As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, our daughter Dee is staying with us until she must return to her office. (No official date on that yet.) Having her here has been like a tonic for Clif and me, a real pick-me-up during this time of Covid.
This week, Dee is on vacation, and we have a week planned with simple pleasures, including a trip to the ocean, friends coming over for drinks and appetizers, and Thai take-out.
On Saturday, to kick-off Dee’s vacation, we had drinks on the patio
along with Clif’s legendary grilled bread.
Little Miss Watson joined us for drinks,
as did Chip. (Or was this Dale? We have a hard time telling them apart.)
We also had this jumper come to the table.
A note about Little Miss: She is an old cat whose instinct for hunting is weak. Basically, she is an indoor cat and usually only goes out with us and then comes back in when we do. The chipmunks do not fear Little Miss, and they run around freely when she is out. Little Miss watches the chipmunks as they scamper, and I get the impression that she doesn’t think it’s worth her while to chase them.
Anyway…as we are on vacation with Dee, posts will be short and filled with pictures. Next Monday, I’ll return to sharing posts from blogging friends.
74 thoughts on “Drinks on the Patio”
What a happy post! Thank you for sharing this special moment 🙂
I think, during the pandemic, the simple pleasures we could no longer enjoy became the ones we missed the most. I long for the day that our cats will be as non-threatenng as Little Miss,
Have a wonderful time with Dee.
Enjoy your time with your daughter! These back-in-the-nest moments are definitely the best parts of the past year and a half.
Chip (or Dale!) looks very cheeky. I hope Little Miss Watson didn’t chase him!
Aww, Little Miss looks so much like our late lamented Samantha. Difference? The chippies had every reason to fear Samantha. She didn’t hurt them (well, not physically) but she liked to bring them home!
Hahaha! The shared drinking arrangements between Little Miss and the chipmunks made me Lol. Clearly the chipmunks do not view her as a threat.
That bread looks amazing!
Enjoy your week together! 😊
What a sweet time for you all! And yet another thing I miss: chipmunks! We don’t have them here in Texas. I do remember them well from when I lived in Ohio. Enjoy this happy time!
Always good to have news of your doings.
Sweet photos. Have a lovely time with Dee 🙂
Have a wonderful time with your daughter! And that bread looks scrumptious. 🙂
Thanks so much! The bread is quite a treat.
Enjoy your time with your daughter. Such days are precious.
They certainly are.
Loved that the critters get their drinks, too. 🙂
Glad to see you have grasshoppers… ours are worryingly absent. I know they can be garden pests, but they feed the birds, so I hope that is why there aren’t many this year– they went to feed nestlings. I hope that is why! 🙂
Have fun this week… all your plans sound wonderful.
Lots of grasshoppers here! We hare having a fun week.
I can see way Clif’s grilled bread is legendary. It looks great!
Oh, it’s good!
The chipmunk looks so adorable! Wishing you happy times with your daughter Laurie, so lovely she’s staying for a while 💛
Thanks so much! Wonderful to have her here.
Looks like life is sweet in Maine.
It certainly is!
Have a good holiday. I hope that the weather is kind.
Thanks, Tootlepedal. So far, so good. But hot, humid weather is coming.
We are cool and wet and would like a little heat again.
Great photos. Enjoy the week and all you do.
Life is good! The chipmunks are out of control this year, right?
Enjoy Dee’s vacation week 🙂
The chipmunks have been out of control for quite a few years. They pretty much rule the backyard. 😉
My mom would have loved to have one of us home for a longer period of time. We were usually in for a long weekend at most. That’s one of my regrets. I can imagine having her aroud is really special. And that bread looks amazing!
That bread is pretty darned good!
Enjoy your time with your daughter!
Yum, Clif’s Grilled Bread looks amazing. Enjoy your time with Dee!
Thanks so much!
Have a GREAT week! If there is one lesson a lot of us have had reinforced this past year is that the simple things in life are the best. Enjoy having your daughter all to yourselves this week.
Thank you, thank you!
A lovely time
Isn’t it lovely to have family around for just a while…enjoy!
Oh how lovely that all looks! Hope you continue to have fun.
Thanks so much!
Enjoy Dee’s vacation! I’d love a “Grilled Bread” tip or two when you are back to blogging. I’ve heard of Cliff’s specialty for years, and have even tried to emulate it, but I am not hitting the mark.
Soon, there will be a tutorial about how to make Clif’s grilled bread.
Awesome! I look forward to it!
how wonderful to read such a sweet ! Now, tell me about that bread, please.
A post about grilled bread will be coming soon.
I wish we had chipmunks. Our squirrels are sweet and fun, but there’s nothing more appealing than a chipmunk –unless it might be Clif’s bread!
Just think, we have chipmunks AND Clif’s bread. 😉
I’m really happy for you, Laurie. You sound joyful. It’s nice to hear.
Thanks so much! Wonderful to have Dee home.
Hope to hear more about how Clif makes that bread someday.
Sometime soon, there will be a grill bread tutorial, which will include pictures.
That grilled bread looks delicious!
Pretty darned good, as my Yankee husband would say.
How wonderful tray you were able to have family to visit. I know it was hard to be separated for a long time during the earlier part of the pandemic.
A year and a half. It so wonderful to have her home for an extended stay.
I love how you vacation!
and that you have so many guest appearances by little critters!
Clif’s grilled bread looks divine – is it cooked entirely on the grill?
Thanks, Ju-Lyn. Yes, the bread is cooked entirely on the grill.
Ah! So a little like stove top bread?
Your vacation and that grilled bread sound wonderful!
Stay tuned for a grilled bread tutorial. 😉
Sounds wonderful, Laurie. We’re stuck with some massive heat here so no sitting on our deck at the moment. Have a wonderful break with Dee.
I am glad you had quality time with Dee! I love Miss Watson, and the little chippie. 🙂
Wonderful to have Dee home. Those little chippies crack us up. They pretty much rule the backyard.
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