Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bonus Post - Monday Menu week of 3/19/12

I'm going to try to get back into menu planning (main dishes only -- side dishes are more haphazard).  Posting it here (and linking it with with Menu PlanMonday (at might help me keep on track.

I will link to the recipes where possible (some are from the menu-planning service Make 5 dinners in 1 hour and some are from eMeals and it's not really OK to publish them here).

Monday:  Chili Dog Crockpot Casserole
Tuesday:  Slow Cooked Pineapple Chicken (5 dinners/1 hour)
Wednesday:  Taco Cornbread Bake (e-meals)
Thursday: Smoked Sausage and Potatoes (5 dinners/1 hour)
Friday:  leftovers
Saturday:  Taco Time (eat out)
Sunday (family dinner):  Slow Cooked Mustard Crusted Roast (5 dinners/1 hour)

Catch-Up Photos - days 65-67

I've been MIA for a while - just lots going on.  Suffice it to say pictures have been taken, stitching and knitting has been done, and lots of decluttering/cleaning.  Rather than post details, I'll just share the pictures.

Day 65 - surprise - There hadn't been any snow downtown that day, so imagine my surprise when I went to pick up my car at the park-and-ride and found this:

Day 66 - prices - just some documentation of the gasoline price on this day.  This is one of the cheaper spots - some places were much closer to $4.00 a gallon for regular.

Day 67 - skyline - took this while walking to the bus.  I've done lots of close-up photos, so thought it was time for a more long range view.

Bonus Post - WIPocalypse checkin #3

Better late than never!

Here's a recap of the stitching done since the last check-in (7 hours on each piece).

QS Fantasea (HAED design, James Christensen artist)

SK Blue Moon (HAED, Linda Ravenscroft artist)

Fire and Ice (Kustom Krafts)

QS Curl up with a Good Book (HAED, Randal Spangler artist)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Day 64 - Sunday

Daily Tasks
photo:  courtyard:  It was chilly on Sunday, but Mom wanted to go out for a walk.  We went into the courtyard in the center of the complex - in summer it is full of flowers with a fountain in the middle.  In early March, not too many flowers and the fountain is drained.  But it was nice to be outside.

stitching:  1 hour, 3 minutes on Curl Up with a Good Book.

Yearly Tasks
knitting:  Worked quite a bit on the baby sweater - almost ready to start the sleeves.

Day 63 - Saturday

Daily Tasks
photo:  path:  For some reason, Fred has a definite path he takes from the house over to the fence.  It's more visible at certain times of the year, so I marked it with arrows in case you can't tell.  He will go out of his way to keep to this path.  Odd dog.

stitching:  1 hour, 10 minutes on Curl up with a Good Book.  Working on the books.
de-clutter:  spent time in the kitchen and my desk.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Days 61, 62 - Thursday & Friday

Daily Tasks
photo (Thursday): clouds - Took Mom to dinner at Shari's and when we were leaving the restaurant, I snapped this shot of the sun setting in the clouds.

photo (Friday): songbird - As I was leaving Mom's on Friday, this bird wouldn't stop chirping.  So, I took his picture.

de-clutter (Thursday):  30 minutes or so at work, cleaning out emails.
de-clutter (Friday):  15 minutes in the master bedroom, 15 minutes in the kitchen

Yearly Tasks
card making (Friday):  Completed 1 thank you card for Mom to send.  That makes 3/24 for the year.

knitting:  Got quite a bit done on the baby cardi.
Scrapscription:  Started the Disney 2011 album - worked for 15 minutes and got some of the paper cut.