Monday, August 10, 2009

Big Announcements and Such

This weekend, the Lilypad was all abuzz with ideas!!

Due to the Blisschick's and Connie's BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, it was like there was electricity in the air. The Blisschick was flapping around Doing Things, and asking me questions, and talking incessantly, and in the middle of it all, we got an idea for... Something Else, which we're not sharing yet.

What is all this Announcement Business anyway?

And that was all cool.

Miss Zoe and I did some painting. We are almost done with our Portrait of a Certain Someone. If I hadn't had to work at the Library yesterday, we might have finished it. But then, it was also, like 1000 degrees here yesterday with about 150% humidity. So we might also have melted into a puddle on the floor. (Needless to say, I was glad to work in a lovely geo-thermally cooled building for the day!)

Also, the wine was ready to bottle, so we took care of that. Miss Zoe did not help with that, as she is much too small to hold the siphon or use the corker. Also, she's not much interested in Helping, per se. Miss Lilly, however, looked on with much interest. She tried to get a sip here and there, but was foiled.

No one needs a drunk cat in the house.

We bottled 28 and a half bottles of Chianti. YAY!!

Below, you see the corker. It may be, like a Portuguese Corker or something. I can't recall it's Title. Nevertheless, it looks a little like a torture device. Le Corker!! And, I guess it is a torture device for corks, now that I think about it. You drop a cork into that little black hole you see, and it squeeeeeeeeezes the cork and shoves it right into the bottle. The Blisschick loves to use the Corker!

Besides the Blisschick Excitement and the Painting of Portraits and Bottling Wine, we were also informed that it was Leave a Zucchini on Your Neighbor's Porch Day at some point recently. So, we took advantage of that day by leaving a little something for Neighbor Bill:

So far, sadly, we don't think he's been on his back porch to notice it. Sigh.

Stupid Zucchini!

It better never be
Leave a Bunny on Your Neighbor's Porch Day.
I'm just sayin'.

That was Our Weekend in Review.

How about you? Did anyone else leave a zucchini for a neighbor?

I think there's still time.


Emma said...

Wait just a second...

...are the teasers starting here now, too?? You people and your excited surprises!!

I am looking forward to more good news. :)

The wine looks lovely and wow - 28 (and a half)! Is the half for 1/2? Have you tasted it yet or does it have to age?

That zucchini is still...menacing...

miles said...

funny reference to 1/2 emma!

and marcy, you made no mention of how many bottles were consumed in the bottling process??!!

running the corker is a blast, isn't it?!

karmacoy said...

Yes! I was gifted a giant zucchini (looks to be about twice the size of yours) just yesterday, by my neighbour.

The thing is, I don't know what to do with the darn thing when it is that big!! I love zucchini, when they are nice and small and can be stir-fried into so many dishes. But when they get so big, I find them less flavourful, kinda dry and pumpkin-like in the middle.

What, Marcy, does one DO with a zucchini of this... enormousity ? (yes, I know it's not a REAL word ;-)

Hope that half a bottle of wine was good...surely that can't be all you drank (hee hee)?