I have been absent from blogging for a couple of weeks. A new year, the Trout and I both had birthdays, and we have made a commitment to losing some weight. So, not much excitement in the kitchen, but I feel we have been eating well. The scale has also been kind to us. Lots and lots of vegetables, mostly roasted, smaller portions of meats and fish, and not even one bite of birthday cake. May I say, I did kind of miss that..sigh.
Also, I have been doing more reading. I am actually re-reading The Clan of the Cave Bear series after I realized that I had missed the last two books. I love these books, especially after we have been in France, in the areas described in the books. The painted caves in the Dordogne are where most of the books are located.
I also have been stenciling and sewing some pillows. I love these stencils that I got from Maison deStencils. I ordered two and they sent another one as a gift in their package. Earlier I stenciled a Lazy Susan which I am really enjoying. My future plan would be to find an old chair, sort of French looking, paint it and then reupholster the back and seat with a stencil. Sometime in the future, I will find that chair.