Wednesday, February 24, 2016

wednesday with words

Experiment: pasta made with butternut squash instead of tomato sauce. And lots of extra-sharp cheddar (is there another kind?). Pretty good! Next time I'll add mushrooms for additional texture.

The past few days have alternated between very cold and just cold, but often with enough sun to be quite pleasant. Much of the snow melted from open areas, though the ice - some of which has been here since December - will probably persist until there is consistent warm weather.
Could be months away.
Could be next week.

We got an inch of fresh snow this morning, and freezing rain all afternoon and evening.
So I'm glad I did this yesterday:

There are 11 pairs of handknit socks on that drying rack.
Some laundry is just more fun than other laundry!


Apparently, some interior decorating is also fun:

The other night, instead of simply digging in her big cozy bed to make it Just Right as she does every night, Piper chose to tear it open and remove the padding bit by bit.

It's been years since Piper did anything this destructive, but despite being out of practice, she certainly did a thorough job.

I had to laugh, though: see that white thing on the right side of the picture?
It's the "Do Not Remove This Tag" tag.
She Did Not Remove It.

There are some lines we just don't cross, right, Piper?
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  1. Oh my what a clever dog! Not removing the tag....so smart, and such a look of innocence too.

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  2. Ha ha! Piper is a character!!!! We are having some relapses into "bad" behavior by R, because he can't really burn off his energy.

    Ah, you made my mouth water for cheese. We've basically given it up, and I miss it.

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  3. Ah she was thinking is was a dogtag, and we know you don't remove them in case you get lost...

    That pasta looks excellent. I love how appetizing food is in glass dishes, too.

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    1. I do almost all my cooking in Pyrex, some of which is older than I am. And that's saying something!

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  4. Your pasta looks yummy. We sometimes buy butternut squash ravioli, and I love that combination. What a funny dog is Piper ... I see she's favouring the couch now that her bed is destroyed. My dog crosses lines every day :[

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    1. It was a faint memory of squash/pumpkin ravioli that made me think this might be a good idea ;)

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  5. Happy Sock Making! Nice wash.
    Evidently Piper wants a newer and larger sleeping puff, like a chair maybe. lol

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    1. Ha! Piper has more furniture than I do! ;)

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  6. Not a very subtle way of saying she needs a new bed, but pretty effective. I love the sock photo and envy the socks. :) That kind of knitting is way outside my skill range.

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    1. I promise, socks are really not difficult, and are so much fun - kind of addictive, really. If you are even in my neck of the woods, I will be very happy to start you on the path to sock-knitting. As a group, I think sock-knitters are pretty serious enablers!

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  7. The socks are lovely! Are they made from the cashmere? I'd like to learn to spin sometime, but too many interests and not enough time!

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    1. No, cashmere is so soft I doubt it would wear well for socks, and I think the first hole appearing in a cashmere sock would make me cry. My hot water bottle cover is cashmere, though :)

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  8. My dog gets it into her head that there is a juicy treat hiding inside her bean bag. Thankfully she has never launched a thorough investgation!
    Your supper looks very tasty, I haven't had pasta for ages.

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    1. This was a first for Piper, but I hope it will not become a hobby. Just last week I had decided to make her a cushion from my old down comforter...can you imagine if she ripped THAT open?!

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  9. There's something awesome about seeing handmade socks, line drying outdoors on a rack. Makes me smile :)

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