Jan 15

Matty’s Meal

Posted by Nanc

It’s not that it’s Matt’s favorite, or that he’s renowned for the entrée. It’s just that it was the first meal that Matty made for us (in his wee-tiny Columbus apartment). He makes it fairly frequently and he makes it well.

Tender, succulent pork chops and magnificent smashed potatoes. Heaven on a plate.

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Jan 14

Swatch-zilla

Posted by Nanc

Everything has a balance of yin and yang. It makes the world a livable place and (most) people tolerable. This balance can be found demonstrated in some truly odd ways.

I crave order and planning. (Yin) I am a huge procrastinator. (Yang)

This works itself out in ways that could drive a normal person (or matty) nuts. I purchase organizational tools and gizmos for each and every occasion. But I never get around to entering the data or keeping up with the projects. I vowed that this time would be different!

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Jan 14

Challenge #1: Fleece

Posted by Nanc

In order to reduce my sentence (and my stash, he he) for the 2004 Stash Lock Down! I need to be on my best behavior. To encourage this, I’m planning a handful of challenges to get me motivated. The first of these is to deplete my fleece stash by leap day (Feb 29).

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Jan 14

Conundrum

Posted by Nanc

I was/am the secret Santa to my brother, Mike. (Secret’s out, so no worries.) I had this great scarf in the works. Then I hit an obstacle. So I came up with a solution…

…that didn’t work out in time.

And still no giftie for my bro. What a snafu.

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Jan 12

Best. Spinach. Dip. EVER.

Posted by Nanc

With a statement like that I better be able to back it up, right? Well, make the dip and then you tell me. It’s grrreat! [Finger in the air like Tony the Tiger.]

I made this for a fairly impromtu get-together of friends and it was appreciated. Luckily for Bonez and I, I kept some hidden back from the crowd so that we could enjoy it on Sunday while yöging and watching the Discovery channel. Ain’t life swell?

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Jan 8

Basalmic Pork Chops

Posted by Nanc

Simple and tasty.

Tonight’s delish meal was served up with steamed aspargas & Israeli couscous. Mmmmmm, yum. And leftovers ta’boot.

Nan happy.

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Jan 8

Magically Delicious

Posted by Nanc

No. I’m not talking about that kid’s cereal with the leprechaun. And those who know me know that I wouldn’t tout the word “magically” about unless I really meant it.

And I do. These are the most incredible, edible frozen treats ever! * See what all the hubbub’s about.

* Qualifier: non-chocolate, frozen treats.

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Jan 7

Every dog has it’s day. Every cat has it’s…

What? What do cats have? Whether cat, dog or ferret?, your pet may now have it’s own bed to snuggle down in.

Pet beds: made by me; sold through eBay; supporting a good cause.

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Jan 3

Stash Lock Down!

Posted by Nanc

Within the past four months, I’ve seen a lot of knitting blogs referring to “Stash Reductions” and “Yarn Diets.” I’ve been intrigued, but never jumped in.

Recently, it has come to my attention that I have more fabric and yarn than this home will hold. (Funny how if it’s hidden in the back of the closet it doesn’t really count. ;-) I’ve been found guilty of amassing masses of textiles and fibers.

Starting immediately, I am self-imposing the 2004 Stash Lock Down! program. It will be a tough-love situation with sweatshop-like conditions. An’ I ain’t gonna be no fabrics’ biatch!

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Jan 2

Dil

Posted by Nanc

Dil wants to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.

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That and you had better pet her soon!