Friday, January 29, 2016

The Latest Goings On

Remember those little thread flowers I made a while back? I had such big plans for them. I was making little handmade Valentines to mail to a few of my blog friends, and I had even bought the cards to go with them. With my hand suddenly arthritic and swollen, I just won't be able to complete the project, and I'm really disappointed. I think I will send them anyway when I'm able to crochet again. Who cares if they don't make it in the mail before a certain date? Anyway, they're sitting on my crochet table and will be there when I can finish them. I'll just go with the flow.

I found this big gold mirror in a thrift store yesterday. I was surprised to see it marked for only $9.99. It's perfect for the upstairs bedroom we're redecorating! Yay! (I guess I could have cleaned it before I took a photo!)

Oh my gosh, these are so GOOD!
If you see them and want a treat, grab them.
You can smell the maple through the package.
I keep going to the kitchen and sticking my nose them and inhaling.

We give each of the dogs a turn at going with us in the car when we go into town to run errands. Yesterday was Sammi's turn. She was sitting in my lap and just suddenly leaped onto the dashboard. She'd never done that before so it was quite a surprise. She seemed happy to ride there for a while and then got bored with it and jumped back onto my lap.

I made some fresh pico de gallo this morning.
It reminded me of spring and fresh!

I'm serving it over baked chicken breasts for dinner.

Speaking of fresh, I saw a small pile of cantaloupe at the grocery store when we were in town yesterday. I really didn't think they'd be any good given the time of year, but I picked one up and smelled the end of it. I could faintly smell the sweetness of cantaloupe, and I knew it would probably be good so I bought it. Sure enough, it's GREAT! Who knew you could get good cantaloupe this time of year?  

I made these cheese straws using Paula Deen's recipe a couple of days ago. I've always wanted to try making some of these. We did not think they were very good and certainly not worth the time it took rolling the dough and cutting out little rectangles. Very disappointing. Different strokes for different folks, I guess. In the trash they went. Bye-bye calories! I didn't need you anyway.

I got three Rachel Ray magazines at the thrift store too, so I'm sure I'll be trying more new things over the next couple of weeks. A girl has to do something when she can't crochet. 

Ken is upstairs painting over some of the mustard color with more of the brown. I've talked him into NOT re-texturing the walls and just painting them the brown color for now. It's kind of dark up there, but I think it'll be fine and look good with the rest of the decorating and a couple of lamps...nice and cozy. I'm anxious to see how the beds look and how crowded it will be with them in there.

That's the latest from me.
Enjoy your weekend.

Pammy Sue