It has been a bit of a busy week. Class and babysitting all week until Papa took me to dinner at Mono Loco on Friday and then i took him to see The Clean House at Live Arts. A very enjoyable evening all in all. Saturday I did a little shopping at the boutique (I bought a black wool suit and a summer skirt) and then went to Tractor Supply to get parts to fix my weedeater. Nothing complicated, just replacing the stupid bolt I lost last weekend and doing a little cheating by purchasing the pre-wound spool of trimmer twine..... I am afraid I am hooked (I spent about 40 minutes last weekend trying to wind the spool. I felt like Sisiphus as every time I got it almost done, I would drop the spool and it would entirely unwind.....)
Then more babystiting and some knitting. GAD, I am SO dull. I am working on a pattern for a shawl and I want to change the boarder, so I am trying to speed through the boring part and then try out this idea. Theoretically it will work, but......
Today I made chicken soup and dill bread and scraped a windowsill and then realized I don't have the sticky sandpaper to put on the vibrating sander that I use for prep, so I stopped pursuing the painting and did some weedeating (or more correctly, string trimming). In addition to losing the bolt the last time I did the string trimming, I also got poison ivy all over my chest. I got into a big patch of it and I washed the exposed skin well, but apparently some of the oils went through my shirt or were otherwise deposited on my skin. Luckily, I am not so allergic. I was only miserable for a couple of days. This time I put liquid soap all over me before getting in the shower. Crossing my fingers and hoping for the best.
For the Chicken Soup, I started with a whole lotta backs and necks and then took those out and added a whole chicken and some random potatoes and garlic and some onion. Cooked that for a couple hours then removed all the solid stuff and boiled celery and carrot and potato in the stock with some thyme and black pepper and then added the chicken in when that was all cooked. Yummers. Simple and delectable, the way I like it.