Things to do tonight

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Things I would like to accomplish tonight:

1. Read the rest of B and all of C in the Pictorial Webster’s.

2. Finish The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell.

3. Start a new jigsaw puzzle.

4. Put away clean laundry.

5. Watch the President’s State of the Union Address.

6. Right something in my journal.

Somehow I think that if I write this down I will actually get all these things done. Wish me luck.

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5 Pieces I Like at the Milwaukee Art Museum

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Today was free day at the Milwaukee Art Museum (thanks to Target), so I spent a few hours there this afternoon. It was a 2 hour wait to see the Impressionist exhibit, so I skipped that and spent my time in the museum’s collections.

Here are 5 pieces of art that I liked at the Milwaukee Art Museum:

Le Pere Jacques by Jules Bastien-Lepage

The Horseman by Marc Chagall (one of my favorite painters)

The Quai, Venice by Kees van Dongen

It’s Raining Anita Huffington by Larry Rivers

London Visitors by James Tissot

I know that my photos to do not show off the art all that well. That’s in part intentional. If you want to see it, come visit me and I’ll take you.

Okay. That’s all.

Veggies

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I’ve joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) this year. We got our first box last Thursday. Lots of lettuce. Really good, but a lot. I have made quite a few good salads, of course. Here is one from this morning:

CSA lettuce, arugula, and grapes, tomatoes, and poached egg, rhubarb and ginger muffin

CSA lettuce, arugula, and grapes, tomatoes, and poached egg, rhubarb and ginger muffin

I also made a great cabbage salad that I haven’t made in years.  I made it all the time when I was in grad school and I completely forgot about it.   It’s great.

yellow and orange peppers, red cabbage, CSA bok choi and scallions, peas, tempeh, cilantro, rice noodles, and chili lime dressing

yellow and orange peppers, red cabbage, CSA bok choi and scallions, peas, tempeh, cilantro, rice noodles, and chili lime dressing

Okay.  I think that I’m going to have to do some great planning if I’m going to be successful with comsuming all these veggies.  Here’s what I’m thinking for this week.  We receieved tatsoi in the box this week.  It’s  a green that looks like big spoons, I guess.  I found this recipe that looks good. I also think I’ll make a spinach frittata. Perhaps I’ll also make some zucchini bread or grilled zucchini.

On the knitting front, I’ve been making tons of hats:
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Weekend

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Pasha

Pasha

Here is Pasha that I made for:
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Friend Valerie’s son that I met last weekend. So cute. Both the baby and the penguin.

Yesterday I went up to Madison for Friend Carolin’s 30th Birthday Party. Happy Birthday!

Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

Today I planted my patio garden. I decided that it was time to re-pot some of my houseplants, some of which have never been re-potted – like the jade plant that my friend Lisa got me for graduation… 12 years ago! I think I have about 35 plants out there. I haven’t organized the space yet, but I’ll get to that this week.

Well…

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Let’s see. Per Friend Michelle, it’s been a while. Sorry.

May 6th Bento

May 6th Bento

Here’s my bento lunch from May 6ht. I’m still having fun making them. We have muenster cheese, greens, edamame, ginger dressing, veggie dumplings, and almonds (including two chocolate-covered one).

cookie decorating table

cookie decorating table

This weekend I went into Chicago for Mother’s Day. The brunch yesterday was incredible. The desserts were served in a separate room. There were 4 different dessert tables. I was so stuffed from the brunch, but I did manage to save enough room for dessert. They even had a cookie decorating table!

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Two weeks ago I went to state #47 – Nevada. A couple friends and I went to Las Vegas for a long weekend. Good fun.

socks

socks

I’ve been working on a couple pairs of socks, a clutch, and another penguin.

That’s about all.

A weekend in Charlotte

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I just spent the weekend down in Charlotte. My sister and her husband flew me down for the weekend to take care of my niece and nephew while they went away for the weekend (thanks!). It was a gorgeous weekend – or 75 degrees and sunny the entire time. We spent a lot of time outside.
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I took pictures of a quilt that I made a few years ago for my niece and nephew while I was down there. Five of the embroidered squares were made by my grandmother. My grandma is my crafting inspiration – she was a wonderful knitter, seamstress, and quilter. She always designed her own embroidery patterns.
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