Friday’s Doings

Brrrrr — it was 18 degrees when I headed out this morning.  I think the cold weather is going to stick around a bit.  No snow or sleet — yet.  I think that may come later in the weekend.

I went to a meatless cooking class Wednesday night, and I was a little unsure of going, but I had a great time and learned a few things that I did not know.  We got a handout of all the recipes and all of the dishes are things I will make on my own.  We started with a spicy cauliflower soup topped with zaatar croutons, hummus, sliced red pear and mixed spring greens salad with a dressing made of olive oil-apple cider vinegar- cinnamon-honey, lemon asparagus risotto, and blueberry cobbler.  The food was wonderful!  I make hummus myself but have never been totally happy with it.  I really like the recipe I got on the handout and yesterday afternoon I made a batch for myself.

I took a vacation day yesterday and puttered around with various things.  I cleaned the bunny cage really good, did all my laundry, went to the yarn store to wind some O-wool that I bought in the fall and bought yarn to make two branching out scarves, gassed up the car and put air in a tire that was low, put up the rest of the Christmas decorations, put another warm blanket on the bed, wrapped my gift for our office lunch and gift exchange, cooked a batch of veggie chili, and knitted.  Oh, and read my two chapters for lifegroup. A productive day if I do say so myself.

We had our office lunch and gift exchange today.  The gift I gave was a set of Christmas towels from Pier 1.  Anything from Pier 1 is always a popular gift.  I got a cd set that I think I will really enjoy.  At each place setting was a Santa or snowman ornament — I got a Santa — and a candle from Bath/Body Works.  Mine is the Fireside scent.  We had sandwiches, two types of salad, fresh fruit, and a dessert tray.  And a nice time was had by all.

The fashionista called me this afternoon and I talked to her for a bit.  She said she is going out this evening to do some shopping, so I asked her to look in her area for one of the zhu zhu hamsters.  One of my friends has been trying to find one for his daughter for Christmas.  I doubt she will find one since it seems to be the hot item this year, but you never know.  She might be lucky!

I noticed that my answering machine has a continual buzz when playing the messages.  I guess it is time to buy a new one.  I think that one may be around 8 years old. . .

I have a small Christmas soup  and chili supper to attend tomorrow, so I am baking this evening.  I baked pumpkin bread on Sunday and I will make some egg nog bread tonight along with some spicy mini corn muffins.  And that will be my contribution.

And hopefully I will get much more knitting done this weekend!

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About ksknitter

I wear many hats -- mother and grandmother, paralegal, knitter, bass player in a praise and worship band, gardener, cook, avid reader, good friend, good listener -- just to name a few. View all posts by ksknitter

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