Yes, yes. I am a smarty pants. I'm glad it's Wednesday, though. Hump Day, it's all downhill from here. I was equally pleased to realize that I can eke out a work wardrobe for the rest of the week without ironing! Woot! I really don't mind ironing, but I like to make an event out of it -- you know, candlelight, soft music, dvd in the player. What I end up doing is squeezing the ironing board in my bathroom so I can brush my teeth, put on makeup and heat up the iron at the same time - because I've left it to the last minute and have 5 minutes to do all of this and iron something to wear for work. I am my own worst enemy.
My neighbor is dropping off my riding mower this afternoon. He had it all summer, with the promise of fixing it for me. Which was nice, but then I didn't have it all summer. When I said that it was so wonderful of him to have found time to fix it (not being facetious, I meant it - he's a busy guy), he mumbled something about never minding and he'd tell me about it later. This means that nothing was wrong with it. Sigh.
Acacia (aka Cady) is perking right along. She is the spindliest thing still, but she seems to be getting her old feisty self back. She made me chase her around the goat paddock this morning. That's a good thing! The chickens gave me ZERO eggs yesterday. Thank goodness for the ducks, who have stepped up to the breakfast plate - I'm getting one-to-two a day. Since Friday afternoon, I have gotten six chicken eggs. It's disgustipating. I will say that this is the first year that so many of them are moulting at the same time. But, that is no excuse for the Barnevelders. I'm going to have to have a heart-to-heart with those girls. My sister called me this weekend and she's already gotten two eggs from her four pullets! Egads! Outrage!
20 Minute Menus. The best thing about this cookbook is the variety and healthfulness of the recipes. I made a very tasty curried vegetables with lentils two days ago, and will try a poached salmon with cilantro and Turkish carrots tonight. I don't end up making them within the 20 minute time frame (I used regular lentils instead of red, for instance), but I might see if I can do it tonight. I had a fleeting thought that I would cook my way through the book and blog about it, but it would become boring to me and to anyone who might read it, and I might become whiny - as in Julie and Julia. (Am I the only one who found both the blog and movie irritating?) Besides, it would take focus; this is a trait that is foreign to me.
I sat down last night and took inventory of all the hand work projects that I have in one form of start-up or another. I might need an intervention: knitted linen hand towel - done but ends need weaving in; cotton knitted kitchen towel with button tab - done but ends need weaving in and button chosen and sewn on; another cotton knitted kitchen towel with button tab - on the needles; fingerless mitts, aka texting mitts - one done except for thumb finishing and end weaving, second one on the needles; meditation masks - four new organic cotton covers cut out, need to be sewn, then photographed and put on Etsy; potholder rug - 7 squares done, one on the loom, 15 needed for rug completion; surprise Etsy project - very complicated with lots of hand work needed - about 1/4 done; felted/knit slippers - soles cut, felting cut, need to sew same together and knit tops.
That is one list I probably shouldn't have written down.