Friday, May 18, 2012

"But I would not scare my pony on my boat out on the sea."

I wanted you to be my friend even when I was throwing seafoam green hairbrushes at you.

I was jealous of the height of your bangs.

I hoped to one day take cool pictures in front of stop signs like you, Nathalie, Elizabeth, Lisa, and Chad did.

I pretended my boyfriends had Dodge Stealths and crustaches. 

I always thought your room at Mom and Dad's house, your apartment in Bowling Green, and your own family's house was so much more well decorated than any space I tried to "design."

I could eat 64 of your truffles in one sitting. 

I think you're really funny.

I love that the backseat of your car is now almost as messy as mine. 

I admire your devotion to your little girl, your family, your life. 

I appreciate the friendship we've created as we've gotten older. 

I love the type of mother you continually prove yourself to be. Thank you for letting her play and take chances, but always being there to catch her; thank you for not fussing on me when I get her M&M cereal dispensers and 16 suckers anytime she asks for them; thank you for showing pictures and reminding her of her "Pa"; thank you for letting her get a pony. Love you, dear sister. 

My May "Draw a ________________ a day" Project

One of my favorite spring/summer combinations...
Aunt Carolyn was kind enough to share some of her black bean salsa with me yesterday (Mom: "It's in that Cool Whip container in the refrigerator." Liza: [immediately picking up the sour cream container I had no doubt she was talking about] "Okay, thanks.")

I'm not sure exactly what Carolyn puts in hers, but this is what I would do: black beans, corn, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, fresh cilantro, salt & pepper, minced chipotle peppers, lime juice, cumin

If you're in Cumberland County, don't forget the Farmers' Market opens this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Carolyn's recipe!
    1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
    1 can blackeye peas (drained and rinsed)
    1 can whole kernal corn (drained)
    I can Rotel tomato and green chile (drained)
    1/2 red bell pepper chopped small
    1/2 green pepper chopped small
    1 small onion chopped (I have used 4-5 green onions also)
    Juice of one lime
    chopped fresh cilantro (I use at least 3 generous tablespoons)
    1/2 tsp of garlic powder
    1 tsp ground cumin
    chopped jalepenos (I used about 2 tablespoon canned ones as all I had) this would be to choice as to how hot)
    8 oz of kraft zesty italian dressing. (I have used off brands of dressings and also think about 4 oz is enough, give or take)