Monday, September 15, 2008

Music poll, cooking and cleanin'

Well, as you can tell by the closed poll on my sidebar, that MOST people do not care for music on blogs. I decided to keep my blog as is..which is that my playlist is at the bottom of the blog page (I might move it higher up in the side bar though) but not make it start automatically, but have the viewers have an option to turn it on if they like. Thanks for all the comments and votes! :)

It feels good to be home and in somewhat of a normal routine. Like cooking and even cleaning. I follow Flylady's routines and have done that clear back to when it was Peggy and Sue were doing it. (SHE's--sidetracked home executive--which I was!). It seems hokey a bit to admit, but I feel calmer and not so edgy when things are in order. Too bad I have to play little games with myself to do it. But hey..it works! And I'm beginning to kick some butt on getting things done again. I was beginning to wonder what was wrong with me. Seriously--I was on edge all the time (could it be the Big 'M' starting?) and felt SO out of sorts and on the verge of anxiety attacks. But being home just a week and no travel plans the rest of the month, I'm feeling like I can gain back some control. Anyone else ever feel that way?
House? back on track and looking good--not great, but good again! Cooking? I'm loving being able to cook again on a schedule......I've been totally engrossed in Pioneer Woman's blog......she is a hoot! and gorgeous with a hunky Marlboro Man.....homeschools her kids....writes some kickin' stories (you ought to read her story on how she met her man!)....and has some pretty awesome recipes. Last week I tried her Crash Hot Potatoes and they were awesome! Even my daughter who loves everything really made a point on how extra good they were.



Made up another batch or two or three of freezer corn with a friend. A bit of work--but ahhh, so worth it! And then today we made 2 batches of strawberry freezer jam and put up 16 quarts of tomatoes AND while the tomatoes were cooling, we made this cute little thread holder. This website gives the instructions--so quick and easy..although we stitched the inside seam with a tiny zigzag rather than stitch it by hand. oops--went back and looked at hers, and she folded it down farther...hmmm. makes me rethink doing the inside seam with a zigzag...cuz now it shows! I guess it pays off to read the directions thoroughly instead of skimming. ! Not gonna take out that seam--it's a thread catcher, for crying out loud. But you bet I'll be making it a little bit prettier next time around...yep, getting out that hand needle. But ain't it cute?

Tomorrow, we're doing more jam and I have a surprise...we're going to make the Apple Dumplings from Pioneer Woman's website. And then I'm taking her fabric shopping (she's a new quilter and I get to help choose fabric on someone else's dime!).

Well, I've rambled on enough--I write blogs all day in my head--I really need to get at the computer and type them in! I'm trying to catch up on all the blogs I read..and I just keep adding more to the list. I love peeking into other quilter's lives--and how the world seems so small when you sit in front of a monitor peering into their homes. Thanks to all the bloggers who share...





6 comments:

Mary said...

I love to travel but I do get really stressed by all the *work* backing up at home when I'm gone. I got home on the 8th after being gone most of the previous 2 weeks and I was really happy to know I'd be home the rest of the month....of course, now I'm starting to look forward to my trip to Copenhagen on the 5th of Oct, and my trip to the Atlanta area in November to see the boys!

I don't really care for music but it doesn't bother me since my computer is always on mute unless I'm going to listen to something specific.

The Calico Cat said...

How long have you been reading PW? I liked her stuff a lot better in the begining... It was edgier - I think that is the right word...

Screen Door said...

Thanks for the recipe link... I'm going to give it a shot....

Shasta said...

Those potatoes do look good. I'm definitely going to have to make those.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love your blog. About to make your potatoes..or her....potatoes.Well about to make them.

Pam said...

Thanks for the Pioneer woman link - that was a good blog to look around.

I find that my computer takes a long time to load a blog that has music on it and I quite often don't end up ever loading the blog - and if I do I quickly turn off the music so it doesn't slow down the site.

Love the little thread holder.