Belated Mother's Day

How do you cook corn on the cob?     Were you aware that it microwaves quite nicely?   I think it tastes better when it is boiled, but I confess that’s all in my imagination, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t tell the difference if faced with two ears, one microwaved and one boiled.

Mark and I celebrated a belated Mother’s Day by having the families over for a cookout yesterday.   I decided to microwave the corn, so as not to fill the kitchen with steam.   Leave the corn in   the husk, and cut the ends off, shove them in the ‘wave for about three minutes an ear.   I had the time, they could cook and be out of the way, so I stuck 12 ears in the ‘wave for just over half an hour.   They would stay warm, and be ready when folks arrived.

Mark usually makes ribs for these cookouts, but this time decided burgers were the thing.   I bought the ground beef and formed the burgers for him to grill.   I only mention this because I think it’s odd that the person who formed the sort-of round patties has been a vegetarian for 38 years, and has never made a burger in her life.   Despite that, people seemed to enjoy the burgers, along with the chicken, potato salad, strawberry shortcake, and brownies that Mark and I made.   They also enjoyed beans from Gary and cupcakes from Jane.

Having put together a nice celebration, I was quite pleased with myself, until this morning.   I went to heat up water for my tea, and when I went to pop it in the microwave, guess what I found.   Yep.   Twelve ears of corn.   Rats.

Where I stood..

OMG!   The whole family is going to show up and expect food in a few hours, and it’s too cold to put them outside!

Quick, grab a shovel, we’ve got the clean out this   junkyard of a house out!   Now!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Busy bees

That’s what Mark and I have been.   We’ve got two places where people are moving in today, so the past few days have been very busy with cleaning and fixing.   But it is almost all over.   Tonight I’ll be showing eraser carving at the Liberty Street Brewery, I carved a bee stamp the other day.   I’ll be using these bees in an uncoming project.   You’ll have to wait.

Art walk

I’ve been printing more postcards, I just carved these images:

Why?   Because this weekend I’m taking part in the Plymouth Art Walk.

I will be demonstrating carving rubber stamps!   What business establishment will I be at?   Guess.   Go ahead.   Yep.   Liberty Street Brewery, that would be on Liberty Street in Old Village.   Come visit me.   Friday 6-9, or Saturday 10-6.

Where I stood..

I stood in front of my nemesis, losing the battle.

I stood in a flock of phlox, wishing you a happy mother’s day.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.