Cooking and piano playing!

A weekend with no biking, what’s a girl to do?  I guess all of those things that you don’t do when riding 40 or 50 miles 😀

There was some shopping at craft shows.  Although, I have to say I came away empty-handed.  I bargained with John – he had to come to a craft show and we would then go out to lunch where he wanted.  #8 in “how to make your marriage last”  Feels a little like Christmas!

This was in a church and I have never been to this show before.  Or in this church, either, for that matter.  I love the stained glass:

Lots of good stuff, but as I said to John, it can be hard to part me from my money sometimes.  I also found this sign very funny (not sure why) – and actually very true.

This church also has a school inside of it and this was by the classrooms.

Lunch was the Village Cafe in Greenwich. John had been hankering to go there for a football meal, but since I have won the last 3 weeks, we haven’t gone.  Good stuff.  I had an omelet that had ham, cheddar and granny smith apple slices.  Usually I have that combo as a sandwich, but never an omelet.  That would be a nice grain-free meal, other than my toast  :mrgreen:

Their bread is so good! John also got a slice of coconut cream pie to go.  They make the most amazing pies there.

We also did some thrifting and again, I came away empty-handed.  Bust of a shopping day, I must say.

Did some food prep for the week.  Lemon curd:

John made bread:

And he did lattes today.  Acting as barista!


I also made some grain-free almond meal crackers and will post the recipe this week.

These are tasty!

A nice day watching football.  I did a little running.  I am up to just about 2.7 miles now.  Slower pace.  I have found if I try to push it at all my thigh screams at me the next day.  I like it to be quiet, so I will just do the slower pace.  No poking the dragon anymore.

Here is a little bit of John playing piano today – he is practicing Peanuts for the holidays.  He didn’t know I recorded this  :mrgreen:

Thankful thought of the day – thankful for my sister and how we are friends as adults (which we really weren’t growing up).

Me and my sister

I’m the younger one  😈

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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19 thoughts on “Cooking and piano playing!

  1. Shelley B

    There is nothing sadder that an unfruitful shopping trip. 😉 Joking, but I get it – some times, it feels like I can find hundreds of things I want, but other times? Zilch. At least your lunch looked great.

    I love the Peanuts Christmas song and always request that my best friend’s husband play it for me every time I visit. He’s nice enough to indulge me, even in July, lol.
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  2. Biz

    I love crap fairs! My husband would never to to one though – he says that’s why I have a sister, mother and daughter!!

    Glad you found something else to do without your bike riding!

  3. debby

    What darling babies you and your sister were. For some reason I thought you were the older sister. Probably just because I relate to you, and I am the older sister. Very close in age to my sister too.

    You are rocking the recipes. those crackers look darn tasty. Maybe a good pairing with the potato chowder?

    I LOVE the peanuts christmas music. One time when my nieces were little and they were over at my house and I was trying to make a special pre-thanksgiving celebration for them, and I got overwhelmed and tired and just started crying… We finally all sat down to eat, and I said, “man, that Peanuts album really plays a long time!” and the girls all said, Oh, Aunt debby, you were sad, so we just kept playing it over and over!” We all got a good laugh out of that. It is one of my favorite Christmas memories.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I am the bratty youngest 😀

      LOL at your peanuts story. I think we all have some memory with that tune. It’s classic.

  4. Fran

    I never go to fairs but seeing this reminds me there’s a Christmas fair in the village I grew up. I immediately looked up when it is and try to go to it this year.

    I love lemon curd but never made it. I have some recipes and it doesn’t seem to be that difficult. Might try it sometimes.
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  5. Fran

    About sisters by the way. I have a sister too, she’s 4 years younger. But we weren’t friends when we were young and we still aren’t. We are too different to get along all that well. We do have contact and when we see each other it’s fine but I don’t feel the need to do things with her.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Sunday November 4, 2012: Starting over

  6. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    John is fantastic on the piano!! You know what, that looks like a fabulously relaxing day. You guys did a lot and even though you went away empty-handed shopping, you still enjoyed yourselves. Looking forward to the almond meal crackers!
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  7. Jody - Fit at 54

    I am still thinking of the bread pics in your post! 😉 The stained glass is beautiful & yes, I hear you on the bargaining as my hubby would not really want to go either. I was thinking a gingerbread man cookie might be nice though! 🙂

    Great hearing John play – saw that on your FB page.

    So nice about you & your sis! Sometimes is does not work out that way – issues here but nothing I talk about on the blog nor will I.. 😉

    Looking forward to the recipe!
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  8. Helen

    I think John was a great sport to go crafting with you – Mr. Helen would never, ever, in a million years do that. He’d drop me off then meet me for lunch later lol! How fun to have your very own concert – he’s quite the pianist.
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  9. Tami @Nutmeg Notebook

    Cute photo of you and your sister. I love old photos and the black and whites are so much fun.

    Bummer about the coming home empty handed from all that shopping. Some days are just like that.

    I do like lemon curd. Are you going to share your recipe?
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  10. Taryl

    I love craft shows, but I tend to spend too much at them and thus avoid them 😉

    The lunch and lemon curd looks excellent, and John’s a trooper for making bread. My husband would have no CLUE what to do with our grains if I didn’t make the bread, myself. It would be orowheat or bust!

  11. Sharon

    Something else we have in common….my only sister and I were NEVER close growing up. Seemed we were just at ages (4 years between us) that were never compatible. But we are very close now and I am so grateful for that.
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