September 3, 2013

Tuesday - Cloudy, rainy, cooler

A busy day.

I got up this morning before nine am. I was terribly surprised!  I even stayed up too.  I watched a bit of TV and got dressed.  I started making soup early on, and watched Martha Stewart.  She was doing her show on Istanbul.  I have a friend living there at the moment, so it was nice to see some of the things my friend is seeing.

I got the soup ingredients all cut up and put in the slow cooker.  It took a while, but finally I was done for a while. Yay.  

I took a shower and then started to scan some of the cards that I had written.  When I was doing that, F came home for a quick visit.  He offered to take me to the post office and as the weather outside looked a little scary and I needed to send off a bookmooch, I let him!  Things went quite well, and I even bought some more stamps too.  

It had started to pour, so F drove me back home again and then went back to his work.  I did a few things around my computer and then F came home again.  

It took a while to get dinner on the table, but I finally managed. I watched Project Runway too.  For dinner, I had soup and salad, and F had those, plus he added two servings of rice and some fish egg stuff.  I was a touch surprised that he needed all of it.  The Bacon and Hakusai soup was really good and two bowls of it were enough for me.  

F did the dishes and even later, the slow cooker. Yay.  We had a nice, fairly quiet evening.  I took some pictures of my recent craft work and uploaded them to Ravelry and Facebook.  
Rising Sun Doily

Frilly Scarf Squared

Rising Sun Doily (Mark 2)
I did a little crochet tonight on the chesterfield while watching The Following.  F was so noisy it drove me crazy.  He was making bread so the machine was going, the air conditioner, the fan, the TV were on and he was rustling plastic.  I couldn't hear anything.  I try not to let it bother me, but it seems like he only makes that much noise when I'm trying to watch something I really like or need to pay attention to.  The reason he was making so much noise?  A little midnight snack.  He made himself a big bowl of udon.  What??? I don't usually, but I commented on how much he'd eaten tonight.  

He went to bed afterwards and I'm still up.  Tomorrow I'm not sure what I'll do, but I have a feeling that I should write my area report as it is already late.  Oops.  Anyway, come back tomorrow and see what I get up to.  Night!


Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Lovely doily, both in color and design. Kudos on all those picots around the edge. Picots drive me nuts and I tend to avoid patterns that call for them, although I started using a new method for them: rather than making a slip stitch through a chain, I make a single crochet there instead. So much easier than trying to pull the slip stitch thread through! The doily I'm working on now has picots in two of the rounds and I am fudging on the pattern.

Helen said...

Thank you! I found the pattern on Ravelry and now I'm doing it again in a beige. Actually, the pattern called for the single crochet picot so it wasn't that bad. I'm not a big fan of the "real" ones either, but this was painless!

Don't blame you for fudging your doily pattern! I might too.