Ten On Tuesday

One of the Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day prompts for last week was “Good Together” and all I could think of was peanut butter and banana. That got me to thinking about what other foods are good together and that lead me to this week’s Ten on Tuesday topic: 10 Foods That Belong Together.

peanut butter and banana for carole knits

  1. Mashed Potatoes & Gravy. If you know me at all then you anticipated this would be the first thing on my list.
  2. Chili & Cornbread. Followed by chili and hot dogs the next day!
  3. Peanut Butter & Jelly. Still one of my most loved sandwiches.
  4. Crackers & Cheese. Best snack in the world.
  5. Beef Stew & Homemade Biscuits. Light and fluffy biscuits, not from a mix but from scratch.
  6. Pizza & Beer. What? Beer is so a food.
  7. Corned Beef Hash & Poached Eggs. A rare indulgence for me these days but oh-so-good.
  8. Steak & A Baked Potato. It’s a classic combo for good reason.
  9. Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup. Best lunch ever.
  10. Bacon & . . . everything. Because everything is better with bacon.

I think I could go on and on with this one and I hope you all had fun writing posts today, too. If you want to share your link be sure and click the button below. And if you want to receive the Ten on Tuesday weekly email then click here to subscribe.

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Weekending, Now with Grinning

Things that made me grin this weekend:

sushi for carole knits

  • Dinner with my favorite cousins on Friday night. I know I go on and on about how blessed I am to have Len and Peg in my life but I can’t help it. They make me happy.
  • Saturday morning Spin Class. It’s a great way to wake up and start the day.
  • Sushi and Mai Tais with my grrlfriends Jo-Ann and Anne on Saturday night, followed by wine and lots of grrl talk in my living room afterwards.
  • Finishing Pack Up the Moon while snuggled under a quilt on my couch on Sunday morning.
  • An outside(!!!!) run on Sunday afternoon.
  • Seeing the number on the scale go down by 2 lbs. I know it’s just a number but it sure feels good when it moves in the right direction.
  • Time with Dale on Sunday afternoon and evening. He was busy with the band and some Civil War stuff this weekend so it felt especially good to take a drive to Plymouth and then come home and snuggle with him at the end of the day.

What made you grin this weekend?

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Eye Candy Friday

yellow crocus for carole knits

I don’t have a lot of crocus but the ones I do have make me very, very happy. Something else that makes me happy? Spring peepers! I heard them last night for the first time this season and they put a big old grin on my face.

Find something that puts a grin on your face this weekend!

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A Month of Photos: March

I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad to see the month of April arrive. Seriously, what was UP with the winter of 2014? Sheesh. Here’s my month of March, documented in daily photos.

march 2014 mosaic

It started with snow and cold but it ended with flowers and beer. And homemade bread! There was good stuff in between, too, like the Spinathon and St. Patrick’s Day. Sock knitting and the Oscars.

It’s all good.

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In Which All Is Revealed

Writing yesterday’s blog post and then reading all of your comments was so much fun! A lot of you know me very well but I still managed to fool you on some things, too. Let’s run it down, shall we?

three loaves for carole knits

  1. I bake bread weekly. False. I used to bake bread regularly and I still do occasionally but weekly? Ummm, I work full time.
  2. Knitting is my current favorite crafty hobby. Before that it was quilting. And before that counted cross stitch. True. I’ve always had a crafty hobby and it has changed over the years. I’m pretty sure knitting is here to stay.
  3. I have been to Italy, England and France. False. The only foreign country I’ve been to is Mexico. (18 days, by the way.)
  4. I have gone deer and turkey hunting. True. Years ago, when I wanted to impress Dale, I guess, I went deer hunting on opening day. I sat in a tree stand, freezing my ass off, and saw nada. Truth be told, I don’t think I could have shot a deer even if I had seen one. Turkey hunting is more pleasant – it’s warmer, for one thing, and it’s only until Noon, for another. Still, these are not things I pursue.
  5. I am left handed. True. Just like my grandfather, in fact.
  6. I would rather have yellow cake than chocolate cake. True. I love chocolate but when it comes to cake, make my yellow.
  7. I don’t really talk about it on the blog but I went to a private high school. False. This is the one that many of you fell for. No silver spoon in my mouth, though, I went to public high school and the only reason I go to go to that fancy ass college is because I was smart and my parents were poor.
  8. If I wasn’t a librarian I would be a lawyer. False. If I wasn’t a librarian I would be a social worker. I’d still be overworked and underpaid so maybe I should have gone with being a lawyer.
  9. I cried when I watched this week’s episode of The Good Wife. True. It was brutal. Bru-tal.
  10. I’m thinking of giving up blogging. False. This is the only one that you all got right!

And now you all know me a little bit better, whether you wanted to or not.


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