Some days when the boys are home from school, I get all domestic and get in the mood to take care of laundry, clean up the kitchen, maybe catch up on some business email. This is not one of those days. When it became clear to me that the guys were hunkering down for a long morning of imaginative play in their pajamas, I decided I wanted to play something myself. So, I sat on my bed with a pile of fabric, cut out the pieces for my mother-in-law’s birthday present, and I cut out the fabric for a skirt. I didn’t stitch up my MIL’s napkins, but I did make this skirt – my Thanksgiving skirt. Yes, I realize these guys are roosters and not turkeys, but I couldn’t find turkeys. Or pilgrims. Or cornucopias. Or depictions of Thanksgiving feasts. So roosters it is, and I think they’re nifty. Specifically, the fabric is Alexander Henry’s The Roost. The skirt itself was made without a pattern. I just folded it selvage-to-selvage, stitched it into a tube, hemmed it, and made an elastic casing on the top.
I still felt like playing after that, so I colored my hair. I spent this summer squirting peroxide here and there on my head, leading to streaks of lighter color. I did have a plan, but I kind of lost interest in pursuing it at some point, and stopped bothering. And it was starting to look like I stopped bothering. So, I got my hands on a box of temporary 28-shampoo Chestnut Brown and went to town. Now I look more like nature intended 😉 At least for the next few weeks, anyway.
I didn’t make the soup this morning – I did that on Monday, but I did eat the leftovers for lunch yesterday, and that’s when I took this picture. It’s Turkey Curry Meatball Soup, and despite the fact that it’s full of vegetables, I really like it! I even liked it for lunch a few days later, and I am not a leftovers fan, generally-speaking. Good thing it was delicious, because the recipe made quite a bit. As part of my “get organized” initiative, I’m planning our meals for the week, and giving each day a “theme.” Mondays are to be “try something new” night and this soup was the first candidate. I’m so glad we liked it, because I now have three containers of it frozen for future “grab something decent out of the freezer” nights.
Day two and I’m already thinking of skipping the NaBloPoMo festivities. Not that I won’t post every day, because I might, but I think I’ve lost interest in the idea of being part of the whole organized movement. Still, being thankful is always a good thing, so I’ll end this post with what I am thankful for today: Days off from school that we can spend playing (together or on our own) and spontaneously visiting with family.
And with that, I must go and straighten up the living room – my mother and nephews are coming over shortly to join us for lunch at Stewarts (see? I meant it when I told them “maybe another day”) followed by a little play time.