I know it has been ages since I have posted but, so many things have been happening and blogging isn't chief among those things. I lost my camera and I am tearing my house apart trying to find it. My wallet was stolen out of my purse and that made me feel completely awful and violated. I had to cancel credit cards and thankfully, I was able to cancel them before said individual went on a buying spree. I found out from my bank that those lovely aluminum wallets are targeted by thieves. Since they can't scan the cards through them, they steal the whole damn thing. So, I don't have one anymore.
I also learned that you want a purse with a zipper and a flap if you can find one...something to make their miserable lives even harder. Why make it easy for the damn thieves?
I have been knitting like crazy and I even managed to paint yarn for the shop but, since I am without a camera, it makes my life harder. Where did I put that camera? I thought it was in one place and no it isn't. Dang!
I was thinking life was going to get better since I had found skinny sticks down at the grocery store, come to find out, they do not have room for them. I had bought 4 bags of the things and when I went back last night...no room for them. The guy was talking to me about them and when he mentioned things to do with grocery stores, I tuned him out. Gary was stuck talking to him. I admit, if it doesn't interest me, I tune it out. Yep.
Gary has decided that my bead collection needs to be organized and he is right, I am trying to get them all sorted and separated, talk about a chore. I have lots of beads. They make pretty things and those pretty things make great birthday presents. My sister tells me I am a shopping ho. Well, okay I can accept that. I found a new place that sell purses and accessories. Melinda and I have spent way too much time in that store. Yesterday was her turn for a new purse. After perusing the whole store, she finally found the one she wanted and then the search was on for the matching wallet. Oh boy.
It has been so damn freaking hot here that it is next to impossible to go outside in the middle of the day, the heat will drop a cow. So, we have been staying indoors more often than not. I was talking the dogs for walkies in the morning but, that stopped when the sore throat started. I am not happy with the amount of ragweed in the air. The crap is about to do me in this year.
I was asked to make something pretty for a relative. The first thing that was mentioned was a blanket, oh yeah, can you see me doing that? You would have to peel my ass off of the ceiling. I don't do big projects, I get bored so easily. I am currently working on a shawl for the family reunion, we do a silent auction each year to help out with the cost of the hall rental, etc. So, this year, I am taking a shawl with me for it. I may even take a few necklaces to it this year. I took a necklace and a bracelet last year and raised money from those pieces. I have to look and see what I have this year to go.
I am not doing Rice Harvest Festival in Katy this year. My health wasn't the best when the sign up came to me. I decided to skip it this year. I don't want to deal with the stress of it. It is a huge stress filled weekend. Not for me right now. I don't even have the yarn for it. Someone contacted me for it and wanted to sell me signs and business cards. I declined since I will not be going.
I am about to start cleaning out my kitchen cabinets and selling stuff that I haven't used in years. It is going bye bye. Why keep it when it hasn't been used? I have some seriously expensive cake pans that are going to be sold. If I make a cake now, it has to be sugar free and I have to use spelt flour since regular white flour is so completely awful for me. I made xyla short bread the other day. I will say this...they are wonderful if you need a good cleaning out. I call them the laxative cookies. With the amount of fiber I eat, this isn't such a bad thing.
I am making pepper steak tonight with either quinoa or bulgur instead of rice. Rice is off limits with me. I can't touch it. I need to find a Spanish rice recipe and convert it to quinoa. It should work. The family recipe of mushroom gravy and steak turns out really well with the quinoa. The original recipe calls for rice but, if you can't have rice, you need a substitute and the quinoa is my substitute. I use bulgur on pasta days. No pasta is allowed in the diet, either. I miss having lasagna. I think what I am going to use in place of the noodles is zuchini. Gary read about that. I hope it will turn out well. I love bolognese sauce. I have found that chicken parm with bulgur works great.
I know it doesn't sound great but, if you can't have the bad stuff, then you must find a way to have your favorite recipes, with other things. The one item I draw the line at is lentils. Oh my God, those are the nastiest things I have ever had besides those icky no calorie or carb noodles. Your taste buds would have to be completely dead before those things would taste good. I guess if you smoke and can't taste much of anything anyway, they would be fine.