It’s Thursday already. I may have mentioned this before, but the way time seems to fly by extra fast is the only thing I don’t like about teaching. We think by semesters and then weeks into the semester and then teaching days and it just makes the time seem to fly by. So for example, it’s already the fall semester, Week 5 and my two teaching days (Monday and Wednesday) are done. And so all of a sudden it’s Thursday already.
The other day I made some really good chewy granola bars. I used this recipe. I changed it up a little. I didn’t use marshmallows (blech. I just don’t like marshmallows in sweets. Well except for smores and slightly blackened over a fire). I didn’t use the “oat cereal rings” either. I substituted with dried cranberries and added chia seeds (Here’s a little information about them if you are curious: Chia). They have a little crunch and are kinda like eating sesame seeds (and are supposed to be so good for you!). We are sprinkling them on everything these days. So anyway, the granola bars are really good! Next time, I think I will use almond butter instead of peanut butter.
Davey received a puzzle as a gift recently. It’s a 1,000 piece puzzle, but we decided to dive right in. We quickly got overwhelmed and so Davey and I ran to KMart for a 100 piece and a 300 piece puzzle. We are in training. Davey wanted the 100 piece glow in the dark puzzle. It’s pretty neat. Now we are working on the 300 piece Toy Story poster puzzle. Davey likes to help me look for edges. I like this picture of David and Davey working together with their similar expressions (although a little hard to see with this too dark photo).
David has started making us eggs in a hole (we were inspired by the Pioneer Woman Show.) Davey loves to help.
Working side by side. Oh and not that I really want to direct any attention to the messy kitchen – my skills in Photoshop are limited, and I can only crop so much – but see the blue and white ceramic wooden spoon holder in the background to the left? David and I got that on our honeymoon at Silver Dollar City (in Branson MO) 22? years ago. It’s one of my favorite things. I’m happy that it has survived for so long (knock on wood).
So that’s about it for now. I keep hoping to show pictures of my completed Girasole, but I don’t know if it will ever be completed. I have not had a lot of time to knit, but still I have been working on the edging for a week now! I’m really hoping to have it done in the next couple of days! It is going to end up being one of my favorite projects ever.
Mmmmm…we love those eggs here. I made plenty when Stephen was a tot!
When Stephen lived at home we started a puzzle every Thanksgiving night. One we did was all candy bars. That one was HARD since several bars were in several places. But, we had fun.
I really enjoyed your pictures, and also watching Pioneer Woman Cooks last Saturday. It really is a fun show to watch. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it with Davey. Egg in the hole…so simple…so yummy. I love cobalt blue, white, buttery yellow as kitchen colors. I try to stick to those except for some red accents, and I LOVE your wooden spoon holder too! You are so young to already be aware of how quickly the days go by. Wait until you are in your 50’s…it literally FLIES by! 😦 I enjoy so many of the simple joys of life, and I wish more folks did, because the passing of time seems to gather speed every year.
We do the eggs in the hole to! Ashley and Tim love it. It’s so fun to see the two men fixing a meal together 🙂