Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Still not finishing much

My run of finishing a lot quickly has ended. Mostly because I'm working on more complex things now and also projects that aren't already nearly completed. I made some progress on my pears.I've been feeling a bit disorganized and despite having some time at home this weekend, I'm just feeling a bit discombobulated. So I took an extra hour this morning at home and got some things sorted. I feel much better. And by the time I left, it was bright enough to take some photos of the WIP pears. They're 2/3 of the way done (each stuffed pear will have three panels).So here they are, "paired" off. This has been a great carry along project because I only need to bring one fabric panel at a time, a bit of floss, scissors and a needle.I didn't make it out to see Pat's classroom this weekend; something came up. I did get to lunch with my friends:We visited and caught up with each other's lives (we get together maybe twice a year). Ate ourselves silly. And all in all had a great time.

I also got some time on Sunday to enjoy the sunny and warm weather, read (I'm nearly to the end of Diana Gabaldon's Echo in the Bone--I can't believe it's taken me this long. Usually I sit up all night 'till it's done!) and get the laundry caught up. I also got some time to cook (I cook on weekends). I made chicken-vegetable soup, a pasta dish with white beans, zucchini, spinach, fresh tomatoes and lots of garlic and onions (hubby has a bad cold) over brown-rice pasta, and our standby beef and brown rice oven-bake--with loads of really good fresh kale. Doesn't seem to have helped his cold much but I felt good about doing it.

We've been having a time of it (using my best Royal We here). My handy hubby's fixed the 'fridge (30+ years old) twice now in recent weeks. Yesterday he replaced the motor. There's still one other problem, some frozen back-up inside, that we may need to call service for. When that's not acting up, lately my older car has been (ha! older as in 2001---for us usually older means 15 years old or more!). He replaced the radiator recently--an all day job. Then coming home from embroidery guild on Monday, as I backed up to park there was a really horrible noise in the breaks. When he took the wheel off to look, pieces fell out--big chunks. That's today's repair task with the help of a friend who has the proper (expensive) tool. He's also done some work recently on the washer. I'm not the only thing that's aging around our place!


Judy S. said...

That pear is going to be pretty! Don't you just love Crab-apple Hill patterns?

paula said...

i hope i didn't jinx you with our talk about dying fridges :) paula