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”

Some Adjustments Necessary

Knitting up one garter ridge on the diagonal side of the throw per pattern ridge for the lace does not allow for enough ‘give’ or stretch so I started over with the edging. Somewhere along the way I noticed that I’d started knitting on the other end of the picked up stitches. Hmmm. Not sureContinue reading “Some Adjustments Necessary”