I think I'm finally relaxing from the busyness of this past summer. Relaxing so much that I've been having a difficult time finding the energy to do any regular posting here. Also, there's also some kind of a short between my brain and my fingers as I've not been commenting much on other blogs either, although I have been reading them.
Of course, there are still the items on the daily list that need to be tended to and I've actually
stumbled through accomplished some bigger type tasks that I neglected all summer.
I've been out of my pre-made pie crust dough in the freezer so attempted to whip up a triple batch this afternoon. Just as I was nearly through the second batch, I realized I had forgotten to put in half the butter I should have in the first batch. (I use equal parts lard and butter in my crusts.) Arrrgh. As I say, my brain cells don't seem to be functioning really well. (And my vision may be going, too. Didn't I see that butter sitting there?) I won't go into the details but I tried to salvage that first batch by adding the forgotten butter after the dough had already been formed into one-crust balls and was cooling in the refrigerator. It was not easy. Or pretty.
I knew I've never serve one of those pie crusts to unsuspecting friends without trying them out first so I made a haskap berry pie. We'll sample it for dessert tonight and find out if it's edible. If not, the poultry will be beside themselves. And full of huge amounts of antioxidants contained in the haskap berries.
Yesterday I took a mental health day and did a lot of sorting and a little bit of cleaning in my quilt room. As I've been bitten by the X-stitching bug lately, I sorted through my patterns and a tote of supplies which also contained a few projects that . . . well, needed completion. (Who the heck would have stashed them away when there was so little left to take the projects to completion?!)
My dear daughter has been asking me for suggestions for what I would like for Christmas.
In my sorting yesterday, I came across this piece that had only about a third of the border to finish which I did last night. She does a whiz-bang job of matting and framing pictures (or pieces of handwork!) so I gave it to her today asking that she would do so and give it back to me as a Christmas present. She seemed happy with the arrangement and I certainly will be.
Time to go rustle up some dinner for us. Papa Pea has said he has had a hankering for some fresh, raw vegetables and dip so that's what we're having along with some vegetable soup with beef. I have a huge freezer stuffed full with frozen vegetables from the garden . . . and he wants raw veggies. Sigh.