Thursday, June 11, 2009

Week gets better

I should learn by now that things take longer to do than my head thinks they are suppose to. I have one chair 3/4 sanded. The pieces that are finished look pretty good. I will finish the other pieces tonight and start painting the ones I have done. I guess projects like this keep me out of trouble and get me out outside.

It's nice to be able to have weekends off to do these projects. When I was working retail hours, it was hard to get motivated to get stuff done. This weekend I am going to finish the chairs, and if Darren gets the walls washed in the spare room, maybe I'll finish that too. We'll see.....
I wasn't able to get my jog in, because the silly sanding took longer than I expected. At least my arm got a work out.

Yesterday when I was going through the fridge for lunch I found the rhubarb I forgot I had received from my sister-in-law. I was so excited!!! I absolutely LOVE rhubarb! So I made waffles and topped them with a homemade rhubarb and strawberry sauce. I used 1/2cup of sugar, 1/2 cup water, boiled together, then added 2 cups of sliced rhubarb, simmered on low for 10 minutes and added 2 cups of halved strawberries and turned off the heat. I let the mixture sit for another 5-10 minutes as I waited for the waffles to finish cooking. It was heaven!! This morning I added some of the left over sauce to my oatmeal, WOW it was good!!

I froze the rest of the sliced rhubarb in 4 cup servings, I can't wait to find new recipes to try!!

I wonder how hard it would be to care for a rhubarb plant.... I wouldn't mind having one in the back yard to go out and pick a couple of stem.

My poor dad. About 3 weeks ago he was at work and they were pushing a small car into the shop. Well Dad's foot got caught under the tire and was run over. He's been on crutches this whole time and has a really swollen foot. Last Friday my parents went up to Calgary to get an x-ray. It came back yesterday and showed that Dad's foot has two broken bones and a torn ligament. He now has a cast on for 6-8 weeks. He hasn't been to work in over 3 weeks and is going crazy! My mom has him sewing quilts. I think I will pick him up a model to build....

Goals for the day:
1) 30 min jog
2) no snacking or eating after 8pm
3) start painting the chair

What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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