Saturday, October 17, 2009

This and That

It seems like it has been raining forever and the temperature has dropped below what is comfortable. Whenever there happens to be a dry day I am feverishly trying to catch up on laundry, running out of hanging space in the garden and ending up with a house full of damp clothes. Oh well. My next major investment is going to be one of those neat wooden drying racks from Lehman's.

Our Sunday School picnic had to be moved from a shelter at the lake to the church hall, but it was still nice, the food was yummy and the company was pleasant. We are still getting to know the people. In this church they are not trying to overwhelm you with friendliness, pulling you into all sort of things (and then dropping you when you don't play by their rules) but rather letting you ease into whatever you feel comfortable getting involved in.

I am still knitting for the church bazaar and I have just finished the last of the hat and scarf sets for the homeless shelter.

Today we had planned to go to a historic farm for the annual corn shucking but Del has a bad cold and the weather is not really ideal for being outside all day. So instead we are mucking around at home.

It seems like we finally beat the fleas with the help of brewer's yeast, added to Miss Kitty's food, thankfully she eats it. I am also putting it into the dry food for the outside cats and they are not so thrilled about it.

I put up some more Fall/Halloween decorations. I covered the wooden boxes with new scrap booking paper and hung my two Halloween quilts. I tried to focus mainly on my handmade stuff this year and just added a few of my favorite pieces.

In case anyone wants to come to our house for Trick-or-Treat, we are handing out small bags of salty snacks and raisins this year rather than sweets.

We had a major computer crash and had to replace the hard disk, sound card and the part where the modem plugs into the computer. Luckily we had some extra money. Why is it, that whenever you pay off one bill something breaks and there goes your extra cash. Sigh.

Here is my menu for the coming week plus a picture of my Italian Bean Soup, I thought it looked really pretty. ;)

Saturday Breakfast: Wholewheat-Cinnamon Pancakes with Orange Syrup and Bacon, Coffee, Orange Juice
Saturday Lunch: Sausages, Baked Beans, Homemade Bread, Caramel Apples (store bought, I never had them before)
Sunday Breakfast: Homemade Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon
Sunday Lunch: Pan Fried Flounder with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Spaghetti
Weekend dinners are usually tortilla chips with salsa or cheese dip or sandwiches.

Weekday Breakfasts: Homemade Granola (with dates and nutmeg) with milk, coffee, orange juice

Weekday Dinners:

Monday: Thai Noodles
Tuesday: Bean Burritos
Wednesday: Ham Pizza
Thursday: Baked Pasta with Tuna and Olives
Friday: Carrot Soup with Garlic Bread

Sweets: Orange-Chocolate Brownies, maybe Pumpkin Bread

Other Baking: Two loaves of bread and a batch of granola


Mabiana said...

The soup indeed looks very yummy, and I love your cat halloween quilt.

Jackie said...

Your fall decorating is fantastic. Really smart to use the scrapbooking paper in your decorations!

The soup....looks WoNdErFuL!

Maria said...

Hi - Clicked on your blog from a comment you left. Your name caught my attention (it's mine too) and then I read your blog name (I love fairy penguins) and then the charity knitting and then the lovely quilts decorating your home.
Can't wait to read through your older entries

vaxcel said...

You have such cute little projects!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria,
Have you ever made chocolate bark? I'm thinking of making it for Christmas presents for my neighbors.
Oh yeah, I love all the quilts you have for fall.