Saturday, February 18, 2012


Week 7.
Here's my week.

This week brought another birthday … 52 down and days into the 53rd…and I am thankful. 
Instead of buying a gift, this year I cooked a special ‘seafood/oriental’ dinner for hubs…the lobster was scrumptious and so were the strawberries!
After dinner, hubs surprised me with flowers and cards…so sweet.
My accountability sisters and I enjoyed this season’s cute romance, THE VOW.

I forgot to get a picture of us after the movie, but here’s one of the pics from the web…

After the movie, I finished working on baby shoes to give to our local teen pregnancy center’s mothers for their new babies…
was a catch-up day for one of my friends and I…we had planned earlier in the month to go to lunch to celebrate her birthday, but I was called to jury duty. 

Ms. Zena is a precious Christian sister who was born in Jamaica, and when she speaks, her lovely accent makes English sound so much prettier than my Southern lilt.
Her husband died five years ago, and she keeps herself very busy with church activities…she crochets with BS&K and me…making prayer shawls, prayer cloths, etc.  She always reminds us to ‘make your own joy, it’s contagious’
There was a very large window behind our seating area, and I had to crop the picture and enhance the color so you could see our faces….the food was NOT that yellowy/orange…hahahaha!

She enjoyed oxtails, steamed cabbage, plantains and rice-n-peas (red beans and rice cooked in coconut milk…it was delicious, we each share a bite of our plates) Winking smile

Below is my plate with a crispy thin plantain chip.  If you happen to have a Foot Prints Jamaican Restaurant near you, you should definitely try out their food; it was wonderful.
Having run out of snaps and little buttons, I made a trip to HobLob to refill my stash and to finish the latest pair of baby shoes…these are tiny, little preemie shoes (measuring about 2 3/4”)

Enjoy your week…and


LuAnn said...

the food all looks great. those shoes - love them.


I am loving those baby shoes. Where did you find the pattern. I am going to be a grandmother in July to little Amelia Maeve and they would be so cute. Happy late birthday. It looks like you had a great week.

Leslie said...

Love your baby shoes! My mom always crocheted, but when I was younger, I could never be bothered to learn. Wish that I had! I would love to be able to crochet baby blankets to give away.

skoots1mom said...

karen and leslie: crocheting is easy to learn from the internet...many videos on how/what...this is an intermediate crochet pattern from coats and clark (#LC1327)...the stitches are easy, but the counting has to be make it in two pieces and then slipstitch the two pieces together.

Chatty Crone said...

Looks like you had a great week and HAPPY BIRTHDAY - love the flowers. sandie

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

you got flowers..........OMGosh!


momma frans said...

happy belated!! I saw the vow earlier this week, too. i enjoyed it! I think rachel mcadams is adorable!

Kim said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm just a couple months older than you :)

Not sure I've ever had Jamaican food and it looks YUMMY! I have had fried plantains (lived in Miami after all) and adore them. Wish we could get plantains here!

Gorgeous booties! You're really knockin' 'em out fast!

I've heard good things about The Vow. It's on my list of movies to see next furlough :) I'm counting on my friends to let me know about good movies!

Have a great week!

The Bug said...

Oh the cuteness of those little shoes - precious! Looks like a fun lunch date. Congrats on your birthday - & birthday flowers!

rita said...

I heard an interview yesterday on MBI ( with the couple whose story is told in the movie The Vow. Definitely worth listening to. Explains much more and corrects some of the artistic-license changes. The book tells all.
Love Ms Zena's motto!

Amy said...

That food looks divine. It's not even 9am and I am starving! Thanks for fun comment on my blog!