Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A practical day

To start with, don't you just love the happy colors of this Prima Picks photo - be sure to check out their blog and see how to win some!!!!!!!!

Today is a beautiful day, 79 degrees and sunny. I have been doing very practical things today - baking bread, making soup(for Friday's dinner)  from the leftover turkey carcass, and making a turkey pot pie for tonight's dinner from the small pieces of leftover turkey and some other good things. I have to say that the 2nd turkey purchased at Thanksgiving has been a real bargain and menu stretcher - a 9 lb bird @ 59cents per pound so basically $5.40 and we have gotten 4 dinners and lots of sandwiches from it. This is really helping the old budget! LOL!

I found a book about Charles Demuth at the Museum library and am really impressed by his paintings of flowers so I am doing a study of his tiger lily painting - will show it in a future posting. Most of my painting friends are taking a workshop with a national teacher today - he does really cool Chinese style flower and animal paintings - he has at least 2 books out on his techniques, one of which is blowing the paint through a straw - really funky!

ttfn
Chris

4 comments:

deana said...

Believe it or not, we had 74 degrees today. I'm sure we'll end up with more snow before spring arrives though!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow... even Deana beat AZ today... was only 71 here today as a storm is rolling in!! LOL! Your day sounds PERFECTION to me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke said...

Love that pic!!! And we ahd great weather today as well, so nice to drink a cup of tea outside in the sun, missed that!!!

EverydayMe said...

We aren't having the lovely weather you all are having... it's raining... and I'm having a crop at my house today.... so we'll see who shows... enjoy your weekend!!! {{hugs}} Michelle