Brrrr. Summer officially ended at the end of February and there has been no real sign of a proper Indian Summer. Autumn has (in my area at least) been colder than I would like. The first of the winter blankets has appeared on the bed, the glasses of cold coke have been replaced by mugs of hot chocolate and I am thinking longingly of layers. My winter sewing wishlist has begun. First on the to do list is polar fleece mittens and wrist warmers. Not knitting was seriously depressing me, I would love a nice pair of knitted wristwarmers but then duh, I remembered I sew. Sheesh. So polar fleece is top of the to buy list. I have tried sewing with it before and my machine hated it but I am determined to get it right. My hands and feet have serious trouble with the cold and I really don’t want the painful frozen feeling this year. Ohhh polar fleece socks….worth a try! And a fleecy scarf. Oh yeah, I can feel the sewing urge coming on strong!
The coming of winter also means I get domestic thoughts. My 30th birthday is just over 2 weeks away and I am hoping that I will get enough money for a breadmaker. Between the increased cost of bread and the desire to know what goes into my food I can’t wait to get all old fashioned and make bread more often. I’ve only done it 3 or 4 times by hand simply because it’s time consuming but it’s also delicious so this is my modern cheat at an old fashioned thing.
There’s a mouse in my house. The damn feline bought it in a couple of weeks ago and we oeriginally thought it had found its way back outside until the oven started rattling alarmingly. It hides inside the body of the oven, safe and warm, dropping out of the warming drawer occasionally to terrify me. Glue traps have turned out to be USELESS and we can’t lay poison because of the cat so we have to buy snap traps when we get some money in a day or two. Dave is laidback (FAR TOO LAIDBACK) about it, “they’re small, he’s more scared than you are of it” but I’m not buying that crap. I caught it running along the bench twice this weekend and have set up the bench so that if it comes out again I have plenty of clear space to try aim the frying pan at it….oh God, I just saw it again. My heart can’t take this. It’s enormous. The cat shows zero interest in catching it. I’m going to the library until Dave gets home!