Monday, January 10, 2011

Packed full o' action

A quick drive-by report on Sunday.  There were half-naked men on giant unicycles (in sub-zero weather, thankyouverymuch!):

(Besides being cute, he was also quite funny.  Worse ways to spend a sunny afternoon, I must say!)

And there was playing with the new appliance!  Whee!  First there was this:

Then there was this!:

And as soon as Mr.Q finishes the dishes tonight, I'll be busting out the chocolate chip cookie recipe.  No power in the 'verse can stop me!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wuuuuv...Twoooo Wuuuuv!

A busy little bee I've been!  Spent a lot of time in the kitchen over my holiday.  First, I did a fairly thorough purge of the stuff on the counters, which opened up a lot more space to work with.  It's actually a pleasure to cook & bake now.  hen, my sister got me a rocking rolling pin - I think I have finally whipped pie pastry's arse!  As evidenced by the plethora of petite pot pies, currently residing in the freezer.  (Please note the awesomeness that is my new rolling pin!)

Then, after some drama worthy of a daytime soap opera (short version: Sears catalogue ordering & customer service call center blow goats.  Really smelly, hairy, yucky goats!) I finally got my Xmess present to me...and I have a new best beloved!  First pic shows her true colours; second one, her full, shapely glory:

I think I had originally pictured something a bit brighter - a kitschier, more vintage kind of blue.  But the cobalt?  Is Dead. Fracking. Sexy.  (And it practically matches my current hair colour, which we all know is the first requirement of a good appliance!)

Here she is, modelling some wee baby booties:

I can hardly wait for the weekend...I see some fresh-baked bread in my future!