Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Every other Wednesday I get a box of veggies delivered to my house from Farm Fresh to you. I know that this does not sound all that exciting, but it really kind of is. I have no idea what will be in it other than two kinds of fruit and usually 4 types of veg. That's it! I have no idea, I can only guess in general based on what should be ripe now but even that is not always a good measure. So its a bit like Christmas for me and I look forward to Wednesdays. Or at least some of them. This is what I got today. First is my box.. ooooo whats in it? Like my faux grass? A swatch of my Mom's carpet that my brother in law sent me. His sense of humor is something else. But its kind of fun having that hideous carpet, why do the ugly things last forever? That carpet is over 30 years old and yet look, fresh as a daisy!
Just glancing in maybe strawberries in the bag but hard to tell and maybe lettuce and then some stuff I've never seen before. That is one cool thing, there is often some veg that I haven't had or one I don't eat often, its great! I really like most veggies ( read later on for more on that) but I do tend to eat some more than others. I've really enjoyed the chard that has been in a couple of boxes and I never buy that! Every now and then there is something I don't like, there are three big ones - mushrooms, peas and bell peppers. I know, the things everyone else on the planet eats, I hate. Give me a plate of beets and Brussels sprouts I will be happy as a clam, but mushrooms? ewww.
Sort of clockwise from top are Strawberries, Rapini (the unknown), Cilantro, lettuce, Snap Peas and in the middle three mango's. Well, there are only two now, I ate one. And it was outstanding! Their fruit is amazing, I am always delighted with it, though in March I was getting tired of apples, but its winter then and the citrus had a hard year so what else really was there? The strawberries are really good too, I tested them out just to be on the safe side.
Remember what I said were my three least favorite veggies? Yup, there are peas in this picture! Linda and Tina are both out of town (I usually foist my mushrooms on one of them) so if anyone wants the snap peas they can have them. Clearly that pretty much means knitting group people. Or I could bring them for the retreat, maybe someone will eat them there.
Okay, I read the recipes and Rapini is also know as Broccoli Rabe, that I have heard of. What kind of veggie has an alias? That seems not right, but I will eat it none the less. Or maybe especially.
I hope mango is good for horrendous coughs, I am sounding like someones grandpa these days. The guy who sits next to me at work keeps saying bless you every time I cough in hopes that I STOP. I interviewed someone today and he said his friends all had a bad chest cough too, I guess its making the rounds. At least it will stop soon I hope. Seriously, I sound like an old man getting up in the morning. Not pretty! Who ever is sharing room at the retreat should be excited by that notion! ha!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
It's really done! I promised pictures so here are some! Its pretty cute I think, but the colors don't show well in my pictures. I guess I am not a photographer (this is shocking). Its all blocked and everything, I am taking it in to work tomorrow for the mother to be. She really better be having a girl, or he will have a very pink sweater!
I am STILL sick. Blah. I have an awful cough and I have no idea where it came from as my sinuses are not so bad. I sound sick in my head, I don't know what I sound like to others. My throat hurts (the coughing doesn't help) and my headaches (sinuses) and yet I still have to talk to people on the phones! And they are a little crazy. It still always amazing me how many people think they don't have to click or type something for their computer to know what they want to do. AMAZING!
I am going to sit on my couch now and watch something and rest, though I am out of o.j. at this point. Rome is done, it was pretty damn good, I liked it a lot.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
I have what my mom called ' The Punies' this weekend. I feel icky, a cold seems to be settling on me and I am not happy. I am not so sick that I can't do anything, I can, I just don't feel well enough to do my normal stuff. I hate being sick, I am not good at it. But I have a crazy week at work ahead of me ( I have a new manager, new team member to get up to speed AND another new one starting tomorrow! yikes!) and of course the Boba retreat is next weekend and I need to be well for that! So I've just stayed at home and did some crafty stuff and watched Rome. Linda watched a few episodes and didn't like it, one of my work colleagues said it was really good so I have it from Netflix. I do like it, it just took a few episodes to get into it. I love the details in the show, really good, someone did a lot of research but it is a bit soapy. I have not, however, been knitting. I know, its shocking! I did finish the baby sweater and it is blocking, probably some pics tomorrow. I have started the second, blotchy ball for my clapotis, that will be one project I'll bring for the weekend. Not sure what else though, maybe socks? I know its crazy, but I have some yarn for my sister, she will wear socks.
So what I have been working on is a felt applique Christmas stocking. Christmas in May you say? I know, its weird, but I love doing these stockings! They are fun, they are easy and they look great when they are done. My biggest problem is finding what to do with them when they are finished! Everyone in my sisters family now has one and I don't know any friends who need them, or couldn't make a knitted one. Last year I figured it out though, so I can make a bunch and not feel guilty. My sisters work always adopts a family at Christmas time and get them everything they have on their wish lists. I told her last year I could make stockings for the kids if they wanted to fill them and she thought that was a great idea so that's what I did. I get to indulge in yet another craft project, and the kids get something a little special. Everyone wins! So I wanted something fun and a bit mindless for this weekend, this is what I have right now. It's cute, not really kid like though so hopefully I can find someone who will use it! ha! It is not done, by the way, that's why Santa looks so strange, but I like it. I have a bunch more to do as well, they go cheap at Joannes in like September so I stock up. I was looking at the Plaid website and there are some cute ones for this year, I hope they get them at Joannes!
I know I haven't posted for a bit, I think the stress at work just makes me want to do nothing when I get home at night. Hopefully this week will be a bit better, though probably not. sigh.