Friday, July 3, 2009


I know I posted a picture of a dragonfly very, very similar to this last Saturday, but I like this one so much better. It was taken today, at a totally different place. We went on a short drive and I took this near Big Raccoon Creek.
We have had really nice weather this week....two or three of the days I actually needed to leave Lorelei in her sleepers because it never got much over 70°F, if any at all. I didn't have her today since her mom and dad got the day off.

I have told you how she grins and laughs at our old dog, Shelby. Well, yesterday, she noticed her panting and started laughing about that. I was in my chair and Shelby was out to the left of me. I don't know what possessed me, but I put the mirror over on my right till she could see herself. First she would look at Shelby and either grin or laugh...then she would twist way around and look at herself in the mirror and grin real big. She did that over and over.

I have also told you how Shelby is by her and how she has relaxed a lot about it...well, one day, I had the door to her room pushed till it was almost closed when she was taking her nap. Shelby started going to it wanting in, and looking back at us. We looked at each other and thought 'she's awake' and went in there and sure enough she was in there just looking around and stretching, etc. Not crying or anything. Shelby would sure have made a good mommy...but if we had let her have puppies it would probably have broken her heart to give them up.
For supper tonight we had grilled chicken breasts. And I thought I would tell you what makes them so is McCormick Broiled Steak Seasoning. Yes, I mean steak....I think they have come out with something for grilled chicken but they are just so good with this stuff.

All you do is take skinless, boneless chicken breasts and sprinkle them liberally with the Broiled Steak Seasoning and cook on the grill. We also will brush them with butter midway through. I have a tendency to cook them overdone, but Roger is real good at cooking them till they are done completely but still juicy. I usually butterfly the breast till it won't be so thick through.

They are delicious in a salad, or for a sandwich. Or I prefer them just plain.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, Your dragonfly photo is great.

Lorelei has a wonderful personality, doesn't she???? I love to see kids when they are just bubbly like that... Shelby will protect Lorelei I'm sure!!!

Your chicken breasts sound so good. I would never have thought to use steak seasoning. Think we'll try it sometime. We usually use lemon pepper.

Have a wonderful 4th.

George said...

You got a great picture of the dragonfly, and I have to admit that your way of grilling chicken breasts sounds delicious. I really would like to see Lorelei and Shelby together.

Judy said...

I love that picture...I have a picture of one some where in my files but I don't think it looks as pretty as yours does. I'm glad your back posting and I did miss you.

Deborah Godin said...

That's a great shot of the dragon, and I loved the mental images from you heart-warming stories about your sweet grandbaby and the dog

Tom said...

Love the Dragonfly, this is the first year I've manage to get shot of them.
It is always nice to hear how Lorelei is doing.. you speak of her with such love and pride... :O) and who can blame you.

Our Grandsons was due today... but as yet him seems perfectly happy to stay where he is... I think he is holding on to the 7th... thats my birthday and he would be the best present ever... :O)

Happy Independence Day to all your family and friends Rose, if you are partying may he fun last all day and into the wee small hours... have fun and take care my friend..

Tom and Janexx

Joy said...

That's an awesome photo!

Carletta said...

Really nice shot!
All the little damselflies I see are on the ground - my knees are killing me to get a good shot. :)

We had takeout today; but your chicken sounds really good.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like your dragonfly photo, Rose. Good one.

Lorelei sounds like such a happy little girl!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: Thanks for sharing your neat dragonfly. It is a beauty for sure.

Mary said...

Great dragonfly shot...female Widow Skimmer, I think.