Forgot that it was going to rain today and left home sans umbrella. Will just have to hold my coat over my head and run to the car.
The weekend went by fairly quickly. The fashionista and I went to lunch at one of our favorite Italian places Saturday. I had spaghetti with mushrooms and she had the oven roasted chicken thighs — one of my usuals there also. Then we took the pug for a nail trim and the fashionista for a hair trim.
I cast on for the ribbed vest I want to knit myself, but the count was not coming out right after I knit a few rows. Left it on the coffee table and went to do something else. The pug has decided she would like to chew on yarn and bamboo needles! She has no idea what a death wish that may be….
I read a new book by the author of the Friday Night Knitting Club — Kate Jacobs, isn’t it? The book is called Comfort Food. It is about a woman who has a cable cooking show. I really enjoyed it, though it was a fairly quick read.
Yesterday I did some cooking. Put together a chicken and pasta casserole to bake this evening. Made a crockpot of chili. Baked pumpkin bread. The fashionista was over at the boyfriend’s house. When I went over to pick her up, I left a container of chili, a loaf of pumpkin bread, and a couple of containers of soup — homemade chicken and vegetable soup, and Tuscan white bean soup. It seems as though the boyfriend is nearly always out of food even though he works full time — but his car is down right now — so on occasion I send food for him.
Tonight after dinner is coffee night with my two closest friends. The three of us have not gotten together since my birthday in August, so I am looking forward to catching up with them.
Tomorrow I am taking the day off as the attorney I work for will be going out of town for a mediation. Am driving the fashionista to one of the area community colleges to enroll — yep, that’s right. She is going to school. The ironic thing is that recently she did some career and aptitude testing, and her highest scores were education and art. So she has decided to become a kindergarten teacher. The child who has disliked school and tried very hard to avoid school for the past 6 years has now decided to spend the rest of her life in school. No, seriously, I am quite happy that she has some direction and is actually planning on having a real adult life. And I am happy to help her in any way I can. And she is quite good with young children and young children have always liked her. And she will always be taller than kindergarten students (the fashionista is a whopping 4′ 10.5″ tall). And she feels that she will be smarter than most kindergarten students. Now that is not to say that this life plan will not change in a week, or month or two or three — but today, that is the plan. I am just glad there is finally a plan.