I also started a sweater to put on the knitting machine. I am knitting a lace border from Knitting On The Edge and will hang it on the machine and go from there. I do not have a mind that can handle multiple repeats of a lace pattern across the body of a sweater without making some goof or other and not spotting it, so I like to have markers between each repeat. I had read some place about using 'O' rings from the hardware store as markers, so I checked it out while I was there, and sure, they have rubber and metal rings, but they cost about 39 cents apiece, which is way way too pricey for markers. So I scraped up a few quarters from the coin jar and went to Safeway and bought a box of Neon Straws, in bright green, pink, orange and purple. I just cut them into rings and I am set. Box only cost 89 cents for 40 straws. Plus, I don't feel bad when one goes walkabout, or more accurately, flyabout.
I cooked my first beef tenderloin ever the other day. Not a big pricey roast, but some medallions they had at Costco. I somehow cooked them just right and got effusive complements from the spouse. Isn't it lucky that I made a nice visit to Costco before the Big Budget Decision?? Now, to sweeten up the pared-down life we are to lead, I think I am going to make him some brownies and cookies. I try to sneak in some whole grains and more healthy fats because if I don't make them for him, he is just going to buy some at the bakery or store that will be worse.
My weight loss has stalled or slowed, so now I am walking every day to see if that helps. In addition to that, I am doing the Healthrider and weights on alternate days. I guess I haven't walked around the neighborhood for the last some years (while I was stuck in an office) because lots of houses have been upgraded and changed. It is interesting to look at everything. Still hardly any signs of spring, though I did see some jonquils blooming over by the adult ed school.
I still have to send in the seed order, but have to consult the Budget Master to see what amount I am to be allowed this year.