Tuesday, September 07, 2010

now where was I?

Ah - the European sensibility vs the U.S.  Some great comments, the last two of which I need to respond to but am too tired tonight.  Thanks, everybody!  Will get back to this topic because honestly, there is more to think about here - and more to say. So hang in.

Summer is back after a lovely two-day break.  Hot, muggy, and the crickets are still at it outside my open window.  I just made myself a glass of delicious salted lassi - my favorite drink for a hot summer night.  If you google it, you'll find lots of variations on the recipe but the basic one I use is this (and I really don't measure)

1 cup non fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin seed
throw in the blender with a few ice cubes, blend, and drink! Some people add mint, some add cilantro, some add cayenne.  Some people add more water because they like it thinner, but the crushed ice thins it. Try it - it's great!

I left my camera in the studio (that happens too often) so I couldn't post last night. But I did clean up the front half of the space (except for the fabric on the table, which is a whole other problem I don't have time for right now). Next week, I'll tackle the back half. Major project but has to be done so I can have my classes here.

This afternoon, my package of Aurifil threads arrived and I felt like a kid in a candy store!  I spent a good deal of time taking off the wrappers so I could take note of the numbers on the threads and cross-reference them with my chart.  This was more or less a grab-bag (you get what you get) and that was fine with me, since I love them all (well...there is that PINK) and can never make a decision.  This way, I'll see what I don't have and know what I want in the future.  But for now, this should do me, along with the spools I brought home from FoQ.
Gosh, I don't think I've ever had so many colors of thread at one time!

Tomorrow I'm cooking for Rosh Hashanah and after that, I have Miss Emma for a few days while her parents go away. Aw, gee. We were there Sunday, picking up her equipment (bottles, diapers, pack 'n play, etc). The rest of the family is taking turns with her - she is so much in demand - LOL.

 she likes grandpa's beard
Well, she'll have plenty of chance to play with it over the weekend.


Beverly said...

Miss Emma is growing up quickly- enjoy this weekend, I'm sure she will keep you busy!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

oooh that looks yummy! will give it a try...
sweet baby girl is getting big!

Gerrie said...

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

What a delight Emma is. Tell Jessica I am happy that she is posting inermittently, again.

Marianne said...

Profiter bien de ces moments avec Emma, c'est que du bonheur avec ses petits.

Eva said...

Your grandchild is so wonderful. She starts discovering the world -- how time goes fast... Happy Holiday!
Lassi/Ayran is a blessing on a hot day, so true! A scientific composition for what the body needs.

Anonymous said...

I prefer sweet lassi's... and your sweet lassie is adorable - that face! those chubby cheeks...cute, cute, cute.

Libby Fife said...

Shanah Tovah! Hope your evening is a good one.

Miss Emma is like a little tiny rock star. Plus she has that auburn hair:):):)

Gail P said...

Thanks for the recipe. No spice in the house, but I'll try it with something. I like a late-night something and this sounds perfect!
It's fun to see Emma's personality develop! My grandson's are 8 and 4 now which doesn't seem possible.

kathy said...

Miss Emma is gorgeous..and growing so fast! Happy Rosh Hashanah to you.

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Emma is so beautiful!
Thanks for posting the recipe for the salted lassi. I've never had a "savory" one, and look forward to trying it!
Are you coming to San Jose? I would love to see you at ACN meeting.

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