Yes, I am throwing a ‘Jana’!!* My left shoulder muscles are complaining about the fact that I have knitted the 2 sleeves for the Dr Who ZUC in 3 days!!! I am having to rest, cry that my Games hopes are over, and stomp off to the bedroom!!! I am having to knit a little, then read, or do some Project Spectrum embroidery, and then knit again. It does not bode well for a Games Medal!!!
In more medal news, I have, amazingly, won the Best Designer Sock division in the Westbury World Wide Sock Knitting Competition. Who knew my socks really were the stuff of designer dreams? Cathy also won a prize, though I’m not sure in which division. Thanks to Suzi, Margaret, Sandra D and Katt for giving me the news, and their congratulations!!! I would have liked to go to the WWW Sock Competition, but I have been feeling a little pale and I slept away the afternoon yesterday without a care or worry.
The Labradors had an enthusiastic walk today. They ran after (non-existent) kangaroos and played chasings and then ran about at home in the Sun. It was cool on our walk, even cold, and I wore a long-sleeved top for the first time since I don’t know when. Even so, it is sunny and warm now.
ACMA gave me great recipe packs for Christmas. They have all the spices and herbs you need to make one of 2 recipes on the pack. I made Spanish Chicken. I coated strips of chicken thigh meat in the chilli, whole fennel seeds, basil, smoked paprika and garlic and herb salt, and then fried them in olive oil, and made a salsa out of corn, tomato, parsley and red onion, and made a Spanish Burrito!!!! I spread the floury burrito with sour cream, added some luscious avocado and the salsa and chicken and devoured it like there was no tomorrow. It was utterly delicious. When I am pale and too tired to think of what to cook, I can use the great packets, and not eat toast and Vegemite for every meal!!!
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