Saturday, July 27, 2013

a good couple of days!

check out this pretty sunset from last tuesday evening...just after jambaloney got home!

here it is from the other side of the front yard....soo pretty and soo fitting as my man was finally home - woohoo!

i can't even begin to explain how happy i was to see him and i haven't let go of him since! we spent the last few days doing odd jobs around the manor and spending some quality time talking. he had a fantastic visit back home! everyone was really happy to see him, he did some fishing with his mom and step-dad and enjoyed the annual general meeting at the fishing camp very much.

here's a delicious and simple pasta with a very light sauce. the sauce is made with fresh tomatoes, olive oil, garlic and vinegar. at the last minute i threw in a ton of fresh, home-grown oregano and some fresh chives - deelish!

and another beautiful sunset!

last evening was our community annual roast beef dinner - yummeh! it was a huge success and we made some money for our community centre. we had roughly 96 guests but a third of those were our friend H's family members - he's having a family reunion and brought all of his family out here for a party tonight. H and his wife S don't live here full-time, but they are planning to move here soon. we are looking forward to them moving here as they are very good people!

jambaloney and i served and cleared tables and then helped clean up afterwards. jambaloney is a king when it comes to serving and clearing. he can serve 5 times as many tables as anyone else and nobody can clear tables, nor run up and down the stairs as fast or as many times. he makes me very proud at these events. and if he didn't bust down tables and re-set the hall afterwards as fast as he does - we'd all still be there!!! 

how about some fresh peas, fresh mint and my first italian sweet pepper - woohoo! we are going to be swimming in peppers this year! with some fresh mint tea.

i pulled my first garlic the other day and look at that baby! fresh-grown garlic is soooo much tastier than dried. we will eat fresh for the rest of the summer, dry whatever is left and then try to grow some more in the greenhouse in the fall. we love garlic!

and some cold pasta salad with carrot, broccoli, peas and fresh mint. with lime/chili dressing.

well that's my update for now.  tonight we are going to our friend H's family reunion party at our community centre. it will be nice to meet up with all of our friends and party. hope all of you are well.


  1. Sweet Kymber,

    YAY........YOUR MAN IS HOME!!!!!!!!!
    I can hear the excitement of Jambaloney being home in your typing. Bahahahahahaha!!!!!!
    Now get off the computer and go have fun with your man girl :P

    Sending hugs and love your way,
    Your Friend,

  2. Kymber, So glad the sweet Jam in your life is back. Love to you both.

  3. Glad Jam is back!!! Your food always looks so healthy compared to mine, all cheese laden & baked like my eggplant lasagna we're eating tonight, along with some french baguettes that I baked yesterday. That's probably why I'm 20 lbs heavier than you! Enjoy your evening w/Jam & friends.

  4. Good that the husband is home. I was worried about you being sick and him gone. You two sure do a lot of things with your community. I've never lived in a place like that, people here pretty much keep to themselves except their church get togethers. Good thing you are young and spry!

  5. "i haven't let go of him since!"

    Just think how fast he could go up and down those stairs if you weren't holding on to him! LOL

  6. Yay!!! I know it's a happy time. And now your universe is back in sync! Now go have fun!

  7. Sounds like a good time was had by all. I know you are happy having Jam back home. Enjoy the weekend

  8. Poor Jamby drained of all life essence by the leech sucking kymber. Attached at the hip and all :)

  9. Glad JB is back... now he can get up and battle the morning ravens. How much fish did he catch and get any pics? Roast Beef social sounds yummeh! Did some one have fresh mashed taters and gravy?

  10. I know you are on top of the world with j back, migraine gone, period gone, and a party. Boy, do I ever want to come play in your greenhouse this winter!

  11. Your meals look fabulous, Kymber! I'm glad to read that balance is back in your life. Happy day!

  12. Hey, you and J doing ok Kymber? It's not like you to be off the air unless you are sick or something. I hope aliens have not landed and absorbed all your little community there, like something out of a Stephen King novel! :-0

  13. I'm a bit surprised that kymber actaully to the time to come up for air to post Harry ;)

  14. Yes, they have a great relationship. Not so common, these days.

  15. I am just I just found and read this whole blog, and know she took a break, sheesh. Probably having some fun though...