Sunday, November 30, 2008
Take a deep breath - here comes the rush!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Introducing Mr M!
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
Woo Hoo!!! It's done!
Monday, November 10, 2008
I'm binding the baby quilt!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Catch Up Day
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!