Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Again

Happens every week, doesn't it? I'm still holding on to my fantasy of being free of any obligations except laundry and ironing on Mondays. I was yammering on about this to my dear husband a couple of hours ago. He glanced down at the dog and said, "Well, Zoe, looks like we won't be eating much on Mondays, huh?"

"Oh, don't worry, I'll have all meals for Mondays made ahead of time," I assured him.

"Gosh," he said, "Doesn't that all sound a little bit . . . "

"Impossible?" I supplied.

Well, it's my fantasy, and I'm sticking with it.

What would I do with my Mondays in between switching loads of laundry in washer and dryer? Probably spend the time in my quilt studio. Or sprawled on the couch reading. Nah, most likely quilting, I think.

Tonight, after dinner, I'll get all the ironing done while watching Dancing with the Stars. (Yup, I'm hooked and can't miss a show. I think it's because I can't dance for beans [picture someone taking the step right AFTER the beat . . . that's me] and do so admire anyone that can. The pros are SO in shape and have SUCH body control!)

Our weather continues to be colder than normal for this time of year, very gray and wet. We have no snow cover (currently) but seems if it's not raining, it's fogging, or sleeting, or just being generally bone-chilling damp and gray.

Perfect weather for a pumpkin pie! Even though over the weekend Roy requested an apple pie, I went the pumpkin route this morning. (Don't feel sorry for him. He'll get his this week, I'm sure.)

This spring I planned to grow pumpkins for which to supply us with our own pumpkin for winter pies, cookies, bars, cake, etc. "The best laid plans of mice and men . . . " strikes again. Lost all of our started pumpkin plants and then the seeds I (foolishly) put in after that. Next year. That's the ever and always motto of all gardeners.

Even though I love making, baking and eating pies, I'm not overly fond of actually making the pie crust. That's why I spend a couple of hours now and then making up a big batch of them and plopping them in the freezer. Then it's just a matter of pulling out one or two balls, letting them defrost on the counter and rolling out. So simple as compared to starting from scratch with crust making every time a pie is desired.

Well, I could post a picture of our clean underwear all folded and put away to prove that the laundry is done for another week, but somehow that just doesn't seem proper for a blog post. You'll have to take my word for it, I guess.

Oh. Our construction project? It's been raining since the ditch was dug. Isn't that what always happens when you make a big hole in the ground?


Marty Steinbrecher said...

OK, What is the big hole in the ground for???

MaineCelt said...

Aye. Your public is WAITING....

Mama Pea said...

Mart - You should know by now that the man I live with is prone to randomly go around digging big holes in the ground for no good reason. (Tee-hee.)

MaineCelt - Oh, it's all so complicated . . . but if it is required, I shall have come forth with a good explanation . . . soon. :o)

Sue said...

Now that is one purty pumpkin pie-I like how you cut out some leaves....funny how the littlest touches make all the difference.
Very nice!

Jennifer Jo said...

Do you iron the UNDIES???

RuthieJ said...

I've never been able to make a good pie crust. Care to share your recipe Mama Pea?

Mama Pea said...

Sue - It's true . . . it's the little things that count! 'Course, if you think about how a plain, ol' pumpkin pie looks, it ain't much. So chirking it up a little sure doesn't hurt!

Mama JJ - No, no, no! And I've never pressed a sheet in my life. But I had an aunt that raised 4 boys and she ironed their underwear AND socks! Can you imagine?? Which really was kinda strange because she wasn't that great a housekeeper. Guess she just like to iron.

Ruthie - Sure. I'll do a post on making pie crust next time I need a batch for the freezer.

Erin said...

hmmm, your random hole in the ground digger husband and my random framing/carpentry project husband should get together and actually create the BIGGEST ROOT CELLAR in the WORLD! Am I close? haha, we're anxiously awaiting! I should start making pie crusts ahead of time like you. I, too love to make pies and refuse to use store crust, but since I hate making homemade crusts they never get done except at the holidays!

Mama Pea said...

Hey, Erin - The biggest root cellar in the world? No, how 'bout just the biggest hole in the world? Don't mean to keep you in suspense. I'll get a blog entry up today if I can ever get all these bills paid and my desk cleared of all the clatter-trap I've been dealing with all day. I hate a day spent doing desk work. Makes me feel so logy. Maybe I should do a better job of keeping up with it as it comes in. Now there's a thought . . .

Cindi Marie said...

Mama Pea, I have to say... The picture you have posted of the pumpkin pie, sure looks quite delish! And the pastry leaves that surround the pie, makes for one beautiful pie. Mama Pea, I hope you don't mind if I make another request... Would you care to share the recipe for your pie crust, and post it on your blog? I'd surely appreciate it!