I was going to blog about another restaurant today but I thought I would save it for another day...SOON! Instead, I thought I would do a post about current happenings and upcoming events.
One thing is for sure...I don't have a whole hell of a lot of food in my house! This photo above is from a few months ago and it's already 'ancient history'. I have a feeling I will be doing a lot with Quinoa and Lentils next week because that is what I have in my pantry. It will surely be 'slim pickings'.
And speaking of that phrase - I had to Google the origin. I knew it was old but I didn't know it went back to the 1600's! And that is according to Dictionary.com...and what they had to say about what it alludes to is a bit ironic due to me being a vegan and all but I still thought it was interesting...
A small amount left after others have taken a share. For example, After each of the children took what they wanted of Mother'sthings, it was slim pickings for the rest of the family. This expression alludes to animals devouring a carcass. [Early 1600s]
Something that is LONG overdue is a THANK YOU to Suituapui for these wonderful coins from Malaysia! I received them a few months ago and totally forgot to blog about them! YIKES! So sorry! Because we are in the 'thick' of winter I'm sure I will be sorting out coins over the next couple of weeks again! We are supposed to get anywhere between a foot of snow up to 2 and a half or even close to 3 feet of snow in some spots! YIKES!
This is a photo of George the Snail. It was reported that he passed away on or around the 10th of the month at the age of 14. He was a land snail species, Achatinella apexfulva, which used to be plentiful on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, and George was believed to be the species single survivor. He lived his last days alone in a terrarium in Kailua, Hawaii, alongside an ample supply of fungi (a food his ancestors liked to scrape off leaves in the wild). (Article)
According to Wikipedia...as of January 2019, the IUCN's 1996 conservation status assessment (the most recent IUCN coverage of the species) still lists the species as Critically Endangered.
A few things that I am in Planning Mode for have to do with several boards, groups, and committees I belong to. Such as...celebrating the 100 years of Women's Right to Vote...we have a planning meeting of how various organizations can work on the local level to celebrate for a full year! Another project in the planning stages is our county's first annual Weekend of Service. We are trying to promote Volunteerism and trying to encourage more people to volunteer! That will be the weekend of May 17 thru the 19th. We have a lot of things in the works for League of Women Voters and Zonta International, too. And, we are in full force for obtaining new vendors for the county fair in August! In addition, I have been trying to submit more reviews again over at Sororitea Sisters.