Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Good Day!

First of all, can I just tell you how really scrumtious my meatloaf sandwich was today? No, probably not, because words just can't describe it. I'm a purist when it comes to meatloaf sandwiches: bread, a bit of mayo, and meatloaf. Yum! And I was happy to see a number of you thought my meatloaf sounded good and may try it out--please tell me what you think, and if you have any questions, let me know. Tazzie left me a comment, and I wrote back, telling her a little about how time consuming it was to make this before the advent of food processors, but now I can whip out a meatloaf, ready for the oven, in about 15 minutes. Back in the "good old days," we'd use this tool to make bread crumbs:

Yes, I still have it! I don't think my mom knows that I made off with it at some point, so shhhhh! Don't tell! Now it's more of a curiosity than anything else, of course, but it brings back memories. We also had to chop the parsley and green onions by hand, and my mom had one of those curved chopping blades and a big, wooden bowl.

I thought I'd take this time to chat with you--because, frankly, I'm waiting for both my cats to get bored and leave the bathroom. I have my bath water ready, but I'd really rather take my bath alone than with company. By the time I've posted this, they'll both have found something else to do. I went back to check on them a couple minutes ago, and only one of them is persistent enough to be waiting still, although she looks a little bored--

The other was lurking in the hallway. If she sees me head in there, she'll probably sprint to squeeze her way in before the door closes. What IS it with cats and bathrooms? Sometimes I wonder if they're worried about my welfare in a tub full of water. Sometimes I think they just like to see me naked so they can laugh their silent little cat laughs.

During my lunch hour yesterday, I went on a little excursion to JoAnn's with my coupon and gift card in hand. I had heard that a new Somerset Studio magazine was out, but they didn't seem to have it in yet. Still, I DID find this Somerset Life magazine.

Although there's nothing in particular I want to make, just looking at what others make and reading about THEIR inspiration inspires me. And to tell you the truth, I hesitated over buying the magazine until I saw it contained an article by Corey Amaro. Do you read her blog, Tongue in Cheek? Wonderful stuff to spark the imagination! Lovely words, beautiful pictures, deep thoughts to ponder. I've been reading it off and on for quite awhile now.

Did you happen to notice what the magazine is sitting on? Yes, I finished binding the quilt I was working on last weekend for my daughter's former room. Here are a couple more photos:

And working on that quilt during my lunch hour today led to a small but exciting discovery: the new secretary in my office, who just started work on Tuesday, QUILTS! In fact, she described quilting as her "passion." YES! Another quilter! Of course, I let the office manager know right away that she's a "keeper" no matter what her work's like!

I hope you, too, had a good day--maybe even an exciting discovery or two! It's time for me to go discover whether my cats have gotten bored waiting for me to take my bath. Until tomorrow!


Tazzie said...

My cats love the bathroom too, put a ping pong ball in the bath tub and they're all set for hours of fun!

SuBee said...

YEA baby!! That meatloaf is the BOMB - and sorry Sharon, the onions make it. All that lovely juicy onion.......WTG KIM!!!
I thought I had the only cat dedicated to bathroom duty. He stands outside the shower and cries non-stop, or nags or laughs, whatever. Maybe they're fascinated and alarmed that anyone would voluntarily get wet?
Any office with a fellow quilter in it is a GOOD THING -- congratulations!

Unknown said...

Why didn't you stickk their nose in the water and I bet they would leave you alone to soak away. LOL

The quilt looks great. Love the way you quilted it.Oh, do I have a lot to learn.

Karrin Hurd said...

I have one of those contraptions too that was my mother's. My dad gave it to me. Never used it to do bread crumbs, but grate cheese. Your meat loaf sounds yummy, will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

~Bren~ said...

I put your meatloaf recipe on my menu for next week. I LOVE meatloaf and am always up for a new recipe. I think my hubby will love it from the ingredients. I always put oatmeal in my meatloaf, but will follow your recipe to a "T" I promise!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

The Meatloaf was yummy. I just love good meatloaf and the sandwiches are the best.

Thought I would tell you that the Vet I worked for years ago had a kitty that took a shower with him every morning and waited for him to wash her face. So they all don't hate water.

The quilt is stunning. I don't know how you do such beautiful quilting on that Juki.

Linda Z

Kairle Oaks said...

I hope your water was still hot by the time you finally got to take your bath!

I like that you call it "your daughter's former room" (not "your former daughter's room"!), but you could just call it "the room in which you put your favorite guests!" LOL!!! Nice job on the decorating!!!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is lovely! You crack me up about the cats laughing their little silent cat laughs. LOL Don't you wonder what's going through their little walnut sized brains sometimes? It's great to have quilter friends at work. There is a secretary at my work who quilts too. In fact, I just got the first installment of the BOM from FQ Shop called Blossom Time (gorgeous by the way) and I convinced her that she HAS to get it, NOW! I am very good at quilt enabling.

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE that quilt! I'd just be sitting in the former bedroom petting that quilt for a few days!

Dawn's Daily Journal said...

Oh my gosh!! That quilt is gorgeous!!! I love the colors too!!