Hello and Good Morning!
Gosh! We had a sunny day yesterday. Yes, it was still on the cool (and windy) side of things (it IS winter), but SUN!!! It has been so grey recently so it was just wonderful to have a bright day.
How was your weekend? Mine was good. Filled with a lot of errands, some cleaning, a lot of laundry. You know, the usual.
My yoga jellies arrived just two days after ordering them! What a difference they make. I've had major (read: extreme) pain in my wrists while doing yoga in the past, but these make a HUGE difference. Many thanks to Kym for suggesting these. They are a game changer for moi.
The other item that arrived was my Dutch Oven! I have shied away from getting one because they are HEAVY and my arms are WEAK. But there are so many recipes I want to make that call for having a Dutch oven than can be used on the stove top and also go in the oven. Now I have one and the color is just marvelous!
A gorgeous shade of teal (which looks more green in my picture). This is a 6 quart one, so plenty big. I plan to make red beans (New Orleans style) first (which does not go in the oven). I've been craving that dish, so we will probably invite Colin & Mailing over for dinner one night soon.
As I mentioned the weekend was filled with errands: Costco on Friday. Didn't really get much, but a few items and gassed up my car for $0.28 cents a gallon cheaper than the nearest gas station to us. Saturday was groceries and Sunday we bought a new sink for the kitchen. My current sink is a double which I have never liked...neither side is large enough for my big pans. The new sink is like a farm sink - one big one and it is a little deeper than our current set up. We need a new faucet as well, but the plumber will get that as the quality he can get is much better (and guaranteed for life) than what we can buy commercially.
A little knitting was accomplished. I'm now on the gusset decrease/the foot of the first Yule Wave sock. I did go ahead and do the heel turn in red. The heel flap is Eye of the Partridge. The toes will be red as well and I plan to put a couple of thin red stripes mid-way down the foot.
It is still early and dark outside. I need to dry my hair and get dressed as I'm heading to the office in a little bit. I have a conference call at 10, but hope to be on my way home shortly after that. There are a few things I need to take care of in the office today so I will get that stuff done early.
Time to pour another cup of coffee and pull out the hair dryer. Wishing you all a great week - enjoy!