Sunday, March 15, 2009

Smells Like Sunday

I LOVE food, I mean really, really love it and Sunday's my excuse to indulge that love. All my friends say I can't be from Compton, CA because of all the things I do, sew, crochet, cook, bake and now knit but as with most African Americans my roots go deep in the South. Today's menu, Pork roast w/gravy, potatoes and carrots, black eye peas, collard greens, fried corn and of course corn bread. For dessert I made another key lime pie, yummy. Yeah, I'll be hanging out with the skinny bitches a lot next week, that's what I affectingly call my dvd's Firm instructors, they don't know so they're not offended.

This is where I am on the gray jacket--the welt pocket, I'm paralyzed by fear but will press on, wish me luck. It's been a busy weekend (all that cooking lol) I haven't done much sewing.

Saturday morning I went to the needlecraft's group at my local library, these women are full of wonderful advice and ideas. I really enjoyed myself and look forward to next month's meeting. I even scored some free fabric from one of the ladies that attends, thanks again.

While at the library I picked this up, I have loved Diahann Carroll since her tv show Julia and she has a special place in my heart as with any movie I saw at the Compton drive-in with my Mom, I saw Claudine and I still love that movie, along with all the other 70's movies my Mom didn't censor us at all. I don't know why I set myself up to think that these people are any thing but self absorbed assholes but I'm always so disappointed to see it in print. I would have preferred to keep my illusions that while being a famous actress/performer she was also a good Mother, not so. I guess I should give her credit and I do for breaking several barriers and achieving all that she did but I still feel sorry for her daughter and feel that she lost sight of what's most important. I know, easy for me to say, she choose a career over being a Mother and I think the trade off can't be worth it.

Nothing says Summer like watermelon, I know I'm rushing it but this one was really good, it's one of the small ones. I like those because you don't end up throwing half of it out.

My cute little neighbor, my DD refuses to let me take down the Obama sign, Gwen took it down when she came over and my DD put it back.

On Saturday I took my Grandson and Gwen's grandson to the skating rink. My GS is my last hope, neither of my kids can skate half as good as I can, and it's not because I didn't try, I put both of them in skates as soon as they could walk it just didn't take. He was doing okay at the end of the session. I'll have to take him more often, as you can see they spent more time playing skeet ball than they did skating but he enjoyed doing the hokey-pokey and the chicken dance.

When do they learn this, the mean mugging pose lol.

Oh well, that's about it for me. I hope everyone had a great weekend.


Erica Bunker said...

That's good eatin! I made a key lime pie on Friday. Needless to say, it was gone by yesterday!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Posting that picture is so not far now I may have to get to the kitchen and cook!

Faye Lewis said...

Girl you should have invited me to Sunday Dinner (l0l)!

Sheila said...

Now that is an awesome dinner. Lol @ hanging with the Skinny Bitches. By the way have you checked out the Firm Wave? I'm thinking about getting it, currently I am using the Slim 6 Dvds.

Going to add that book to my reading list.

Glad your GS had fun, and agree if you continue taking him he will be skating up a storm in no time.

Thank you for the awesome compliment on my daughter's Jacket.

Nashe' said...

Hi ! thanks for the nomination , I am not worthy ! tell me more !!!
Dinner !! wow !!! I made a tasty carrot cake on Saturday !! Making 4 more tonight ...Every boday loved it .

take care and thanks .


What a Sunday dinner! I thought I was the only one who made fried corn.

JC said...

Reading your meal is making me hungry..and I should be trying to get some sleep! :-). That's so good that a group of crafters meets at your local library. Looks like it is very nice. Love your sports bra, too.