Tuesday, August 13, 2013


...we had a nice rain, but no thunder.

I burnt the top of my left foot baking Lemon Squares .  This recipe turned out rather nice once I cut the butter from 1 1/2 cups butter to 1 cup butter. The lemon curd was nice as well.

The shrug I am knitting has left a little under the skin boil on a spot on a finger which doesn't even feel the pressure of needle or yarn.  Liking the drape of it so far.

I won two books from Red Tash  , who is having a FB book giveaways.  Yeas!

August is almost over. School's about to start, & an interesting  article on year round schooling has popped up. I rather like the idea of scheduling 9 on/3 off.  Given how urban our population is, moving away from the agrarian school calendar makes sense. Even our rural population is, mostly, not beholden to farming scheduling.

Also, Yuletide is on it's way. This is such a cute kitty pattern, it might find it's way under the tree.

Other than drooling through Lion Brand Yarn's NYC shop, I have one more reason for braving the toxic fumes of that city:  underground station :)

One more sign that the summer/Autumn switch is moving in: I am so tired, all I want to do (every day) is nap! Every year the seasonal switch just wipes me out for the first two weeks.  No motivation to do a damn thing.


  1. I think burning your foot when baking is a sign you're doing it right ;)

  2. If you brave the NYC fumes, we better share a cup of tea (coffee for me). I would even go to the yarn shop with you ;-)

  3. I kind of wish they would do the year-round schooling here. My son has to travel with the cheerleading squad and he missed 3 days last year because of travel with that. He didn't miss any for sickness. I think if we had year round schooling, he wouldn't miss any.

    1. I wish Ct. would do this, as well. It would make extended family time so much easier.

  4. I hope your burn is healing up - ouch!

    It sounds like you are a busy bee! Hang in there!