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Saturday, May 9th, 2009

I picked up my new glasses yesterday. Here I am wearing the two different frames.


These are teal with lime green lining.


These are a very dark,  cool red. I really need a cut and color. I have decided that I can’t go gray just yet so the red is coming back. This will make Mia happy.

Last night I did some hand stitching while watching Slumdog Millionaire. It was much easier with the new specs. I undid the sewing I did down at the beach. I was sitting next to Terry and I think I was channeling her. I did stitching that was so even. Two rows of line stitching then one row of exes. I got home and said what was I thinking. I need to do random stitching on this. Here it is now:


This morning I made a key lime cheesecake with fresh key limes. I bought a bag of them and it took all 20 to produce enough juice for the recipe. It had a key lime custard as the first layer on the crust, then the cheese mixture and then a layer of sour cream for 10  minutes at the end of the baking. I served it with some fresh strawberries and it was delicious.

In the afternoon, I went out and bought a lot of tomato plants. I am going to try lots of varieties to see which does the best in the area that I have set aside.

We will have a quiet Mom’s day. Steph and family are camping. Lisa sent me a copy of the San Francisco Kitchens book, a Japanese publication. She is on the cover, with the adorable Wilfredo.


Hope you have a nice Mom’s day tomorrow. My Mom has been gone for a long time. She was younger than I am now when she died in an automobile accident. I am told that I have her fiesty personality. She loved to be busy doing things — crossword puzzles, knitting, cooking, making doll house furniture, painting and firing ceramics — there was always something happening. But I think the best thing she taught us was tolerence and empathy for others. I never heard any discriminatory comments from either of my parents. She did not know that she had 3 gay granddaughters when she passed away, but I have no doubt that she would have stood up for them and their rights and would have loved them unconditionally.