Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I planned too many things for Saturday which meant I had to leave Sarah and the boys to rush back home, walk our canine boys and head to the Soup Swap.
Mark and Christi were having their second annual Soup Swap and I had my African Peanut Soup ready to go in the freezer. Unfortunately getting lost on the way home from Rhode Island delayed me for long enough that the swapping was over by the time I got there. Some kind folks were willing to swap some of the soups they had gotten from the swap for my soup. I ended up walking away with some interesting and mostly vegetarian soups. I am particularly interested in tasting Christi's Parsnip and Pear soup.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.
Monday, January 21, 2008
The dining room was divided into "Knitters" and "Survivors" as we were sharing the site with a cancer survivor group. I found it especially amusing how they identified our tables.
Whispering Pine Conference Center. The location has an interesting history.
Here some knitters from the group are enjoying the Saturday evening cocktail hour.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Besides secret baby knitting, I have been working on a few other things.
Becky is kicking my booty is our knit-a-long for the Tanglewood Cascading Cardigan. I blame it on the pregnant people.
I just have this measly single lace repeat done and she is already past the armhole.
I am also working on my Oblique Openwork Socks.
Last year was the first year in my adult life that I made resolutions. I liked having the goals. They helped to keep me motivated and focused on a few priorities. So, this year I made more. Number one being that each month I will look through my cookbooks, chose 3 new recipes, shop for ingredients and make them. Paul agreed to be in on this resolution with me. Tonight's dinner was courtesy of my resolution. I made the North African Couscous Salad recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Daily Specials cookbook (Thanks Becky!!). It was tasty.
There are many benefits to decluttering. It makes for a less cluttered living space and it makes room for new fun and useful things. After selling a big box of books to the bookstore, I treated myself to a new knitting book 101 Designer One Skein Wonders. I like it way better than the original One Skein Wonders. It felt good to exchange a box of books that I didn't need for a bit of cash and a book I am excited about.
The Year of Honesty has also made itself known in the realm of knitting. There are some projects that I had been hoping to finish but truth be told, they weren't going to work out for numerous reasons. The change of the year came when I had a nice amount of vacation time from work. I took the time to go through my projects and either finish them or rip them out. I also did a little destashing by donating some yarn to Circles charity knitting drive. It felt magnificent to start the year with a stash I am itching to knit and a bunch of knitting bags waiting to be filled with new projects. This was also good timing because I recently found out about all the babies that are busy being grown inside my friends and I must knit baby things...lots of baby things.
I wonder what else The Year of Honesty has up its sleeves?
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
So we introduced the Brake-fast bowl.
The nubs in the bowl make it harder for him to get to the food. In the few weeks that he has been eating out of it he has learned to smash his face in between the nubs to get the most in each bite. It has slowed him down a little, though. But, even with the brake-fast bowl he still eats his 2 cups of food faster than Jack eats his 1 cup.