Tuesday - Cloudy and a little rainy
A good day.
I got up this morning and used my new teapot in the microwave. I’m not sure how long to heat it for, it’s a bit confusing. Honestly, I think I’d rather just boil the kettle and do it that way! Still, I had some of my bargain darjeeling tea and enjoyed it a lot.
I had a quiet day, mostly at home. I watched some TV and some DVR’d stuff, then I started scanning my postcards. It took a while as I had a lot come in yesterday. I finally got them all done up, but it was so close to 5 pm. Could I get to the post office in time? I needed to go in and buy a stamp today. I zoomed off on my bike and just made it. I got my stamp, but I just missed the post office pick up.
I came home again a little slower and decided to look for a recipe for dinner. I had chicken pieces and I had shimeji mushrooms, so what could I make? I found a recipe for simple soy sauce chicken and I had or nearly had all the ingredients, so I decided to make that. It wasn’t very difficult, and soon I had it bubbling away on the stove.
F came home around 7 pm and dinner was virtually ready. I made myself some couscous and gave F a pack of his rice. Then, we ate. It wasn’t bad. I could improve a few things on the recipe, and had already…I used a real onion rather than dried onion, next time I’d use a real clove of garlic instead of powdered, and so on. I used the shimeji instead of canned mushrooms. Anyway, it was pretty good and F quite liked it. He said it would be okay to have it again some time, so I’ll file the recipe away. Yay for that.
In the evening, I did something that I’ve been putting off for a bit. I ordered yarn from Deramores. Many of my friends rave about their yarn, so I decided to check them out. I have a baby blanket to make, so thought that i really should get started. I had to do a little substitution as some of their wool was out of stock, but I think it’ll be an interesting blanket. I’m doing it in blues, a light brown and a grey. Gosh, I hope it works out okay, and that I ordered enough. Fingers crossed I did!
We had a quiet evening here. I started knitting a little bit of a swatch to see how my knitting needles and the yarn will work, and then I put it aside to blog. F went to bed around midnight and I really should get there soon.
I have no idea what I’m going to get up to tomorrow. If the weather is decent I might go out and check out the cherry blossoms or I might just stay at home. Come back and find out what happens here. Until tomorrow….