Monday, November 28, 2005

Odds and Ends

Thanksgiving dinner was good. The exciting part of the day was when we discovered that my daughter has a loose tooth - she was so excited and now can't keep from wiggling that tooth every chance she gets. The organic turkey tasted great and we have A LOT of leftovers. For those looking for some yummy leftover recipes, I made a kind of turkey shepherds pie - layered stuffing, cut up turkey mixed with vegetables and gravy and then put mashed potatoes on top. When I asked my daughter what she wanted to eat for Thanksgiving dinner, her reply was simply "chocolate chip pie". I've never made one so I went online and found this recipe here. It was good, but kind of too sweet. I liked my pumpkin pie better.

The bear is almost finished - it still needs arms and some facial features. While I was working on that, I also cast on for this toddler vest. It is a fun pattern and I was able to memorize it which always amazes me. That will be sent off for the Dulaan Project. And I did work on some beading projects, finishing up some simple necklaces and making 2 pairs of the cutest snowman earrings. I had to keep one for myself. Otherwise the long weekend was kind of quiet. I did brave the crowds on Friday to do a little bit of shopping - nothing major. I am actively looking for a digital camera since that is the one thing I'd like for the holidays - preferably before. I'd love to be able to share pictures of the things I'm working on.

I finished reading Sylvia's Farm. It is an enjoyable read about the author's life on her farm. As she says, "It is about the rhythm of the days and their attendant nights, the flow of the seasons and their gifts of joy and sorrow." Now, thanks to Deb, I am rereading Jane Austen's Persuasion. I had seen the movie on a trip to New Zealand and loved it. Perhaps it was that the theater was located in a fabulous building, part of the Arts Centre in Christchurch. The buildings were originally home to the Canterbury University College which was established in 1873. Plus I was in New Zealand for heavens sake. So rereading the book and knitting the toddlers vest out of wool that I had brought home with me from New Zealand 10 years ago - all of this are bringing back some wonderful memories.

On the lighter side, I'm glad to see that I passed 8th grade math and science.

You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!

1 comment:

Sandysknitting said...

Yeah, um, for the record, I cannot pass 8th grade math OR science. Bahhumbug!
You are very generous with your wonderful knitting.
Congrats on the loose tooth! And I thank you from the bottom of my sore heart for the card. It helps knowing others are sending postive energy!