Sunday, November 09, 2008

Chicken and Noodles

I'm making my chicken and noodles tonight. I was going to make them last night but cratered before I had the chance. I've also been cleaning my kitchen, trying to eliminate "The Smell" I posted about previously. My fingers are getting pruney, but I'm enjoying a little domestic bliss this evening.

It seems so late, since the time change. It just gets dark so early now, but I guess I better get used to it now.

It's been kind of a productive day -- several loads of laundry done, plus I've been going through things and throwing out what I can. There's so much clutter, but I've made a dent in it. You will be glad to know that I found my third- and fourth-grade science reports, several junior high honors and my incredibly high Iowa test scores from ninth grade, just in case I have to prove something to someone some day.

I also found some photos and some greeting cards that I will be able to use before long. I once had the luxury of stocking up on such things -- it comes in handy now!

In my purging stage, I've made several trips out to the garbage cans. The sanitation truck will appreciate my efforts tomorrow.

I'm also thinking about making a skirt tonight. There are so many pretty and interesting new patterns -- I am addicted to this site: Sewing Pattern Absolutely addicted! Any of you who sew clothing might want to take a good look around there.

Alas, although I would love to try some of the new patterns, I have to use what is in my stash right now for economy's sake. The nice thing is, some of the details I am seeing in the new patterns can be used with what I have, with a little ingenuity. You might think that someone with incredibly high ninth-grade Iowa test scores could figure out some of this stuff.

We'll see!


Anonymous said...

I've got a smell in my kitchen I'm trying to isolate, too. I don't know if it's the layout of this house or what, but I catch whiffs of things that could be across the house. Too weird.

Seriously, third and fourth grade??? Oh well, I have a third grade painting I won a blue ribbon for, so I guess I can't talk. ;)

I used to sew a lot of my son's clothes, but since we moved here 17+ years ago, all the fabric stores have disappeared. All that's left is Jo-Ann's which is half crafts store. Not a lot of selection. I have to drive quite a way to the nearest decent fabric store. Oh well, I've probably forgotten how! LOL

Kirsten said...

Sewing is one of those things I keep telling myself that I'm going to learn how to do. Now that skinny-legged pants seem to be coming back into style, I may just have to get cracking.

Erudite Redneck said...

Mmm. Soup.

Liz said...

Wow... you sound like a tornado of energy! Good for you!