A Lull

I’m in a knitting lull.  Things have been so busy with babysitting and teaching knitting classes and working at the yarn shop and going to car races and doing house stuff, that I’ve actually been too tired to knit.   And that One Way Tee disaster has made me not really want to work on that yet anyway.  When life calms down a little, you’ll see more knitting.

So today you get a smorgasbord of things…

Before we went to Ohio, it was my sister-in-law Beth’s birthday, so the doodlebugs and I made her some strawberry rhubarb freezer jam, because she loves strawberry rhubarb things:

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Then the next day, we made her some strawberry rhubarb oatmeal bars (which I forgot to take a picture of).  Miss Ladybug did not want to taste the jam, even though she loves strawberries and anything sweet.  It was red and not purple, and she only likes purple jam, the kind that goes on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Mr. Doodlebug loved the jam.

Two Book Reviews:

1) Liberty Falling (Anna Pigeon) by Nevada Barr: As usual, an exciting mystery, which takes place at the Statue of Liberty.  Plus I really like the main, recurring character, Anna, whose personality you learn more about in each book.

2) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery by Alan Bradley: I loved this.  An 11-year-old girl (in 1950s England) who loves chemistry works to solve a murder mystery.  The story is told from her point of view, and she is very funny.  Several times I laughed out loud at the sometimes subtle humor.

Also, I finally got more veggies planted in the garden:

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In addition to the tomatoes, there are now peppers, eggplant, broccoli and baby watermelon.  However, it has been so cold lately, I don’t think the tomatoes have grown since I planted them.  Hopefully the weather will be more seasonal from here on out.

And there was another ice cream outing:

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Paul and I will use any excuse to go out for ice cream.  This time it was to celebrate his 8-year anniversary of returning to GE (when we moved back from Vermont).  Hooray for him.

That’s it for today!

One comment on “A Lull
  1. Libby says:

    What a great idea and how nice to make the jam for your sister-in-law. Those mysteries look good, too.

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