Saturday, March 28, 2009

Baking Day

It is still raining here and what used to be my garden is now a squishy jungle of weeds. Lots of work waiting for us once it stops raining. So, what better to do on a rainy day than baking. :)

Garlic bread for lunch.

Cranberry Orange Scones.



The house smells nice and we have some good stuff to eat.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I finished my cotton sweater yesterday. The sleeves are a little long but it fits well otherwise.

A Rainy Day

An unhappy cat.

Fresh scones. Recipe here.

Vegetable seeds, ready to grow.

And a bit of knitting.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday Trip to the Library

A lot of inspiration.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What's for Dinner?

Lunch: Bean Burritos

Lunch: Creamy Rotini and Salmon, Salad - I changed that to creamy spaghetti with shrimp ;)

Weekday Dinners:
Rice and Beans, Tortillas, Salsa
Pasta with Tomatoes and Mushrooms
Sweet Rice Casserole with Apples
Broccoli Soup with Garlic Bread

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


My Vernal Equinox Shawl Surprise project is finished, it is huge and I had to drag it outside to get a picture of the whole thing. I like it.

This is what Del calls my remnant wrap. It is a crochet shawl made from leftover yarn to wear around the house, it also is rather big (but so am I). ;)

I am currently working on a cotton sweater for myself and I am making good progress.

Meet Frankie

The newest member of our backyard cats gang. He is still very shy and does not come anywhere near me, but he eats my food and sleeps in the mudroom.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What's Cooking?

We have a rainy weekend in the forecast, time to do things around the house and get some knitting done.
My meal plan for the coming weekend and week:

Lunch: Leftover Minestrone with Garlic Bread
Dinner: Black Bean and Corn Salsa with Tortilla Chips

Lunch: Grilled Tofu with Peanut Sauce and Vegetable Stir Fry
Dinner: Sandwiches, Tea

Weekday Dinners:
Baked Spaghetti with Tuna and Olives, Tossed Salad
Veggie Rice Casserole with Green Salad
Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream or Cheese and Butter, Salad
Carrot Soup with Garlic Bread (usually enough for two days)
I plan to bake some shamrock sugar cookies for St. Patrick's Day.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

More Signs of Spring and a Visitor

Our camellia is in full bloom and I decided to cut a couple of blooms for the vase. Miss Kitty thinks they are pretty (and they look tasty too).

The lilac bush has promising buds and I hope that we will not get any more hard frost.

When I stepped outside I spotted something unusual in the carport and when I went to check it out I found this. A tiny little snake.

The little brown cat took an immediate interest in it as well and was very disappointed when I took the new toy away. I carefully scooped it up with a small rake and took it to the other side of the garden where it slid happily into the grass. I like snakes.

Friday, March 06, 2009

What's for Dinner?

Well, let's see, what can I come up with for the coming weekend and the week after.

Quesadillas, Salsa, Guacamole, Salad, Mexican Rice
Paprika Chicken with Noodles
Baked Potatoes with Broccoli, Ham and Cheese
Pasta with Bacon and Tomatoes, Green Salad
Pizza with Bacon, Pineapple and BBQ Sauce
Minestrone with Garlic-Cheese Toast

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Today's Work - Finished!

It only took 2 movies (with a few interruptions like phone calls and lunch). ;)

After the Snow

Today's Work

A basket full of shirts to iron and some videos to watch while doing so.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Dishcloths Galore

I am trying a new business venture.
If you would like to buy any of these dishcloths, you can do so HERE.

In Like a Lion

Pictures taken this morning.

Snow Day

Sunday, March 01, 2009

March Decorating

Simple, with a little green and a few shamrocks in honor of St. Patrick's Day and my cross with the purple stole as a reminder of Lent.

Rainy Saturday

New library books.

A bag of yarn from the thrift store = more hats for the homeless shelter.

Monthly Goals - March 2009

I decided to change my goals a bit. ;)

Finish cleaning the woodwork.
Scrub and wax wood floors.

Take things easy.
Enjoy Life!
Get out of the house and soak up some sunlight.
Play with Miss Kitty and do fun stuff with Del.

Plan garden.
Clean garden.
Buy seeds.