Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Rant !
Current Mood : Stuffed !
Kind of a challenging day. In the interest of using up what’s in the freezer, I scheduled a fish fry for dinner. While my tilapia lunch experiments had gone well, despite my best intentions, we never managed to do fish for supper. Well, first time for everything ! It was a bit frantic, but it all came out well, and my guys ate heartily. Which is great, because we have a whole bag of frozen flounder to munch on !
Hard to believe tomorrow’s Thanksgiving. We’re having a big (for us) meal, but it’s nothing wildly special. Since we home-cook most meals, it’s kinda more of the same for us. I can’t wait until we can go back to the ‘restaurant once a week’ meal plan !
Kinda ticks me off when I get an e-mailed ‘Black Friday’ ad from Dollar Tree. Not that I mind DTree ads, it’s just…what ? This is the same stuff ya’ll had in stock last week ! Including the silly solar Dancing Non-Copyrightables. And it’s all always the same price. What’d be really funny is if they had a half-off all stock sale for two hours. Place’d be mobbed worse than Mal-Wart ! Guess it goes without saying I was a ‘Buy Nothing’ kinda girl long before we were broke, huh ?
Finally got the Halloween project started – and that’s about where it ended. I got it about one-third sewn together when I realized it wouldn’t work, and was much too large and ill-sized to work even with alterations. Kinda glad I wasn’t obsessing over that for two months, I had too much else going on. Plus, I really needed some successes for my psyche, not failures and fussing. So I’m happy it worked out the way it did. Not sure if I’ll try again, but who knows ?
I also gave Dearest Son his first sewing lesson today. He’s been interested in learning, so we made it happen. Super-basic stuff today – threading a large-eye needle, knotting the ends, sewing a running stitch and trying to keep them straight, small, and even. He practiced for a half-hour before he got a bit bored, but he did very well for a newbie ! I gave him a bunch of small thread spools and a spare tomato pincushion for his needle, and told him he could dig in the scrap box when he wanted practice fabric, or could ask me for a specific piece from my stash, anytime. The tomato was studded fulla pins when I got it in a yard sale lot of sewing goodies, so I pulled ‘em all out. Some were rusty, many more were bent, but I saved the good ones. At the rate Dearest’s going, we’ll need ‘em for his stash soon !