...thought I'd show you what I've been up to this past weekend (aside from my give-away) and those of you who are awaiting your pressies, they are finished as of this morning :-)
Oktoberfest in zee neighborhood, we did our part and made a huge vat of mac-n-cheese, loaded with real milk, butter, minced onion...
I taught hubby (who is an amazing cook, which I am not) the challenging nuances of making a real cheese sauce)
We tried to stick to Grannie Annie's old recipe as best we could (definitely not on the South Beach diet)
Soon, it was time to celebrate! :D (very early shin dig, 5-8) Afterwards we invited neighbors over to sit out on our back deck for a final fun time before Fall really kicks in. I did not get to smoke my cigar this year :-(
Monday I saw my ENT Dr. and was overjoyed that my brain scan was clean. It's just Meniere's!!! I had a lot of anticipatory anxiety. Yes I realize how much I'm downplaying the ugliness of this disease at this very moment, but I can't lay down every time I get dizzy...and I'm quickly learning to accept that this is how it's going to be, deafness in left ear, tinnitus, dizzy spells, nausea and times of exhaustion. When it's not present I will live large! :-)
I made some bread after dusting off our pretty ancient bread machine. I think it looks like a character from a sci fi movie
Finished, and topless
I dug in and it was so wonderful! Just as I sliced the top off my daughter Angelica walked in from work to enjoy a slice too :-)
If you would like this recipe for your machine let me know I'll post it. It's herb bread, and it all starts with sauteed onions in butter, oh man did my house smell good!
Wednesday I carpooled with my wonderful smithing buddy and good friend Jodi to our ongoing class in Alexandria. My hair is growing- I'm documenting it over the year in pics in the torch area. (...and no I never look away from a piece I'm soldering in real life!)
...and my work station at the end of the day on Wednesday...it looks awful, but I have some pretty new pieces to list soon. Oh, and when my area gets filled up as shown, I simply move to a tree stump or huge anvil to hammer :D
Next blog update will have new pieces for my shop - for you! :-)