Sunday, August 31, 2008

Chillin' and Grillin'

Wish you were here! Have a wonderful no-Labor day everyone!


  1. I would love to be there! It looks like a good time is being had by all folks not working! Happiest yo you!


  2. Looks great--what's for dinner?:)

    Although I'd like some rain for the garden, this weekend is perfect weather for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. Have a good Labor Day!

  3. Grillin and Chillin is a great post! The picture captured it perfectly.

  4. Now that looks like a great way to spend the day!

  5. Something smells wonderful! Thanks for the invite!

    Have a Wonderful Labor Day!
    Kathi :)

  6. Anonymous2:16 PM

    Have a Happy Labor Day! Look like you guys have a great day planned. :)

  7. Hi Gail, it's been a very lazy weekend. I'd love to have you! There's plenty to eat and drink!

    Hope you're enjoying a peaceful and happy holiday weekend too!

    Hi Rose, my husband the chef smoked and grilled baby back ribs, some chicken drumettes, and a few burgers. Everything was delicious, and we're enjoying leftovers today, probably tomorrow too! I made the salad and dessert.

    Hope you're enjoying the holiday!

    Y'all, you really must try Silence Dogwood's recipe for Tar Heel Pie, obtained from a postcard while she was visiting Beaufort, NC. It's a sinful, molten, chocolatey slice of deliciousness that has made me dessert heroine twice already - once for a group of friends, and the 2nd time for my husband. You can find the recipe on Silence/Richard/Ourfriendben's blog at

    Yum! Very rich, and a small sliver will satisfy your chocolate jones!

    Nancy, today's just been a continuation of yesterday, kicking back and relaxing. I did finally plant a few things from the holding area into the garden though, for a brief moment of productivity!

    Hope you had a good weekend too, even if it wasn't a holiday for you.

    Lucy, I used to get teased about my feet and my stubby little toes when I was a kid. I'd never have let anyone take a picture of them back then. I guess I'm over it by now.

    This morning my husband's friend called and said first thing, "Nice socks!" It took him a while before he realized his friend had seen this picture on the blog.

    I hope your weekend was pleasant and peaceful!

    Thank you Tina! Chillin' and grillin' is one of our favorite passtimes!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend too!

    Amy, it was a very relaxing day, and that's spilling over into today as well. We're enjoying a much-needed lazy unofficial last weekend of summer!

    Even though it's not labor day in your neck of the woods, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend.

    Kathi, pull up a chair, I'll pour you a glass of wine or a nice cold lemonaide! There's plenty to eat - please make yourself at home and help yourself!

    Hope you're having a great holiday weekend too!

  8. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Thank you, I had an excellent non labor day. I wasnt' looking at the feet too much but your flowers. They look so awesome. I'm glad to see you sitting down for once. It's a much deserved moment cause you work very hard.

  9. I'm sure your feet loved being photographed. (Why was he wearing socks?) ;~)

  10. Thank you Anna! I'm glad you had a good no-Labor day too! I have really enjoyed kicking back and relaxing this weekend.

    TC, good thing the feet have overcome their self-consiousness!

    He was running around doing the cooking, and running shoes are comfortable for that, better with socks. The shoes are easy to kick off though when it's time to put the feet up and enjoy a nice glass of wine!

  11. Love this picture GG ! The perfect finish to a summer ... totally relaxing and having a grand time doing that !! : ) Perfecto !

  12. That's one photo I would never take - my feet aren't photogenic. We relaxed only one day, there's so much to get done outside & with no rain, we felt the pull of the garden chores.

  13. Anonymous2:40 PM

    Your photo says it all!

  14. What a great shot--it really conveys the mood! :)

  15. Cute post! Wish I were there also! I can smell the smoke on the grill and taste the yummy in the glass...

  16. Thanks Joy! Pretty much the whole weekend was like that. . . feet up and relaxing! We needed it too.

    MMD, my feet aren't photogenic either, in fact most of my life I was pretty self-conscious about them after being teased about them as a kid. After the birth of my first daughter, first thing her dad did was check out her feet, and tease me that lucky for her, she'd gotten his feet. I guess I've just reached that certain age where I'm not very self-conscious anymore, don't care if anyone thinks my feet look funny.

    Hi Shirley, thanks!

    Thanks Monica, I've taken a few garden shots from the chair before, and accidentally got the tip of a foot or shoe in the shot. This time I actually put feet in the shot on purpose!

    Thanks Skeeter! We're still eating leftovers from the weekend, so the chilling has continued into our workweek evenings!

  17. It was Nina! There's something about a man who cooks!

  18. Loved the picture, Garden Girl and I'm glad you had a good holiday.

    I looked at the recipe but think reading it was exciting enough...when it starts out with "melt a stick of butter and pour over chocolate chips" you know it's a dangerous dish ;-]

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  19. Thanks Annie, hope you had a good holiday too!

    Can't eat much of that pie - just a little sliver since it's so rich. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it ;~)


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