Sunday, February 13, 2005

feelin' good

Wow, it has been one of those BUSY weekends. Zander and Boo! are crashed out, lying diagnally across our bed. Both drooling. I on the other hand, had an after-dinner-coffee and am wired. Tonight my familia came over for a pot-luck feast. I made my first turkey with only a few calls to my mom for help. Lid on or off, the instructions say shallow roasting pan, mine is deep, is it alright? All went well except for the reaching down into the slushy carcass. I was so grossed out. I missed the bag of goodies, so those got baked inside. It turned out pretty good, but I attribute that to my not-so-secret-ingredient that goes into every single thing that I make... Tobasco.

Before dinner Mom and Mike helped me go and pick up our new treadmill with their truck. I've been waiting and waiting for my order to come in, and it has finally arrived. We even set up the TV downstairs so I can watch painfully stupid sitcoms while I'm in slugging away in pain on the machine.
Speaking of machines, Anna has lent me one of her sewing machines! She even trained me in on it. First her husband put this site together for me, and now she's letting me use something that she loves. I owe them BIG. Actually, Anna is the one that always gives me the bug to get sewing. Now, everything is all set up and ready to go, but I haven't had a spare second to get started on any projects. I think the day AFTER Valentine's might be the best time to start, and my start will be pillows for the family room. Simple, pretty ones that I can slip on and off of the existing ugly ones, and throw into the washer every coupla years.

3 comments:

emily said...

hey, how was your turkey? did it turn out okay? i hope i didn't make you late. did zander like his valentine? mike really liked the one from poncho, he brought it to work.

Ugly Juice said...

You STINKER! I can't believe you got a treadmill. Ever since seeing Leigh Anne's get-up in front of the TV, I've been dreaming of getting one...

Did I show you my speedy-pillow technique? Just cut one long rectangular piece of fabric, fold each long end toward the middle so that they overlap each other, sew the sides, flip it inside out and stuff a pillow form inside. Voila! It's the 3-minute pillow AND you can easily wash it whenever you need to.

Julie said...

Hi Anna-I can't remember if you told me or showed me your pillow technique, but that's what I'm doing. This first batch will be without trim, next batch might get more fancy. AND the moment I saw LA's treadmill setup I just drooled.