Mary-Jane has quite a chesty cold. She actually entertained the idea of an afternoon nap. She went down quietly but after about 40 minutes awoke, and cried and cried. I think she was enjoying her sleep and woke up too soon. When I put her to bed this evening, she did not make a peek, and I have only heard one or two murmers since. She hasn't even woke up for her 7 o'clock cuddles. In truth, I have missed the cuddles. I hope she has a good nights rest. HK's back is still bothering him, he says it's very stiff. I can see my plans of going out and meeting knitty friends tomorrow afternoon for a couple of hours being postponed.
Despite all this, I have managed to spend some time in the kitchen. This morning I made a Bread Pudding with Hot Cross Buns, with a few extra currants, cinnamon and allspice. Very tasty. I bet it will be all gone by this time tomorrow. Bread Pudding does not last long in this house at all! It's not far off half gone now and it's a big piece. I made it in the largest enamel tin I have. I used 2 dozen Hot Cross Buns. This afternoon I bobbed in and out of the kitchen and made a stilton and mushroom quiche, which we had for tea. Again, tasty! And that is tomorrows tea nearly all taken care of, even better! I can feel some cake baking coming on. I haven't done any since before Christmas, as I wanted to finish off the Christmas Cake and other goodies. The cake is nearly all gone, the goodies are not, despite valiant attempts some evenings!
I am now on the next step of the TSJ. I am cruising towards the centre front. There are stitches to be picked up looking ahead.
If I do get out tomorrow (I'm not holding my breath) I shall take my camera. The final part of my instructions of getting to M's house is that if I get as far as Nether Wasdale then I have gone too far. A little excitement. Driving an unknown but no doubt beautiful road, having to go slow and watch for where I am going. If not tomorrow, then another day. I wish diesel wasn't so blooming expensive (£1.40 a litre, if not more), then I could go exploring this land more. At this point I could very easily go off moaning, but I won't. I don't want to pull myself down by spelling out to myself the not so pleasant side of life. For that will blinker me to the positive things.
I'm going to have a go at 'Monday Musings' tomorrow, more then!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! To Ann-in-America x See you soon!