A haircut, some baking and a little crochet!7:33 PM
It's been such a busy day. I just realized as well that I tend to start a lot of my posts this way, but I am not making this up, it really is the way it goes around here.
I feel like some days I open my eyes and I'm already busy doing something and then I don't stop until around midnight. Geeze!
We started off quite early this morning with another trip to base, this time to get my daughter's hair cut. She has been needing one for a while and I just couldn't take her split ends anymore.
There now....much better and she is totally rocking the bangs. I love this child to death, she brings us so much joy. The haircut suits her but in a way it makes her look much older and I find myself staring at her and wondering where the time is flying to.
Remember when I started my blog back in 2006, she was this little munchkin with curly red hair, now she's an almost 15 year old. *sigh*
My boy also got his haircut but I didn't manage to snap his photo, he's been hiding from me all day LOL
After the haircuts, we came straight back home and I got right into laundry and house cleaning and dishes etc. I also got dinner in the crockpot as today was and is still quite cloudy and cold. I tried out a new recipe for a Slow Cooked Coconut Chicken Curry and it was delicious. Got a big thumbs up from the whole family so it's on the list to make again, and so easy too. I'll share the recipe tomorrow morning when I upload it to the blog.
After getting the crockpot going, I started two loaves of my Buttermilk Bread which I've posted here before, but nonetheless, if you missed it, here is the link to that recipe if you want to try.
While the bread was rising, I started a Date and Nut Loaf which is a big favorite around here, especially of my sister in law's, she just adores this loaf. I do too, it's so good and even better when you slather on some butter. Yum!
So most of my afternoon was spent in the kitchen, which I don't mind at all. I have to tell you that the past 6 months have been such a huge adjustment and one thing that kind of took a back seat was my cooking. I mean, I still cook every night but I haven't been trying new recipes or posting any on the food blog, and that is something that I'm now ready to get back into. I've missed it dearly.
Once everything was baked and out of the oven, I still had about an hour before dinner was ready, so I started my crochet square for day 7 of my Crochet Mood Blanket.
It's coming along very nicely already. I wasn't going to join any squares until the end of the year, but I've decided to just start joining every week and so far I'm loving it. I'm using the Flat Braid Joining method, you can find the tutorial for that through Google or on Youtube.
The squares I'm using are the Simple Filet Crochet Starburst.
Just love the colors. Today's color is grey though to match the cloudy skies outside.
I'm also thinking that I may do a few smaller blankets as I make this one. It would be easier for me to just do 2 or 3 squares a day and make say, 3 blankets? The main one is going to be for my bed and that will be quite a big one, but the others I may do lap blankets and give to the all the kids for Christmas.
Anyway, just a thought.
And now I think I deserve a cup of hot tea, a warm blanket, and a book so I can finally put my feet up and relax a little. Yes, I think that is exactly what I'm going to do.