July 31, 2008
Everything is possible if you wish hard enough. -- Peter Pan

I'm a bad blogger, I know. I just haven't been feeling it. Also, I've been sucked into the plurk world and find it engaging. I'm mitchypoo on plurk and would love it if you'd friend me. It seems to have turned into a great knitting forum for me. Knitters rule. Wendyknits has the highest karma on the site. Not surprised. She's so popular.

So I've been doing a lot of knitting. Socks! This is La Digitessa in the Wollmeise colorway called Bob, I'm working on the 2nd sock right now. I love this pattern and the yarn is truly a dream. The colors are vibrant and exciting and the pattern, although very difficult and challenging, is fun to knit.
This is Nanners by Wendyknits.com. It's a fun knit and this yarn was purchased on Ravelry, it's Seacoast Handpainted Panda and Mamacita fell in love with the yarn and color, so this pair was made for her.
This is another pair of La Digitessa in the Digitessa colorway which is so gorgeous. I've heard that the yarn ranges from a cherry red to a burgundy red and I was fortunate because I loved my yarn received. This was the first pair of Digitessa's that I made. And this is a pic of me in my interview outfit. I felt good and the interview went well but I have not heard yet if I got it or not. I'm expecting to hear by tomorrow. I heard thru the grapevine that someone else who was in the running for the job was contacted that he did not get it. So I'm hoping that since I have not heard anything yet, that is a good sign. We'll see.

Oh, I've lost 24 lbs. now! I'm happy about it and feeling good about the journey. I've had some stomach issues and headache/migraine issues so that hasn't been fun. I think it's all related to stress.

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July 12, 2008
Salsa Recipe

I just made this homemade Salsa and someone asked me for the recipe. I've made this several times, adapted from a recipe from my ex-SIL who was mexican and now I have my own version of it. It's changed from her boiling all the tomatoes and peppers to me broiling most of them. So here you go...

Mitchypoo's Salsa

2 pasilla peppers
1-2 jalapenos
1-2 serrano peppers
1-2 yellow peppers
1 anaheim pepper
6-8 tomatillos
2 cloves garlic
1/2 bunch cilantro
2 tsp. salt
3-4 tomatoes

Wash all the peppers and tomatoes, de-skin the garlic gloves. Roast the pasilla peppers over an open flame until they char and blacken. Roast on a dry skillet the other peppers, tomatillos and whole cloves of garlic or broil all of them for about 10 minutes, checking often.

Cool peppers. De-seed and de-vein the pasilla, jalapeno and serrano peppers. I do not remove the char from the pasilla peppers, it gives it a smoky taste. Cut all peppers and tomatillos and tomatoes into large chunks and put in blender or food processor. Add salt, chopped cilantro and pulse or mix until slightly chunky. Will seem a little watery at first.

Makes about a quart. Serve with chips, eggs or with your favorite items. Enjoy!


July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

The Declaration of Independence was read on NPR this a.m. I'm not sure I've ever taken the time to read it, but if you would like to, here's a link to it.

We're going to a family BBQ and it's also my cousins birthday.

Enjoy your day!!


July 1, 2008
Bad Blogger...but look what I've been up to.

So, we went to Las Vegas last Monday. Four of us girls got on the road around 5 pm and had a welcome uneventful drive to Sin City. I had to fight some car sickness so I was in the back looking outside a lot. This is Caesar's Palace, we walked thru that evening to be sure we knew where to go the following morning to get in line for a taping of The View. Caesar's is really pretty, I'd love to stay there someday.
The lovely Elizabeth Hasselbeck, she really is pretty and friendly, she came up and we touched hands, she was very personable.
I thought Whoopi really looked great. She's so funny. I think she's my favorite.
A group shot and I have to tell you that Sherrie came by us and we got to see her legs because she's wearing shorts. I wonder if she has a dance background, she has strong, muscular and nice legs.

This is some silly woman after having a shot of Tequila at the restaurant Margaritaville. We had a nice dinner there.
The night before while in Caesars we heard he was just there, near the casino, we went to scope it out and I found him! I ran after him and called him and asked if we could take a pic with him. He was so nice! He's just adorable. It was a highlight for me!
And here is David getting ready to perform for us Tuesday. He did a great job and I'm now a true fan. I can't wait for his CD to come out. We hoped to get on TV because we waited in line from 4 am and had #11,12,13,14 and had a good chance of being close but as luck would have it we were sat right behind the main camera. But my cousin and me were on TV for just a little bit when someone was introducing the next guess. I got it on DVR, vut not sure how to get a screen shot to show you!

So, I've been doing some knitting too, a lot of knitting actually. This pair is called Waving Lace Socks from the Favorite Socks book again and I loved this pattern. I used Lorna's Laces yarn and they are really comfy.And this is my version of going green! This is a knit market bag that I made out of recycled plastic bags from Walmart, Vons, Stater Bros. I saw a tutorial on how to cut them to get one long strip and then you end up with plastic strip yarn. I made up this pattern and like it. I filled it with fruit and it works like I wanted it to. So next time I go to the farmers market, I'll bring my recycled market bag! Cool, huh?

I've been busy plurking too! Come join the party. You can go to my plurk page on my left hand side bar, come and add me as a friend! My user name is mitchypoo. Plurk is slightly addictive, but it's fun.

We're going to my cousins on Friday for a BBQ and to celebrate her birthday! Looking forward to it!

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