About Me

Arizona, United States
I'm a work-at-home mom who enjoys the beautiful sunsets here in the high desert.

My Designs

For the free patterns for these afghan squares I designed for My Reading Afghan, click here.

My Recently Completed Projects

On The Hook

Ravelry CAL Afghan 1 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 1

Ravelry CAL Afghan 2 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 2

Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 3 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 3

Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 4 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 4

Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 5 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 5

Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 6 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan 6

Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 1-4)Ravelry CAL Afghan 7 in progress (squares 5-8)
Ravelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7ARavelry CAL Afghan--Flower Burst 7B
Ravelry CAL Afghan 7

Ravelry CAL Afghan 8 in progress
Ravelry CAL Afghan 8

Ravelry CAL Afghan Blocks:
Dream Catcher
Cross My Heart
Chocolate Delight
Flower Burst

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Finished First Butterfly

Scripture Reading: Vayikra (Leviticus) 23:1-25:17

Lev 24:2 "Command the children of Yisra’ĕl that they bring to you clear oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.

I thought this verse about the menorah from today's reading corresponded well with this being the time of Chanukah. Chanukah Sameach! (Happy Chanukah!)

So-Tender Swiss Steak (http://food.yahoo.com/recipes/taste-of-home/114584/so-tender-swiss-steak;_ylt=AnlUgVSWl4yWUR9WzZ1n9sRIY.Y5): I discovered too late that for some reason we were out of onions, so I had to make this without onions. Husband loved it anyway and will probably love it even more when I try it again with onions. He said that it would be perfect to have with Pea Salad, but of course we didn't have any peas either, so that will have to wait for next time, too. The steak really was S0 Tender.

The Butterfly Project: I finished my first butterfly for The Butterfly Project (http://www.hmh.org/minisite/butterfly/index.html). I ended up adding 3 rows to the wing tips, trying various things to make them close gracefully to a point. I still need to get some fabric stiffener to stiffen it before it's absolutely and completely done and ready to send, but at least the crocheting part is finished. I found some more interesting butterfly patterns, so I'll be moving on to butterfly #2 tonight.

The Biggest Loser: I thought this was a good episode featuring the contestants reflecting back on where they were compared to where they are now. I still think the product placement scenes are stilted and feel like they're forcing a commercial on the viewer, though. During this episode they showed little bits featuring previous contestants, but they didn't show what they look like now--that would be the real nitty gritty for The Biggest Loser. I remember that at the beginning of this season, they had some previous contestants show up for a weigh-in, and while none had gained back all the weight they'd lost, they had gained back some, some gaining more significant amounts than others. Yet it seemed like the whole point of the show was to marvel at how much weight they lost, totally disregarding the fact that they had not truly maintained their weight loss, which instead should have been alarming and a big warning. Putting back on 20-40 pounds is NOT maintaining one's weight loss.

Boynton Beach Club: After the really bad movies we've seen lately, this was like a breath of fresh air. Good actors, decent storylines, likable characters you can identify and empathize with. The biggest drawback was the distraction of Dyan Cannon's overly cosmetic surgery-morphed face. It was actually painful to look at because it looked so stretched, contorted and reconstructed that it seems it would be painful for the wearer. On the other hand, Brenda Vaccaro looked good with the added bonus that her face looked like it would be comfortable to wear.

Dinner Tonight: Beanless Turkey Chili
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