Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes

GR&DF your kind comments are a boost to the ego this morning!! I really enjoyed making the keepes and there will be more in the future. Since my stitching obligations seem to be winding down with the advent of Summer I may just have to make some more and do a couple of warm weather give-a-way's...... now there's a thought!!

After yesterday's picture of a beautiful stormy sky -
just a day later the weather is bright and beautiful again -

Looking east towards Alameda and Oakland in the east Bay

After we got home from work yesterday the yard bug bit my big ole butt and Rico called a friend of ours to see if we could borrow some yard equipment. Some background.....You may remember that we live in a townhouse and our yardage consists of some potted things on the balcony. Our building is on a hill (who would guess living SF and being on a hill) at the end of a dead end street. This dead end street ends with a small bit of grassy land area that we use as a sort of dog park. One edge of this grass is a sidewalk and the other edge of this park is a sort of cliff that drops quite a way down towards the Mission. We have slowly watched this area get more and more overgrown with weeds and muck to the point that the who-hounds are a bit hard to see in all the tall greenery. Here is a snap of the space before the great hacking occurred -

and after about a half hour or so we had a space that looked liked this....

and a snap from the other side of the guard rail -

We are not too sure who owns this property - but nobody ever does a thing here so we are going to start keeping it cut down and cleaned up.

Did you feel the earth shift last night??? If you did it was because I was unshackled from the stove and Rico made dinner!! I love to cook and bake but sometimes making dinner night after night is a drudge!! Now don't get me wrong - he makes a mean taco - and his fried taters are just to die for - but the bulk of the cooking is done by my Lily white claws! Last night he stepped up to the plate and made an out of this world deep dish pizza!! It certainly deserved and snaparoo -

What you are looking at is a 9 x 13 x 3 pizza-saurus. The slices where so hefty that I could only eat one. Guess what we are having for dinner tonight??

I still have a few movie mentions - but lets put that off once again.

There you go sports fans! Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comments!!
Do stop by again!

Take care,


Sharlotte said...

Oh wow! Deep dish pizza! Hmmmm... wonder if I should muster up that for dinner tonight. That is wonderful of you and Rico to clean up that space . It looks so much better! Maybe your efforts will encourage others to take part. We will be getting the weather today that you had yesterday. I'm getting pretty sick of all this rain!!

Catherine said...

The yard space looks much better!! At least you won't lose the pups in there now!

That pizza looks fabulous!! Wow.

Margaret said...

Oh wow! Good for you, taking care of that neglected area of grass -- it looks so much better! And that deep dish pizza! Yummy! I hear you on it being nice to take a break from cooking once in a while. Does Rico have a recipe for that pizza? MMmmmmmm!

Tracey said...

Your space is much improved! And I'm glad I'm not the only one with a "concrete garden.";) We live in a townhouse as well, but we are blessed with a large backyard. Unfortunately we can't plant in it cause the yard workers that the owners hire would just mow our stuff down! Beautiful shot of your view!

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Jennifer said...

Bravo to Rico on the pizza! It looks amazing. And bravo to the both of you for clearing up the "vacant lot". We have a long-neglected subdivision next to us. All gungho about 2 years ago, clearing the land, plotting out lots (28 of them, yuck!) and putting in a road system and electrical boxes. Then comes the housing market bust and there it all sits, over grown and totally ugly. Not to mention it's become the county dump for old carpet and appliances. The last pile looked like some vengeful person had dumped the contents of their X's apartment out into the dead-end street. We try to maintain the nice pine trees and landscaping that was put in and at least keep the area near our fence mowed down to a reasonable level.

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh my, that pizza looks scrumptious! I am having popcorn for dinner tonite as I am meeting my husband at the movie theater to see Shutter Island.

Have a great nite of leftover pizza - my favorite

Linda said...

Edgar, that pizza looks OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
How about the receipe. YUMMO


Littlebit said...

What a beautiful view you have there!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Wow! Great job on the clean up! Good for you deciding to take that task on... that's what the world needs more of - people not waiting for others to do for them, but doing for themselves (where they are able, of course!). Good for you!!!

That deep dish looks delicious! I know what you mean about cooking every single night becoming a drudge... I enjoy cooking as well (especially knowing it is giving my girl the nutrients she needs to grow up strong and healthy), but some nights... yeah, she gets PBJ. Bad mommy!! :)

Have a great evening!

Vicky said...

The pizza looks glorious and I know how you feel, I do most of the cookign in our house too. Mind you might make pizza tonight but with a store bought base LOL

Berit said...

I so hear you about the cooking. "Lilly white claws"--Edgar you are a scream! Good for you on clearing things out for the who-hounds. I don't know that I could have managed more than one slice of that delicious looking home-pie, either. :D

Sherry said...

Yum! And the plate waiting for that slice of pie is really pretty!

Jill said...

Edgar, that pizza looks so yummy! Would you share your recipe?

Cathy B said...

That pizza looks delicious - yum!

Good for you keeping that patch of grassy areas clean!