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  • sandy 11:54 am on November 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    Crocheting again. 

    When I was in Japan I picked up some crochet books.  Neat thing is that you don’t need to know how to read Japanese.  They have great diagrams and even sites that give you the japanese words that need to know and translate it.  This book was on making seat cushions, all kinds.  I started making this one.  And thought it was a neat project cause I could use all my left over yarn.
    Oh about the Tsukemono book.  After the trip to Japan, it made me think how unhealthy we eat so I started looking for recipes for more healthy meals.  One thing that intrigued me was pickled vegetable.  Roger loves that, all those little dishes and a bowl of rice.  My mom never made much pickled veggies, probably cause she is Chinese and she cooked more chinese and american food than japanese food.  So, I bought this book from Amazon.com which probably saved me money cause it was discounted and there was free shipping (I did order more stuff).  It’s a pretty good book with lots of pictures (I like that).  I’m thinking on making a trek to Don Quixote (formerly Daiei) to look at some pickle making accessories. 
  • sandy 11:42 am on November 1, 2008 Permalink | Reply  

    construction on my back yard 

    I decided (and of course Roger approved) to get a contractor to bust up all the concrete in the back that surrounded a used to be pool and discard the concrete so we can plan some grass and prevent flooding of the back part of our house.  This is how it used to look.
    And this is how it looks now.
    Just dirt, lots of roots, rocks, and more dirt.  Had to divert the rainwater so it wouldn’t mud up.
    So now starts a new project.  GRASS!  I told Roger to study up on grass, what kind, how to, etc, etc.  He’s not really an outside person, let alone the yard.  It does look bigger now. 
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