Isn’t this cute? I found it in the last bag of cherries I purchased and to me it looks like a tiny mouse perched on top and nibbling away. I love these odd things that one finds from time to time . . .
It’s not as not as it gets downunder, but for me it’s still hot. We just had a five minute shower, but I don’t feel much difference in the temperature. This weather has me thinking of Victoria (BC), where pretty much every afternoon at four a lovely breeze moves in off the ocean and cools everything (and everyone) off . . . I keep reminding myself that it’s only a few weeks ’til we’re back under a bland white blanket and I’ll be whinging about the cold . . .
In the meantime, the Lurgy is alive and well and seems to have taken a liking to me. The cough is less frequent, the lungs have cleared up, but I’m still feeling pretty draggy and a bit out of sorts. However, this, too, shall pass, as they say . . .
So I’ve been knitting on the ‘plain garter stitch shawl’ and it’s coming along nicely. Sorry, I don’t have a more recent photo to share with you. And in between knitting, I’ve been crocheting away on the Mystery project. Nope, no more photos! Maybe when it’s finished . . . if I take a photo now, it’s more likely one of you will guess what it is . . . I had quite a few Mystery projects planned when I began that one, but they are on hold for a bit until things settle down around here.
I have finally mastered the new (to me) bread machine! I found a recipe for ‘rapid white bread’ that bakes in a few minutes less than two hours. I added some wheat germ to it, of course. I had dome some reading to try and figure out why the first loaves, while tasty, were so short and dense. Turns out that adding a couple extra tablespoons of water and about a quarter teaspoon more yeast makes all the difference!
Then I made a smoothie from Delicious Delilah’s output and got out the kefir cream cheese I made a few days ago.
Isn’t that a lovely crumb?? Now to add the finishing touch . . .
Ah, yes! Strawberry jam (not homemade, unfortunately). And served on my currently favourite plate . . . yum!
Since I’m hoping to have all my things packed up by the end of next week and then moved into storage, I will probably not post again until next Saturday. I can hear your FeedReaders sighing in relief . . . 🙂
Have a great week, everyone! ~ Linne