Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, I hope this lasts

     I don't know what happened but I have a new spurt of energy,or I am coming out from under the fog.  It is only 11 in the morning and the day is not really even beginning but yesterday I just felt this feeling of renewed hope and happiness and energy.  It is still overcast and grey outside, drizzly and cold, but I think I will make it through this dull winter.  Whine. Whine.

     Last night after I watched the end of the season Downton Abbey, I went up to clean the kitchen.  I had left it a mess after making a pot pie for dinner.  We were still eating on that roast I cooked and I was sick of it.  I took two pie crusts out of the freezer and let them defrost during church.  I chopped up the rest of the roast fine and some carrots and potatoes, added some frozen peas, bullion and cornstarch.  Put a pie together and it was delicious.  I haven't done this before with beef.  But it is a great way to use leftovers and cheap.  We had it with salad and bread.  When I was doing up the dishes I realized that I needed to make bread as D#2 had taken a loaf up to her younger sister and one for herself.  So I put all the ingredients out on the counter.  When I stumbled into the kitchen this morning, I dumped all 5 ingredients into the mixer and set it for 8 minutes this gave me enough time to make the bed and do a little straitening. Then I put loaves in pan to raise.   I think this is what I am going to do from now on, it just makes the day easy to start as I got that out of the way and I can get other things done while the bread is raising and baking.

     I have a specialist appointment on Friday, so I will drive up to daughters Thursday night and she will take me into the city Friday afternoon.  Then we will drive home for rehearsal.

    This is hell week for Oklahoma, so hubs will be busy every night from the time he comes home until late.  That means I will have to do his cleaning by myself, I will go teach and go right to the bank instead of coming home to get him.  It is fine with me not something I would do all the time, but I can once in a while.

     The nice thing about hell week is that I do not have to cook as the High School will feed hubs, and I can eat cold cereal, or a salad.  I also need to pull out his concert clothes last time he had a hole in

     I have so many lose ends to tie up in the shop and of course I am still trying to get a commercial made so have to nag on that today.  I need to remember to take a couple of baskets to the high school and a bowler hat out of my closet. 

Out My Window:  Rainy, overcast, cool.

Have a great and productive day!



  1. Can you send a little energy this way please?? I have a helluva lot of work to get done to this place and I'd rather not if you know what I mean! One of the thinks I like about cooking for one is that I usually don't and can snack on whatever I want!

  2. Pot pies are my new go to thing for using up leftover with only the three of us. Plus you can pretty much put anything in there and its good.

    I wish I had half of your energy!