It has been very cold where I live but I've been keeping busy just the same.
Monday night I went to a cooking session with friends. We made brown rice, white fish with Asian sauce that featured lots of ginger, an Asian salad (red and green cabbage with Asian dressing), slivered steamed carrots and almond cookies. Then we all sat down and ate together. It was a nice change to have fish since I don't make a lot of fish at my place.
On Tuesday a friend invited me over to dinner, to see his new apartment and complete some paperwork we are working on. He made a lovely dinner of quinoa with veggies and a delicious tasting beef. In the end we didn't complete the paperwork because another friend who lives out-of-town dropped in to visit. The paperwork is taking much longer than we had initially envisioned as my friend wanted to complete it in December. His own schedule has interfered with completion but we are getting closer to being done!
On Wednesday I did a lot of work piecing together the African Flower Crochet afghan I started last Fall. I did so much work on this project in November that I didn't feel like working on it in December and January. Now I've got 3 rows left and then I'm done. It is a smaller afghan than I was thinking it would be not having worked from a written pattern. But I've run out of the right colour combinations so I think I will live with it. It is plenty large enough to snuggle up in. I originally wanted to give this afghan as a Christmas gift but that time has passed so will probably now use it on my bed.
|The afghan is nearing completion.|
Friday I went to the last session of the fashion seminar. We also had a fashion exchange and it was a lot of fun. One of the nice young ladies who gave the presentations volunteered to modify a jean skirt of mine. In return I will make her some baked goods with chocolate or bananas. I think I will make her two different items with each of her favoured ingredients. Saturday I walked to the library to return some books and take out others. After that I stopped off at one of my favourite neighbourhood restaurants and had a lovely dinner of mixed meat and tofu hotpot and (fresh) lemon bubble tea.
Monday is a holiday here at home. I will be on the road to visit my mom, sort out some of her things and put some things in storage for she will be moving again and this time has a shared room. Her space is very small but at least she can get back to where she wants to live and she is prepared to make the sacrifice. It is very cold where she lives too but is expected to warm up a bit.
When I get back I have some appointments and get togethers with friends lined up.
Since I will be away for a short while I won't be able to visit your blogs until my return. Keep well and stay warm.