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Saturday night

Saturday, November 10, 2012

How tired was I last night? I fell asleep in my easy chair at about 8:45! I totally missed the end of Kitchen Nightmares. I'm going to have to watch it on On Demand.

I got some more cleaning done today and I'll get finished tomorrow. Meantime tonight, for the first time in a long time I cooked myself a full, hot meal -- a baked chicken thigh, sweet potato and sauteed beet greens. The greens came from the Chiogga beets that were in my veggie box this week. Chiogga beets are gorgeous -- jagged concentric rings of red and white. I'm going to roast them tomorrow and chill them in a vinaigrette. I'm also doing a brisket in the crock pot. I'm using my standard pot roast sauce of a can of mushroom soup mixed with an envelope of onion soup mix. But that's not the most nutritious sauce, and maybe not the tastiest. I'm going to have to look around for another recipe. I'll have it with roasted potatoes and steamed Brussels sprouts.

When I bought the kits for the pictures I knew they'd be a several-year project interspersed with a lot of knitting. Here's my next project. The picture's copyrighted so I can't paste it here, burt here's the link to the pattern:

www.knittingonthenet.com
/patterns/afentrelac.htm


I've knitted that kind of basketweave pattern before, and I love doing it. I'm changing the color scheme, though. I'm moving the blues to where the purples are and making dark and medium green the dominant colors. I just gravitate to greens first, blues second. I'm also getting extra yarn so I can make it one panel wider and somewhat longer (until I run out of yarn, basically). That way I can really wrap up and snuggle in it. We get off early on Friday after a staff lunch so I'm hitting the craft store on the way home (Friday is also payday). That way I'll have it to relax with while I'm watching Thanksgiving Live on Sunday and Alton's Countdown to Thanksgiving on Saturday. I'm also submitting a question for Thanksgiving Live and hoping it'll be answered on air. I'm totally not holding my breath, though. I know they get millions. But wouldn't it be sweet to hear either Alton or Bobby say my name? sigh...

I will be SO glad when I'm past the landlord's inspection on Monday. I want to be able to breathe freely again. I'm tired out and I not to have to worry for a day or two.

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SKEPCHICK 11/12/2012 11:06AM

  Good luck during the inspection

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MPARKER67 11/12/2012 9:56AM

    Beautiful pattern. Hope the inspection goes well.

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MRS_TOAD 11/12/2012 7:44AM

    A good rest, good eats and yarn! A good combo!

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LILYDOG11 11/12/2012 5:58AM

    The crockpot roast sound delish.

Your project looks nice...good luck with it, and good luck on your inspection .

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CMRAND54 11/11/2012 7:33PM

    I fall asleep in my chair almost every night. I don't even have to get up early for work since I'm retired.

Enjoy your holiday.

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WALLAHALLA 11/11/2012 4:15PM

    pattern is lovely
good luck with the upcoming inspection

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MONETRUBY 11/11/2012 3:52PM

    That blanket is beautiful! I hope you share a pic when it's done. Wishing you well for the inspection.

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MISSG180 11/11/2012 1:34PM

    Falling asleep in the chair is something I know well!

Good luck on the inspection!

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LIS193 11/11/2012 1:06PM

    Thank you for sharing the knitting pattern!

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CHEFSOPHIE 11/11/2012 11:51AM

    I like the pattern alot. I think your choice of colors will be great.

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NASFKAB 11/11/2012 11:30AM

  lovely as usuall

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CAKAROO 11/11/2012 8:35AM

    emoticon

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GOLDENRODGIRL 11/11/2012 8:34AM

    Oooh, I love Chioggia beets! They're so pretty!

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NUTRON3 11/11/2012 6:00AM

    Have a great Sunday

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ANGRITTER 11/11/2012 5:59AM

    Monday will be here soon enough. You'll have no problem wearin yourself out today, i presume! Just don't let the stress get to you too much. Did you pour bleach down the drain yet?

I ended up having to move my fruit back into the fridge because it was rotting on the counter due to the heat we've been having. It's just ridiculous!

OK - I am off to search for coffee! I hope you Sunday is a bit more relaxing! Tomorrow, all of your hard work will have paid off!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/11/2012 3:04AM

    Sounds like some good eats there, lol!

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