About Angela Pea

Wife. Mother. Engineer. Somehow it all works.

Crafty – September 3, 2014

Hydref (2) Hydref (4)I have wanted to make a fall themed scarf for a long, long time.  I’ve been browsing through patterns for leaf edged beauties, and then this caught my eye…a test knit for a favorite designer, Abigail Phelps of Blackberry Knits.  I raised my hand, yelled “Me! Me! Pick Me!” and Voila!!  I’m working on a gorgeous scarf that looks like giant leaves strung together!

I’m using Madeline Tosh merino light, “Magnolia Leaf”.  Even more decadent is that the scarf is kissed with scattered glass beads in an antique gold color, and each leaf is tipped with cut glass drop beads.

Reading this week – Philippians and The 4:8 Principal: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life with friends over at The Littlest Way. I’ve also been nudging along with the Outlander series; I’m halfway through Dragonfly in Amber.  

Linking up with Ginny…hop over and see what everyone is making.

Knit Something. Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Minutes – August 18, 2014

::thankful – for my baby sister, Twyla!  This week is her Birthday!!!

::praying for - all the things.

::fun – Well, Let’s See.  What fun things happened last week?  Princess Pea popped in for a surprise visit!!  Actually, she was in town to greet her Sweetie who returned from his job training at Goldman Sachs in the Big Apple.  She stopped by my office for a little while to visit.  I love it when my big kids come home for a visit!

::delicious – Yesterday I was feeling particularly perky, so I made a Costco trip and spent the afternoon packing up several dozen meals for the freezer, something I haven’t done since my cancer diagnoses last fall. (We were abundantly blessed by friends and family who kept our freezer stocked while I was in treatment!)  I’ve been doing this for years – prepping multiple entrees and keeping them on hand has made getting dinner on the table so much easier after long days at work, school and other activities.  It has become exponentially easier since the kids all learned how to cook.  With everything assembled and ready to go, whoever gets home first starts cooking dinner!

  • Cedar Smoked Tilapia, Tomato Salad, Peas
  • Ground Beef Gyros, Sautéed Baby Squash
  • Pepper Steak, Potato and Rutabaga Hash, Green Beans
  • Leftovers
  • Cobb Salads
  • Pasta with Roasted Veggies
  • Dinner Out!!2014.08.18

::this week – The boys are back in school.  DirtBike is all excited about taking a Physics class. The Architect is loving the prestige of being a Senior, and is still working on plans for taking over the school during his term as Student Body President. There’s a dentist appointment on the calendar, as well as hair cuts and fetching school supplies and books that were not listed on the school website before classes started.

::captured – Yes…that’s The Architect.2014.08.18 (2)

Superstar!  Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Friday’s Letters – August 15, 2014

Friday's Letters

Dear Wtich Fingers - Wow.  You are the best tasting grapes I’ve ever eaten!

2017.08.15 Witch Fingers Grapes

Dear Summer – We’re glad you’re here with your barbecue evenings, flip-flops and sandals, and general relaxed attitude.  Let’s take it easy with the searing temperatures this year, okay?

Dear Hair – Welcome Back!  My scalp is grateful for the built-in sun protection, and I’m delighted that you appear to be just as curly as when you went missing.  Thank you, too, for the new and lovely “platinum blonde” highlights.

Dear TxDOT – Are you purposefully trying to confuse us? If so, you’re doing a Great Job!

TxDOT at It's Finest

Drive Carefully.  Keep the Faith.

angela pea