Here we are in the deep of winter. And it's over 50 degrees again. My body is confused. At least the sun is out today. For the first time in what seems like weeks. (Probably just days....)
I made these danish pastries for Sunday breakfast. They are lemon and cheese and are absolutely delicious. They are a bit of work, the dough has to be started the day before you want to eat them, but it isn't hard. The dough is buttery and smooth and the fillings are not too sweet. Much less sweet than the bakery pastries.
Peter Kevin's job search is going fairly well. His resume is getting attention and he has had a few phone interviews and 2 face to face interviews. He is feeling positive. It would be nice if someone offered him a job since unemployment has not kicked in yet (what? It's only been 7 weeks!). They said there was no record of his having worked the past 2 years. We, of course, appealed it and are waiting for a decision.
We were just hit with a "nor'easter". Lots of precepitation which necessitated getting out the pump and clearing out the crawlspace. At first, I was disappointed that it wasn't snow but then I thought about all the misty precipitation and I know if it were cold enough to snow, it would have covered everything with layers of ice. And that is no fun. So, maybe rain was ok. I would like to get one big snowstorm where we're snowed in. If it could happen over a weekend, that would be even better.
I've been trying to finish up some projects that I have had on the needles for some time. I am 2/3 of the way through my "barter" socks. I'll send them to Molly (celtic swan forge) and she will send me a set of hand forged dpns. This is the first time I was able to get in on her deal. I love the socks I'm making. I hope she does, too. They're a deep purple with a textured rib design.
After those are done, I have 5 other pairs started. And one shawl and one baby sweater for a coworker's granddaughter. The number of projects doesn't bother me, they'll all get finished.
I'm making dinner for a coworker who is celebrating her birthday this week. She's vegetarian and that means I get to be a bit more creative in what I serve and how it is served. I'm thinking spinach and cheese quiche with bread and salad and then birthday cake. She has a game called Exploding Kittens that we are going to play. Google it. It's strange and funny.
I hope you all are well and 2017 is treating you ok. We're all doing well. No complaints. Although some snow would be nice....