Sunday, May 20, 2018

These blocks are from the swap that made me quit swapping, I suspect.  I don't know how long I've had them but there's 26 more that I won't use.  Into the yard sale box they go.  Many of the not-used are badly sewn, untrimmed, backwards... and very much not my style.  Out they go.
This little top is 27 by 36, and the 12 'best' of the bunch.  If the rain continues, I'll layer and quilt it this afternoon for baby next door, as soon as we have confirmation of her arrival.

I hope to hear from the Basin harbor Club this week - there's a 40 hr/week job available that I'd love to have.  It's Mar-October, I could fill the gap with subbing, I'll bet.  Or personal shopping. ;)  And I'm holding out hope for CSAC as well.  Something will happen, I've been finding a lot of pennies lately.

Monday - Friday @Lillian
Wednesday - Underclassmen Awards
Friday - Last day of FUSION - ASM numbers go down.
Saturday - @Carolyn Thompson 3hrs garden work

20 BBQ Chicken, Salad, Roasted Potatoes
21 grilled cheese
22 Quesadillas
23 spaghetti & meatballs
24 Quiche
25 pizza
26 nachos
27 Roast chicken
28 Memorial Day! hot dogs, potato salad
29 grilled cheese
30 sausage fusilli
31 fried rice
June 1 Pizza
2 Burgers or Chicken sandwiches

Saturday, May 19, 2018

World's Finest Cookies

Seriously.  And maybe I've already posted this before, but I can't risk losing it again.  My computer shit the bed a few weeks ago, and I thought I'd lost it.  Just now I remembered that I had saved it to the recipe file at the cafe, and it would appear no one's thought to change the password test, sooo...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Adapted from Harrowsmith Magazine)

3/4 - 1 cup butter or margarine (not spread) softened, even a little melted is fine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Stir together butter and sugars, add egg and vanilla.  If it is not a humid day, add 1 tbsp water. Stir in flour, salt and soda, then add remaining ingredients.

Spoon onto ungreased baking sheets, preferably one without sides.  (I line with parchment) and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350*

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Weekend Update

Now here's a picture for Mother's Day!  The Mom that made me, and the daughter that made me Mama.  💕

I was out of coffee this week, or thought I was, and drank a lot of mediocre Keurig stuff.  Yesterday when I cleaned the kitchen, I found a bag of Speeder's and a bag of VCC dark roast.  They're both ground, fine, but they work well enough in the french press that I can upgrade my coffee game for a few more days.

I'm working every day this week, mornings at the elementary school inventorying the library, and afternoons at the high school doing dinner.  There's only a half day on Wednesday, so I'll have most of Tuesday afternoon off.  I think I'll push groceries off until then.  Today, I think I'll go out to the garden center and spend the gift card Tori gave me (she's so smart!)  And maybe do some baking (oven willing)  Tuesdays were always Cookie Tuesday when I volunteered regularly at VUES.  Since I'm going to be there this week...  and I want a pie.

No real progress yet on the job front - I have applied for a position at CSAC (employment support for challenged adults) and another at the Basin Harbor Club (HR assistant.)  I am, on paper, wholly unqualified for this one, but was recommended by a friend, who said the job mostly entails telling seasonal employees to suck it up 😏 and filing.  That I can do.  We'll see! It's an 8 month gig - 40 hours/wk March-October but there's plenty of seasonal work around here that I night be able to stretch.

The neighbors are having a baby.  Thursday.  I think I want to make her a quilt, we'll see how this week works out, time wise.  But for now.  Garden center, groceries, garden.

Monday - Friday VUES inventory
Wed - Lillian's back 😊

13 Grilled Chicken Breast
14 grilled cheese
15 fajitas
16 Mac & Cheese
17 meatloaf
18 pizza
19 burgers
20 pork roast
21 grilled cheese
22 tacos
23 spaghetti & meatballs
24 pancakes
25 pizza
26 nachos
27 Roast chicken
28 hot dogs, potato salad
29 grilled cheese
30 sausage fusilli
31 fried rice

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday. ahhhhh...

Cool evening, hot fire.  That'll do.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Drinking Coffee Outside

Drinking coffee outside is one of my favorite things to do. How could it not be?

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Little late, oops

It's the outside-iest time of the year, so that's where I've been.  Out.  I was, in fact just outside scaring myself silly.  It's something I've become quite fond of, actually.  Just now, I was outside, in the dark, drinking my coffee (decaf) and listening to something in the yard.  Might have been a bird, or a possum, but probably it was a bear. 😉 Or at least that's what I had pretty much convinced myself of, anyway.

All the (food) gardens are prepped.  I went outside today with the intention of doing two.  Seven beds later I'm pooped.  And Jeff brought over a dozen beautiful eggs.  So worth it!  I've planted radishes, and realized that the package of seeds I got in the mail from High Mowing, their  Giving Garden, contains kale and beets, so those babies are going in tomorrow.  A little too soon for the squashes, I think.

The deck is on the mower, the grass along the laneway is cut.  Spring has sprung, and this year I'm not working every second, so I can actually stay on top of it.

So this week... I need to apply for more jobs.  I didn't get the Meals on Wheels gig, and I'm disappointed.  Buck up - onward to better things.

Monday - Coffee w/Stacey @F'burgh Beach
Tuesday - 9am @ Lillian
Fri - 11:30 VUES inventory orientation
Sat - Simon's coming!

6 Spatchcock chicken
7 Grilled Cheese
8 pork chops
9 Lasagna
10 Burgers & potato salad
11 Pizza
12 BBQ Chicken sandwiches
13 Chicken Pot Pie
14 Grilled Cheese
15 Bratwurst on a bun
16 Mac & Cheese
17 meatloaf
18 pizza
20 grilled cheese
21 tacos
22 spaghetti