Tuesday, May 20, 2008

In too deep?

I sure hope not...

I signed up for scuba lessons yesterday.

There are five classes, 6 hours each. They start Sunday at 7:30 (ouch!) a.m.

I also bought the basics for the pool work: snorkel, mask, fins, gloves and booties.

Now I need to find someplace that can rent me a wet suit for the June 14-15 dives.

The guy at the shop I went to said he would not have a woman's suit long enough for me.

So this might be tricky.

Eventually, if I really like this and want to dive around here on a regular basis, I will need to get a suit made, I think.

Then there are tanks, weight belts, a dive watch, etc. ...

This could get expensive. But after doing some beginner dives a few years back in the Caribbean, I think I may get into this.

Of course the water there was 85 degrees and crystal clear.

Which is not the case off of California. But there must be something to it. People are out there all the time.

And the manfriend is certified, so it could be something fun to share.

So, here I go. Diving in.

Monday, May 19, 2008


I love appetizers.

They are my favorite part of dinner and I have planned entire parties around them.

I like to make a few that I know will work and I like to try some new ones.

I think I found a new one to add to the list of go-to appetizers:

You know the drill: Click on the name of the dish, above, to get to the recipe.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

birthday cake

I would have baked manfriend any kind of cake he wanted for his birthday yesterday.
He made it easy on me and asked for the chocolate-rum cake.
This is easy. I've made it at least 10 times now and it comes out perfect every time.

More on the weekend later.
So far it has been busy with sporadic episodes of sitting under the A/C vent.