Monday, September 9, 2013

Merry Monday 9-9-2013

Surviving the stressful week last week is making me very merry this Monday. Man, it was a long week! But it ended on a very good note, so I will share those moments with you and leave the crappy stuff out. (It's not my intention of spreading crap on Merry Monday, you know!)

Family time is always at the top of my list of my very best times. I had a lot of Peanut time this weekend, along with a surprise visit from Eddie and Falicia. And on Sunday, Sister, Peanut and I drove to Columbia to spend the day with Little Man. We did some shopping, some eating and some hanging out. And Peanut thought he would spend some quality time in the dumpster (see picture, top right) until Mommy coaxed him out! Silly boy! It was the perfect day and the best way to end the week.

With the little bit of down time I've had lately, I've been trying my hand at free form crochet. I absolutely hate counting stitches, so this seemed like a perfect fit for me. And, I have to say, I kinda like it! I'm using wool yarns, so I'm going to experiment with machine felting some of the pieces and using them as applique/layering pieces on some collage style fiber projects. The experimentation with the fiber works is just what I needed to transition away from the painting for a while. It's giving me time to think about and plan for some more involved pieces (at least compared to what I've made in the past).

And, this gluten free diet that I will probably have to be on for the rest of my life is getting pretty boring. I really miss bread! Especially a good piece of toast in the morning. But I've found a really good bread mix that really tastes like bread! Amazing, huh?! It tastes really good the first day. After that, it's really only good for toast making. Which is fine with me. I'm also pretty sick of white rice. But, little did I know that if you buy better quality rice, and try different varieties, it makes a huge difference. This weekend I did a comparison of Basmati and Jasmine rice. They are both sooo good! They both have a nutty, popcorn like aroma, but the basmati is very fluffy and the jasmine is sticky. They both have so much flavor that you don't really need to put anything on it, although I did put a pat of margarine on mine. Yum!!
 
 Well, that's about it for this Merry Monday. I'm hoping I come up with something interesting for Word Wednesday. It's been a while since I posted a word for Wednesday, and I've been "collecting" some pretty good ones :)

Until then~ Juli

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