Thursday, August 02, 2007  

Oh, Henry!!

Henry and I spent an entire, blissfully study-free day yesterday hanging out at Knit Happens. It was lovely, even if Henry DID ask everyone and everything to marry him...

He's almost done... and I think he's getting a little bored - I caught him catching up on some reading this morning. Apparently, he's a little bit self-absorbed.

Also while at Knit Happens, I "finished" my Print O' the Wave...

We were having a goofy day. If you notice, I sort of totally ran out of yarn, and (of course) couldn't replicate my hand-dyeing. So I'll be overdyeing the entire thing on Monday.

(We channeled the Rowan photo-stylists for this one. And the new Rowan magazine? FREAKIN' AWESOME!)

I think there was a laughing-gas leak - here are Holly and Elspeth bursting into a spontaneous "Sound of Music" moment brought about by an inquiry about "favorite things."

Those crazy girls.

Speaking of crazy girls, check out the 2 fuzzles chez-Musing at bedtime. For scale, that is a KING-sized bed. And yes, Abby is using the turtle (and S' arm) as a pillow.

Before I forget - a couple of housekeeping matters...

First, Abby's AWESOME cooling mat was purchased from Active K9, but they don't seem to be in business anymore!! Here's a similar one.

It is really great - we keep it under Abby's plush dog-bed until she needs it. It helps her stop panting so much faster!

And second - here's my banana bread recipe... stolen from an awesome church cookbook from the Lutheran ladies of a small town in South Dakota!

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1/2 c. sour milk (add 1.5 tsp lemon juice or vinegar to milk) - I usually use half-and-half
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup nuts
2 frozen, 1 fresh bananas (or use 3 frozen)
1+ tsp. vanilla
1 cup choc. chips (I use semi-sweet or dark)
1 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar
Add eggs, mix well

In separate bowl, compine flour, baking soda, salt
Add dry ingredients and milk (alternate) until mixed
Add bananas (if frozen, thaw first)
Add nuts, chocolate chips

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

It often takes more like an hour and fifteen or twenty minutes for my bread to be done - I cover it loosely with tin foil after an hour to keep the top from getting too brown.


I'm sitting here watching the coverage of the bridge collapse in Minnesota - thankfully, all of S' family and friends have checked in and are fine, although his best friend drove under the bridge less than an hour before the collapse. I still can't believe the images...

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