Roast Beef For Sunday

I ordered a pot roast with my grocery order yesterday and put it in the crock pot with new potatoes, carrots, red onion, a cup of water and a cup of red wine after seasoning it with freshly ground sea salt and freshly ground peppercorn blend. I set it on low at 10 pm andContinue reading “Roast Beef For Sunday”

A Good Day For Cooking

It got up to 73° by 2:30 pm yesterday afternoon and I had the house open while Brad was gone to his appointment. He insisted that there was no need for me to go with him since he would be waiting for a bit until he was ready to leave. In the end it didn’tContinue reading “A Good Day For Cooking”

So Close

What is it about the last inch or so of a project that seems to take longer than you think it will? Sigh. I will finish this thing. This afternoon. No more interruptions. What an interesting day it’s been and it’s not even 1 pm yet! First of all Fancy Nancy Pelosi is not seekingContinue reading “So Close”

Another Project Almost Finished

I had hoped to have finished the cowl by this evening, but I took most of the day off from knitting for the sake of my joints. I remembered the bottle of ibuprofen and took a dose of it a little while ago and then picked back up and started the last section of theContinue reading “Another Project Almost Finished”

Time For A Staycation

We’ve both had about all the housecleaning we, or our sinuses, can stand for the time being so we’re taking the weekend off from Fall Cleaning. I’m on the verge of a sinus/ear infection and taking homeopathics to keep it under control. Time to enjoy what we’ve accomplished around the house and get some restContinue reading “Time For A Staycation”

Productive Shopping Trip

I’ve needed a decent desk in my studio/workroom for years and today was the day to buy one. Furniture Row has a Labor Day Sale and we saved $100 on the cost of their Hartford Writing Desk. I’ve been making do with a portable plastic table with plastic shelves for far too long. The tableContinue reading “Productive Shopping Trip”

Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!

The storms last night split and went north and south of us and I don’t believe we got a single drop! It happens from time to time and we really need the rain. It started clouding up this morning and a little while ago I looked out and…it was raining! A nice, slow, steady rain.Continue reading “Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!”

Getting Back To Normal

In most cases when I am stressed it helps to work on my knitting. That hasn’t been the case lately so everything got put on hold until a couple of days ago. I’m making progress on the green socks and I’m almost finished with the gusset increases. As usual, I ended up separating the socksContinue reading “Getting Back To Normal”

Still Hot in Texas

The break we had from the high heat has passed. It’s windy. It’s over 100° again. But, our propane tank is filled and the Generac is online and ready in case the power goes out, so we are good to go. And here we are starting another month. Not that I miss July one bit,Continue reading “Still Hot in Texas”

More BBQ Chicken

The photo is from the last batch I cooked when I used the shallower crock pot insert. I’m using the deep one this time around since I’m cooking six boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves. I prepared them the same way as before, just made two layers in the pot. I am out of the HickoryContinue reading “More BBQ Chicken”