Today is the first day since the new sewing room was “finished”, that I didn’t go out and sew. All day I kept thinking I’d get out there at least for a few minutes and never did. Vince did paint the doors after he got home so hopefully very soon I’ll get door knobs installed.
Tomorrow Chad and Nicole arrive for a few days . . too few but I’m thankful for any days I get with them. This will be their first trip here and I’m thinking they’re going to start looking for jobs in Texas! Maybe that’s wishful thinking on my part but Nicole doesn’t like cold weather and Chad wants to be farther south. He hasn’t said it but I know he wants to be closer to his mom too!
Bright and early this morning I had to be at the hospital to have pre-op done for a little surgery I have to have next week. I have a ganglion cyst that’s messing up my knuckle. I was surprised that I have to go to the hospital and be put to sleep to have it fixed but . . it is what it is. I was even more surprised when they told me how much we owe after what the insurance will pay. Every dollar now is compared to how many acres of fencing we could have done. I figure fixing my finger would have fenced at least 3 acres of land!
Once I finished giving blood, getting x-rayed, checking the old ticker, I went to the post office and then the grocery store and came home and started cooking food that we’ll eat while Chad and Nicole are here.
That’s a buttermilk pie and the “barf cake“, Chad’s favorites! Nicole requested homemade macaroni and cheese and I’ll make that while they’re here. She also wanted us to make s’mores so I bought the stuff to make that. We’re currently not under a burn ban so we should be able to build a fire in the fire pit and enjoy our s’mores.
Pork was roasted for carnitas.
Chili was made.
The pork was pulled off the bone and shredded. One container of liquid and one container of pork will go into the freezer for later use. The other will be made into carnitas to be served with goat cheese polenta while they’re here. I’m sure using my share of goat cheese these days, aren’t I?
My work in the kitchen is done. There’s a good chance I will be able to finish my green BFF socks tonight!