Weeks just seem to be flying by. It's Friday again and I'm joining in with Tricky over at FAST - Family Attempting to Survive the Times for another Five on Friday.
In this post I'm just wrapping up the week with five random things from my week. Feeling a little down this week - too much rain, not enough sunshine and too much paying attention to the news. I really need to just take a break from it for a while as it is all a little depressing.
Here's what I've been up to
Using up food leftovers. I'm really trying hard to cut down on the amount of food waste we have. I hate throwing things out. I'm working on clearing out the cupboards and freezer and rotating goods. The evening meal this week included Quesidillas made with leftover chicken and the remainders of barbeque sauce from the fridge. I paired this with some salad stuff my MIL had given us.
Mine was made with a couple of different cheeses and some onions. I sometimes toss in mushrooms if I have any leftover.
Reading - I really enjoyed this book. I'm still trying to sort out books (took another two bags to library bookshop this week!). This one had been on my shelf for a while so I picked it up with the thought that it would be packed off to the library. I opened it up and started reading and couldn't stop! Wonderful story. It was a sort of time travel romance with a twist. I really enjoyed it.
Knitting - I've progressed onto easy hats. Very easy hats - ha ha. I thought I'd at least give them a try. I managed two different styles. I am quite pleased with myself as they turned out not too bad.
I like the first one better. I think it might be the kind of yarn. It's a little more stretchy. I might make another! I'm trying out some wrist thingys now - wish me luck! I finally found a pattern for some fingerless mittens that are knitted with two needles and not in the round. I wouldn't mind trying circular needles but I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use double pointed needles. Yikes! They look scary and complicated.
Lots of rain this week. It rained Saturday and Sunday, drizzly and dull Monday and Tuesday, Sunny Wednesday and rainy again Thursday and probably today too. Sigh. The good news is that things are finally beginning to grow.
These tiny, tiny flowers are beginning to grow in the garden. They are really small - way smaller than a penny but it is more colour than I have seen in ages.
Apparently there are some things living in my garden
While taking photographs one morning I found these laying on the grass. And while I was out trying to capture the morning dew on a funny looking plant this tiny fellow hopped in the frame.
When I was checking out my photos I accidentally zoomed in and wow it looks really weird!
Shudder. I don't usually like creepy crawlies, but this was smaller than half the nail on my little finger so nothing to be scared of lol.
Hope everyone had a good week and the sun shines for the weekend.