Yesterday was a good day! I was up early, doing some stitching. Vince spent most of the day with a couple of friends. He got home around 3 and I fixed our salmon and sides. Before we were done eating, someone else showed up. I’m telling you .. most days I laugh thinking how different our life is here.
We did our Master Gardener classes last night, took our tests – actually Vince did his right after dinner and I was doing mine at 11 p.m.
Several of my pre-orders from Needlework Expo arrived yesterday. I didn’t order anything. Cross stitching for me is a lot like knitting was. If I’m stitching, I’m not ordering. When I’m not stitching – either because I’m tired or I have other things going on, that’s when I’m drooling over new charts and fabric and placing orders. I need to keep a needle in my hand and stay off the computer.
I made salmon yesterday. I season it and sear it in butter in a skillet on the hot plate outside – lots of smoking and splattering. Once it’s done, which is pretty quickly, I take it out, let the skillet cool down a bit, add garlic, saute that, then add lemon juice and a bit of maple syrup. Yesterday I had pineapple juice in the fridge that was needing to be used so I added that, simmered it til it was a bit reduced, put the salmon back in and let it cook for a few minutes, then served the thickened “sauce” over the fish. Delicious!
Videos I Watched:
I started this one on Sunday so I don’t know if I posted it yesterday or not. I finished it this morning:
Little Yellow House Crafts – Goodbye Summer, Welcome Autumn
I made decent progress on Harvest Tina, though she won’t be finished today.
Plans for Today:
Not much on the agenda. Leftovers mostly for our meal. Stitching. Household chores. I meant to get the freeze dryer going again yesterday and never did so I’ll do that soon.
Still haven’t planted my mums but I think tomorrow the high is going to be 84 so maybe I’ll plant them tomorrow. I do have to cut okra today – every other day. I’m sure I’ll manage to do a little of this and a little of that and accomplish little. Seems to be what I do these days.