Monday, May 3, 2010

Prescribed Burn

It's a very smoky day around here. Always scary to see this, or worse yet, to smell it, before you find out it was planned. I try not to think about what gets caught in these burns, and like to imagine that everything is able to get out of it's path. I know they have to do it. During the summer monsoons, every day brings thunder and lightening, sometimes sparking a fire in these mountains.

We had a great day yesterday at a client's house. There was probably 20 people there to sample his daughter's and her friend's cooking. We started with appetizers like curried chicken and sun-dried tomato pesto bruchetta, to salads, to BBQ ribs, teriyaki chicken, baked ziti, and red wine. Let me tell you, these girls can COOK!!! They're in the process of writing a cookbook full of incredibly delectable food that is actually good for you! They are selling food at three different farmer's markets every week in southern California, and planning on selling their sauces online soon. If you live in that area, or will be visiting, check out their website, Damn! That's good! for specific locations. I bought numerous sauces yesterday and can't wait to try them here at home. Anyway, we had a great time with a bunch of wonderfully fun people.

I'm off on another visit to my mother's tomorrow for a week. I'm not looking forward to the drive, but it's time to start putting things in place to get her some help with everyday situations. Luckily, the place she lives in has amenities that will do just that for a price.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Anonymous said...

isnt it amazing that something so scary can create such a breathtaking photo;)

GB said...

Yes the burning always makes me think of what got caught up in it. Horrible.

Travel safely. I hope your week goes well for you and your Mum.

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Wish on a Whisker said...

I enjoyed getting a chance to visit your blog (thanks for visiting me). Your ~Sealed with a Fish~ stamp picture made me smile. I sent one to a postal worker friend of mine. He uses it for fun things. Love the name of your blog, too! Wishing you a lovely week! ~Mandy

septembermom said...

Have a safe trip. I agree that seeing the smoke would be unsettling.

Janice said...

I'm sure all the animals and birds were given advance notice. They just took a little day trip to the next hill over. Say hi to the Momster for me! Love you!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh! I hope all of that smoke did not blow in your direction...I don't like having to breathe it...not even just a little bit.
Sounds like the food was great fun!!!

Linda Higgins said...

You would not believe it but my husbands late Aunt Max from Houston TX is your mother's twin! I am going to scan her pic and send it to you! It is incredible! Drive safely and have a wonderful Mother's Day!♠

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  • Kite Runner
  • The Way the Crow Flies
  • Fall on Your Knees
  • Poisonwood Bible
  • East of Eden
  • Shantaram
  • I Know This Much is True

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