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Is it the Weather? 
Mar. 26, 2011 11:41 pm 
Updated: Mar. 30, 2011 6:00 am
I took a night off from the crazykitchen this eve, pulling together (uggh) frozen prepared... pop in the oven, presto/change-o, DINNER!  It did make do! 

I've been feeling intrusive for a while now, so I simply "veg out."  I guess it's stemming from a number of sources...  The most recent of "cold" spells has passed on (headed east, folks!)  Also, just a bit ago it dawned on me, that I think I'm becoming "accustomed" to sharing "the" house daily - it's been two weeks now!  I guess I should be getting back some semblance of normalcy!  Today, I moved most of the sewing stuff back into the dining room, afterall, it's just cluttering up my sitting room BIG time!  Not to mention that I haven't worked on that project for some time, either!  For the life of me, however, I can't figure out why there has been an issue at all!  The house is "L" shaped, each of us having our "own" wing, so to speak, so paths often don't cross but in the crazykitchen!  I guess it's just the "presence" of having J around.., and my need to be... unobtrusive (is that what I'm trying to say?) 

So, to back up a short bit... before I'd finished my first cup of coffee, I was able to open not only the back door, but the 3 windows in the sitting room.  A wonderful place to "wake up," as it faces E so is bright and cheerful, and it was nice to feel the air move through the room as it did.  Perhaps there's hope for me yet!  I spent most of the day back here, in my little "haven," just kinda mellowing, and pondering : what to do to make it more comfortable in here... time to move the "crafting" table out!  I'm guessing that come tomorrow, it will be back to "full steam ahead."  It will be time to fire up the crazykitchen again, which will require some "tidying" first... d/w will need to be run, coffee pot needs to be cleaned out (grounds in the pot today,) and even a pan or two on the stove to wash (YES, from before!)  All in all, it's been a pleasant day today, now to keep the momentum flowing...  Perhaps tomorrow I'll get to the nursery to use a gift cert. I was given, and pick up some posies or something!  Something about digging in dirt with my hands is fulfilling, while I prefer untensils in the crazykitchen! 

So, I bid you a wonderful Sunday, and do so hope that you stay happy, healthy, and CRAZY!
Mar. 27, 2011 6:54 am
I think many of us are feeling the way you are right now. It has been a long enough winter for me. We had snow 5 ft. deep and that was before Christmas. Two weeks ago was spring break for many students and the weather was very nice and spring like only to have that gone at the beginning of this past week. We will not see spring weather again until possibly next weekend and I don't hold my breath on that because it can always change. I have not much ambition, although that could be because I had a 50+ hour work week and I am experiencing a pinched nerve in my arm. I am not excited about cooking at the moment since I prepare a lot of food everyday for work. Spring needs to come and the warm weather to arrive and I think a visit to the chiropractor will fix me up.....sounds like you will be enjoying the outdoors much sooner than we will here. Take care.
Mar. 27, 2011 7:28 am
It's cold here right now - but the sun is shining - a very rare and welcome sight in NE Ohio indeed! We did have a nice, but very short, warm spell and my crocuses are up and some are blooming; what a nice pretty bright thing to see! I think we are all ready for some good warm weather!
Mar. 27, 2011 4:30 pm
Janet, unfortunately, our "spring" can be all to short lived... then the summer "100+miserable" settles in! I should be out enjoying it, but the citrus blossoms are in bloom... (I'd like to breath still tomorrow!) MotherAnn, guess mom's freezing again too then! (MI.) Thanks for the thought... I've not seen a crocus in... 45yrs, I guess! Wish I could grow bulbs here, but alas, the dogs either trample them, or they return to "dust" after a season or two! BE WELL!
Mar. 29, 2011 9:42 am
hey Stevie, i hope things get better for you soon, yap we are all over winter, will be happy to see warm sunny sky's soon i hope...rickie went on ebay ,got a malware that took out my computer, (i though i would kill him)cost him $250 to get it fixed & he is grounded...for life from the he's not a kid, just the husband...guess i can't ground him, but he's not allowed on puter..well i know your birthday is coming up the 30th i hope you have a wonderful day....ttyl my friend & happy birthday....judy
Lee B 
Mar. 30, 2011 6:00 am
Happy Birthday Stevie~Enjoy your day!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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