On the Monday before Christmas

On the Monday before Christmas

Monday’s arrival was inevitable despite a weekend of fun that included seeing the new Star Wars movie (which, by the way, was fantastic), mailing packages off to the kids for Christmas, doing a bit of shopping, and warping my loom for a new weaving project.

The weekend also included some delicious Roasted Poblano Corn Chowder. So good and easy, made even better by the use of ingredients I preserved!

My list for today includes things from the mundane task of laundry to the making a new (and exotic) chicken recipe for dinner, with a bit of weaving and some knitting thrown in for good measure.

Hope your Monday is painless!

On Being Fearless

I think fearless is having fears but jumping anyway. – Taylor Swift

Eleven days before Christmas, and I am not done with my Christmas shopping OR the Christmas Gift making. But, perhaps this will help my list stop growing and start to decline! And, if that won’t work then perhaps knitting mittens will help, bonus in that Tin Can Knits has a treat today which might be just what we all need!

Is panic setting in? Perhaps, but I am determined to get things completed.

And I am up early, caffeinated, and possessing a full Netflix queue.

Christmas is not for the faint of heart, Gentle Reader.

Have a good Monday!

When You Need a Weekend from Your Weekend

When You Need a Weekend from Your Weekend

This time of year brings lots of increased activity, especially on the weekends, so normal weekend tasks go right out the window. I don’t mind the activity, but a jam-packed weekend makes  for a Monday that is more unpalatable than usual.

This weekend was one that will make Monday a challenge. All. Day. Long.

And, since most of the “regular weekend tasks” were largely ignored, I am starting today with a to-do list that is monumental. Queue the super-grande coffee with an extra dose of caffeine and some Christmas music turned up loud to get this Monday started!

But, before I jump head first in to Monday, here is all the fun that the weekend was!

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Errors and Education

Errors and Education

If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. – William J. Clinton

Last week I shared that I had made several mistakes in a weaving project and my decision was to go back, fix the errors, and begin again.

Now here it is Monday and I am happy to announce that I fixed the problems – it was not easy, but it was not impossible! I made the errors because I over thought the threading pattern and the process.

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Soup's On

Soup's On

It was had a fabulous year at our farmer’s market and add to that the abundance that was our garden this year and that makes lots of good food!

Sadly, Saturday was the last day our favorite farmer will be at the market  and we will miss him but look forward to June when he will be back at the market again! However, over the past weeks, I have been stocking up on winter squash, pumpkins, onions, and garlic. We were gifted a huge bag of apples, which will be cooked this week. However, the big winner was the 50 lbs. of potatoes that we got for practically nothing.

Yes, you read that right – 50 pounds – which is A LOT of potatoes…

When life gives you potatoes, the only thing to do is to make some hearty potato soup!

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