It is cold. It is January and it is Minnesota, so this is not a surprise. Looks like we have a heat wave of plus 30 degrees coming over the weekend. I don't care. I don't plan on going out until the tulips are in full bloom.
I am giving up on watching the news for a while. Today I spent some time looking at several news websites. Most of the news programs consisted of a moderator who announced a bit of a news story. Then they went to a panel of so-called experts who voiced their opinions. Before long all of them were talking or shouting over one another so I couldn't tell what anyone was saying. I wonder what happened to the nightly news where the newsman just read the news of the day. Seems to me we used to be able to form our own opinions without 'personalities' telling us what to think. Phooey. Done with them.
I am feeling a bit spoiled. The lady who comes in to clean once a week does a terrific job, leaving me more time to indulge myself in the things I like to do. I have been working on Zach's graduation afghan. It is coming right along, but will take at least the rest of this month to complete. His mother, my daughter, Jill, gave me two large gift bags of yarn for Christmas. There are skeins of a light teal, gray and some variegated with those two colors. I haven't quite decided just how to put the colors together, but I will show you how pretty the yarn is when I get a few squares made. She said that after making so many afghans for the grands that I might like to make one just for me. She was right.
The last time my sister came to see me, she and her husband brought me a box full of pork from their farm. There were pork chops and sausages and I can't remember what all else. There was one package left in my freezer that contained a large pork roast. Yesterday I thawed it out and slow baked it all afternoon. Duane came over when he got off work and shared supper with me. It is always more fun to cook when the meal can be shared. The roast was delicious. Tasted better than anything you can buy at the store.
And now I am off to do some serious damage to the leftovers. I think a hot pork sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy is just the ticket for a cold, below zero Minnesota night. :)
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