Tuesday, June 5, 2012

rhubarb, grannies and sex

Today, I am having a really good day, and I am feeling a little sassy, truth be told ;) It is my day off work, the sun is shining, and we have a day with NO SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES. Flipping unbelievable. Don't worry, the chaos resumes tomorrow, but tonight, we are lighting up the BBQ, riding bikes to the park, you know, summer stuff!

Even baked a rhubarb crisp for dessert. On the weekend I cut up a pile of rhubarb from my "such an incredible will to live that I can't even kill it" rhubarb plant. So it went from this....

...to this.....

...and then to these:





10 jars of apple rhubarb jam (tastes like apple pie in a jar)



(sounds odd but are the best. cookies. EVER!)

Seriously, these are good eats! I have linked all the recipes, I highly recommend them. The cookies especially have become a bit of a tradition that my kids look forward to every year as they watch the plant grow. Well, there was a little meltdown one morning this spring as we watched some huge labroador which was walking through the neighbouring park unleashed come bounding into my yard and piss all over the plant. I actually ran outside and hollered at the owner, as my kids sat crying for their potentially lost cookies...sheesh. But anyways, we won't speak of it!


On the crafty front (because Lord knows, you people must be starved for any quilty behaviour out of me by now), I am happy to report that I have finished off my remaining granny square blocks and have assembled my quilt top. So, in all, 3 quilt tops done, 2 sandwiches basted, and one half quilted...there is hope for some finishes out of me this June. Just don't hold your breath!



I have actually been enjoying lots of time reading of late, and I wanted to update you on 50 Shades of Grey...quite a few people were wondering my thoughts about this "unique" trilogy. Well, let's just say I enjoyed it (*wink*). And my husband ALSO enjoyed me reading it, and was wondering when the fourth book was coming out pretty please?? ;) Think of me what you will! But I do recommend it as a fun, stimulating read.

Have a great day!
Kristie :)

12 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/summer-desserts/ice-cream/rhubarb-crumble-ice-cream.html - best ever use of rhubarb...got some in the freezer at the moment if you want to pop over. Almost as good as wink wink ;-)

Heather D. said...

This one also: http://www.yellowcloth.com/2012/05/too-good-rhubarb-cobbler.html Mmmmmmm, good. It was even better the second day.

Tiara said...

Drool, those look delicious!

Shay said...

A day with no “I have to be there activities” is like a gift isn’t it? Chill time is my absolute favourite thing ever.

Laughing so hard at the Labrador pee story. Not that I think it’s funny that your poor kids were emotionally scarred for life but you just tell it so well. Plus you said piss. Yes- I have the maturity of a 10 year old boy.

I lose my mojo for weeks at a time too and then sew like a crazy lady at others. There is no middle of the road. I have bi polar sewing abilities.

felicity said...

You and your 50 Shades. Naughty, naughty.

*kate said...

Bwa ha ha. So you'd say it's stimulating, would you? My husband has been asking me when I plan to read it. Apparently the husband's out there are talking.

Svetlana said...

Oh, you're too funny, Kristie. And those cookies look delicious!!!

Tabatha said...

Bahaha! I'm almost finished the second book and am going to purchase the third (electronically). I agree, they are stimulating and am trying to coax hubby into reading them as well (wink, wink)!

nicole said...

LOL, I have read the fifty shades, and i enjoyed it. i skip through a lot of the scenes and get to the plot of it all.

i'm not sure how you feel about this, but i don't like how radios, public televisions, etc. keep talking about this. I don't have girls, but if I did, I wouldn't want any of my girl teens to pick it up because it's the new "trend" of books right now. We don't openly talk about p0rn during daytime hours, and i don't think we should talk about this either during children watching tv hours.
Am I being too over protective?

Katie B. said...

So...to sum up...you bake, can, sew, make teacher/classmate gifts, read, and have enough energy for "special time" with your man? You are a superhero!

Lily said...

Haven't read 50 shades -my husband heard it was all hype - maybe he'll be sorry! : ) but I'm sure it's a hot read! Love your granny!! I need to get back to mine. I have maybe 16 squares done out of 50?? Hang in there with the Mac!

duckyhouse said...

I think rhubarb would survive a nuclear bombing, it really is the easiest plant to grow. I would have gone ballistic if a dog did that to my patch... grr. I need to give those cookies a whirl sometime soon (she says running out of rhubarb recipes)
Don't you just love it when all the (kid) activities end and you can enjoy life again? We are finally getting to the end of ours...finally! did I say that already??
Please send me some of your quilting mojo, I can't find mine right now and would like it to return.
Haven't read the 50 shades of grey but I did see it at Costco the other day, hmmm...