Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Weather Haiku....

Mother Nature Confused
Pouring Rain Which Turns To Snow
Think I'll Bake A Pie

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My week... shopping
....replacing a dead car battery
....clothes shopping at the mall...somehow two pretty scarves and some earrings got put into the mix shopping at Barnes & Noble calls with my sister
....emails with online friends
....reading blogs
....curling up with a good book
....searching for knitting patterns on Ravelry
....messing up knitting projects
....restarting knitting projects
....and a visit from this little creature....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Weather Haiku...

Bright sun and blue skies
Squirrels and birds beg for food
Freezing air greets me

Thursday, November 13, 2014

One of the books I am reading...

well, actually I'm re-reading it....    I found it so good the first time around that I want to revisit it and see if it stands up to a second read!

It is The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood.  Check it out - you might like it as much as I did/do....

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday Weather Haiku...

Wednesday already...
Fog greets me as I awake...
Soon chased by the sun...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Things We Collect - aka Ten on Tuesday....

I've collected many things over the years - some collections became larger than others.  My top ten things I collected (and some I still do collect) - in no particular order -  are:

1.  Angels
2.  Primitive Snowmen
3.  Primitive Santas
4.  Silver baby cups - many with the names and dates engraved on them
5.  Coffee mugs
6.  Umbrellas
7.  Raggedy Ann - no Andy though
8.  Beanie Babies
9.  Teddy Bears
10. Oil lanterns - especially love to find the smaller ones.... (the ones in my collection are mainly antiques)....

The most recent item added to my collection was a silver baby cup with a name on it.  I haven't found one of these in a long time - mainly due to the fact that all the antique places I used to go to - have closed down....

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday Weather Haiku...

Wednesday has arrived
Just like a broken record
Cloudy skies abound

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three down....


nineteen to go.  Leaves that is.  I'm making "Saroyan" - a little "shawlette/scarfette  (free pattern on Ravelry).  I like this pattern because it looks difficult, but is really quite easy to do. I also like it because you can choose the amount of leaves you want to do - thereby changing the size of it.  I am doing this one in worsted weight yarn. I am going to do another one in sock yarn that I bought today in a light burn orange color...

Monday, November 3, 2014

Another yummy meal....


This is an easy meal to fix! And it is yummy!  If you can do the prep work the day or night before, or the morning of -  it helps. 

Chop up 2 green peppers
Chop up 2 red peppers
Chop up an onion
Cut up a smoked sausage (into chunks).  I used Ekridge smoked beef kielbasa I think....
And have one 16 ounce jar of chunky salsa - mild, medium or hot! I used medium.

Brown your sausage for about 4 or 5 minutes in hot oil.  Then add the peppers and onion.  Cook until they are tender. I sautéed them for a bit and then covered the pan for a few minutes.  Then add your salsa - stir and heat through.  Serve it with mashed potatoes or with baked potatoes or rice - your choice!  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Do yourself a favor...

and read this series.... (if you haven't already)... I adore it!  Yesterday I rushed out to buy my copy of the newest book in the series.  It brings me much comfort and joy to curl up in a cozy spot and visit with Mma Ramotswe, her assistant Grace Makutsi, and all the people that make up their individual lives....