Friday, July 24, 2009

What I've been doing.

I've wanted to be knitting, but instead, I've been distracted by other things...
  1. Reading. I made my way through a Lisa Gardner book on my Kindle in less than 24 hours, and then moved on to Julia Child's My Life in France. I read the latter in preparation for the movie, Julie & Julia, and I was surprised to absolutely love the book. For some reason, I thought it would be dry and boring, but it was not. I read Julie & Julia (as a blog and as a book) a few years ago, and am now looking forward to the movie. And I have a sudden urge to go find my own copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (I would like a vintage copy, so if you have one let me know.) and make food I wouldn't ordinarily attempt. My "to read" list is also growing, but unfortunately reading generally makes boring blog fodder.

  2. Cooking. Last weekend there was a couple of flops. But I did make a Chicken Gumbo (because the weather has been decidedly non-July like) without a recipe, and these cookies. I highly recommend the cookies. My Gumbo recipe, however, needs a bit of tweaking.

  3. Gardening. I think I'm going to give up on the tomato staking and the weed pulling for the year - it's gotten way ahead of me. But we harvested the first bell peppers and the first itty bitty red tomato. And the beans. I think we have had beans every night for two weeks. And there's more out there. If all goes well, we should have a glut of tomatoes. And peppers. And cucumbers. Soon.

  4. Knitting. I have been doing a bit of knitting. Though less than I would have liked. I finished a bag, and need to felt it, and started another chicken last night. The Fair deadline is next Saturday so we'll see what I have done at that point.

  5. Webbing. I've found a couple more treasures (mostly for my empty walls) on Etsy, and am waiting for them to arrive. And I've been trolling around The Pioneer Woman's newest endeavor, Tasty Kitchen. If you haven't joined, then you should. If you have, then you should "friend" me - my username is, creatively, libby.

Pictures have been taken, but I haven't taken the time to upload them. Hopefully this weekend.

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