Thursday, June 7, 2007

Random Thursday

No pictures of knitting today or anything else for that matter . I started another sock for Sockapalooza and I'm just about at the heel . I'm using Opal Neon in really pretty variegated blues and purples with some lime green thrown in for added colour . I think just might be THE socks . Haven't I said that before ? I'll be attempting a short row heel , my first ever . Fingers crossed it'll work out. Pictures after the heel is done.

I tried something new for dinner yesterday . I found a very good recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala (sort of a curried chicken ) on allrecipes .com . Still having trouble doing the links so I'll just leave it at that. I served it over basmati rice with lightly sauteed seasonal veggies . It was absolutely delicious , if I do say so myself ! Definitely will make this again .

I also went to visit Marie again yesterday . I'd brought her some groceries and then stayed awhile. She's really having difficulty breathing and all the rain and humidity we're having lately is making it so much harder. The home care nurse was also there yesterday and it seems her disease is progressing , her oxygen levels in her blood are lower than it should be . She really shouldn't be at home , but she refuses to go the hospital . She tells me that when she's ready to go she'll let me know . She wants to stay home for as long as possible . I can't say that I blame her , as care for seniors is often not ideal , especially if they have no family to act on their behalf. She's just such an amazing person , with so much determination and will to live . Always a smile and kind word , I love her dearly. She's still knitting socks ; she just finished a pair for Stefanie . Will post a photo later this week .

In an effort to go more green , we've finally got a composter going in the back yard . Mike put it together earlier in the week and we've been using it ever since . I'll end up with great fertlizer for my garden . Happy , happy , happy !


Monika said...

Mmh, I like chicken tikka masala. I make it often. It's easy and has so much taste. I hope your friend will be happy at home for quite a while. Looking forward to see the new sock!

Dipsy Doodle said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about Marie - and of course this hot and humid weather won't make things any better for her. I'm sending over lots of good wishes and positive energies from across the pond!