MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Beauty...and I should have stood in bed...


Now, isn't this a beautiful flower? It's the one and only for this year, which is a bit of a disappointment when my other plant was absolutely covered. I 'think' this might be another orchid cactus (can you verify Arlee?). All I can say is the picture doesn't do it justice.
On the topic of standing in bed (which is an expression my mother used when she was having a bad day)...the day began while I was still in bed (as days tend to do, I know). There was an odd noise. Maybe a car alarm going off somewhere? Hmmm....didn't sound like a car alarm. An alarm clock? No. Suddenly my feet hit the floor running as I realized that it must be Dad's personal alarm going off. Either he'd fallen or hit it and set it off. Guess which it was? By the time I hit his door at a mad dash, the phone was ringing. Yep, the alarm company. Four trips up & down the stairs later, we got that sorted out. Heart sort of returned to normal.
Part two..remembered that today Jacquie and I get together for our sewing time...my turn, so have to made something to eat with our coffee. I had found a pretty interesting recipe yesterday, so undertook to make it. Well. The cookies looked good when they came out of the oven. OK...take them off the pan, which is where the next problem arose. They wouldn't come off!! Stuck like glue. Wrestled them off in pieces (and yes, before you ask, I DID remember to grease the pan). My next mistake was to put them to the taste test. Yeeeewwwww.....they were SO sickeningly sweet and my teeth are still aching. Can't serve those! So...hmmm....what next? I know...a cake!! I have an easy recipe for a cake. Made cake, put in oven, and came out looking rather edible. Had a piece for lunch and yep, it was ok.
Part three....checked my calendar and guess what? I'm supposed to be going to Jacquies and it's HER turn to bake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep, should have stood in bed.
P.S. Forgot to mention that in around all this I cleaned my workroom too...so we would have room to work.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never mind Magpie - it's just the spring getting to you. Made me laugh anyway.
Iry

arlee said...

yes, it is an orchid cactus--still waiting for mine to bloom sigh.....

I resemble that kind of days....just soldier on :}

My mother's favourite expression is "You buttered your bread, now you have to lie in it"