Tuesday, February 22, 2005

I have so many projects going on right now. It's a bit overwhelming. I have a variety of interests and like to learn a lot of different things. I always have something going on and I don't know how else to be. Friday night I finished making some Easter cards for a few people. I decided to try making cards for fun. They are pretty basic still. And I am still working on Niel scarf. I think I have 20 more inches left and then I'm done. Then I want to start on a quilt for a gift for some friends. I have two baby picture frames still to do for some other friends. I am still scrapbooking for vacations and fun get togethers too. Still studying towards becoming a party planner as another side business and I hope to teach someday. I like working with small children. This was one of my aspirations as a child and it got side tracked. So now I am trying to squeeze in what I can. And a cookbook of some favorite recipes I am finishing up on to mail to another friend. I purchased some beads a while ago to make a necklace and I want to get to that. Plus try soapmaking and candle making. They seem fun. One of my valentine's gifts from Niel was my own web space; so I am working on a personal site, and a work site. It probably won't be as fab as all the other wonderfully designed blogs out there, since I am not a designer by trade. But I'll take a crack at it (of course with tons of help from Niel). I really want a nicer look for all the links I have to the side. Plus it will be more organized. And I will email some people the new address. It will definitely be a while before either is up. Niel and I were throwing around the idea of having a shared website, with Niel having his own corner and me my own. However since Niel got his own web space for a birthday gift, we just have our own web hosts. I also brought some fabric because I thought I would try a Month of Softies. I want to try to make all the previous softies even though I won't be submitting them. I thought it would be fun. Plus I am researching some fun themed foods to prepare for our monthly movie nights. We are thinking more and more about having one. Niel started it a few years ago after his knee surgery and we have a lot of movies in our collection. Now its just a matter of getting interested people. And as usual there are articles and stories swirling around in my head waiting to get out. I also am making two more wreaths. One is a garden themed and the other a goose themed. Hee Hee. I decided to also sell painted pottery. But our little camera has run away from home, so I will be a bit late posting any pictures. We are in the market for a new camera and saw a few that caught our attention. Any pics you will see on this blog in the near future will be from old pics I had or are scanned from a disposable camera. The way I spread out and make time for all these projects is I usually have my craft time on Wednesday night when Niel is playing Xbox. Or Friday evenings after I do my cleaning and Niel is at scouts. And the knitting I do when we watch TV. The quilt I will start on after I finish with the scarf.

I tried a really good recipe last night Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. I couldn't find Andouille so I used Emeril Lagasse's brand of sausages. This is the second time I have tried them and they are so good. See if you can find them on sale otherwise it is a bit pricey. For dessert I made molten chocolate cakes and served it with vanilla ice cream. Yum! I also made coddled eggs for breakfast this morning. I preheated the oven to 400. I got a roasting pan and filled it half way with water. I cracked two eggs, salted and peppered them and placed them in two ramekin dishes and put them in the roasting pan. And let them cook for five minutes in the preheated oven. While the eggs were cooking, I lightly fried some cut bacon and then put them in with the eggs. 15 minutes later I put some Cheddar cheese and turned off the oven. The cheese was pretty melty and the eggs were delicious. I recommend this as well. I plan my meals ahead of time so I am not as harried during the workweek and can try to spend my weekends either relaxing with the hubby or taking care of errands.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

Hi Ani,
I have been reading your blog for a while so I thought I should say hello. I really enjoy it. Thanks a bunch for the tips and recipes and reading! Jessica

foodiechickie said...

Thank you. What is your site? Would love to read it.

Jessica said...

Oops, sorry here it is.
http://caterpillarbaby.blogspot.com

foodiechickie said...

Thanks!

Lisanne said...

I know what you mean about having SO many projects going on at once! I'm totally like that, too. Soapmaking, scrapbooking, making greeting cards, organizing things, cleaning house ... I love being that way, though! Keeps life interesting!

foodiechickie said...

It sure does.

Shelagh said...

Hi Ani, Wow, What a lot of things you have on the go. So many fun projects. I find it hard just doing one.
Cheers, Shelagh
http://www.livejournal.com/users/blueberrymoon

foodiechickie said...

I guess that is why I fell asleep at 9 last night. I wore myself out:)