June 5, 2017
Friday night, Sarah and I took ourselves off to see the Lost Colony. In its 80th season, it is the longest running outdoor drama in the United States.
Once a year, Dare County residents can attend a performance for free by bringing a food item for the local food bank. Since tickets average $25 apiece, we jumped at the chance to save some money.
Here is a photo of the queen in her court taken with my iPhone.
And here is a professional shot from the Lost Colony website. Is this not an absolutely amazing set? It was especially incredible because in just a matter of a couple of minutes, they could fold it up, roll it away and have another set take its place.
As I sat and watched history unspool in front of me, I thought of the bravery of those women who stepped onto a boat in their homeland and sailed across a sea to a new home in a strange land. They faced shipwreck, starvation, Indian attacks and other unknown, unnamed dangers and yet they still chose to do it–eyes wide open and hearts full of courage and adventure.
The next time I think I have something scary to do, I will try to remember what their bravery looked like.
It was an inspiring evening in every way.
Here is a photo that tickled my funny bone. Someone gave us some dry dog food that their Maltese didn’t care for. I mixed some of it in with Summer’s regular food and came down the following morning to find that Summer had carefully removed all of the new food and put it on the floor next to her dish, leaving just her regular food in the dish.
I would say our little lady made her wishes clear!
I got a hankering last week for meatloaf so I whipped some up. I didn’t want to serve it the same way two nights in a row so on the second night, I sliced it and put it on toast. I then added cheddar cheese, a slice of tomato and a little parsley and broiled it a couple of minutes. (I also sprinkled a little parmesan on top.)
If you are ever looking for a new way to serve meatloaf, you might try this. It was delicious and easy!
Toast and food sorting and a colony lost–that’s all for now, folks!
What about you?
Do you have (or have you had) a pet that has done some funny things?
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.