I am still alive.
It's been fun, though. Teaching and rehearsing for a high school show that finished up on Friday - an incredible time but it meant not a lot of energy to devote to other things. I'll spare you the details but basically, even my need to keep my hands busy while sitting faltered. I embraced the potato-esque and stared zombie-like at the tv for a few minutes each night until told like an over-tired toddler to go to bed. Sleepy "oh-kay." Trundle trundle yawn trundle.... Well worth it. Every minute.
No sewing happened. Not really. I did manage 15 minutes on my thread-painting the other day but just as a diversionary tactic with a fussy nephew. He sat on my lap and we used the "sew-ming ma-sheen."
So here's where I'm at now.
I did find a little time to actually cook something last weekend. I've been trying to keep up with last year's mission to make one new recipe a week. A lesson with some new English speakers led me to this video, and then to some marvellous ratatouille. Seriously, the toughest part was the slicing, and honestly, how tough is slicing?
Easy. Delicious. Served on brown rice with cold roast beef on the side. We all went back for seconds.
Trying to get caught up on my interwebs after yet another absence. I've been away from Flickr, in email correspondence I'm woefully behind, and my reader is jammed packed with 15-16 days worth of unread goodness. It will take me days, maybe weeks. We're looking at massive numbers here.
Oh! and on that score, since folk are panicking: I use Reeder as my RSS reader. Apparently, although it syncs with Google Reader, it will still go on after Google drops its reader, which caused me a huge sigh of relief since I didn't want to have to go hunting for a new one. Again. (Curse you, Mail!!) Why I like it: 1)I can sync between my computer, my phone and my tablet, 2)it's clean and has a decent interface, 3) the learning curve on it was steep and once I got the hang of it, it was better than what I was using before. As far as I know though, it's Mac and iOS only.
I'm also working on a post for the Meet: My Machine Blog Hop this week - thank you to Erin and Stacey for the invitation! My day is Wednesday. You can read more all about the hop here, catch up with the other participants, and learn all about their sewing machines. GREAT if you're considering an upgrade or second machine. Better if you're looking for more blogs to fill your Google Reader replacement.
Here's the schedule:
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
MONDAY, MARCH 18
TUESDAY, MARCH 19
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Hope you enjoy it!! Okay - I've got to go do some stuff so that I can come back here sooner rather than later...