Monday, June 13, 2022

Tuesday T- Party

Hi Everyone!
We have been in the bowls of storm after storm after storm. Where people across the world are begging, praying for rain, we have more than we can handle. Dark, gloomy, Forest Gump type rain. One day slipping into the next with no break. Finally, today, which is Monday, the rain slowed down, the sky is still dark and overcast but no big rain. I was able to uncover the garden, check to see what is damaged and how to fix it all. I am sure I have lost my 6 containers of potatoes. We will see at harvest time. But, green oozy crap is seeping from the drain holes. Hmmm rotten potatoes? Mr. M. was getting ready to leave the house. I asked where he was going. He walks 3 miles everyday. I said, "It's Sunday, you don't walk on Sunday." He looked at me and said, "It happens to be Monday." OMGosh I forgot to put up Movie Monday on my blog. See what the constant dark and rain does to me. LOL.
So, this is my post for Tuesday stands for please no rain for awhile. The T-party is hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth. 
First I do want to share a movie I watched that is really very good. It's an older movie that I had forgotten about. It is, "Nothing but the truth" with Kate Beckinsale, Vera Farmiga, and Matt Dillion. It is a political movie about a reporter keeping her source secrete. The ending is a gut twister. You can watch it free on Roku, Peacock, and Pluto TV.
Hidden under a lot of foliage are the first tiny flowers in bloom.
I made veggie soup the other day

 Saute onion and celery.


 Add chopped cabbage and cut up squash. Saute.

 Add 1 can of chopped tomatoes.

 1 can of chick peas, rinsed.

 Enough veggie broth to cover everything and simmer.

 Top with Parmesan cheese.

 and eat


Now to get into the T-party my drink is India Pale Ale.
And here is a piece I'm working on.

Hope everyone is having a great day.


kathyinozarks said...

Hi Nicole we had months of never ending rain too for almost all of april and May and beginning of June-however now we are in severe wave. we made it to 100 degrees f today actual temperatures-ahh maybe I will take the rain back haha
Hope you didn't lose your vegie garden
I made soup the day too but it was chicken soup.
love your face paintings Happy T hugs Kathy

Tom said...

...Nichole, I'm sorry the you continue to receive much of a good thing! Take care and stay well.

Kate Yetter said...

Your soup looks delicious and nourishing. The perfect meal for gloomy stormy days. Rain is a blessing but can also wreak havoc.
Your sketch is lovely!
Happy Tea Day,

Linda Kunsman said...

So much rain!! I guess that's part of living on the NW coast of Washington and Oregon (or at least that's what I've been told). I sure hope you didn't lose any of your garden plantings. The veggie soup looks so yummy- but as we are having some real heat and humidity I prefer something light and refreshing right now.
Lovely looking portrait sketch.
Happy T day!

Carola Bartz said...

Too much of a good thing is just that - too much. I hope that the rain will stop for you and you can see the sun. Ihope your garden has survived that much water. The movie looks very interesting and quite suspenseful.

My name is Erika. said...

Soup is always good on dark wet days. I hope your garden hasn't rotted. And it's too bad you can't send some of that rain to places that are in a drought seeing so much of the west is in a drought. I hope you get some sun and nice weather soon. And have a lovely T day too. hugs-Erika

Christine said...

the soup looks good. Lovely WIP.

Christine said...

The soup looks good. Lovely WIP.

jinxxxygirl said...

My goodness Nicole... We sure could use some of that rain... Over 100 degrees F everyday for weeks and No rain to speak of.. I hope you didn't lose your garden... Love Kate Beckinsale.. wish i saw her in more movies.. i have not seen this one... I also love your sketch at the end! Have a happy T day! I look forward to your visit!! Hugs! deb

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You've been busy! It's easy to get the days mixed up!

Christine said...

The soup looks good. Lovely WIP.

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, I hope for better weather soon - to loose a whole day is not funny!
That soup looks yummy and it sure is cold enough over here for having one, yet the Pale Ale I´d prefer, hmmmm....
Great face again! Have a happy T-Day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry you had so much rain. That film looks good, and I love the veggie soup. The face is great, too! Valerie

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Too much rain where you are and drought in other parts of the continent. Oy veh! I totally understand about not knowing which day it is. Since I retired I often have the same problem!

Gene Black said...

The soup really looks good. I am sorry that the potatoes appear to be lost.

It is disconcerting to realize that you have "lost" a day, isn't it?

Lisca said...

Too much rain? Send some over! I'm really sorry you had so many storms. I don't like the dark weather. I have SAD syndrome and it causes depression. It is one of the reasons we moved to Spain.
Sorry about your potatoes. It doesn't sound good.
The film looks interesting. Is it based on real events?
Your soup sounds lovely. I make soup like that as well, with whatever I have lying about plus some chick peas. Hubby has to be careful with legumes, so no chick peas for him at the moment.
Happy T-Day,

Giorgio said...

As you mentioned, here in Italy we're begging for rain. It hasn't rained since March, and small olive trees aren't in good shape. On the contrary, you are dealing with storm after storm on the West Coast. Sorry to hear you lost part of your veggies in your garden!
Love your veggies soup, Nicole.

Enjoy you Tea Day :-)

Granny Annie said...

The movie looks wonderful, interesting little flower, your soup looks wonderful, the sketch is fabulous...what more can I say?

Divers and Sundry said...

One of the kajillions of movies I've never seen. I'll add it to my endless list. It's kinda nice to know I'll never run out lol

I hope it dries up there soon. We're in the middle of a sunny heat wave here, but I like the heat so am fine with that.

I've missed T Stands for Tuesday during my staycation. It's good to be back.

CJ Kennedy said...

I hope the sun comes out, dries up the rain, and you can salvage your garden. Delicious soup. I love chick peas. Wonderful portrait. Happy T Day - CJ

Debra said...

Your drawing is amazing! The soup looks sooo good! Our weather has been perfect-so sorry about how yours is damaging your veggies.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely portrait sketch and hope some sunshine comes your way ~ great soup and wonderful movie ~ Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor) said...

Hope the sun comes out soon for you. I'd not thought about putting cheese in a veggie soup.

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde Nicole. Infelizmente as chuvas desde o ano passado tem feito muito estrago no Brasil. Espero que você esteja bem. As sopas são maravilhosas. Obrigado pela visita e carinho.

Let's Art Journal said...

That veggie soup looks so good 😊. I hope you get some sunshine soon! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Been without electricity since about 6:30 pm yesterday. Never so glad to have my AC and internet back.

You are getting the rains we got last week. It is SO hot and sticky here, now, I really wish we had rain again to cool things down.

I'd never heard of that film, just Matt Dillon.

Your soup looks good and probably even better with cheese.

I like the Pelican logo on the beer. Thanks for sharing your film, soup, drawing, and beer with us for T this Tuesday, Nicole.

Halle said...

You are very talented at drawing faces. I admire your skill. We are quite the opposite with rain these days. It seems nothing comes in moderation these days.
Happy T day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

So sorry to read about your garden and the grey days. Hoping the sun shines for you soon. Your soup looks delicious. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx

carol l mckenna said...

Love the tiny flower blooming Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)