I try not to be one of "those" bloggers. You know the ones, they take a picture of their meal even if it's something that's on everyone's plate, but last night I had to. HAD to. Because we had 2# of fresh mussels that needed to be eaten and no one else was here to do it. I cobbled together parts of 2 recipes, adding thinly sliced carrots, finely sliced green onions, chopped onion, and garlic, oh thyme too, to the wine, butter, and olive oil. We had a bit of homegrown asparagus to share on the side and a loaf of French bread warmed in the oven to dip into the liquid in the bowl. Mmmm. I meant to toss in some diced red bell pepper but forgot. I'll add it next time--and there will be a next time, all that was left was the extra liquid and some floating veggie bits. All for less than 8 bucks. Can't go wrong.
In between phone calls and customers yesterday I got the flower for the pacifier clip sewed together and started knitting the strap & stem. I like it. I forgot to bring a little fiberfill to stuff the center so I just used all the tail ends from weaving in the petals and it worked just fine. This is a cute, quick and fairly simple baby gift, and the flower pacifier clip pattern is free online. All you need is one of those commercial pacifier clips to cut the strap off of and you're set. I'm hoping to finish it today, if those pesky customers will leave me alone.
May 29--Spain, Chalice. The priest lifted the silver chalice up into the shaft of light coming from the rose window high at the back of the nave. Rays of reflected light shot into the eyes of the congregation as the organ paused. The priest's voice rolled the Latin words of consecration into the sudden silence. As he completed the phrase and began to lower the cup a dark spot appeared between his eyes, breaking his glasses and sending him to the floor. It took a moment for the metallic ringing of silver striking marble to reverberate through the cavernous church and another moment for the people in the first pews to realize that Father Loeffler wasn't getting up.
Aldi has chicken thighs for a good price today and pineapples too so I'll be stopping there before I leave for work to give Durwood something to play with during the day. He's so good about keeping us stocked up so meals are simple. He's a treasure. Happy Thursday! (It is Thursday, isn't it? Yeah, it is. Having Monday be a holiday has bollixed up my internal calendar even more than it usually is.)