Friday, April 9, 2010

Mishmash of Thankfulness, Plans for the Coming Week

Five things I am thankful for today:
1. The beauty of spring - fresh, new leaves of delicate green, gorgeous magnolias, bright forsythia blossoms, early sunlight.
2. Foods of spring - asparagus, ham, eggs, things cooked on the grill.
3. Clothes of spring - brighter colors, lighter fabrics, something different than fleece and flannel!
4. Shoes of spring - maybe? Sandals are lined up and ready to go.
5. Running with friends - a great way to be healthy, enjoy social time and feel really alive.

Menu plan for the coming week, starting today:
9. Company coming: grilled pork chops, oven roasted potatoes, Greek salad, brocolli or asparagus or both, dessert provided by guests
10. bacon cheeseburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, cantaloupe
11. whatever drh wants (omelet? soup?)
12. same as 11th
13. crockpot braised beef steak w/ wine, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots; fruit salad
14. stirfried veggies & pork, rice, cranberry sauce
15. meatloaf, mashed potato casserole, leftover veggies, etc.

Some things in the fridge I need to work into the menus this week: leftover salmon, bacon, corn, brocolli, asparagus, tomatoes, sweet potato, potatoes, cantaloupe, lots of eggs

Working on 4 different quilts right now. The first is a baby quilt - I'm already sewing on the binding. The second is a larger finished top with backing and batting cut and ready to put on the frame - it is for a family gift. Third is another baby size quilt for display in the sewing machine shop. The top is done but I have to cut and sew the backing and batting. The fourth is a collaboration project with my daughters and m-i-l. Some of the cutting and sewing is done, but not all. We're making it for a Relay for Life silent auction this summer. Each of the other three is making several 9-patch blocks, I am making the setting blocks, adding borders, and of course quilting it. We're using some Joel Dewberry Deer Valley prints, and I think it will be very unique! But with so many projects in various stages, it feels very busy around my sewing room.

I am also planning to sew a couple of summer toddler outfits - that will be fun!

Pictures later of all these things!


Unknown said...

Oh another runner...well I am a jogger wannabe runner..soon soon! What a great list...thanks for sharing... I have started to wear toes are cold in the morning but it is okay! lol

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Mmmm...Number 13 sounds wonderful. I'd love to have that recipe.

Sounds like you've had a great week. Hope the next one is as great.

Karyn said...

Ah, spring....I enjoyed your list of 'spring things' - you are a little ahead of us - no leaves popping out yet, but we've had some lovely weather (until last night ....spring blizzard blew through)

Your meal planning is inspiring.

Hope all your plans for the next week work out!

Susanne said...

I love spring too, especially everything you listed. Well, except I don't run. :v) The weather when it's lovely sure makes me want to get out and try though.

Willow said...

I'm a walking, biking grandma. Enjoy your runs with friends!

Spring is such a happy season with fresh air and lighter clothes.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Not like you're, uh, anticipating spring are you?!

I like your menu plans. Enjoy your week!

Kristin said...

A runner! I am a run-aholic! At least I used to be...I had a major surgery in the fall, and it is TBD whether I can return to running. It is terrible...I crave a good run every single day!

What do you run? How long have you been running for? I love your profile pic!