Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I hate vegetables.  Ok, not all of them, but I am not a healthy eater and as such, I hardly eat any fruits and veggies.  As a matter of fact, I would consider the tomato snuggled between the hamburger patty and the bacon one of the few veggies I eat.  I know!  BAD!  So imagine my surprise when I suggested a salad to my hubby/cook, which he made and I a loved it....no LURVED it!  Out in the faceless world of cyberspace is a woman who lives a few mere miles from me who writes a popular blog.  She tests out recipes posts the results and takes drool-wrothy shots of her creations.  This past week she made a delish cabbage and lime salad with roasted peanuts.  Suffice it to say I have had my heaping share of veggies for 2 nights in a row.  

I of course attribute my new found veggie consumption to be why I was in such a good mood today.  It's either that or the fact that Charlaine Harris' new book (part of the True Blood series)  came out tonight.  Or the massive amounts of yarn porn (yes it's porn when you just like petting them and staring at them, but you have too many skeins of yarn to knit with in a lifetime.  Also, the sheer quantity is obscene) that I seem to have acquired in the last year or so.  At the urging of my next door neighbor/knitter extraordinare (story of how we met is forthcoming), I began a sweater in early March.  As you will recall knitting a sweater was one of my goals for 2010.  I am pleased to say I have finished the beast...er...cardigan.  So the things I like about it are: it actually fits and it's a beautiful blood red color.  What I don't like so much--it's got cap sleeves and they do this weird flutter thing which I don't think it's supposed to do, and it looks unflattering as hell.  Plus, my buttonhole-making technique was seriously lacking!  All in all, I'm glad I did it, I will make another sweater before year end, and it was a good experience.  Anyway, behold my Shalom: