Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Here are the rules:
1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
I did a version of this meme back in May, but then it was 8 random things...
Here are 7 more random things about me made much easier because I have so many things in common with Urbanknitrix...
1. I write with my right hand but can do everything else either handed. I tend to throw or bat left handed.
2. I can't "go" if there is someone else in a public restroom.
3. I do not read the newspaper or watch the news on tv. Everything seems to be bad news and depresses me.
4. My Mom is my favorite person (next to The Gaming One). She is the one person that I have never been mad at. We are very much alike and see eye to eye on most everything.
5. I don't believe in marriage either. The Gaming One and I got married so I could have insurance so we could have a baby together. We had each been married before so we knew that it takes more than a piece of paper to keep a couple together.
6. I don't believe in organized religion, but am very spiritual and pray often.
7. I also used to make spaghetti sandwiches when I was a kid. My step dad hated it and also had a "no spaghetti sandwich" rule. He said the action reminded him of something his bratty assed nieces did and he did not want reminders of them!
I am pretty sure all the blogs I regularly read/comment on have done this one, so I am changing the "tag" part. Consider yourself tagged if you have anything in common with my 7 random things. But leave me a comment so I can read your list.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
So today, I asked myself, "would you rather mope about and grump the day away, or throw open the windows and enjoy the pitter-patter of the rain on the leaves?" Today I am opening the windows and listening to the rain. No grumpiness allowed!
I have also been thinking about Christmas and the mountain of presents that usually comes with it (and the headaches and money wasted and unappreciated gifts). I have been thinking of starting new traditions and creating a more joyful atmosphere for the season. I came across this post while blog-hopping today and one of the ideas for gifts for children really stuck with me- Four Gifts: Something you want, something you need, something to play with and something to read... I love this idea and plan on running it by The Gaming One and the kiddos to see what they think about it as a new tradition.
What are your traditions to make the holidays meaningful? I am open to new ideas.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I have to admit, my favorite part about fall is the food. I could eat greens and turnips every single day. But they have to be cooked just so...
My favorite Greens and Turnips
1 Bunch of greens (these are collards) stripped from their stems and roughly chopped
1 onion diced
salt, pepper, bay leaves, thyme, rosemary, oregano and red pepper flakes to taste
turnips peeled and diced
In a deep pot, saute onion in olive oil until translucent. Add chopped greens and cook until wilted. Add all seasonings and turnips. Cover with water and simmer until turnips are tender (about 20 minutes). Eat and enjoy! Especially good with cornbread!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Awwwwwwwwwwww! I love those babies already! I almost cried when I saw them! I am just so very thankful they made it safe and healthy.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I have also jumped on the Babette bandwagon. I do not have the magazine, so I am just winging the pattern based on pictures I have seen on the web. I am using the leftover Knit Picks Swish from the Super Twin's Starghans. I have decided to seam and weave in the ends as I go along so I can keep up with my squares and so I won't abandon the project when it comes time for that last crucial step. So far, so happy!
The quilting bug has officially bit me (thank you very much, Sara I officially blame/give credit to you!). I decided not to sell my Golden Eggs- seems like most people do not want donated eggs that have been thoroughly bathed in alcohol...go figure.) Instead, I decided to seek out a deal on Ebay on a lot of Amy Butler fabric to make another practice quilt. $25 for 7 yds of fabric...not too much to spend if I manage to fuck it all up. I am sewing strips together then will cut them and rearrange them...strip piecing I think it is called. I am taking the time to *gasp* measure and iron as I go along and it is making quite a difference.
I loved reading all your responses to Rambling, I guess I will have to give the fingerless gloves a try after such overwhelming support. MadMad, yes I normally get to sleep until 10am. Both my kiddos are old enough to make cereal at least when they wake (usually around 9am) and The Girl Wonder will sometimes cook eggs or oatmeal if she is not in the mood for a cold breakfast. We often have elevensies, just like the Hobbits, consisting of hot tea for the kids, coffee for me and pancakes, waffles or muffins. Speaking of muffins, I also tried the best recipe ever for Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins! I made them to take to the beach and I think they got better every day. I suggest you try it if ever you have an hour or so. I made them in a 9X9 pan instead of muffin pan so the cooking time almost doubled, but they were moist and delicious- so much so that The Boy Wonder referred to it as "cake". I am going to make them again this week and see if I can make them a little more healthy (a little bran and whole wheat flour instead of all white flour, perhaps add applesauce instead of some of the oil.) and will report back.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The following are a few knitterly things I just don't get. (Please realize, sweet readers, if any of these things appeal to you, do not take it as a personal attack- I love all y'all! Stand up for the things you love! Drop me a comment and tell me why they appeal to you, perhaps you may help me see the light -except with the fun fur, I will never get that.)
1. fingerless gloves- who has cold hands and hot fingers?
2. those new Harmony Needles- granted I have neither knit with them or seen them in person, but I just think they are kinda gaudy.
3. Giant gauge garments- quick? yes. flattering? not quite sure.
4. magic striping yarn...besides Trekking XXL and Noro (I love that stuff). Gradual color shifts are fine the other is just a bit much.
5. Fun Fur-I think that one needs no explanation
6. Art Yarn-what the hell do you use it for? It just confuses me.
After finishing The Gaming One's quilt I have been itching to try to make another one. Damn, I thought knitting was an expensive hobby! A quilting fix is going to break the bank in this single income family! But they are so pretty and tempting! Maybe I can sell plasma (I would have to gain a few pounds first) or sell my golden eggs since I don't really need any more of them... decisions, decisions...