i’m not home many evenings.Â actually, it’s quite pathetic how not home i usually am.Â i forget how much i need these quiet evenings (not to mention how much a dirty bathroom and laundry need me).Â so tonight is a down night (which means that i keep busy with lots of things that don’t involve getting in my car and driving away).
everyday i read many blogs.Â now that i think about it, probably too many.Â but anyway.Â i “star” all my favorites — the articles i want to remember, the recipe i’d like to try, or some sort of craft that seems simple enough for this not-so-talented-in-the-crafty-department girl to handle.Â an evening at home is perfect for pulling out some of those starred items and actually trying them.
i did that tonight and it was a complete success.
i made this for dinner.Â mine looked more saucy and less spinachy than hers, but i got rave reviews from most of the table (the merrick man didn’t much care for it but the jess girl asked if we could make it every single day).Â i think the family liked this out of the ordinary meal of toasted baguettes and tomato-ey beans on top.Â and it was SO simple.Â perfect for the working gal over here.
i’ve been feeling the urge to work with my hands and since i hit a roadblock in my knitting (a multi-colored scarf for a friend that just looks terrible) i decided to try this button creation.Â it’s a perfect finish-it-in-an-evening project for someone who sews buttons on at the same pace the snail scurries along.Â most of the time, when i try something artsy-fartsy, it turns out looking completely amateurish.Â i do believe i’ve finally found my niche.Â i think this evening’s project turned out quite darling:
can i be a teensy-weensy bit proud of myself?Â okay, then i am.