Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rain, Rain and more Rain - It was a wet Weekend

GR&DF, well - I am back from my three day weekend!! I did miss not blogging yesterday - and almost crawled over to the computer when I drug myself out of bed at 10:18am yesterday morning. That thought was fleeting with no followup - so I here I am once again this grey and wet Tuesday morning.

The weekend started on Friday evening with a large and delicious Haystack pizza - yea - no cooking and no dishes!!! My kind of weekend start.

The TV weather folks kept warning all last week of the storms that were to start pushing in over the weekend and so I decided I wasn't budging from my warm nest - but of course that fell through Saturday morning. I got up earlyish and started a couple of loads of laundry in our buildings laundry room and when that moved to the dryers and I threw in the next two loads - what a greedy laundry hog I was!! During the second loads wash - we Zoomed out to Walgreen's and then zoomed down to South SF to pick up breakfast......

ahhh, yes a breakfast of champions!! I figured a mini vacation deserves treats!!! I know - these aren't DD - but they are delicious!!! By the time we got back my first two loads were dry and ready for folding and then the last two loads went into the dryers - it worked out perfectly!!

Since it hadn't really started to rain yet - just very overcast and a bit windy - I was thinking ahead about what was I going to do for dinner.... we had talked about fixing a big pot o'chili, or a stew or even a roast in the crock pot...... I decided to chop up a bunch of onions...

... and browned up some meats...et voila a few hours later......


vat o'chili-licious!!! It was really pretty good - since I had never made chili before I was a bit intimidated in the end it turned out fine - we had delicious hot bowls of chili Saturdays cold and rainy evening - then for Sundays cold a rainy evening we had chili cheese dogs... and last nights cold and rainy evening it was chili-frito boats - at this point we are all chilied out so I have packaged up the rest and into the freezer it went for future cold rainy evenings!!

The rains came and went all day long Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Late in the afternoon on Saturday I looked out across the city as the blue sky had broken through and saw this....

I ran for my camera and caught the last bit of the rain bow - it was very fleeting and lasted only a few mins. Then the sky closed up and the rains started again.

I really had no big plans and only wanted to work on some stitching. I worked quite a bit on my Alphablocks, but also got going on an exchange piece. Here is a snap of the Alphablocks piece as it stands now -

I finished up the border and am now working back through the squares. I changed up the cart colour in Zebu as it is charted as brown and this is a really brown square already - so I used green apple instead. I will probably not work on this again until I finish up my exchange piece.

There you go sports fans!! I hope you had a great weekend. Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the for your nice comments!!!

Take care,
edgar

23 comments:

Littlebit said...

I guess I should title my next post "Rain, Snow, Ice, and more Ice!" So glad I work at home during these dreary times. Your alphabet sampler is coming along beautifully. Why does it seem like everyone leaves me in the dust with stitching?? :-)

corinna said...

doughnuts &chili-licious
mmmmmmmmm
alphabet looks great

Sharlotte said...

Doing laundry is bad enough, but having to do it on a rainy day? You poor fella, no wonder you went raomping through the city. Ah! Krispy crack, that's making me hungry! I always think of Noah's Ark every time a see a rainbow. Something peaceful about them don't you think? I really like the Alphabet Blocks wip. It's looking really good. It's another one that I have thought about stitching once I've seen you with a start. You choose the nicest stuff.

Sherry said...

Yum. Chili and KK - two of my favorites! Your alphabet is coming right along and looking wonderful.

Julie said...

I am really enjoying watching your CHS piece come together, you are doing a beautiful job on it!

Kim B said...

I have been really really good - eating right - the past few days and now I'm drooling on my keyboard at the thought of Krispy Kreme! Those look SOOOOOOOOO good! And that chili looks fab too! It sounds like you could be enjoying chili dishes for the rest of your natural life :)

Beautiful progress on your Alpha blocks too.

Brenda said...

Glad you had a great 3 day weekend!
Your progress on alphabets is going beautifully.

Have a good one.
BrendaS

Carol R said...

I missed you posting yesterday!
Alphabets is looking good - not too sure what kind of animal is pulling the cart in Z though!

DonnaTN said...

Your chili looks good, but I'm really drooling over the KK's! Sounds like it was a good weekend to stay in and stitch.

Margaret said...

I must be hungry -- all that food looks so good! So does your Alphabets -- in a different way. :D Love that rainbow!

Colleen said...

DD they're not but just as delicious!!! YUM!

The Alphablock is going to be beautiful. I wish I had the patience to do a large, intricate, project such as this. I'm afraid I'd get bored about half way through and never finish. I'll be content to enjoy yours :)

At least you don't have to shovel the rain...LOL

Kielrain said...

Your long weekend sounds like a dream to me! Granted if I stayed in everytime it rained I'd never get out of my house!

Your alphabet is looking great. Can't wait to see you get back to it.

Myriam said...

wouah! Chili! Miam!

staci said...

I bet you are chili'd out, lol ;) Fantastic progress on AlphaBlocks!

Catherine said...

That's my kind of weekend! Great food - wow, those donuts look fab and the chili......hmmm.....I'll have to ask hubby to make some this weekend when the storm from your neck of the woods is supposed to arrive in ours!

Karen said...

chili looks delicious! I will have to send you my recipe for Turkey chili (using ground turkey), its very yummy.
We are getting the rain as well here in AZ, started yesterday and getting yucky looking out now. It's suppose to be a really good good rain tonight. we need it for sure!

Berit said...

Sure looks like a pro-chili to me! Alphablocks is also looking great.

I can't help wondering if you're working on the Valentine's exchange; I still need to do the last of the last bit of finishing on mine. I'd better stop procrastinating! I also should really blog about yesterday's visit to Tea & Sympathy (I ate Steak n' Guinness pie and Treacle Pudding for desert--amazing!) Okay, I'm off!

And laundry, too!

Jennifer said...

Alphablocks looks great! Nearly done. I love it when I can make a tasty dinner and still have enough left over for the freezer and a tasty dinner again some time in the future. Being uber-frugal lately has been rather satisfying. Made suet blocks for the birds out of yesterday's bacon drippings.

Terri said...

Your Krispy Kreme's and Chili look great. We don't have a KK anymore as it went under. Too expensive up here in Canuck land where I live. But dang they are so good fresh lol. Chili isn't really that hard I'm glad you attempted it. Your stitching as always Edgar is beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love KK donuts and chili, MMMmmmm... Your Alphabets are really coming along nicely, Edgar. It's such a great piece! I hope you dry out soon!

Sadie said...

I really like how your alphablocks is coming along Edgar. Very nice indeed! The chilli looks delish! Just the thing for a cold and wet day.

Vonna said...

LUV your alphabets!
Then I must say...you've never made chili? Oh my....that's like a once a week thing here in our little slice of America :)
We made chili this weekend too and I did a new Vonnicipe and my goodness it was GOOOOOD!

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

This sampler is looking wonderful!!