||[Jul. 29th, 2011|01:30 pm]
Finally, able to update LJ after the massive outage. |
Pari got a blue ribbon for her blue kimono project, it'll be on display at the county faire starting Monday. Over the weekend we get to decide what she's baking for her 4H entries, and I have to decide what I'm baking for open class. Figuring out what bagel flavor to do is interesting, I'm thinking basil & chives as a default unless I can think of another combo. Savory over sweet, simple over complex.
Our new AC appears to be saving us money, it's difficult to tell without a detailed study but our bill is $50-80 cheaper than it was at this time last year. Considering the long month of high heat I'm honestly surprised. Next we'll see about replacing windows and insulating the house better.
Finished Ghost Story by Jim Butcher, I was satisfied with the book and look forward to the next one. Since the two books of the year Iv'e been waiting for have been read it's time to start on a series I've been intending to explore (the Miles series by Bujold). I'll probably acquire most of them through amazon used since the library doesn't appear to have them all and it's cheaper than new.
I'm re exploring some old bread recipes. I think tonight is good for the quick ciabatta cheese bread with dinner.