Reformed Grits

I need something to blog about…
November 26, 2006, 9:12 pm
Filed under: Life

Random things:

–  Our house is decorated for Christmas but we don’t have a tree.  Well, we got an inexpensive fake tree for our kids to have upstairs.  They are making the ornaments and have colored lights on it, which I can’t abide. 

–  Mr. Grits had a Session meeting, so I didn’t want to cook a real dinner for the kids, knowing full well they wouldn’t eat it and I’d get frustrated.   That and I need groceries.  It was a dash for the pantry to figure out "WHAT can I make with a can of pumpkin, some chocolate chips, and flour."  The answer came out to pumpkin pancakes which are a treat and we love them.  So I start cooking and lo and behold I’m out of eggs.  So NOW what can I make?  I found an old recipe for homemade granola so that’s what we had!  It was yummy and we were all satisfied.   Weird. 

–  Strange but true:  we have 2 dining rooms in our house.  One is more formal; one is smaller and has french doors to the back screened in porch.  Our original plan was to have breakfast and lunch in the smaller one (we call it "the green room" because I painted it "Boston Fern" from Behr.  Nice color), and to have dinner together in the other one.  (It’s just tan.  And has holes in the wall where Sugie yanked on the curtains and the rod came flying out the wall and fell on her.  But I digress.) 

But we don’t. 

And part of the reason is because the green room has become my extended laundry room (ok, not really but the REAL laundry room is just off of the green room and…) You can imagine how much laundry we generate.  G’ head.  Just imagine.  See the moving laundry at the bottom of the pile?  That’s either me trying to get out… or it’s that the dirtiest of items down there are trying to crawl away. 

Digressing again.   So right now it’s because the green room is my sewing room and I have some serious sewing going on.  I am sewing handbags for the women in the family (anyone got a clue for the men???), a dress for Bee for her baptism (I can not believe I haven’t made that poor child a thing!), and some Roman blinds for one of the MDO classrooms.  It’s a mess. 

Yes, that was my whole point. 

-I have been thinking about trying to figure out a way to raise money for our Scotland missions trip next summer.  I thought about making some of those purses and selling them but I’m really not sure (1) how much they would be worth and (2) where to go about selling them and (3) if I will consistently have the time to do that and most importantly, if anyone would even want one!  I made one for Sister and I patterened it after her Bible so she uses it to take it to church (she is very much not into purses.)  It’s really cute. (Picture below…)  The loop for the toggle is sticking up because I haven’t figured out just what I want to use for it yet. 


Told you I needed something to blog about!