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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall's arrival and a good pot of soup

Amazing how time gets away from you.  It's been a couple of days since the last time I blogged.  I've been pretty busy.  I went back to work for the first time since surgery.  I just finished working four 12 hour night shifts in a row.  Wow, those were tough.  But, I got through them.  Now I'm off for the next 3 nights.  I'm so looking forward to them.
Since, the last time I posted, fall has arrived in my little corner of the world.  The last couple of nights, the temperature got down to 40* F.  So, because of this, I decided to make some homemade clam chowder.  I'd never made clam chowder, and it was soooooo good.  My kids even liked it.  If you'd like the recipe, click here.  Granted it's definitely not a low calorie dish, but it's so rich and hearty, one bowl filled us up.
 Here is my progress on my latest project.  It's Prairie Schooler Winter.  Of course, I haven't stitched since last Thursday, so I'm really looking forward to sitting down tonight (maybe with a cocktail) and stitching.
 A friend of mine at work and I were talking about her parents downsizing their house and a garage sale she was having.  They we were just chatting, and I mentioned that I stitched, and she asked if I would like to have some cross stitch books that her mom was wanting to get rid of.  So, I told her that  I'd love to have them.  She brought them in on Saturday night, so before I went to bed that morning, I got to go through the stash.  There were so many magazines from the 1990's;  Just Cross Stitch, Country Stitch, Cross Stitch and Country Crafts.  There were also quite a few old charts including some sampler charts that I'd never heard of.  I'll try to post a picture of some of it tomorrow.
Thought I'd share a picture of my furbaby.  This is Bella, however, Bella is a boy.  The man we got him from said that Bella was a girl, and I hadn't checked until we got him home.  So even though he's a boy the name sort of stuck.  It just amazes me the positions cats get in when they sleep.  
I did receive all 3 of my people for my PIF's.  If you haven't sent me your address yet, please do so.  Also, if you haven't gotten an email from me about the Ornament exchange, let me know that too.  I thought I'd emailed both of my partners, but I don't think I'd heard back from Diane.  
Have a great day!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

Soup definitely looked good and hearty for a cool Fall day. I hope that it warms up some in St. Louis over the weekend as we are headed there for a hockey tournament. Although most of the time we are there we will probably be in a rink vs outdoors.
Prairie Schooler Winter is coming along beautifully. Glad to hear that your recovery is going well enough to go back to work.
Take care.

Carol said...

Had to laugh at your Bella story. An all black cat wandered into our yard years ago and my boys (then 3 tiny little guys) begged to keep it. We were sure it was a female and I was so excited to finally have another female in the house after being the lone female for years! Well, you guessed it--we took the cat to the vet for the first time and it was another male!!

Love your PS start--they are always so fun to stitch, aren't they? Hope your recovery keeps going so well, Melissa!

Mylene said...

I hope your recovery contineus well, melissa.
Your PS sampler is coming along great.

Cindi J said...

Melissa, I think I am one of your PIF participants, but I can't find your email address on you blog. Can email me at: cindi.j@comcast.net with your's, please?

Diane said...

Hi Melissa,
I emailed you last night about the ornament exchange. Your email had found its way into my spam folder instead of my inbox. I hope it's not too late. Please let me know.
Thanks!

Melissa said...

No Diane, it's not too late. I have you down.

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhh, that looks SO good :o)

I love your WIP! That was wonderful that you were able to get all of those magazines!

Scattered Threads said...

Hi there Melissa. Thanks for stopping by dear. I appreciate it.
Those 12 hour shift can sure work a toll on your body qnd especially when the shifts take place at night. Thanks for the link to that wonderful looking chowder and PS is coming along wondefully.
Thanks again for stopping in.
Hugs.
Jackie.