Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Another year goes by.

Second verse, same as the first.

Another year gone by, finished one class and jumping into another while looking forward at work. Purchased a house, moved into it, now it's time to get it into shape as it was a bit of a mess (new landscaping to play with! gardening to make! Year 1: bring to 0 then start building up, pinterest is my best friend). Summer comes and as if I don't have enough projects on the go my friend over here is nudging my conscience that I've been meaning to work on getting into shape.

The eating portion is kinda coming along, but the activity portion is lacking and summer is as good a time as any to start.

So tonight, after a lovely meal, on this lovely day I am thinking of restarting the clock on C25K.

Wish me luck..

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Life keeps moving along

You'd think I'd have given up on this by now, I'm as bad at blogging as I am at journaling, which means both skip huge chunks of time and who knows what has happened to them. Heck, I don't even know what happens to time, it just keeps moving and swirling me along until I pause to take a breath.

Currently my life is in a potential upheaval of big proportions but I'm stuck in a limbo holding pattern, and today I am making lists. With how much I love lists you'd think I would be more organized but no. Maybe lists allow me the illusion of doing something and moving forward without actually doing so, they are certainly keeping me sane right now.

Maybe I'll post again, in the same year next time. ;)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Chicken Pot Pie

What do you do with leftovers?

The eternal question of the home cook, at least one who can't stand to toss food or perpetually over estimates how much her family will eat.

I just made this up today, and it turned out delicious.

I took the leftovers from our roast chicken dinner, made in the crockpot so it had a lot of nice gravy. Warmed up the gravy, stripped the carcass and tossed the chicken into the gravy with a handful of mixed vegetables. After that I put it into a casserole dish and topped with puff pastry, baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees and voila!

Served with a nice salad and some leftover squash, it made for a delicious supper that wasn't a repeat.

(Almost) a new year, and new ideas.

Pondering things, like maybe blogging a little more seriously (but then I usually do, don't I?) so also pondering an update to this and a name change.

I'm not just a knitter, but I am a total Flibbertigibbet, so I'm updating to Flibbertigibbet Gal. I'll have to figure out some renovating of this site and spruce it up to look better.

But what brought this on? Ideas. I like to cook, and knit, and do other crafts, so I may as well spread the love around.

We'll see how well this goes.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Thanksgiving already!?

I don't know where the time goes anymore, somewhere between being a mom, working full time, going to school and, well, just trying to keep my sanity I seem to look up and another month has gone by.

I did do the canning I wanted. All in all I got 10 pints of salsa, 15 pints of jams and marmalade (strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry and lemon ginger zucchini) and 13 pints of mustard pickles.

Next year I might try to do pickled beets too, if my garden cooperates and we don't eat them all (we love beets).

I've also gotten halfway through school, just finishing my midterm and now.. it's thanksgiving.

It's going to be a small one, too many people in the family are busy too and too much has happened lately to get everyone together so I've bought a ham. Mmm.

Of course where does this leave my knitting? In the sinker. I've picked up the needles only a few times in months, so of course nothing is getting done but this weekend I plan to knit! Around other things of course, but I will have time to do so! I'm almost finished my Sunday Socks, I have a few rows and to sew in the ends and they are done! Which means I should pick something else to finish.

The weather we've had lately makes me think I should do one of two things. Finish my Mr Greenjeans and/or my Fiddlehead mittens, so that's the plan I think.

I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Summer, gone.

September, already flying by so fast I'm amazed.

I imported the posts from the other blog here because I realized.. there's no point in having two blogs. So I think I will rename this one to just Flibbertigibbet because that's what I am and it will be a random blog about my stuff when I think of it.

I'll post more later, right now I need to go start doing some canning! Mmm mustard pickles..

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Where HAS the summer gone?

It's almost the end of summer, August is half gone, vacation has been had (I'll do a breakdown with pictures later, I haven't gone through them all yet!) and a new hobby has been discovered.

Geocaching! (If you don't know what it is, from the website: Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online.)

BF introduced it to us as part of our week-long vacation and I must admit I got just a bit hooked. What a great way to get us out of the house (ALL of us) and get some exercise and fresh air while having fun? I've already invested in a GPS (tip, do your research and you can get handheld one at a place like Cash Converters for a lot less than a new one. That is if you don't mind not having all the bells and whistles of course!). Beyond the initial investment of a GPS, it can be as cheap or expensive, hard or easy as you wish it to be.

So far we've been finding easier hides in the parks (Waterton, and now in our own city) and it makes for a good sunny Saturday to pack a picnic and lots of water and plan a route of caches.

So much fun I almost want to blow off being an adult and doing household chores today and going to find a few more. ;)