Thursday, November 11, 2010
Carbs and a calendar
We're trying not to get our hopes up, since the last time we thought an offer was pending things didn't work out so well. Still, it's been three days and things seem to be progressing. The potential buyer has been back, asked questions, reportedly gotten a mortgage pre-approval. We'll see. A written offer is still pending. I'm trying very hard not to dissolve into an emotional mess, but it's tough. Should I carry on with my plans to change our house? Should I be scouring the real estate websites trying to find a house for us? Should I quickly finish and wrap all my Christmas shopping in case a sudden move disrupts Santa's progress? Eek! So everything feels up in the air, my stomach is quavering, I jump when the phone rings, and I'm craving (and eating) carbs. The picture above is the first of two "cream" sodas I drank yesterday (in a glass Dorothy decorated). Fill a glass with ice, then 3/4 full of plain seltzer, then a dash of vanilla syrup (like the kind coffee shops sell), then top it off with whole milk or cream. Yum. Sugar.
Shell Shares Recipes, sent me an amazingly fabulous calendar. It's twelve super-cool pages of illustrations of vintage campers and I love it! My first thought was to put it in the camper, but then I wouldn't get to see it as often, so it's going in my own kitchen (wherever that may be?) so I can drool over how cute they all are every day. Thank you Shell!
really fuzzy alpaca blend yarn. I like the fuzzy with the shiny, and the scarf and hat are warm and soft. I didn't use a pattern, they are both just very simple. I made the hat big enough that it will (hopefully) just sort of sit down on top of my hair without squashing my curls. It's hard for curly girls to wear hats, but this really warm yet lightweight yarn should help.