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09 February 2009

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY 9 February 2009:

Outside my window: There are still huge snowbanks that I can barely see over at the end of the driveway. HOWEVER! After 3 days of above freezing temps I can see little bits of grass peeking out around the edge of the drifts. Our driveway is considerably wider. And there is no ice on our sidewalks.

I am thinking: How blessed I am to have my husband!

I am thankful for: Time to learn. There is so much to learn, and I have time to learn at least a little bit of it.

From the learning rooms: I found a munchkin piano book that I think may work for Monkey! He's been asking me to listen to him when he plays his music on the piano. It's his turn for a "lesson." Now we have something to do when we do the lessons!

From the kitchen: Not much right now. I should can another batch of potatoes.

I am wearing: Jeans, green & yellow stripy socks, a yellow shirt from Antelope Island (in the middle of the Great Salt Lake), and a ratty old gray sweater that should have been retired a long time ago.

I am creating: A border for my brown sweater that shrank in the wash. It's coming out great! I have a picture of a small swatch. But it's better on the sweater. It's going quickly, so I'll have pictures of the finished product soon.

I am going: to Barnes & Nobel very soon: Andy gave me a big 'ole gift card for my birthday!

I am reading: A whole lot of books. And there's more that I can't get to.

I am hoping: To play Killer Bunnies again soon.

I am hearing: The Wheels on the Bus go round and round, round and round, round and round...

Around the house: I am collecting yarn. I've discovered knitting and rediscovered crochet.

One of my favorite things: Sitting in the sun in my rocker, playing with string, with a purring kitty sleeping on my lap. This happened this morning for a while and it was great.

A few plans for the rest of the week: A library trip and a visit to the park to see what sort of nature we can find around the pond. Piano lessons. Nap times. Regular life. Should be good.

Here is picture thought I am sharing:

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Karies place said...

We, too, are showing signs of higher temps. Our neighbor has most of his snow gone except what is on the sides. I know our backyard under our swingset is completely melted. But we have a bit huge pile of snow that is still by our school room window. It's about 4' deep so It will be around for awhile. I'm so loving tihs nicer weather right now. Guess Heavenly Father knew we needed a breather. :)

Keeley said...

Oh! I totally forgot about the simple woman's daybook. I did it just a couple of times and then forgot about it. Sticktoitivness isn't something I'm good at. =D

How do you can potatoes, and why?

Are ya going to play killer bunnies with us? Are ya, are ya? =)

Ritsumei said...

It sure is nice to have a bit of a breather. It won't last: tomorrow we're supposed to have rain-turning-into-snow, mucky stuff that that is. But today, we are sure enjoying it!

I don't do it all the time either. And sometimes when I do it, I do it in my commonplace book. That seems more permanent to me and it's a cool thing to have an ongoing record of. But it doesn't always work for me to do it on Monday, and I don't stress about it. When I think of it, I do it. If I don't think of it, that's OK too.

I can potatoes to add to our storage. You could use them to mash, we're planning to try them in Andy's potato salad, which is his favorite in the whole wide world, you could probably use them in soup, just add them toward the end instead of first. I'll bet you could spice 'em and brown 'em for hash browns. It's just potato chunks in a jar. Whatever you can do with potato chunks you should be able to do with this stuff. It's not terribly hard, but you do have to do them in a pressure canner, so it's a little time intensive. But Monkey loves to help, so we get them done, one batch at a time.

I was planning to bring Killer Bunnies.


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