Mark and Esme helped me some with a complicated but pretty puzzle I had started a few days ago. Last night, at about 10 o clock, all that was left was the sky and clouds. Mark said it was breaking his brain and he was ready to get out the krazy glue and make it work. I said 'Step away from the puzzle and give me my Irish music.' I was kidding.. but he did (ha).. and I listened to that and finished the sky in about an hour. All the pieces were there - which was a shock, since it was a secondhand store special for fifty cents. Mark said we should frame it. I dreamt during the night that I had all the pieces in front of me again and I couldn't believe they all had fit.. was trying to do it all over again in my brain.
I made kale and bean soup out of cans and spices and the kale I had bought last week. Will have to make it with a purposeful recipe at another time - it has cannelloni beans, black beans, a dried vegetable soup mix (which is why I have no recipe now) that had some bouillon and pearl barley in it, oatmeal, kale and garlic in it. Minerva said it was very good - she wanted more than the little bit I gave her. Mark and Esme liked the broth.. but I didn't expect them to be brave enough to try the vegetables in it. I have enough for about three meals.. and ideas that some beef and potatoes would be a good start next time when I don't have the soup mix packet to use up.