Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nice Etsy giveaway!

Zaftig Delights is having a giveaway in her two Etsy shops. Click on the link for info on the contest!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Break!

It's spring break this week and I have a lot on my agenda. First off, I have to do our taxes. I always tend to procrastinate doing them because we always owe money. I also have a paid sewing job to do . I started spring break yesterday by meeting my knitting posse at Borders around 10 a.m. We stayed until noon then went to Cosi's for lunch. I kept thinking how this would be like life after retirement and how much I could easily adjust to that. After that, I went and got my eyes checked and ordered new, very funky glasses! I can't wait to get them! Today, I will get my driver's license renewed since it expires tomorrow and do some errands. DH and I may go to the Greene Turtle to watch the Caps game tonight. We went to DC Sunday for the game and to eat at Capital Q, our favorite BBQ joint. We did that for lunch before the game. I had made a loaded pizza Saturday night so we were able to have the left overs for dinner later on Sunday night. Check out this pizza before it went in the oven:

It was about 2 inches high! I do homemade, hand stretched thin crust and top it with Tomato Basil sauce, 3 or 4 cups of mozzarella, a pound of hot turkey Italian sausage, sweet red bell pepper, vidalia onion, can of sliced black olives and fresh mushrooms on one half for DH. I forgot to take a picture of it when it came out of the oven. It's very filling and we eat it for two nights.

I've started some new knitting projects. I finally started Sylvi and I'm currently working on the sleeve:

I decided that I need another project going at the same time because the sleeves and fronts of Sylvi are entirely in seed stitch which makes me want to shoot myself! I began the Musica fingerless gloves and got the first one done! I love it!

Saturday, we are going to Pittsburgh to see the kids for Easter. It saddens me that Pittsburgh makes the national news for such an awful incident this week. It also scares me that there are people who believe that the government is going to take their guns so they go and shoot policemen. That certainly doesn't help their position. Being raised in DC tends to make one a political animal and I tend to be a news junkie--I love my msnbc shows. Anyway, I saw this exchange yesterday on Hardball, and I find it quite frightening that there are so many in "middle" America that think this way.

Scary, isn't it?

Em's woke me up at 7:30 this morning to tell me it was snowing in Pittsburgh! It's also cold here so I don't think I'll be putting flowers in the beds this week!

That's it for now!

Kitty Cam: Bar finds a sunny spot to keep warm!