I'm happy to let you know that the kids arrived safely home yesterday afternoon - before rush hour! Thank you all for the good wishes for them. As happy as they are to be out of the car, I suspect that Talbot and Marcel are even happier and pleased to be back on familiar ground (versus a hotel room!). I'm also betting they are all a little chilly! Even though Austin, TX can get awfully cold (like last Christmas when we visited), typically they are warmer there than here. This morning it is just barely 32 and the dampness is evident - it will be raining by the afternoon according to our forecast.
Yesterday I made a lemony chicken soup with carrots, leeks, celery, onion, garlic and orzo. It was good but I've decided I don't really like orzo. I would rather have had noodles or rice in this mix. Anyway, I wanted some good, crusty bread to go with it and didn't feel like baking any, so I ran to the store. For one loaf of bread. $80 later I walked out. Yup. I have NO self control. I did find things that we *need* (sort of) and things I could use (some new canning jars for the cranberry relish and chutney to be made), some treats and food for Mabel (she deserves them), but also two (not one, but two) half gallons of ice cream. Yikes!!! I wasn't even hungry when I went to the store!
And now it's Tuesday and time for a TNT post and I have almost nothing to show...
The blue to the right of the letter C is new. Earlier it was a much larger image, but if you look closely you can see where I unpicked a bunch of stitching. Tedious would be a good way to describe it. The blue is the beginning of yet another bouquet. When I got down to where the container for it is stitched I realized I was off by a stitch. One measly stitch. I thought I would fudge it and then realized I wouldn't be happy. The error was in the letter C. The top of the C was short by one stitch. So I unpicked all the blue, the beginning of the container and then the border to the right of the C and the top of the C. Did I mention tedious? But, I'm glad it is lining up now and am happier than I would have been if I had just fudged it.
Some weeks are just like that.
Today Fletch and I will go grocery shopping in the morning (because $80 wasn't enough to spend yesterday). My annual review (which will determine when I retire) was supposed to be yesterday and first it was changed to a virtual meeting instead of in-person and then yesterday morning it was postponed to this afternoon. So, I have that to look forward to - LOL.
Today is also the day I plan to make the cranberry relish and the cranberry chutney. The house should smell yummy a little later!
Whatever you are up to this Tuesday, I hope it is fun and enjoyable!