Monday, June 29, 2009

Farmer's Market

Well, the surgery went fine, my recovery went fine, my scar seems to be healing nicely, and Joe & I have finally resumed our nightly walks, so I'm in a much better mood than I was a week ago. I was pretty gloomy last week because I couldn't walk or stand for very long, plus the freakin weather around here was like the dementors were looming or something. Friday was great though; the sun came out, I got to take off work and go to the GHO (as we call it around here), and I got to do lots of walking around the golf course. We had terrible storms Friday night though, and lost power for 8 hours. I taped the refrigerator door shut as soon as the power went, so all the food was totally fine, and we didn't have any other damage in our neighborhood, unlike the town next to us! Saturday was errand day, but Sunday was the Farmer's Market! This was the best one I've been to yet. I finished my market bag last week during the doom & gloom and filled that sucker up yesterday:
That giant green thing coming out of the top is a head of garlic with the tops attached! I had never seen this before, so I totally fell for that one. I also got the first corn of the season, bread from the baker dude, goat cheese from the goat people, and some sugar snap peas.
I got Rocco a little catnip fishy at the pet stand:

He likes it, but it's not nearly as exciting as watching the little black kitty that wanders around our neighborhood:

I wonder what he would have thought of this little one:

She (he?) was only 4 days old and SO cute! I had a feeling I might see Kris there, and I did! I am officially hooked and I have now convinced Joe to take me there on the motorcycle next weekend. It didn't take much convincing; It's Brew Fest next week! Free beer samples!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Back!

The knitting mojo that is! It came back just in time too. I have to have surgery today to have some skin cancer removed from my leg, so I'll be off my feet for a while. Hopefully knitting will keep me sane through my down time! I'm particularly bummed about the surgery this time (I had the same procedure done around Thanksgiving last year) because I've recently become obsessed with Jillian Michaels workout Dvd's. I LOVE them. They are pure torture, but very effective. I also read her weight loss books, and while I'm not doing everything she suggests, I have removed a few things from my diet that I didn't even realize were bad, and I've learned what kinds of food combinations work best for me. So, to do all this work only to find out that I won't be able to continue doing it is really pissing me off. Plus, if I keep needing to have these melanomas removed, I'm going to look like Edward Scissorhands' abused girlfriend. Public service announcement for the day: MAKE your kids wear sunscreen!

So anyway, back to the knitting. I started crocheting a market bag last week out of some CotLin I got from WEBS last year, and it's done except for the straps:

I dug Central Park Hoodie out from under the couch last night and knit about 4" on the back, realized I made too much ribbing, frogged & then reknit the 4" of work. Not bad for one night!

One last thing I have to tell you guys about is my new blender:

It's the Bella Cucina Rocket Blender, and it is amazing. I make these awesome smoothies every morning, it grinds coffee, parmesan cheese, spices, pretty much anything! And I made Joe a margarita last night with it when he had a rough day at work. Perked him right up! Have a great week everybody!