Archive for March, 2009

Made a knit washcloth

Its pretty but bigger than I need. Will have to try a different pattern next time.



Spring is here!



On thriftier eating

Much like many others the economy has begun to hit us. Dh was cut back at his job from  supervisor to fitter/welder. Were still feeling grateful though because its still a job. The money cut hurts though. So I do what I can to stretch things more. Today I am making stew. I tend to forget stews when we are doing well financially. But there is no denying the value of throwing a bit of this and that together for a tasty meal. So today’s recipe is

Beef stew

2lb of ground beef from aldi’s

6 potatoes sliced

1 onion

some garlic

1 can of green beans

1 can of corn

1 can of tomatoes

A couple handfulls of baby carrots I got on sale.

And some various seasonings I had on hand.

Salt, pepper, meat marinade, and italian seasoning

One big stewpot and enough water to cover plus a bit.

This will be tasty and feed us a couple days at least.

My little monkey

Must always be on my guard with this sweet child.

My little monkey

My little monkey

Finished some knits! Here are a few pics.

Here are some I have finished and some I am working on.


Longies with pleated ruffles

Longies with pleated ruffles



Peanut butter and jelly

Peanut butter and jelly




Summer shorts, yarn dyed by wwbn

Summer shorts, yarn dyed by wwbn



WIP will be shorts

WIP will be shorts



sock in progress

sock in progress

Diaperswappers equals Nasty virus

Beware of DS right now. They have a malware virus running rampant, and can’t or won’t seem to fix the problem. Looking for an alternative cloth diaper website? Check out Cloth Diaper Nation

Recommended reading!

I am really digging the Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind. I have read

Wizard’s First Rule
Stone of Tears
Blood of the Fold
Temple of the Winds
Soul of the Fire
Faith of the Fallen
The Pillars of Creation
Naked Empire

With just three more to go. I hope he writes some more, otherwise i will really miss this series.


And one other series. This is an odd one for me as I do not like Stephen King’s normal books. But The Dark Tower series is interesting. Not a favorite but interesting.

I just started Wizard and Glass.

Time for an update

I kinda lost track of the time. Well between here and my last post I found out i was having a serious vision problem. I had a horrible experiance with an eye specialist, who misdiagnossed me and treated my like poo. Had to get a second opinion and thank goodness that I did. Found out i have a form of uveitis called Punctate Inner Choroidopathy, a rather rare eye disease. So far though it’s been treatable with a steroid shot in my eye and is improving, and my new eye doc is awsome.