Friday, January 7, 2011

Waning Days

I am hanging on to my last few days of Christmas break with a death grip, while at the same time, trying to get some thing accomplished around here.

I have been working to prep food for quick meals and grab-and-go snacks for when school starts interfering with life.

I made muffins (no picture) that are individually wrapped and frozen, and last night, I prepped individual servings of enchiladas when I made a pan for dinner.

Today, I cut and bagged portions of ham from an after-New-Year's sale ham. I kept a bag out for sandwiches this week and froze the others.

I've been working to straighten up the shop building. There are tons of packed boxes from our move out here, but most are going to stay that way for a while at least. The movers were very good to mark the boxes, so I know what is in them, and I know I don't have the space for everything.

I am turfing out some things and have a large pile of stuff to donate and another pile of trash and junk to go to the dump. I want to get as many boxes off of the floor, so I have been assembling the many storage racks that were themselves, packed in boxes. A win-win situation!!

There is still a lot of work to do in here, but I am happy with the progress so far!

I have also been spreading the gravel I got for Christmas around on the roads. Again, no pictures cuz, well, I am busy driving the tractor! Like the shop clean-up, there is much more to do, but I enjoy having a couple of projects to do when I need a break from schoolwork!

On the creative front, I have been just puttering. Most evenings I work a bit on a ripple blanket that will keep me warm while sitting in my recliner.

I'm really enjoying the 5 alternating colors and the neat zig-zag effect. It's a good mindless activity to wind down with at the end of the day. I see more of these in my future!

In employment news, I start my multi-day orientation on Monday. Next week is going to be a killer with school followed by hospital stuff everyday! Yesterday, I had my "fit test" for my protection mask that should keep me safe from TB and other airborne nasties. They put this tight-fitting mask on you, put an astronaut hood over your head and spray aerosol stuff in the hood to see if you can taste it. A little freaky, but thankfully, the first mask brand fit and I didn't have to try on anymore.

So, here's a question?

Does this respirator make me look fat?? Or like a duck?


Liz said...

I vote for duck! But a pretty duck :)

Anonymous said...

S Muffin here; I thing you are very pretty Daisy. Donald will Quack Up when he sees you!

Anonymous said...

S Muffin here; I think you are very pretty Daisy. Donald will Quack Up when he sees you!

Cheryl said...

Awww...You look so cute in a HAZMAT sort of way...Good for you on the batch cooking!


MarmiteToasty said...

I LOVE the crochet wiggly blankie... and ya look like a beautiful duck.... the grub looks great to :)