awaiting transformation.

She departs tomorrow morning!  Too short and very sweet.




8 comments:

  1. Glad everything worked out well with your pet sitting and now with you guest with great taste in fruits. I remember looking for lemon curd once and finding it in the most unlikely place in the store.

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    1. I'm sure the homemade lemon curd is much better anyway! (I licked the bowl!). We had even more fruit this morning with yogurt instead of cheese. YUM! But we still have left over pie ....

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  2. Are more puppies coming your way? My sense from talking to dog owners is that their affection makes up for midnight pottie breaks, twice daily walks, and what nots. I miss out on the snuggles, but I can't sign up for permanently arranging my schedule around pottie breaks. If they could only use the litter box like my cat!

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    1. Ah ha! Many dogs CAN be trained to use a litter box!! And I am like you, can't make a permanent commitment ... any more

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  3. So glad your friend came when the dog left to help with the transaction. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with her and how I wish I could have some of the pineapple!

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    1. It's interesting ... every morning I think about reaching over and snuggling and petting Jodie! Maybe I should get a stuffed animal ....

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  4. I much prefer dogs to cats, but the upkeep of a dog is just too much for me. My cats are snuggler's and my Buddy cat lays by my pillow at night and I pet him until I fall asleep. It's nice to have some thing that needs me. :-)

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  5. I used to buy lemon curd at a store in MD. It was excellent for store-bought, but I can't remember the brand.

    Glad you enjoyed your guest and that your pet sitting went well. I keep thinking about getting a dog, but I cannot commit to such a.... well... commitment.

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