Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today is....

National Mint Julep Day!

from Google images
Believe it or not, this so southern girl has never had a mint julep.  I know, a sacrilege, right? 

But, for some reason, a few months back, and I do think I'll blame this on pinterest, I've been longing for a set of mint julep cups.  All the pretty pins I've seen on flower arrangements in mint julep cups have me seriously shopping.  I found these about a month ago, and have been playing the "Should I or Shouldn't I?" game....


I have a feeling that eventually I will...............

Also, coincidently, Damon Lee Fowler, one of my all time biggest Author crushes, posted a very tempting mint julep recipe on his blog a few weeks ago.  

I love Mr. him.  His Savannah Cookbook is one of my favorites.  Plus, his keen interest in historical southern cooking touches my very soul.  Being a lover of southern history, and cooking, his writings on the relationship of both just puts me over the moon.  But I digress....

Mr. Fowler posts his favorite mint julep recipe here, along with some very cool historical background of the South's signature cocktail, dating back to even Biblical times.  Makes me want to try a mint julep today...and well, it being National Mint Julep Day and all.....

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Other Things

I've had a hard time keeping up with blogging.  It seems like for a few years, I really enjoyed blogging, and blogged regularly.  Nowadays I do well if I blog once a month.  I still keep blog post ideas in my head, and I'll think, "I need to blog about that!"  And, my camera still hangs at my side, sometimes with pictures that I want to share.  But sitting down to actually "do it" often evades me.  Maybe its because I'm back at work full time.  Maybe its because the last 5 months or so have been a whirlwind of activity with wedding planning, college graduation, end of school, and the illness and loss of our sweet old girl, Sophie. 

Our girl Annalee was married to her sweet Jeff last week....two weeks after her graduation from college.

We lost Sophie in April.  She was my best good friend, and a faithful and loving companion.  I've had dogs, and pets of almost every variety through out my life.  Sophie was an exceptional pet, a member of our family.  I miss her terribly.

I'm heading to my island in a few weeks.  Home.

I miss my blogging friends.  And, I'm sure they've all given up on me.  But I do still get by your blogs on a regular basis, to read, and sometimes comment.  Hopefully I can spend more time here on my blog and hanging out with my blogging friends again.