Sunday, January 12, 2014
Well, cook might be a strong word. I was motivated enough to go to the grocery store, Publix, because I wanted to make a pot roast. Let me just stop right here and tell you that Publix is the best grocery store around. I know they are more expensive than everyone else and I just don't care. As long as I get twice-a-month paychecks, I'm shopping at Publix. And also, as an aside, my main focus for going to the grocery was to buy eggs. Yes, I should have walked out of Publix with a carton of eggs and a penny in change for my $2.00 splurge. But that's not what happened. This is Publix we are talking about. It's just so darn clean and organized and all the displays are practically begging me to buy a week's worth of groceries. And the Buy One, Get One display? I cannot avoid it.
So before I get the eggs, I had to go look at the roasts in the meat section, and then down to the produce section, where I pick up red potatoes, celery, carrots and onions. While I'm there, I figure I'll get a few tomatoes and lettuce for a quick salad. Then I remember we may need coffee creamer and, look, I'm at the yogurt section, where I toss in a few to treat as my dessert later. I finally grab eggs, and then head over to the deli meats, where I grab some bacon for breakfast, said bacon being BOGO. And orange juice, I must have it with breakfast.
Yep, I left Publix with seven bags of groceries, $62.00 lighter, and I didn't forget the eggs.
I finished my potato chip scarf. It is better described as a ruffle scarf. The name potato chip is because you can't make just one (and this is my second one). The first time I used a cotton yarn in a nice mild red color, but I felt like the scarf was too flat. This one was done in an acrylic sparkle yarn I got at Hobby Lobby. Much better suited for the project.
I'm also working on a baby blanket - the shower is next weekend, but I am very confident that I can finish this in time. I've made this baby blanket twice before. This time I'm using a 50/50 cotton and acrylic yarn, held in double, and the blanket feels dense. I love the feel of this yarn. It's another Hobby Lobby yarn, Baby Bee Hushabye. It's a gradient blanket so one color feeds into the next.
So, this Sunday, I've actually accomplished enough to make me feel like a productive member of society. The slow cooker is on and my pot roast is cooking with all those wonderful vegetables. The house smells great - dinner will be very good tonight.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
We had a garage sale to get rid of our old micro-fiber couch and loveseat and the kitchen table. I couldn't find a cute bistro set for the kitchen nook area so I went with a couple of chairs and a end table. The chairs were purchased on Wayfair.com and they can serve as additional seating in the living area (which they did when we had all of our company). Mr. G. spray painted the end table black and now it looks brand new.
We are holding steady with our three cats, Delilah, Macy and the Monk. Everyone seems to be getting along as the house and back patio area are big enough for everyone to enjoy their own space without bothering the others. Monkey does have her kitten moments when she is in everyone's face and the two older ladies just have to deal with her.
|Monkey, a/k/a The Monk, a/k/a The Monkatron|
Friday, October 11, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
|Delilah relaxing after Sunday morning cat nip|
|Always needs to be brushed.|
|Cranberry and gold is actually a good color combination|
|Springtime in the Fall.|
Saturday, August 31, 2013
I have put aside my secret afghan project and started knitting hats. The thrill, yes there is a thrill to knitting, of finishing a project in one evening has given me a second wind.
I have to go to the craft store today because I promised to knit a hat for a guy at work. He is a Steelers fan, and I need a yarn close to the Steelers yellow. Also, he wants earflaps, so I have to a free pattern for that.
One of the hats knitted up really big, because I used the wrong needles. I am going to buy some elastic thread and try to fix the brim. The hat could work as a slouchy hat if I could tighten the brim.
The other hats are nearly perfect and I will be gifting them to another co-worker.
I am finally unwinding after a very stressful two weeks at work. I really needed this three-day weekend.