Thursday, August 13, 2009

Good morning, good morning...

We've danced the whole night through, Good morning good morning to you!

Hello Neverland!

Ok so I am done quoting things, I guess I am in a pretty good mood this morning. Not sure why, but anyways, I am not going to be upset with my happiness. Hehe.

Tuesday I made bread! and boy was it good. I think I am going to have to make more bread soon here cause we are going to probably go through those two loafs quickly considering one loaf is gone and we have cut into the other loaf. I also made Zucchini bread, and that was good too! It seems a bit softer in the middle than I would like, but it's still pretty yummy. Next time I think I will cook it at 350 for longer time. This time I cooked it at 400 for 35 minutes.

I also have a lot of tomatoes, so I think I will take a few of them and some onions and cilantro and make some salsa... or I might make a pasta sauce for eating with spaghetti... not sure yet. I think Salsa is probably a better idea. I will have to google salsa recipes and see what else I could put in there, need some kind of spicyness. I don't think I have any though so it might call for a trip to the grocery store. Not sure though.

Got our CSA box yesterday... got Carrots, lettuce(green and red leaf), beets (they were huge!), cucumber, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, larger tomatoes, cucumber, Lemon cucumber, cilantro, potatoes (red and white), corn, walla walla onion, and garlic. I split it with my sister in law. :) We usually cut the lettuce in half so that we get a variety of greens. I need to make salad with that today, although I still have a lot of salad left from the other day... we need to eat our salad! :) I will probably cook the two beets I got, they really were huge, size of baseballs, the last few we have gotten have been between baseballs and golfball size. I got the onion this time, and Katie took the cucumber and two of the corns, I got one corn on the cob, I might put that in the salsa. I also got the garlic and zucchini and Lemon cucumber and 3 carrots. Mmm these foods are good. I have really been enjoying the beets over the last week or so, definitely like candy! I could eat them for desserts they are so sweet! Can't wait to try the walla walla onion, cause I think that might be very very good. I still have green beans and green onions from last week that I need to chop up and do something with. We also still have peas... lots of peas. I put those in the freezer.

As of October 5th I will be working. :) I have a job babysitting Paul's cousin Phoenix. She's such a cutie pie! I am really looking forward to it, having a baby around will be fun, perhaps dangerous for that biological clock that's ticking, might set off the alarm something fierce. Oh well. I look forward to all the rocking to sleep and the snuggling and talking and cooing that gets to be done. Watching her learn new things, crawling and walking and eating new foods. I am very excited. :) Will let you know how that goes as we get closer to the date.

Got a sewing machine from church, so I can give the other one back to Paul's grandma. The one from church is a Singer model 401, made in the 1950s and 60s. :) It works great! I am really enjoying learning about it. I have found a manual online for it that is free, so that is good. I will probably need it.

Sewing stuff... well let's see, yesterday I helped my sister in law and her mother in law hem up some of my sister in law's scrub pants. :) Does that count? I also looked through a Kaffe Fassett quilting book and fell in love with many of the quilts in there. I love colors and fabric and shapes! I really need to start sewing together some of the projects that I have. If I don't I might go crazy. So I am setting aside the strip quilt that's for mom and going to work on one of the baby quilts I want to do. Probably the one for the girl. I have to figure out what kind of quilt I am going to do for her, but once I get the fabric it probably won't be too hard to figure it out. I have a bunch of little girl prints that would probably look great on a quilt, just need to get them out and figure out what to do with them. I have a few books with some great baby quilt ideas, so I am excited to try them out. I also won a giveaway for a little dress for a baby girl so I am excited to send that to my cousin and hopefully they will love it as much as I do. It's blue and wonderful! :)

I am reading a lot of books lately. Have you ever heard of the Elm Creek Quilts series? Well they are books written by Jennifer Chiaverini. They are very good! The stories are about quilters, and yes they quilt and talk about quilting, but it's more than about quilts. These are people and you learn about their lives. People say you can read them in whatever order, but I really like the published order.

K, well time for me to go and do dishes I think. :( housework, ick. I think I might be allergic. hehe. Who knows what I will do when I have kids... are they good at doing housework? I guess they are only as good as you teach them... from the time they are born till Kindergarten I will teach them how to clean! Hopefully they enjoy it. :)

Oh and it's been 50-70 and raining the last few days! Woohoo! finally! Brown grass go away!

5 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm a fan of pico de gallo, which is basically just chopped tomato, onion, and cilantro. You can toss some chopped peppers in, too, if that's your sort of thing...

But I'm a fan of the tomato-and-onion, personally.

Cassie said...

Paul really likes tomatoes and onions, he loves those two things actually. :) So maybe I might do that for him too.

WhiteStone said...

The singer 401 is a fantastic machine. Keep it oiled, put the needle in correctly, ditto the bobbin, and it should sew like a dream...Forever! You can find enough info online so maintain the machine yourself...no $$$$ to the sewing machine repair shop. Can you guess I love my vintage Singer...a model 403? LOL. I confess...I have eleven machines in the house.

WhiteStone said...

The singer 401 is a fantastic machine. Keep it oiled, put the needle in correctly, ditto the bobbin, and it should sew like a dream...Forever! You can find enough info online so maintain the machine yourself...no $$$$ to the sewing machine repair shop. Can you guess I love my vintage Singer...a model 403? LOL. I confess...I have eleven machines in the house.

Lauranie said...

I have three small children, with the oldest about to turn 7. I am still trying to teach them to CLEAN!! I guess my bad habits are rubbing off on them, but I was always told, "little children shoud do as I as say, not as I do" :D Not working for me, like it did my parents!!