Saturday, November 9, 2013

Count Down Begins

I have exactly 3 weeks
until I begin my migration.
I have a list with exactly 12 things
I need to finish
while I reorganize and store my supplies
for the winter.
(Upon my return,
I won't be able to find a thing!)

Yesterday morning,
 I rose nice and early, ready to work.
And work I did!!

But I...
(Oh, my goodness, it's snowing!!)
...didn't do one thing on the list.
I started a new project instead!
And was obsessed with working on it ALL day!

Need a new 'take a-long' recipe for the holidays?
My daughter found this dip recipe on Pinterest.
It is out of this world.
(picture courtesy of
Although it's called "Skinny Poolside Dip",
I think it would be a delicious addition to any holiday get-together.
I don't like to cook,
but I'd make this and bring it along with me anywhere,
any time,
and I believe it would be a big hit!
It calls for chopped jalepeno peppers.  I don't think it's too hot,
as a matter of fact, I don't think it's hot at all,
but if that concerns you, I don't see why you can't substitute a can
of chopped green chilis.  This will give you that spicy taste
without the heat!

This little kitty rides back and forth to university with her mom.
Looks like she's ready to go!!
As am the cutting table!!
Have a wonderful day,


Abby and Stephanie said...

Temptation can be strong so I say "go with it." I often start new projects in the midst of a "mess." Thanks for sharing -- I love new and yummy recipes. My mantra for Winter -- Just say NO to snow!

eileeninmd said...

Migrating? I wish I could migrate south for the winter. I am not ready for snow yet. Your recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Cute kitty! Have a happy weekend!

Miss Holly said...

Oh!!!! Snow!!!!!!! I can not wait for snow!!!!!
Such a beautiful fall.....I just adore this time of year!!!
Started feeding the birds....sweet things...all the wood stoves were going the other day....( we have 3!). So it is well and truly moving towards winter...
Happy day!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

snow! love to see it now and then - we are to have a cold spell coming up mid week down to the 20's at night - a little early here - hope you get yourself organized and have a good trip south

TexWisGirl said...

stay organized! don't get distracted! :D

Montanagirl said...

Wow - we still don't have any snow here in NE Montana. Your dip recipe looks delicious.

Sondra said...

Hope you are doing well sounds like you're ready to go! Great looking dip too.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sounds like you are getting organized,,,

Fiona said...

When organising things one seems to always start new projects.... haha... lots going on and thanks for the link to the recipe... good to have on hand over Christmastime and the social activities that come with it.... such a cute kitty picture...

Binsa said...

Hello Karen, always on the lookout for a new recipe..thankyou...not long now for your trip....take care hugs lyn

Carrie P. said...

snowing! the weather people have been talking about snow for us but now I don't think it will get here. The mountains, maybe!
I like your little sneak peek.
I am off to check out the recipe.

Lynn said...

Uh-oh a new project (or the thought of a new project) always deters me from what I'm supposed to be doing, which is something usually less fun.
Oh no - snow!! I am not a cold weather person, maybe one snow day a year and then I'm done. That looks like a sneak peek of something cute, and a cute little kitty as well.

Lois Evensen said...

The dip looks quite yummy!

Miriam said...

Love your sneak peek!

Thank you for the link to the dip recipe.

Cute kitty!

Sheila said...

Your sneak peek looks sweet and the recipe sounds yummy . We had a few flurries here yesterday but no accumulation thankfully . You sound very well organized , making a list sure helps , maybe that is my problem I rarely do;-) hugs Sheila

Lesley said...

You sure sound organized! Hard to believe you only have three weeks left here...good luck with that list!

Beertje Zonn said...

Greetings from bear, Beertje Zonn

Sondra said...

OMG..... I just received the most awesome are a GEM!!! thank you sooooo much...your thoughtfulness made my day!!

Barb said...

I sure hope I can see you in three weeks

Karen said...

It looks like you have a lot of planning on the go. I laughed when I read you had started something new instead of one of the projects on your list. We are all likely to do that.
Looking back through your posts i see that you have finished one of Gail Pan's designs. It looks great.
And the area where you live looks delightful, too.

Just Ramblin' said...

Wow! I can't believe it is nearing time for you to head out once again. Seems like you just got to NS. The dip looks yummy. Will have to try it. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Nola

troutbirder said...

Looks yummy. I do like dips. But my diet doesn't. I read the story of your injured young friend and the wonderful quilt you made her. The photo of her receiving it shows a real smile. Some goodness has entered her life. :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Thanks for the recipe, it looks YUMMY; I am always looking for great appetizer recipes and this will be printed out and saved! Hi, Kitty!! Enjoy your time remaining in NS...

Carla said...

That dip looks yummy thanks for the recipe.
Hope you stay focused and organized. Anyone is better than I.