Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
DH took my laptop today, so I can't check that. Poor guy has jury duty.... He's been called three times since we moved here, and me not once. Knock on wood. I don't mind doing my civic duty, but it sure does mess up the schedule
Monday, July 14, 2008
Yesterday we went to the Orange County Fair. I saw several sheep's worth of wool I'd love to get my hands on, especially one Lincoln ewe that had the loveliest fleece, a really neat mix of darks and lights, and some Coopworths that were white as snow, I've never seen a fleece on the hoof that was that white. I mean, they positively shone. All those sheep, and there were a lot of sheep, made me dream of greener pastures and larger yards... I've really got to start buying those lottery tickets. That and the chickens... I love the idea of fresh eggs all the time. Maybe an Alpaca?? Or two, wouldn't want him or her to get lonely. Might as well throw in a Angora goat and rabbit also!
I did get a few more rows on Little Girl's blanket done... I'd post a picture but with the Internet thing, not really worth it, just imagine a stripe of lavender in there... I also did some carding for a not-for-me project that had been lingering for almost two years, a family friends Sheltie's fur. More on that later, but let's just say I significantly decreased the size of what I am carding and spinning and recommending a few fiber mills to her.
The cable Internet guy will be here in the AM, so root for a better connection by tomorrow evening!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I've also been trying to catch up all over the house due to the Great Antvasion of 2008. Every year, we get invaded by ants for a week or two. We have to hide the food, make a Raid barrier into the pantry and hope for the best. So far, they've hit the four legged family members food, half a box of See's candy, a mug of juice left in the craft room, candy left in the game room, and so on. NOT THE PANTRY!! Last year they hit it twice, and I twice had to clean it out, spray and such. Did get nicely organized for a while, though.
Dinner was Pick Up Sticks. Some nights, you just gotta have the House Special Chicken.... In no way shape or form truly Chinese, but tasty all the same. Rice was dry....
Monday, June 30, 2008
Once upon a time, there was a sadly neglected blog. So neglected, it's author decided it was time to stat fresh. So a new blog was started. It's name came from one of her favorite meals: Everything Soup. Take everything left in the fridge from the week, and make soup out of it, no matter the weather. Three different meats? Ginger Carrots? Limp celery? Parmesan Rind? Spaghetti Sauce? In it goes!! A few spices and herbs, a little stock (whatever's on hand) and Voila! Dinner is served with some crusty bread and a green salad. Her life is a little like that, everything gets tossed in together, and all of the ingredients fight to get to the top of the pot.
Tonight, however, the leftovers do not become soup. Leftover grilled chicken is baking in the oven with BBQ sauce, a little honey and some coriander along with some thin sliced potatoes layered with leftover cheese fondue, onions, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Served with a simple green salad, choice of dressing. Yum! The small one will be having chicken chunks, and veggies with cereal... Well, she'll think it's yum, even if you or I don't. There will probably be leftover chunks to make the dog happy. Dessert you ask? Homemade Spice Ice Cream, simple vanilla with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Maybe a little caramel sauce?