Yesterday we went to Joe Patti's in Pensacola to stock up on fresh fish....yes, we can get fish here but the selection and price is worth the trip to Joe Patti's. The Husband got a new toy a few weeks back....a vacuum sealer. So he is giddy with delight and on a mission to stock the freezer.
Last night we have a dozen oysters on the half-shell and a dozen Rockefeller. Then we had this:
Maguro (tuna) sashimi with edamame and pickled radishes. The white fish is Escobar or white tuna. They gave us a small piece for free when we told them we were doing sushi. It is heavenly, like butter in your mouth. It was all very good. Oh, did I mention that this was just MY plate?
I served up this cocktail:
A Caribbean Cruise. It went okay with it, not as good as Sake or Plum wine would have gone, or even better a Medori Colada. But it was all good!
Lily misses her friend, Eddie, even though he was a pest at times. They didn't really play together that often, but she would 'hump' him in the yard every evening after dinner. She doesn't want to chew her bones or play with her squeaky toys.......I guess the whole idea before was to just keep them from Ed.
This is my first attempt at taking my own picture with my new phone. Let me tell you it is much easier to send them to myself rather than transfer them from the camera. It's not the best picture, but then it's not the best camera/phone......but not too bad. Did I mention I really don't like to have my picture taken?
I made this skirt last year. It is NL6898. I wasn't that happy with it and was going to give it away. It was in the Goodwill bag, all tied up and ready to go. But something made me go back and decide to give it and another skirt a second chance.
The last ( and only) time I wore it I kept my top untucked. This time I tucked it in, and added the cardy because it was a little cool at the beachfront. I really liked how it looked this time. You can't see the front pleat detail, but it's there.
I quit wearing my tops tucked in about 8 years ago when menopause started and the weight piled up in front. I didn't want to look down and see that little potbelly, a reminder that I like food too much.......and exercise not enough! But it didn't seem so bad this time...of course the cardi helped a bit.
Another issue with skirts and dresses has bother me personally lately.....I have some patches of spider veins on my legs. And it bothers me. I can't really have anything done about it right now so I've been shying away from skirts and dresses. But they are so cute and cool in the hot summer. Any suggestions? Leg make-up? Bronzer?
All in all, I am glad I saved this little skirt. I hung onto the pattern too, so maybe there's another one in my future.