23 March 2007

Salmagundi ...

Patty and the girls are in town, staying at the Grandma's in Leduc. This will likely be the last trip for this, as the Grandma is selling the condo and has moved into a room at a lodge. Since she's already moved, she has no phone, so cannot buzz anyone in without going downstairs. On Tuesday, we had a nice Equinox lunch there, with Barbara and Annailese, too. We went to the park afterwards, while the soup for dinner cooked, then had a nice dinner. Barbara and Annailese went home, Nina and Den came out, then I drove home in a blizzard. Hahaha! Springtime in Alberta.

Once I got back to the city, it'd nearly stopped, but was still snowing biggish snow splops.

Patty and the girls and Barbara and Annailese (and possibly Nina and Den) are going to have a sleep over at Chelsea and Darwin and Bernie's on Saturday night. I'll go out, too, but will have to come home to feed the beasts, so won't stay the night. I'm going to make a hippie lasagna. Both Patty and Barbara say, "Oh, I never precook the noodles," so I'm doing a l'il babby test lasagna, 'cuz my brain doesn't believe it'll work right with rice noodles.

Right after I got Epona's headlight bulb replaced, the front fender light lense went missing. Since replacing it means removing the fender, it's not a quick-fix, so it'll just hafta wait 'til it's time for Epona to go in for something else.

I made a batch of garbage soup - vegetable stock from peelings and ends, along with peppercorns, coriander and cumin seeds and a bay leaf. After draining out the stock, I dumped the rest into the composter. Then I used the stock to make a hearty vegetable, lentil and barley soup. I love my pressure cooker.

Test lasagna update: the top noodles did not cook properly. I'm sure I could find a way to make it work, but I think for Saturday, I'll just cook the bloody things and be done with it. Oh my, that's tomorrow. Right, then. Off to get groceries.

More bloody hats:

The top right and bottom left ones are made from the koolaid-dyed yarns. Some of the others have some of those yarns mixed in as well.

Stuff and Nonsense ...

Length of day: 12:23
Hours of dark: 10:30ish
Sunrise: 7:30 am
Sunset: 7:53 pm
Start of twilight: 6:55 am
End of twilight: 8:28 pm

Current weather: Partly Cloudy. 4°C (39°F), wind S 20.8 km/h (13 mph), relative humidity 64%, pressure 29.74 in Hg.

Today.. A mix of sun and cloud. High 7°C.
Tonight.. Cloudy periods. Low -1°C.
Saturday.. A mix of sun and cloud. Wind becoming S 20 km/h late in the day. High 9°C.
Sunday.. Sunny. Windy. Low -1°C. High 6°C.
Monday.. Sunny. Low -9°C. High 3°C.
Tuesday.. Sunny. Low -10°C. High 4°C.
Normals for the period.. Low -8°C. High 5°C.

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