Hello, Hello, Hello!

I thought I’d share a few random updates with you today.

I’m still over the moon about my first shoot!

I’m under strict guidelines to wait a little while before I shoot again and I’m okay with that!

But …?


I’m trying to share updates on SnapChat a few times a day (when I remember!), so forgive me if you’ve seen some of today’s blog-stuff before.

Yesterday, I thought I was really funny and I “snapped” my shower.

(I only showed the water, but aren’t I funny?!)

I got a new sketchbook, and I love how bright and cheery it is:

Yellow Chic Sparrow © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

Chic Sparrow wide traveler’s notebook.

The yellow color is called “Joy” which seems very fitting for how happy I am about my arm lately!

Yellow is a great color for summer, also.

Individual sketch inserts can be put inside the above cover then removed, and replaced, when they’re full.

I love the refillable concept since I sketch for fun/to learn and none of my sketches are pieces of art.

I’ve been trying to keep Fred and Frank cool now that summer heat has arrived.

Newfs © Suzanne Haggerty 2016 W

Goofy Fred!  Frank with camera/photo attitude!

Air conditioning is a must with Newfies!

Fred and Frank play outside early in the morning and in the evenings when it’s super hot.

They nap, wrestle, and cuddle inside the air conditioned house during the heat of the day.

Having a puppy again is a lot of work!

(Frank wakes me up around 5:00 a.m., and I’m so NOT a five in the morning person.  Ugh!)

On Father’s Day, I was invited to a restaurant called Forma.

It was great, but it was also very interesting!

They had GIANT bowls “dug out of” enormous cheese blocks.

Here’s a look at a photo I put up on SnapChat when I first saw the Cheese Bowls!

CheeseBowl © Suzanne Haggerty 2016

Cheese Bowl at Forma Restaurant.

Forma is an Italian restaurant.

They cook your pasta until it’s almost ready, and then they take it to one of the cheese bowls to finish cooking it.

WHICH cheese bowl they finish cooking it in depends on what  you ordered – the bowls are made out of different types of cheese.

Pasta, with a cup or two of hot water (or maybe it was heated wine?) is put into the giant cheese bowl.

A chef then stirs the pasta and adds remaining ingredients.

The result …?

Amazingly yummy!

Maybe you’ve seen a restaurant do something similar before?

Cooking in a giant bowl of cheese was a totally new concept to me.

6 Responses to “Hello, Hello, Hello!”

  1. Julieanne

    Wow that restaurant sounds so cool! Also, these posts are always timed perfectly for the end of the work day in australia haha

  2. Jenny Sylvester

    I am so happy you are able to start using your camera again! I LOVE your work! Thank you for listening to the docs! 🙂

    I hope your AC is all better now. Pretty sure my AC is going to need to be fully replaced this year…UGH. Was not thinking ahead about having an early heatwave this intense. :-/ I’m hoping it holds out until July when I have time to deal with such big household tasks.

    I just saw an article the other day about the Forma restaurant- Looks YUMMY!

    I hope your family/extended family/fur family all are recovering from the various health issues and stresses you’ve all endured over the last several months. You deserve some really positive and great days ahead.

    Stay cool, have fun and give those furballs a pat from me. They are adorable!

    • Suzanne

      Thank you for your nice comment.
      I’m so happy I’m allowed to start shooting again – overjoyed!
      My a/c is okay, but like you, I might have to replace the upstairs unit soon.

      Sadly, there’s no recovering from the type of brain cancer my brother-in-law has. He’s only 46 and it’s heartbreaking. But, I realize the only thing I can do is be a support system for him and let him know he’s loved.

      I will pass on hugs to Fred and Frank.
      They make me laugh several times each day – so good for the soul!

  3. Missy Stalcup

    What an amazing concept. I will need to look up Forma!

    • Suzanne

      Yes, try to go if you ever get the chance.
      The menu is varied so not every dish is cooked in the cheese bowls, but most of the pasta dishes are. My understanding is they have a line out the door most nights.


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