This is kind of funny to me. Here I was, totally excited that I FINALLY found, and was able to order some Canned Pitted Green Olives from California (because they don't exist here in TN, like persimmons, and "boysenberry" pies ) & Dawn sent me this link of what she's going to be making for her husband: Knitted Olives. I know mine are the plain variety (they do sell those stuffed olives in a jar here) but it was still funny & ironic in my crazy mixed up head that we're on the same wave length so much sometimes! Look at the love:
I can eat a can all by myself in no time. I love them with sandwiches, but to really enjoy the taste I eat them alone mostly. I absolutely adore these. I hadn't had them since we moved here 7 years ago, and you just don't know how good you have it until you ain't got it no more! I ate a ton for the 4 months I was in CA last year. My brother kept asking my Mom why there were so many green olives in her pantry! It was a hoot! There's a LOT I miss about CA, my family & friends being number 1, but some awesome mexican and chinese food, and tri-tip come to mind too. (And I wonder why I weigh so much) I just love good food .
I haven't been knitting as much as I've wanted to lately. I don't have anything else to show for now. I've already said that I've been busy with de-cluttering (my bedroom needed a good dusting as well), but I've also been reading Karen Harper's Queen Elizabeth I Historical Mystery Series . I checked out the first 5 of those as well as the last installment of Sandra Gulland's Josephine Trilogy from my local library and kind of expected them to come in from holds little by little. I had 6 books to read in three weeks - totally doable, but knitting goes by the wayside at night when I have time.
I have a few more to go in the QE series to get current (I learned my lesson and am spacing them out), and both authors have others that I want to read now too. My library is going from 3 week checkouts to 2 week checkouts so I really have to try not to rush things so I can enjoy reading and have time to knit as well. One book the librarian told me about was Ken Follett's The Pillar's of The Earth, I found that one at Sam's Club (have yet to read it) and just bought it because I was 20th in line for it at the library. His follow up is "World Without End" which I'm also WAY back in line for, but I have so much more I can read in the meantime. That's why they're shortening the time, people have to wait so long. They say if a book is on "hold" you can't renew it, but I've waited for-ev-er for some knitting books. I think some people are able to get around that somehow. Or else they pay for late fees.
Okay, I'm going to go read and try to get a little knitting in (hopefully). And get WARM!! I'm sooooo cold!!! I swear it's been warmer in years when we DID get snow! Brrrrrrr