Monday Mish Mash

Seems like it is always Monday!

It’s snowing.  This morning, we woke up to some ice.  I wasn’t sure I’d make it to school, but the roads had been well sanded.  It was a little slow.  It also took me awhile to get all the ice off the windshield.

There is a Blizzard Warning in northeastern Oklahoma where I grew up.  I don’t ever remember ever seeing that in my life.  It makes me think of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Like when Almanzo picks up Laura from her teaching job to bring her back home during a blizzard or almost blizzard.   Or The Long Winter where they have blizzard after blizzard after blizzard.  Almanzo and his friend Cap are heroes here too.  I need to read that series again.  It’s wonderful.

I tried chocolate tea yesterday.  A friend blogged about it and I got curious so I bought some Stash brand Chocolate Hazelnut Tea.  It’s really pretty good.  I can’t say this with 100 percent certainty, because my cold still has my taste buds kind of messed up.  I think it’s good though – especially with some sugar and a little milk.  I am very into milk in my tea.

If you live near a Whole Foods – they make flour tortillas every day.  (I think every day and of course I only have experience with the Lakewood one.  hmm…)  They are very fresh.  We made quesadillas with them last night.  They only had whole wheat ones left when I got there.  I know those are better for us, but I thought I’d rather have white.  These were really good though!

Sleeve number two of The Sweater is almost done.  I may have enough yarn after all.  I need to start really researching the zipper insertion.   I like that:  Zipper Insertion.

Davey just helped me make Double Chocolate Brownies.  We wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. We have our massive Costco bag of chocolate chips, but we had no brown sugar.  So we are trying the brownie recipe from the back of the massive bag.  I wonder if the size of the bag results in room for more recipes than on a 16 ounce bag. They are almost done.  I can kind of smell them.

Davey and David are playing a game called “Bottom Lift”.  There is a two-handed and one-handed version.  Here’s a not very good photo:

They try different techniques.  (Davey’s hair is kinda wild.)

Davey finds this all to be great fun.

That’s Monday.  I need to quickly knit up some balaclavas.  It’s supposed to be 30 below wind chill tonight.  I don’t know that I have ever experienced that.  The dogs will be getting a quick walk.

And finally!  I think I need to make it my mission to make sure that everyone I know owns one pair of handknit wool socks.  I had my socks on under my snowboots today.  My feet were so warm despite the extreme cold.  I am pretty sure that they would have stayed warm had I been at the North Pole.  Pretty sure.

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4 thoughts on “Monday Mish Mash

  1. Christina — I am into milk in my hot tea also. Only way to have it! Never had chocolate tea, but I make a lot of oolong, asaam, and irish breakfast tea (black tea). I love an herbal tea by Good Earth called Sweet & Spicy…yum. I wanted to tell you that The Long Winter is my favorite of the Little House series. I am rereading it this month! I also love Farmer Boy. I have given many of my friends homemade woolen socks. Are these the socks made on tiny needles…or the “boot” socks made on size 4 or 5 needles? Most of mine have been on size O or l needles. But I love the heavier boot socks for here at home (cast on 40 stitches) They knit up quickly and are so comfy around the house. I’m still jealous of your snow. :)

  2. Christina, Ashley has tried milk in her hot tea. she really got hooked on all the varieties of tea. I have never bought the chocolate tea. I’ll have to find some for her to try. And now I have to try it as well. Love the pictures of the boys playing. What fun! I sure hate you moved away just as we started knowing each other. I miss our scrapbooking days at MIB. My mother always sewed and crotched for us as kids. She has all the tools and even 2 embroider machines but never does it anymore since she got sick 2 years ago.She’s better but is just not motivated. She tells me I need to learn because some day it’ll all be left to Ashley and I. I hope those are many years away. But I do get the urge. As you know it’s hard to find time for all our crafty desires. Love your posts!!

  3. I loved the Little House books! I was hideously jealous that my friend had the boxed set while I had to borrow them over and over from the library.

    I hope you are staying warm.

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