Thursday, June 7, 2012

Random Rambles from a Day Off

I should be ashamed.  I haven't posted here since February.  I have been writing.  Sort of.  On my other blog. Elsetime & Otherwhen, where I practice my writing.  Cause I am a writer.  There.  I said it, or wrote it.

Now, from the more mundane world of me.  I was going to do this yesterday, but just didn't get it done.

Yesterday was my day off.  And it was a good one.  I managed to get the kitchen cleaned, again.  Get a roast in the crockpot and write a couple hundred words on a story I'm playing with.  All by noon.  Go Me!!

Then I did a lot of nothing.  Isn't that what days off are for?

Yes.  I thought so.

I have been busy though.  The restaurant takes a lot of my time.  Worrying about the restaurant takes a lot of my time.  Although things have been going a lot better than this time last year.

And the garden is doing well.  Already harvested radishes and peas.  The green beans look good, and the tomatoes are blossoming already.

I canned some peas and froze some.  I've eaten most of the radishes.  I have this awesome recipe for cooking them. 

Just take some radishes, small can be left whole, halve or quarter larger ones, add some green onion, saute in browned butter for a bit.  Then add about a half cup of water, salt and pepper to taste, cover and simmer until fork tender.   MMMMM!

I've also been obsessively been spinning yarn.  I have a drop spindle and apparently way to much time to waste.

Next I want to save for a ridiculously expensive loom so I can weave my yarn into something useful.  I had the opportunity to play with a loom a couple weeks ago.  So much fun!

What else can I babble about?

Hmm.  Oh yes.  Grandchildren. (You knew that was coming, right?)  The grandson is my great love, he's so smart and quite the character besides.  The granddaughter, (yes I love her too) is such a handful!  Very independent and headstrong.  She has to be watched all the time or she's into something.

That's about all the excitement in my world.  How about yours?


  1. I'm scared to try spinning because I do NOT need another addiction!

  2. Nice, fun post of rambling about your life! As for the shame of not having posted in ages -- oh, do I EVER know that feeling! :P

    1. I keep trying to remind myself to write here. I'm not very organized.

  3. Every time I visit your page I think you don't have a place to comment and it takes me time to figure out that "Let me know you dropped by" is actually the comment link when it looks like it is saying to email you. I really would suggest allowing it to say comment because that is what people look for. Sorry I just get frustrated when I spend extra time trying to figure something out when all I want to do is leave a comment.

    Ahhh grandchildren. I have two grand daughters. The oldest is a Leo and boy can she roar. Sometimes I think she is the loudest child on earth. And then she says "I love you Nana." and my heart melts again and again. The other one is only six months old but we can already tell the difference in temperament. She smiles most of the time and only fusses when she wants something. She thinks her older sister is the funniest thing on this planet and can make her laugh like no other. There is nothing better than hearing a baby laugh. I dare anyone to not smile or laugh when they hear it. :D

    I am glad you were able to take some time off. Now I'm starting to worry my comment is about to become longer than you post so I am signing off. We writers certainly like to ramble. :)


    1. I love when people blog in the comments, it tells me they read the whole post.

      And I think I fixed that comment finding thing. I hope. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I loved this update. It was great to hear about these parts of your life. And aren't those grandchildren just the best?