Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I've Been Absent - Sorry...

I have to say - what a beautiful weekend I had on the 24th and 25th. On Saturday I started out the morning just sleeping it away. I don't like to do that. I used to like to get up early and enjoy the day. At lunch time, DS came out to ask if I would get something for him for lunch - we decided on Taco Bell. I got my shoes on and headed out the door, only to encounter the most beautiful sunny day I've seen in a while. I ran my errand and decided to stop by my dear friend's home to visit. She has been a rock during my recent difficult times, just as I supported her during her times of trial. We had a very nice visit and I suggested heading to Shadybrook Farm to see if they had any seed potatoes available. We both planted potatoes last year and got bumper crops of the best potatoes I've ever had.

We took a ride, and I ended up buying some more flowers for the front flower beds, along with some vegetable plants. We did buy the seed potatoes - just need hubby to till the garden. We had some homemade ice cream and really enjoyed the afternoon sun and conversation.

On Sunday, DH and I stopped by to visit with our other DS and his family. Little Justin was a little cranky - his mom Nicole said she thinks he's teething. We spent about an hour there, and before I left Justin came to me and put his arms up for me to pick him up. What an adorable little boy.

A very nice weekend, indeed.

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Day Off

What a busy day - a dentist appointment, an eye doctor appointment and I decided to paint my kitchen. I'm painting if for the second time in six months or so. I don't know what I was thinking last time, as in my mind's eye it would have been beautiful. On the walls - UGH! This time, I think I'll be happy with it. I've made good progress with the painting too. I promised my husband he didn't have to paint this time, as it's his least favorite chore. I've got almost half the kitchen done, and will have my son here to help me move the fridge and other pieces of furniture.

Here is a cute video of my grandson called "The Binky Game". No explanation needed, I think.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Misadventures in Breadmaking


Taste = good; Presentation = abominable.

In turning over the container the bread baked in, the handle flopped down into the middle of the opening and the bread slid loose, with the handle breaking the loaf in half. It does taste good with a bit of cream cheese on it! I'll wrap it to keep it fresh, as it would make a good breakfast. It's cranberry walnut.

I made it through my first week in my new assignment. It's lonely there so I sit out in the sun or read. I'll be sure to take my yarn and hook with me. I would have crocheted last week, but forgot my crochet hook.

To those of you who bake bread, please don't weep for this loaf. It will certainly not go to waste!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

First Day in New Assignment

It was a "fish out of water" day at work today. I didn't sleep well on Sunday night and spent 10 minutes running around the house looking for my keys, cursing under my breath. They were in my hand all along. I don't know what to say. The day consisted of doing attendance and getting my workspace in order. I know it will take time to get used to all the new names and faces and I'll be missing the familiar faces. We'll see how it goes..

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Have a Blessed Easter!

It's a little after midnight, official Easter Sunday. Have a wonderful holiday!

Yesterday I received a gift in the mail that I bought myself with the last of the balance on an Amazon gift card. It was a bread machine. I haven't had one for a long time. I tried out one of those boxed bread mixes this morning...a little flat and the top looked like hills and valleys. Disappointing. The second loaf of bread I made this evening hoping it would turn out better. It's a gift for my friend for Easter.
This one was made from "scratch" using a recipe from the booklet that came with the machine. Ahhhh - much better.