Saturday, December 20, 2008

We are still Amused!

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I knit 16 rows on Amused yesterday. It's coming along nicely, but it's not even going to be done this winter unless I give up working on everything else. I'm going to have to start assigning hours to each WIP I on one for two hours then the next and so on down the line. All of them are pretty much brain dead knitting, so....Had to run by Office Depot yesterday to pick up DVDs and construction paper for holiday projects and I found this cute little memory stick on sale for $10. I have a set of audio books in MP3 format I truly love and worry about them getting lost if my hard drive fails. This was the perfect answer. The sheep is from a key chain Youngest Son gave me a couple years ago.

How to create natural dyes for wool.

Home made caramel corn!

2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
nuts - optional
popped popcorn - 6 quarts (store in a large roasting pan)
  • Melt the butter over medium heat; stir in corn syrup, brown sugar, salt and bring to a boil–stir constantly. Now without stirring, let boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add baking soda, vanilla and nuts (if using). Pour evenly over popcorn and stir the mix until all popcorn is covered. Bake for one hour on low heat–250 degrees, stir well every 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let cool. Break into chunks and store in airtight containers.
As you start to think about New Year's Resolutions....

Keeping the "We" in "Yes, We Can!"

Remember that retailers are not our friends. They don't care how far in debt you are or you go, as long as you keep spending.

Weigh you packages at home and find out the least expensive way to ship! Now, once you've determined that, use common sense, too!

Surprise Soap Snow Balls.

Thank God: “The truth is that promoting science isn’t just about providing resources—it’s about protecting free and open inquiry,” President-elect Obama said. “It’s about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology. It’s about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it’s inconvenient—especially when it’s inconvenient. Because the highest purpose of science is the search for knowledge, truth and a greater understanding of the world around us. That will be my goal as President of the United States—and I could not have a better team to guide me in this work.”

One has to wonder how many people stamped "OK" on this cover art before it got to the printers....

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