This picture, taken earlier this year at Aaron's Beach, shows some lovely green marsh grass and a pretty red _____________.
(Fill in the blank with the appropriate term because Chesapeake Bay Woman has never seen one of these pretty red ___________s before and has absolutely no idea what they're called. Pretty Red Marine Plant would be the name I'd give it, although since that's such a mouthful, I'd probably shorten it to Pretty Red. Or just Red.)
Actually, the more I look at this picture, the pinker this pretty red__________ becomes. Perhaps I'm confusing this pinkish________with those red sponges that often wash up on the shore of our beaches. Perhaps I want it to be red so I can claim to be posting a Christmas-colored picture.
Perhaps--just perhaps--Chesapeake Bay Woman is so exhausted from housework; Christmas preparations; Christmas procrastinations; Christmas decorations; Christmas dawdling; Christmas worrying; bad weather; neighborhood Christmas party; kids' bedrooms that are not fit for man nor beast; kids' bathroom not fit for a hazmat team; sick Father; no time off from the paying job this week; a cat that needs to see the vet; a dead blue jay on the front porch; Mother's birthday on Christmas Eve; dinner preparations for Christmas Eve; a boat filled with frozen water and 10 years left on the loan; and Life that she has no time to focus on anything substantive for today's post.
There's a good chance the rest of the week here at Life in Mathews will be just as lackluster and
Do you know what that reddish-pink plant is above?
What are some ideas for a Christmas Eve dinner that has to double as a birthday celebration for a mother who, though not vegetarian, loves vegetables? I want to do something different besides the same old Same Old, but it needs to be easy. Different yet easy. Does different yet easy exist when one is talking about fixing a special holiday/birthday dinner?