Weekly ramblings

I’m thinking of starting a category called ‘weekly ramblings’ because it seems like I only get on once a week to just ramble. Oh, well, at least you get to see what I’ve been up to, right? 🙂

It’s been a good week, though at times I’ve felt totally scattered, like today. Too many things happening all at the same time and too many people talking at the same time. After my Fit Mommy Friday post from last Friday I got into a vegetable conversation on twitter with some friends. We were talking about different ways to get veggies in our diets (like zucchini in our brownies, my favorite way, chocolate 😉 ). My friend Lynn mentioned some books that talk about ‘hiding’ veggies in different foods. I found a couple of the books at my library, and picked up one of them yesterday, The Sneaky Chef, though I don’t like the rest of the title. I think the book has some great ideas, but I have to say her talking so much about men not liking veggies rubs me wrong. I really don’t care that a majority of men don’t like veggies, my husband does, and the way she is always talking about ‘tricking’ them is irritating. But the recipes and how she adds veggies to different meals sounds very interesting. Just like any new style of cooking, making these different recipes will cost a bit to get started, so I don’t know that I will try it any time soon. But I do like the ideas and will probably try some of the recipes in the future.

Paul and I went out on a date day yesterday, and we had such a great time. He took me to lunch at a, new to us, restaurant. It’s an family owned, cafe type restaurant, with huge portion sizes, great food and a homey atmosphere. We will definitely be going back again. Oh, and just so you know, I only ate part of my lunch, and took the rest home. 😉 We went to the library and looked around a bit, stopped by our local camera store and looked at some things and talked to the owner for a while. Then of course we ended the date at the local Starbucks in Barnes & Noble chatting and walking around the store looking at books. I really enjoy just spending time with him, and the talks we get to have over lunch. We try and go out on a date every couple of weeks to at least once a month. It’s not always financially possible to eat out those times, but we at least make an effort to get out.

I’ve been busy with my crafts too, and my mom bought me another Knifty Knitter loom. They really are so much fun. I can’t wait for my set of round looms to get here tomorrow. I read that the smallest loom is perfect for making baby hats, and since my nephew’s wife is due soon, I think I will try and make them one. Here is the one I got the other day.


See the picture on the label? I want to make that style purse with the yarn that’s in the picture. Right this second the directions look at bit hard, but truthfully I think it’s the week I’ve been having. Like I said, just feeling scattered and pulled in different directions at once. But I do think the variegated yarn will be cute in a purse. Have I ever mentioned that I love the look of colored things, except for me? Yep, I think a purple purse looks so cute, and I can see almost anyone else having a purse like that, except for me. For me, I always lean toward neutral colors. Hmmm, does that mean I’m ‘afraid’ of colors? 😉

I went to a dinner with some friends from the woman’s bible study I go to on Tuesdays. We’ve been on a break for a couple of weeks, and we had a dinner yesterday to just get together since we hadn’t seen each other in a while. It was a fun time and it was so nice to see my friends again. We’ll be starting our bible studies again in a couple of weeks.

I’m off to write a post about the fun thing I just bought myself at the camera store. I really enjoy getting money for Christmas. 😀


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3 thoughts on “Weekly ramblings”

  1. I’m sorry to hear your week is so challenging, JoAnn. (((hugs))) Get some good sleep this weekend, and hopefully it will be behind you.

    Your knitting projects look so cute! I would like to encourage you to “force” yourself to buy some colourful yarn. I, too, used to have a phobia of colour. Really! I loved it, but I see now that the reason I stuck to neutral colours for myself was that I didn’t want to draw attention to ME. I tried to blend into the background all the time. Eventually I took the leap, and the pleasure I get from seeing my favourite colours about me all day every day is so uplifting. Life’s too short – become that crazy colour lady!!! lol

    Have a lovely day – it’s finally beginning to look like winter around here. Yay! Have errands to run, but thinking I’m going to make them short and sweet. 🙂
    Shani xxx

  2. I like the weekly ramblings idea. I also like that Knifty Knitter. My grandma got one and made us ten hats (two each) a couple winters ago. They are the best hats ever. My cousin uses hers to make baby hats and blankets for a hospital. I’d love to see a purse made. Oh, my cousin made a lovely shaw with the large one too. I wanted to get one for Grace, but forgot. Plus, I am all thumbs and my mom would have to help her. I just don’t have the craft gene. It’s a curse. 🙂 lol.

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