…REMBOT SCANS FOR LIFESIGNS…
And tomorrow comes another Snowpocalypse to the East Coast. Why does it seem that these storms always turn up just as I need to get regular old groceries? Gladly, no one had to be mauled and I got what I needed this evening as planned. Zoe is prepared – my Lizard Ridge, aka her favorite blanket, is on the couch. I love the look on her face here – she’s like, WHAT???? I’m SLEEPIN’ here…
So, for the past month and continuing into this one, I’ve been trying to be more practical about my groceries in that except for stuff that needs “refills” (milk, bread, etc). Basically, I’m trying to base all my meals on what’s in my cupboards. I mean, seriously, I found stuff in there that I forgot I bought – and to let it go bad is wasteful both of food and money! Call it “Frugal February”. *grin*
As it was, I had to throw out some ancient barbecue sauces (circa 2001-2003 – and no longer the color they should be) and OMG there was a seriously disturbing discovery. Found about 5-6 cans of pineapple in the way back of the top shelf…that were BLOATED. o.O
I have never SEEN bloated canned goods. I didn’t realize it could even happen. But the thought of it exploding on the shelf? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK.
Yeah – those went RIGHT in the dumpster. ASAP.
So far, this experiment has been working out very nicely, I’ve been having some perfectly good meals (still low in fat as per the low cholesterol diet) and my grocery bill is lower. At the same time, I’m not buying stuff *just* because it’s on sale. Only if I’m actually *out* of something.
In knitting news, I have two more FOs! One is a bias-knit scarf made from one of my earliest wheel-spun yarns. One strand is alpaca/merino/silk in a multi-red and the other strand is black extrafine merino. I really needed another scarf since the skin on my neck has been especially sensitive of late (so much that even the nice, soft Neckie I made was making me itchy. I plan to try soaking it in Eucalan to see if that fixed it, but this handspun had been a long time coming in being worked up. I’m quite happy with it!
Looks pretty good on Zoe, too!
The pattern is uber-simple and basic and you can find it on the project’s page on Ravelry if you’d like to make one like it.
I also finished my second Citron (for me, this time), which I called Avocado (Ravelry link)! SO nice and soft – lovin’ it.
I am also SO VERY CLOSE to finishing my Appealing Sox. But, I’ve been busy and I wanted to finish Avocado first, so, there it is. Painful, it is. But they’ll be done soon enough.
So, any of you watch Fringe? I LOVE this show on SO many levels and pray that FOX will allow it to run through the entire arc that it deserves. So, they do this cool thing with floaty letters showing what city they’re dealing with for that scene. I had me a little double-take during the winter finale…that led to a giggle. Apparently they need spell-check. Whoops!
In other FAIL news – I wanted to get some actual curtains for my living room rather than just the scarf I had draped along the top. I could actually feel the windows sucking out the heat, so I definitely wanted lined, insulated ones. Found some chocolate brown tafetta-looking curtains at Walmart that seemed like they’d do the job, although they were certainly too long. So, I figured I’d just hem them. While watching the Super Bowl. And feeling impatient. This was not a good plan, as you can see.
A little short. FSCK. And this was the “good” one. The OTHER one? I managed to give it a *curved* hem. EPIC fail. I will be undoing the hems, which I actually did fold over twice, so there might be enough to make it just long enough to hit the sill. If not, I have what I cut off to reattach – I think these need to become Roman shades anyway so I can still let the light in when I want to (they certainly work for light blocking, lol.). In the meantime they’re at least keeping more heat in than no curtains at all.
So, as tomorrow will be snowy and gray, I will leave you with something furry and gray in the sunlight.