19. Mmmmm…. Muffins…

Mmmm…

I don’t like blueberries, but I love blueberry muffins. I especially love when they have sugar on top and it becomes all crunchy and delicious. This time I decided to try brown sugar. I would call it a success but I think that maybe some cinnamon would compliment the brown sugar next time.

Ole!

I discovered the taco flavored ground turkey and decided to make some psuedo-tacos with what I already had around the house. I added some rice to the cooked meat because I had a teeny bit left and instead of lettuce I used some leftover sprouts. It was pretty much the most delicious thing I’ve ever made. I might just be saying that because I’m a sucker for anything TexMex.

 

Piles and piles of squares….

This is as far as I’ve gotten in the Mario blanket. Did you know your hands can cramp up after crocheting too much? I’ve added about 10 more squares since I took this picture but I’m still pretty far behind as Heather’s birthday was last Tuesday. I’m guessing this project should be done by May…. 2013 (unless the world ends).

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13. And it begins…

Okay, the time has come for me to start the project that I knew would be starting eventually.

Yes, that’s right. I’m going to start the 8-bit Mario Blanket. This will be Heather’s birthday present, as she is the one that requested it. I debated posting about this at all since it kind of ruins the surprise, but I need all the stuff I can get to talk about on here. Besides, maybe this will be fun to see the progress along the way.

10. Time to prepare for the new year…

So this year has brought about a lot of changes in my life and in myself. I won’t bore you with a detailed rundown of the crazy ass things that have happened this year; we’ll just say that I could — and probably will at some point– write a book about 2010. I started this blog project as a way to combat the flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants feeling that all of these changes caused and although I haven’t really figured out exactly what I want to specifically talk about, I think I’m well on my way with every post I make.

Speaking of writing posts that relate to a common theme, I’ll say that I haven’t made any new earrings lately because I’ve become quite the little crocheter. I haven’t tried anything new since learning how to granny square, but I’ve made two scarves and a tiny baby blanket, so I’m feeling a wee bit accomplished. I have one more baby blanket to make before I can get started on presents for the March birthdays in my life. I do have some ideas for earrings on the back-burner of my brain though, so I’m looking forward to finally being able to make them a reality.

As far as things that I have learned in this new job? Did we know Hemp Milk was a thing? Also, hemp crackers, cereal and cookies. When did hemp become edible? I’ve been told the milk is actually pretty good so prepare yourself for a post about my first taste. Maybe I could eat hemp cereal with hemp milk and sprinkle some hemp cookies on top?

Oh! And I finally hung things on my walls! My room is almost where I want it to be. I felt motivated to make my apartment seem less like a brightly colored hospital because the man in my life is coming to visit for a few days. 🙂 Needless to say, I won’t be making a post while he’s here. I will be –ahem– preoccupied.