For Today ~ 17 November 2008 ~ Simple Woman’s Daybook

FOR TODAY … 17 November 2008

Outside My Window… Sunny, high whispy clouds ~ going to be in the upper 60’s again.

I am thinking… What a shmuck…I forgot my camera sitting in the sunroom this morning. I can’t get to all those great pictures I took on my walk yesterday! Grrr. Hmmmm….do I really want to go to the local “Dog Pound” tonight? I wonder if any other Buffalo Bills fans will descend on the Great Basin Brewery and brave the Browns fans home territory for tonight’s Monday Night Football. 🙂

I am thankful for… My family; being able to go to Monterey; my church.

From the kitchen… I made up a bunch of beef pasties…two will be dinner tonight with a salad.

Took a package of cubed beef (for stew/chili ~ about 2-3 cups…you can use deli roast beef) browned it in Mrs. Dash seasonings, drained and put it in a bowl with the following: 1 large potato, cubed; package of organic frozen veggies (I picked out the one with corn, peas, beans, carrots); 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar and 1 cup Pepper Jack cheese. Mix it all up.

I took two boxes of pie crusts (you can make them by scratch)…rolled out each crust, cut in half and then rolled width-wise to make them a little wider. Scoop out 1 to 1-3/4 cups of beef mixture onto one end and then fold over the other side and crimp edges together.

If you’re not going to make them that day…wrap in plastic wrap, place in freezer ziplock baggie and freeze. Otherwise ~ place on a baking sheet and bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

I am wearing… blue jeans, tennies and a tan 3/4 sleeve t-shirt.

I am creating… soy candles.

I am going… to google the Christmas list of the two kids I took off of the angel tree at church.

I am reading… Still not reading anything at night…just the newspaper when I get home from work.

I am hoping… that a job is out there for my husband, he’s officially out of work today.

I am hearing… Just me typing…and NPR news on the computer.

Around the house… my husband will be washing the dishes (no dish washer machine in our house…just two hands!) and vacuuming the throw rugs.

One of my favorite things… taking pictures on a beautiful autumn day, by yourself…it’s that part where a heavy breathing runner scares the bejesus out of me that is not part of that favorite thing. LOL!

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… figuring out what grocery store has a ham on sale for work’s Thanksgiving Potluck…need to pick up some items to make stuffing/dressing too.

Here is a picture thought I’d share with you…a French Beaded Mistletoe Kissing Ball I made last year with 11/0 Czech seed beads.

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