It’s been a hot day here in CO. I find myself constantly surrounded by beverages, although that goes for most of the year. Although it’s been hot lately, last month was one of the wettest months here on record, something like 236% above average! I kind of like to think that we’re nearly half way through the month….far fetched thinking I know, but I suppose you can understand my logic if you’ve read my previous post.
I know it doesn’t bear repeating, but I probably won’t be talking about food nearly as much as I used to for a while…I’ve discovered that my BF inspires me to cook and bake and without him, I don’t feel passionate about it. I have however baked once or twice since I’ve been back in the States. Today for instance, I baked Banana Oatmeal Cookies and they were delicious! Kind of like a little piece of banana bread in cookie form…Mmmm…..Yeah, I know it was something like 97 degrees outside today, but I felt like baking despite the hot temperatures. I apparently also feel inspired during the hotter months to make afghans! Ha. I’m nearly done with crocheting my blanket–I’m just finishing up those hanging threads and giving it the finishing touches. I’ll be so happy with my handiwork when it’s all finished. I know it’ll definitely be an heirloom one day.
Not much else going on while I wait to hear more news about my job, which will hopefully be starting soon! I hope to know more this week….fingers crossed! Until then, it gives me an excuse to enjoy what time I have in the kitchen and devoted to my blanket! I’ll be sure to post a picture of my blanket when it’s all done! I’ve also found that I enjoy watching all the Harry Potter movies lately too….and reading the Twilight series too! I certainly never run out of things I’d like to do while not working, that’s for sure! I’ve always got a stack of stuff from the library like magazines and books/Cd’s to look at in addition to all the books I have already that I’d like to get around to reading. I find I read mostly at night, which thankfully hasn’t been playing itself out in my dreams or anything.
Can I also say on a different note, how much I miss England and of course my boyfriend? I miss them both..I miss all of my English TV programming, my little pieces of nature, my little way of life there, getting to see my boyfriend each and every day, getting to spend so much blissful time in the kitchen, going to the market, even grocery store shopping, which I hate doing here in the States…..I miss watching funny episodes of ‘Top Gear’ or ‘The Apprentice’ when it was getting good…and giving me a reason to look forward to Wednesdays after work….getting to see the ocean is another thing I miss, ok, technically it isn’t an ‘ocean’ per say, since it’s a channel, but you know what I mean. I miss my favorite pine tree filled neighborhood near the beach. Ahh..I just miss so much of it–all of those millions of little things that made up my daily life….I can picture it all now…it was all so different to my life now here. It’s as if my time in England was truly another life time and I can only hope that I always remember every last bit of it. Of course, I’m dying to go back for long visits…..to savor it all over again.
Well I’m happy to report that I have been in the kitchen lately…see pics below for the goodness both foodie and non-foodie!