Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Grilled Pizza

We love pizza and it's kind of a Sunday evening thing during the winter.  Fixed on the grill it's even better!  It has a totally different flavor that is wonderful.  I use the pizza dough recipe from my bread machine cookbook and you want to have all your toppings ready to go.  The actual cooking time on the grill goes very fast.

We used the directions from here.  It's a great post with helpful pictures and directions.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day at our "pool"

In the '80s and windy, so we hung around the "pool"--and yes, we all had our toes in it by the end . . .

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Into retirement

It is Day 4 of retirement.  My classroom is empty, I have turned in my keys, and my name is no longer on the door.  And I'm good.  It definitely feels different than the normal end-of-a-school-year-beginning-of-summer feeling, but I think I'm going to adjust (smile, wink).  I've done my usual weekend activities--cleaning, laundry, trip to the store--but am seeing that I don't have to cram all the chores into Saturday and Sunday anymore.  I'm also realizing that instead of crashing on the couch and falling asleep by 9:00 after a day of work that I now have energy to do what I want to do.  So I have jumped right into a big clean out, a painting project, bike rides, time in the garden, a garage sale or two, and a baseball game.  And, of course, this all mean more time with my family.  Life is good.

Salt Dogs vs. Wichita Wingnuts

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

After a cool start,  it turned into a beautiful first day of May here.  We're starting to see lots of green--both gardens  and trees--and the plants in our container garden are getting bigger by the day.  We should have freshly picked salads soon.