Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Or Mr Megaphone as we like to call him! He was born Tuesday, Nov 18, at 5:19 pm. Weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long. Everyone is doing great - especially in the middle of the night when Mr M prefers to party!
Did you know they send them home when they are 24 hours old!! By the next generation - it's going to be outpatient birth! Mr M has two speeds - asleep and content and awake and 'not so content'. Great lungs - I think he could have awakened the whole neighborhood last night!
Here's what this morning brought - our PJ picture. PS - Miss P hasn't cuddled during her 'hot baba' for ages - it felt great. We're here til the weekend and then back up early next week to help get ready for Thanksgiving. I always forget they come this little!!! Oh, yes - Nana's having fun!
note to self - don't forget to brush hair first thing in the morning!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I worked on the dreaded pink quilt yesterday. I think I calmed it down by adding alternate squares of pink - it doesn't look nearly as RABID to me - but I don't think I'm ever going to like it! Good thing I'm giving it away and it's going all the way to NY! But I just get the feeling that this one is going to haunt me! It will probably end up in a collection as an example of my work - ICK! Hmm, could I label it with someone else's name???
Today I'm making soup. As you know - I'm not really a cook-type person. Yes, I make dinner when forced to! LOL! DH is a much better cook than I am - and I'm always telling him that - hoping he will continue to cook for me! I DO have 5 or 10 really good dishes that I make. We both love soup and bought 2 new soup cookbooks for our first Oregon Winter. We hear there is alot of rain - more about weather later! SO-O-O, the cookbook I was looking thru had a "meaty minestrone" recipe that sounded good. It suggested that you make your own beef stock - doesn't that sound innocent!!! Well, this will be a WHOLE lot more expensive than Swanson's Beef Broth! 4 1/2 lbs of beef bones [$12] - who knew! 5 spices that I really didn't use before so left them in NE - [$20 - really!!! who knew that cloves were $12 a bottle!!! Weren't they cheap enough that you could cover an orange with them to make a Christmas decoration???] 1 lb of stew meat [$4] and assorted veggies - the stuff cooks for 3-4 hours. You take out the bones, strain it keep the liquid and then THROW AWAY the rest!!! Really??? I'm only at 2 hours of simmering now - then the soup takes another 2 hours of cooking. Boy, that cookbook that starts with Campbell's soups is looking a whole lot better about now!!! LOL! I'll let you know if we deem it worthy of all this! BUT I am ridiculously proud of the fact that I'm making my own stock! Who knew I could do this??
If we have started 'winter' here, things are looking up! It seems to be less grey than it was over the summer - a higher ceiling, maybe?? The skies are just spectacular and there is blue sky sometime during the day. Being retired - I can usually take advantage the break in the weather.
At water aerobics here - we are in a wonderful pool with 25 foot window walls. Excellent to keep an eye on the weather during class! We were there a little over an hour yesterday - here's what we saw: grey overcast skies; hmmm, it's clearing; awesome bright white towering clouds going by; flocks of seagulls soaring around; grey overcast skies; pouring rain mixed with a little sleet(!); oops - clearing again, rain stops. And I thought the weather changed fast in NE!
Time to go stir the stock!