Yesterday I did a bit of baking. I copied a recipe for Black and Whites on Pat's blog.I used to eat these when I was a kid and it was one of my favorite goodies (still is). I liked the chocolate half best, so I would eat the vanilla side first and save the best for last. My mom used to buy them from the bakery and they were a special treat.
My bother-in-law Dennis is a baker and sometimes when we go to Ken's sister's house he brings some from the bakery for me because he knows I like them. :-)
The ones I made are good but not as good as the ones that Dennis makes and his are bigger too. I added up the calories and each one has 217. I ate one right after I made them and had one later too.
I baked bread today which made the house smell sooo good. It was a bit of a challenge cutting the loaf in nice straight slices!!
I got the curtain rod hung up in the kitchen which now holds a blue plaid curtain. I never did find those drill bits, but I got a finishing nail and hammered a small hole for each screw, then hand screwed the four nails in.
I finished reading one of the books from the library, The Cat Who Had 14 Tales by Lilian Jackson Braun which is a book of short stories of course about cats. Some good stories, some not so good but a nice light easy read.
I knitted these two dish cloths yesterday. I like to give them away as gifts and thought I'd start making them for Christmas presents. This is the first time I've used this color and I like it.I also finished another white square for the white sampler afghan while sitting out on the deck. It has turned into a bedspread now. Today I sewed the next 9 squares together to form the 7th row and then sewed that on to the other 6 rows.
I laid it out on my bed and took this picture.I have four more rows to go before I'm finished. I can see the end in sight after all this time. :-)
I listened to All Creatures Great and Small audio book while doing the sewing.
After supper I walked around the neighborhood streets looking for nails and I'm happy to say I didn't find any at all. Then I walked over to the Giant and got some ice cream.
For my snack I only ate half the amount that I usually do because I wasn't all that crazy about the flavor which was Andes Creme de Menthe so I also had a Black and White!
I'm off to read for a while before bed.
I hope you had a happy Saturday.
Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it.
One last thing before I end this post.
Last week I said there were changes in my life for a while. I wasn't going to elaborate but I think most of you have jumped to the wrong conclusion assuming the worst: divorce. So, I am going to say a bit more now and won't mention it again. Our marriage has been good and strong and I believe it will be again. We saw each other today and we talked. We have always talked things through and we will continue to do so. We both believe we will be back together again soon. Ken is thinking about what he wants to do with the rest of his life but he assures me it includes me. Yes, it is hard and I am sad but I am okay. I thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers, believe me they have helped!! And please continue to pray for both of us. We have been married for 37 years and we have weathered a few storms from time to time. This one will pass too.
Don't forget I am Happyone and yes I still am. :-)
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