We did all our running around town yesterday. We delivered packages to the post office, dropped off some donation items at Goodwill, picked up two big bags of birdseed at the feed store, and then went to the human feed store for groceries. My Christmas mask worn a few days early made me a little less grinchy at the grocery store yesterday.
Looking at this picture reminds me that my nose is pretty well healed now. There is just the slightest ridge where the incision was made. I'm told I can massage that in a few weeks to help break up any scar tissue, but it really looks pretty good. There's just the slightest bit of bruising left, but I think it's safe to put this whole episode in the rear view mirror. There's so much that is best put behind us just now, don't you think?
When we got home, Smitty and Sadie were chomping at the bit to get outside. Sadie didn't stay out for long. It's wet and cold, and the fireplace is where she wants to be. Smitty, on the other hand, sat patiently for around half an hour, just as you see him below. He probably had his eye on a moving gopher mound. After a while, he came back to the house, empty-mouthed. Not all hunting expeditions end well, and so he came back inside to go hunting in his dry food bowl.
As you might guess, his "pawsterior" was a little damp. We have a special kitty towel set aside for these emergencies, and the kitties like it when they get dried off.
It was late in the day by the time I made it into the sewing room. I finished one of the "flower" blocks. Each one takes about 45 minutes to make.
There was still a little time left in the day, and so I made one more.
I laid the third one out on my little cutting mat. I like to lay them out this way, and then I can carry them to the sewing machine to be sewn together. This is how I left it when I quit for the day.
Today I should have no problem finishing up the third one, and then making the four "blanks" that will complete the 6th of 7 rows for this quilt.
For dinner last night, I tried another new recipe from the Cooking Light Diet. This is Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa. This was really good and so simple to make. It's marinated for just three minutes in a mixture of fresh lime juice, cilantro, and olive oil. Then it's grilled, and topped with a simple salsa. I used the chicken breast fillets, rather than full chicken breasts, and so it cooked quickly on my grill pan.
I served it with some of the corn we grew in the garden this past summer. The corn was taken off the cob, blanched, and then frozen. It was so sweet and tasty. The chicken recipe is easy enough to make in the RV, and so we'll be having this again for sure.
So I didn't do any of my housekeeping chores yesterday after such a grueling in-town adventure. I'll have to catch up today. I'll intersperse my chores with my block-making. The third flower block won't take long, and then I'll need for "blanks" to finish the row. After that, I'll move on to the next block for the Shop Hop 2.0 quilt. And let me just end by saying I'm very happy not to be going out again until after Thanksgiving.