Fish Food!

Tonight’s dinner:

Swordfish steak kebabs with a lemon zest rub.

Tuna steak kebabs with an orange zest rub.

With all those peel-less lemons, I made Absolut lemon martinis (Absolut Citron, fresh lemon juice, and triple sec.)

We may be homebodies, but we eat like we’re at a five-star resort!

Simple Pleasures

I love and appreciate all the things I have, so why not add to those things so I can show more appreciation and love?


Here are Saturday’s acquisitions:

Today we had the day off, but it was bitter cold out, so we just relaxed and watched some favorite shows and a movie. Harvey did not hate the day long cuddle fest. For dinner, Jeffrey built a fire and I made medium rare filet Mignon with a Gorgonzola butter sauce, grilled asparagus, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Tonight’s cocktail is a gin martini with Tanqueray Sevilla and a very light splash of vermouth and triple sec. Simply divine.

Tomorrow starts a 4 day work week but nights like tonight remind me why we do it.

Stay safe, y’all.

Fun Day With the BFJ

After a fun night with the Hubby, the BFJ, and a guest appearance from my dear friend Rob, we slept in late, had breakfast, and then I headed out with the BFJ for a day of shopping, to give Jeffrey a quiet house for napping and relaxing.

Of course I spent WAY too much money, but got some REALLY cool things (all on sale.) Then the BFJ and I had a lovely dinner at a new favorite – the Century House.

A cozy dining room at the Century House.

Tonight, we’re having cocktails and watching our favorite movie – Moonstruck.

It was a wonderful day, indeed!

Stay safe, all!

Thank Giraffes It’s Friday!

It was a busy day at work, BUT, it’s over and I can now enjoy a 3 day weekend. Even better, the BFJ will be here any moment to join in our weekend adventures. Woohoo!

Harvey has been feeling neglected here at Idle Eyes, so he asked if I’d post some pics to remind everyone that he’s the pretty one around here.

His wish is my command! (Same is true for anyone with fur and a cute nose…wink wink nudge!)

Have a happy weekend and stay safe, y’all!

Gay and Tired

Apparently, this is who I am now:

Seriously, I got a good night’s sleep last night and I’m finally feeling functional, if not exactly energetic.

I did wake up to this, though:

Honestly, we’ve gotten very little snow so far, so I’m not complaining.

It was a busy day at work, but it was a WFH day so yay for that. I was able to get a few chores (laundry, cleaning) and small final house projects done. The big change is that we swapped out the pencil Christmas tree we hung our Mermen on to an ornament tree and we love it:

They’re so much more visible this way, as is our Fairy Ornament tree:

But poor Sebastian had to be moved to the other side of the dining room:

Tonight, to celebrate being done done AND awake, I am having a Blood Orange Cosmo:

  • 1.5 oz Mandarin Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Cranberry juice
  • .5 oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • Splash of Lime Juice

The BFJ arrives tomorrow after work for the weekend so, hopefully, there will be adventures to share.

Stay safe, all.