Temporarily, anyway. The heat man showed me where the reset button is, but thankfully we made it through the night without it going out again. Looks like we'll be getting a new heat pump soon. Bummer. The sun is out today, but the wind is gusting. Not a good day for a picnic. Knitting, however......
The girls are back in school and hubby's at work, so I'm back to my lonesome again. Well, there's Max, but he's not real chatty today. I finished 3 hats yesterday and plan to do a couple more today. along with a few more rows of my Adult Surprise Jacket. And don't I have a list of things to finish somewhere? Hmm... Starting new things is just so much more fun.
I'm also going to the fabric store to look for beads for a cotton hat pattern I'm working on. Walmart didn't have what I needed, so I'm hoping I have better luck at Hancocks.
Things to do when the heat is out:
1. Bake cookies!
DROP SUGAR COOKIES
1 C sugar
1 C butter
Add and mix well:
1 t vanilla
Sift together and add:
2 1/2 C flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
Drop by teaspoons on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 400 for 8-10 min. You can put sprinkles on top or add 3 squares melted unsweatened chocolate or chocolate chips and orange rind or lemon flavoring and chopped pecans and ice with lemon juice stirred into powdered sugar, or crushed peppermint candy and drizzle melted chocolate chips on top or whatever you want.
2. Pull out all the blankets and pillows you can find, snuggle up and watch Finding Nemo for the 20th time.
3. Go to the mall and do some damage at winter clearance sales.
4. Do all three. (That's what we opted for.)