What a cold day it turned out be! The wind blew, and cut right through you. I believe, if the wind had not been blowing, it would not have felt as cold as it did.
The cold air today, and my going through paper files at work to clean out all those no longer needed, has done a job on my hands. They are dry and feel like they could crack at any moment. This is not a good situation, when one is working with fabric or yarn.
Something I like to use is a cream called Udderly Smooth. It was developed for dairy cows, but works great for dry chapped skin. The best part is, it does not leave a greasy feel on your hands that can stain fabrics. I keep a tube of it in my handbag and have a tub of it in my sewing area. You can find it on-line or ask your local pharmacist for it.
Today was my Friday at work. I’m looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow.
In a large dutch oven, brown meat with salt and pepper to taste. When the meat is done, drain off any fat. Add the minestrone soup, rote’l, and pinto beans. Bring to a boil and cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with cornbread or crackers.