Thursday, November 23, 2017

Woe is me

I have a cold :( 

Haven't had one all year, but if I do get one, it always seems to be around this time of year.  Not in winter, but late spring/early summer.  So I'm dosing up on hot lemon and honey drinks and lots of water...
 local honey and lemons from my tree


And on the way back from my walk this morning, I stopped in at the supermarket and bought a chicken to make chicken soup.  I was just going to buy some chicken wings, but decided a whole chicken was more economical.  So I've got the 2 x drumsticks/thighs ready to bake (and will get 2 meals out of that with roast vegies and greens), and 2 x breasts in the freezer (for stir fries), and the wings and carcass in the crockpot (along with garlic, ginger, onion, leek, celery, carrot, brown rice, barley, salt and pepper, and a bay leaf) for soup.  Will put some of the soup in containers in the freezer too.  So all up not a bad stock of meals from a $10 chicken!

 it's starting to smell good already



Last Tuesday Marnie and I had a trip to Penguin for a 'sea fix'.  Friend Vicki had planned to come too, but had to cancel.  Not my beloved Stanley, but still nice to see (and smell) the sea, enjoy some lunch at a beach front cafe and have a walk along the beachfront...



Also went to one of my favourite shops in Penguin Cocoon, and bought this print.  I have 3 others of Claire Hansen's and really love them.  Now to find a frame for this one...



Still working on my diagonal cot blanket squares, and starting to re-read the Jan Karon Mitford series...




Here's your Introvert image for the day...
and because I love the trees



And your dose of humour...
well...I thought it was funny!!!


Time for a lemon drink (cough...cough...cough...)
 
Oh...and Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating!
 
xx

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Take it easy Tuesday


It was cloudy this morning (yay!!) so I enjoyed my early walk, then home to mow the lawns before the sun came out and I came in...


I've used up my quota of energy for today, so will spend the afternoon doing inside stuff and perhaps go for a late afternoon walk if it cools down.


Had to make a trip to Launceston yesterday, and while there, I picked up a couple of books and a pot (to make another mini succulent garden) at one of the op shops...
 Philip Yancey is one of my favourite authors
 
 
 
Ecoyarns had a sale recently and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy some of this lovely organic wool from New Zealand.  I don't have a project in mind as yet, but will let you know when I decide..
 it even still smells 'sheepy' :)




Still working on my pastel cot blanket squares for charity...


And after reading about Sarah's New Book, I realised I had her previous book The Invisible Girls on my bookshelves, so started reading it, and it's really good...
she blogs HERE



Here ya go...your little bit of humour for the day...


 
Off to enjoy my own company :))
 
xx

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Interacting...alone.


I've been having a great time reading introvert quotes on the internet.  Oh how I can relate...
Some of them are so funny...and true :)  (They are better with the illustrations that go with some of them, but I can't work out how to post them here.)

Here ya go:

If your phone doesn't ring.  It's me.
 

I saw people through the window today.  That's enough social interaction.


I came.  I saw.  I left early.


A group of people is called a "No Thanks."


I'm sorry I didn't answer the phone when you called.  I don't use it for that.


Born to think.  Forced to Talk.


Hold on,   I've got to overthink about it.


If I'm frowning I've reached my socialization limit.


Nope.  Not today...


I'm a social vegan.  I avoid meet.


And the grand finale: 


I'm sorry.  I know I said hi, but I wasn't really prepared for any follow-up conversation.




There are more.  Tomorrow.  Don't want to over exert myself :))
 
ever the introvert
xx
 
PS - And I've just come across THIS book which may have to go on my 'to buy' list!

Monday, November 6, 2017

So then I thought...

I had these succulents in pots (they were here when I moved in), and they were looking a bit sad...


And I had some empty plant pots.  So then I thought...

Why not pot some up to bring inside...



And I had this spider plant in the shade house...



So then I thought...   Why not pot up some of the baby 'spiders'...
 will bring them inside when they grow a bit


I'd finished the blanket for Wrap with Love and was looking for another (mindless) project.

So then I thought...  Why not start a cot blanket ( in pastel colours) for KOGO...
 will need 25 x 10 inch diagonal squares

And had finished my second Ann Cleeves book. 

So then I thought...  Why not read another one...


 
And that's more than enought 'thoughts' for one day :)
 
xx
 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Catch up

Have been without internet access for 3 days (how did we ever live without it ?!?!), so this is a bit of a catch up...

Had a lovely visit from my niece on Thursday.  Hadn't seen her for 9 years.  She lives in Sydney and this was her first trip to Tasmania.  So we got to catch up for a couple of hours, and then, as she only has a few days here, she was off on her travels...
 daughter Marnie, niece Cassie, and 'yours truly'

Friday (yesterday) I spent hours working in the garden, so didn't go for a river walk. 

We had rain overnight, and this morning everything was looking fresh and green, so I took my camera with me...

  new bright green leaf growth
 
 early morning peace...


 ...and quiet



Finished my charity blanket.  Need to package it up and mail to Wrap With Love...



Also finished reading THIS book from the library...

I hadn't read any of Ann's books before, although I knew of her writings from the Vera and Shetland TV series.  I really enjoyed the book, so picked up 2 more from the library this morning, although they are from the Vera series so may not enjoy them quite so much as the setting of the Shetland books is a big draw for me :)
 
So there you have it...all caught up! 
 
Time for some late lunch. 
 
Oh...and speaking of food, I made a Dutch Ginger Cake during the week (sorry...no pic...we ate it all!!), but the recipe is HERE.  (I did add some macadamia nut pieces to the recipe)
 
Enjoy your weekend!
 
xx
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017