In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Yesterday was our anniversary.

We both had to work. We also wanted to take advantage of the hours of one of the local farmers' markets, which opens from 6:30 - 8:30 in the evening on Tuesdays.  At this market, there is a local caterer who brings prepared food-to-go, and he has wonderful things. So we decided, rather than going out to dinner, we'd pick up some produce, grab a to-go thing from the caterer, and celebrate our anniversary with a quiet evening at home.

It was hot. Hot, hot, hot. I was dressed for work, and I work in an area of the office that could also be used as a meat locker.  I was melting.

We did find corn and green beans and squash and cucumbers.

We hit up the caterer and found that he didn't have the promised gazpacho but did have chicken cacciatore--with a label on the top that gave heating directions: 15- 20 minutes.  We grabbed and went.

Got home, got the corn in the microwave, got the cucumbers sliced, popped the chicken cacciatore in the oven.  Everything was ready. Pulled out the chicken cacciatore, opened the container--and discovered that it takes only 15-20 minutes to cook if it's completely thawed out, which it wasn't. AT ALL.

So we ate the corn and the cucumbers and left the chicken in the oven for another hour, which served to thaw it out and heat it up. It was very good and well worth the wait.

And we decided it was a metaphor for our marriage.  We eventually get to where we're going, but we tend to go on detours on the way.

Meanwhile, on the stitching front, I'm working on the darning pattern for the front of the scissors case.  it is very pretty.  It is a wee bit on the boring side to stitch.  I may have to work on another section and go back to this later.

No pictures tonight--dead battery in the camera.  When it's recharged, I'll show and tell.


  1. Happy First Day of the Next Year.
    Interesting anniversary celebrations are more memorable than plain old dinner at a restaurant and roses, don't you think?

  2. It was a good anniversary with special memories. What could be better than that : )