Not much gossip to report except that JTFM is planning to marry that nice girl he is going with. They are renting a house south of Livermore, where he works in the loan industry and she is going to study nursing. They were going to get married next spring, but have a request from C & S not to get married in March, because R is expecting another baby and they have to go back East for that. I kept my promise to JTFM's fiance and sent over a box of cookbooks I didn't want anymore, and Suz tells me that she was thrilled to get them. So my orphan books have a nice home now. I actually gave away some of my cookbooks, how peculiar of me. Though I did put three books in the box and then take them out again because I couldn't part with them.
Yesterday I went to Costco and bought a lot of meat. I had cleaned out the big freezer and realized that the universe abhors a vacuum. I got chuck roasts, pork tenderloins, pork chops, ham steaks, chickens, gardenburgers, etc etc. Life is good when your freezer is full. Now I have to think of what to take on the picnic lunch with the EG's. I am thinking that I will make some sandwich rolls, then maybe just use some of the cold cuts I have in the freezer. Maybe make some brownies or blondies and buy some fruit.
I know I said I was tired of socks, but I decided to try designing one of my own, so I am using a pretty cream colored yarn splotched with shades of pink. I have wanted to try a lace sock, so after I swatched the yarn, I hunted up my lace charts for the knitting machine and picked one to try. Unfortunately, it bunched up on itself to look more like a skin disease than lace, so I ripped that one out and tried again. The one I am using now is #655 in the Brother knitting machine pattern book from about 1974, if such a book should ever come your way, a 12-stitch, 8-row pattern, very attractive. It took a few minutes to readjust my brain from machine knitting chart reading to hand knitting, but it is going well now.
Off to eat breakfast, which will be tortilla related.