Sunday, February 19, 2012

Let's Catch Up.

So you may have noticed that I haven’t written many posts lately. That’s just me being lazy, I guess, sorry. I’ve been keeping myself busy this winter with other things so let’s catch up.

I finally got around to working on a craft project Hubby made for me as one of my presents last Christmas, that’s as in 2010, by the way. It is a set of snowmen and snowflakes for my hangar. You might remember that I posted about “All in a Row” back in that year. The original design was made by Julie Hardy at Country Feelin’. She has lots of other projects, too, but I like this one the best. You can see the “All in a Row” sets by clicking here.

Anyway, the snowmen had been gathering dust on my craft table so I decided that I would wipe them off and finish them up. I really enjoyed painting and decorating them, I was just savouring the moments till they were finished off just right. All they need now is some wire and they are ready to go.

 Here is a close-up of three of the snowmen.
Here is a close-up of three of the snowmen.


 All the pieces have finally been painted and assembled.
All the pieces have finally been painted and assembled.


All they need now is some wire to attach them to the hangar.
All they need now is some wire to attach them to the hangar.


 Hmmm… Looks like someone has been busy in the craft room.
Hmmm… Looks like someone has been busy in the craft room.

My new iPod with its accessories.
My new iPod with its accessories.

For Christmas this year Hubby got me an iPod Touch with a beautiful orange case to replace the mp3 player I had been using. I had given him an iPod the previous year and he had spent the entire year raving about it and all the things it could do. I doubt I’ll ever use half the features it has but as soon as I charged it up I immediately wanted to download a game called Angry Birds which I have been hearing so much about that I just had to see what all the buzz was really about.

BIG MISTAKE!!!

I’m hooked and honestly can’t stop thinking about breaking levels and achieving the high scores. I have even purchased stickers for the inside of my professional notebook so I can have a laugh while sitting around important meeting which are truly boring. I’ve gone bird crazy looking for t-shirts and any cool stuff I can get my hands on relating towards this game. Oh and I’m not the only one who is infatuated with this game. I have talked some of my co-workers into down-loading the game and they are hooked, too.

We don’t really know the names of the birds so I have devised names of my own for them. Speeder bird, splitter bird, bomber birds, fat ass balloon bird, big red boss, little fart red bird and boomerang bird to name a few. I bet you’ll look into angry birds to see what I’m talking about, maybe get a copy for yourself. Don’t worry you won’t be alone. With over 10 billion downloads the Rovio guys have done something right.

 Big Red Boss Bird
Big Red Boss Bird

I have also been trying new recipes lately and made a fantastic supper for Superbowl Sunday that just so happened to exactly match a suggested meal written about in a local newspaper. Slow roasted BBQ back ribs, homemade baked beans and coleslaw, mmm.

The local paper had an article suggesting the exact supper we had planned.
The local paper had an article suggesting the exact supper we had planned.


The coleslaw was a new recipe that included carrots, celery and green onions.
The coleslaw was a new recipe that included carrots, celery and green onions.


Ribs and beans and coleslaw, yummy
Ribs and beans and coleslaw, yummy.

I also made a turkey pot pie from a recipe I found in a Canadian Living magazine. It was the first time I had ever cooked anything using leeks and it turned out great. We'll definitely be doing this one again.

Turkey Pot Pie
Turkey Pot Pie

And then there was Valentine’s Day where we had our beef stew and fresh biscuits and I made Hubby a pecan pie from a recipe that I found on the Pioneer Woman’s site. The pie turned out great and was super easy to make. He loved it and he was kind enough to give me a small piece but, at 10,000 calories per slice, I didn’t really want too much anyway.

We always make beef stew in a large economy size. It lasts for several meals.
We always make beef stew in a large economy size. It lasts for several meals.


The perfect side dish for stew is fresh biscuits and butter.
The perfect side dish for stew is fresh biscuits and butter.


Hubby's Valentine gift, my first pecan pie.
Hubby's Valentine gift, my first pecan pie.


Don't stare at this picture, it will make you fat just by looking at it.
Don't stare at this picture, it will make you fat just by looking at it.


So that's how I'm filling up my days. Working and baking and gaming and waiting for winter to fade away so that I can get out to my garden. It can't come soon enough.

15 comments:

Suz said...

hyou sure have been filling up your days....good for you
I have been doing a bit more cooking myself..but I guess that winter dies that to us
Love your snowmen...and the Ipad
my kids want to get me one...I still like my hardwired phone...
but we'll see.....
you sound happy and that is all that counts.....yeah

Canadian Saver said...

I always miss your posts when you don't write regularly, but I understand how everyone is busy :-) I love the snowmen, you did a fabulous job!!! I can see you hanging those from Oct 1 to April 30th :-)

The food looks delicious!! I love pecan anything, that pie looks absolutely amazing... as do the ribs, the stew.... mmmmmm

No Angry Birds here but I've been told it's so much fun and very addictive. And I know the type of personality I have, I'd be addicted fast!!!

Have a great week :-)

Jane said...

Pecans are my favorite nut - I stashed a bunch in the oat squares I made yesterday:) I knew you were keeping busy - you're not one to sit around just waiting for spring! I don't think it'll be long now!

megan blogs said...

Mmmmm, it was SO difficult to look away from that yummy, yummy pie! Actually, all of the food looked scrumptious, and i realize that i skipped lunch--i shall remedy that ASAP!

Love the snowmen, they'll brighten many dreary winter days.

megan

Marguerite said...

It's rather nice to spend a little time indoors isn't it? I've been doing a bit of cooking as well and am always looking for yet another way to use up turkey! I've saved that pot pie recipe as I'm never quite happy with the one I make. Despite the quality time indoors I will be all too happy to see spring again.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am now hungry.......you have been busy!!

Gill

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Good to see a post from you--You have really been busy!! I love your snowmen! Once again, you've shown the talent you have in doing your projects, including the meal and the pie really is mouth watering!!

By the way, I've never tried 'Angry Birds' but know many people who are addicted to it and say it's great fun!!

its me, sam said...

Witch, I cooked with leeks for the first time this winter too. I made potato/leek soup and it was delicious! Are you plannng another trip to see Angry Candy soon?

Mrs. N said...

Hi Witch! Stopping by to get my mind off things here for a bit. Great post...and a craft table..humm...giving me an idea. I think I need one of those. And by the way...set another plate- I'll be over for supper...! Hugs from "the land of going nuts".

Sara said...

First, you food looks DELISH!!

I've been lazy and have not been posting much either.

Glad to see things are going well :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO!! I'm going through my blog-list and un-following a few blogs, and have come to yours--I just thought I'd stop by and say "HI!" and let you know I thought about you--I hope all is well in your corner of the world, and you're not too busy!! Take care!!

Cindy said...

Ok, the pecan pie is my favourite also, nice job. I played catch up also this week. Seems I'm not as busy in the Winter months but something kept me away from my blog. I wanted to stop by and let you know I blog hopped over and found you. Hope you stop by for a visit. This is the end of the snow now so we will be moving onto the next step, gardening, lol. Thanks for the memory walk

Mrs.N said...

WHERE are you Witch?? I miss you!

Suz said...

so.....what about some postings, lady?

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

THANK YOU for keeping up with us!! I just thought I'd drop by and let you know that and that I'm thinking of you! I hope you're doing well and life is good in your corner of the world and you're enjoying your gazebo! :-)!!!