Okay. Stay with me here. Firstly, I tapped out on the cobblestone and tiny squares row of quilting. I could NOT figure it out and somehow, the size was not even correct when I started piecing it all together. This is not unusual for me. Rather than throw the whole thing in the corner and stomp off in a huff, I moved on to the next round. I do realize that this will mess up the fabric squares a lot, but I will make do with it. I will have to get creative with that last row and make it work. One day I will finish a quilt as per the instructions. One day.
I thought for sure the addition of the green and yellow 5 inch squares would just make it look like the Christmas Vomit Quilt, but strangely, it’s works somehow. I really can’t figure that out. I’m going to roll with it.
Did you notice the menorah fabric? I thought that was pretty cool!
In other news, I made some delicious chicken and pea pod stir fry tonight for dinner. Mike’s on his way home from work, so we’ll be eating it soon. It was this recipe – I just omitted the cornstarch. So far it tastes great, but I get a weird aftertaste of bleach – which I think is really the baking soda.
Here’s hoping that taste disappears before we eat it all.
UPDATE: Sadly, Mike asked me if I was trying to poison him with bleach. I assured him I was not.
I will have to make some adjustments to that recipe before I make it again.
Poor Art. He was driving and driving around trying to find our place for ages before he found us and dropped off a great big bag of pork. He’s our pork dealer from up North. He owns Savory Farm – where they grow the pigs we’re going to eat. I know. The cycle of life. It’s a harsh world out there. And in my tummy.
In addition to a yummy ham, we got bacon & some sausage…
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Daylight Savings time? AH BOO! I guess we just paid back the hour we took in the winter. Happily, today was a very, very nice one. Mike and I drove out to meet some pals in Fort Langley. We had a little walk around and checked out a few antique shops. Fort Langley is adorable. Especially in the spring. I didn’t take any photos for some reason.
We only stayed a couple of hours then came home to cook dinner and lunches. Yay! Lunch blog! It’s not very exciting OR creative this time around. I’m sure I’ll have to spice it up for the next round. But for this week’s bunch of lunches, I made chilli and spaghetti.
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I misjudged how rotten I felt this morning and by the time I got to work, I was a zombie. I was walking very slowly, listening to my breath and the crackling sounds in my chest. EW. After a whopping 2 hours in the office, I marched (slowly) back to the skytrain and went home to bed. I got up at 5 pm and had my dinner. THIS is my dinner. I double fisted tea and the world’s blandest turkey broth I made after Christmas. For dessert, I had some lovely grape cough syrup because my throat is also on fire. It’s sugar and alcohol free, so I am not having a cheat meal. I promise.
The best part of being sick (besides the crackling sounds and the burning throat) is that I get to watch hours of Netflix in bed. I know. It’s like New Years Eve has come early to the Brownes! I’ve been watching mostly stand up – Jay Mohr, Morgan Murphy and Maria Banford. Then I switched it up a bit and started watching a whole new season of 1000 Ways to Die.
The kitties have been keeping me company and have been taking turns laying right on me.
I’m sure I’ll be okay. But man, if you can avoid this strain of the flu, SKIP IT. I can’t remember the last time I felt so crappy.
Anyway, onward and upward. And CRAPPY is not going to be the theme of 2015.