Sunday, November 6, 2011

snowy cozy weekend

Oh man!  I have had the most kick-back weekend ever!  Friday was actually a really nice day, sun out.  I spent the whole day reading!  I read the book "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins.  A gal that goes to book club with me had recommended the series, and the movie of the book is coming out soon so I thought I'd give it a shot.  I have to say it took me a bit to get into it, mostly because I've been so busy and have like 3 other books I'm reading right now also.  Once I actually gave it my attention I got into it and read it in two days!  I liked it and am looking forward to reading book 2, which was checked out at the library.  I'll have to get on a waiting list like I did for book 1.
Yesterday I woke up to snow!  100_2875[2]It did snow last week but mostly melted off by the end of the day.  Yesterday was a real snow day, because it stuck.  It snowed all day long, it was fun to watch.100_2876[1]I had a really fun day yesterday, my friend Brooke was in town for a girls weekend with her sister and some friends,  and I was invited!  Her Dad had hired 2 massage therapists for the day to pamper the ladies!  Everyone was scrapbooking and chatting, and I took a knitting project.  I did have my scrapbook tote and stuff still in the car from last weekend, but didn't feel like trekking it into the house through the snow.  It was great to see everyone and laugh a bunch :) 
Today I woke up to even more snow!100_2881[3]
Isn't it pretty, though?  When I don't have to drive in it with ice then I think it's pretty, lol!  So, today I put on Christmas music, roasted the last pumpkin and did some more knitting.  Check it out:
This was the last pumpkin that didn't get smashed. I cut it up, took out the seeds, roasted it and then pureed it! Look how much puree I got! A whole large sized pyrex bowl! I am amazed at how much.100_2883[1]
The smaller containers hold 2.9 cups and the larger ones hold 4 cups!
I think I have enough for some pies, lots of bread and who knows what else!  One thing is for sure, I won't have to buy pumpkin in a can for a loooooonnng time!  Love it.  I have to say that it was really easy, a litte bit of a time consuming endeavor but not bad.  I did other stuff while it was roasting and the peeling and pureeing didn't take too long at all.  I say do it.
I'll leave you with a little cat paw in the snow! I mean, really - how cute is that???

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