Sunday, March 10, 2019

Time Marches On

Well, we are starting with second week of March with a couple feet of snow on the ground. 

We are at that point where the temperature hovers around freezing, making walking and biking scary for me. A friend of my broke 5 ribs falling on the ice a few weeks ago, so I'm especially worried about falling these days. That poor guy has been in so much pain.

On the up side, if you can't be outside, you might as well stay home and craft, right? I am getting close to finishing my quilt:
I started the next one yesterday because I needed something portable. I spent the afternoon crafting with a friend at her house. I thought it might be interesting to try some different colors!
I worked 110 hours in the last two weeks, so I have been pretty brain-dead at night. I was making a lot of mistakes on the blanket I've been knitting, so I cast on a simple hat to work on while we watched Trapped.
I can't say enough good things about this show. We finished the season this weekend, and the end didn't disappoint. The setting in northern Iceland and the acting have kept us going; in the end, the plot turned out to be thoughtful and coherent. What more could you want?

We are coming up on the Jewish holiday of Purim, which features a jam-filled pastry called Hamantaschen. I thought baking and seeing friends might be a nice break from work, so I scheduled a tea and baked two types of Hamantaschen.
These are the vegan variety. The dough was the stiffest I've ever worked with. Very frustrating! But my vegan friend said they were good. I preferred the non-vegan batch I made from the Smitten Kitchen. The dough handled well and tasted great. For fillings, I admit I head to the grocery store and buy Solo fillings. This year I made poppy-seed, apricot, and raspberry.

I don't feel quite ready to dive back into work, but I'm blaming the time change for that. It takes me about a week to adjust to "springing foward." Do you struggle with it, too?

17 comments:

  1. Poppy-seed Hamantaschen....I used to love them. I haven't seen one in ages. If I weren't on a strict diet for son's wedding in May you would have convinced me to make some.
    The new quilt is so much fun. I'm still trying to figure out how you piece it all together.
    And yes, I hate the time change. I usually leave one clock set to the old time so I can right myself when I get lost in the day but I forgot to do it last night and now I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. I hate it.

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  2. Love your quilts! March sure did come in like a lion, didn't it? Talk about being mixed up, we were in AZ long enough to get used to mountain time and then were home for 3 days before the time change. We should have stayed in AZ for a few more days and all would have been good. No snow, either!

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  3. I don't have much trouble with the fall time change, but the spring one always hits me hard.
    Your crafting looks great - and those treats sound delicious!

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  4. Your quilt and hat are perfection. I love all cookies. Friends always brought us Haman!

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  5. I didn't use to care about the time change. I preferred Eastern Standard Time, but DST was okay too. Now, I was very much looking forward to DST. It's been a LONG grey winter and I'm loving every bit of sun I can get!!!

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  6. Your quilts are both lovely. You absolutely inspire me.

    I am mot disturbed by the time change, but it certainly does effect all those around me.

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  7. hope your snow melts fast and spring arrives! Have you decided on whether you are retiring ?? You work many many hours!!!

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  8. I do struggle with the time change each season, and find it takes about a week to adjust. It's like . . . a minor case of jet lag. Your quilts are just wonderful -- I love your style! And your Hamantaschen looks delicious. What a fun idea . . . to have a tea!

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  9. Oh those pastries look delicious! My Mom used to make a kind of pastry filled with poppy seed and apricot stuff. Yum! And your quilts are such fun. Usually the Spring time change botheers me for a week or so, but this year I seem to be having an easier time of it (so far....). You work way too many hours!

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  10. Nice work on the quilting front! The hat is good for your tired brain; that is a lot of work in your week! And yes, I struggle with the time changes, too.

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  11. Your new project in the neutral colors is lovely: it will be fun to watch it progress. The pastries look yummy, and I know your vegan friend appreciated that you made some especially for her.

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  12. Lovely quilts!! I am having a hard time with time change also. The Hamantaschen looks lovely and I bet it tastes great. I have never had those pastries.

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  13. Oh I hope it warms up soon for you!

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  14. I'm so excited for Trapped, thank you for the recommendation! I think I can get my husband to watch this with me. :)

    I struggle with the vegan baking, I honestly avoid it. It does not bring me joy. they are very pretty.

    I have been exhausted as well. I think it is a combination of the heavy workload and the time change. I'm sticking with that.

    Your hat makes me want to knit a hat. But no!! i must focus!

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  15. I love your quilts, they look perfect. And the it looks as though it would be just the job when watching the tv.

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  16. I am so sorry about your work schedule, and believe me I completely understand with my regular load, five long and involved notes due and a sign language class to boot. Little B and I just finished a horrible amount of math on his computer, he continued to want to complete the program, I was not pushing him. Still my brain feels like mush. Have a wonderful Sunday and a good week ahead.

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  17. Oh look at all of your things!? I wouldn't go out either and those quilts are fab. Hopefully the end is in sight with the workload - that's what I keep thinking anyway!

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