Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Halfway there!

I'm halfway through my week of finals. Three down, and three to go! This week is insane. I'm tired, stressed, and can't wait for it to be over with!

The girls made these today:

I got the idea from: Just Like Martha. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another project completed, plus an ER trip.

I finished another project on my to-do list. I crocheted a hat for a friend based on one worn by Bella in the Twilight movie. I loosely based it on this pattern, but had to make a number of changes to it so that it would fit correctly. I used Caron Simply Soft Eco in Charcoal to make it - it's a new kind of yarn from Caron that recycles .6 plastic bottles per skein - it's 80% acrylic and 20% NatureSpun. I used two strands of the yarn held together, with an I hook. When I originally made the hat according to the directions (without checking gauge, so I don't know if the difference were due to the yarn, my tension, or the pattern itself), it came out HUGE! So I omitted some increases (so there were only 10 stitches in between the bands) and several rows to shorten it. I had such a hard time keeping it a surprise until she got it in the mail, but I'm glad that I did! I think she likes it!

As for the ER trip, the kids were running around the house, playing and goofing acround. Nathanial scared Cecilia, who accidentally pushed Niko, who fell in the kitchen and hit his face on the bench. He got a small cut right under his lip, that did the nasty gaping open that deep cuts do. Hubby and I took him to the ER since it wasn't in a place we could put a butterfly bandage on. They cleaned it up, and closed it with about 7 layers of Dermabond (aka SuperGlue). My little tough guy!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday - Honey Walnut Shrimp with Candied Walnuts, Rice, and Broccoli

Tuesday - Turkey Carcass soup (with carrots, celery, onion, and homestyle noodles)

Wednesday - Stirfry London Broil (with broccoli, mushrooms, onions, cilantro, and tomatoes in a homemade stir-fry sauce of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic powder, and dried red peppers) over a bed of rice

Thursday - Lil Smokies mini sausages in Hickory Honey BBQ Sauce with Country Fried Potatoes (diced potatoes and onions fried in butter and canola oil, with seasoned salt and pepper), and Creamed Spinach or Corn

Friday - Sushi Night