Monday, January 23, 2017

A Blustery Day!

A blustery and rainy day.  Windy enough to move the outside furniture or knock them over.  We survived.  Looked forward to around dinner time when we start closing up the curtains for the day; wanted an end to the cold, rain, and dark.
  • wind moving the storm away
  • socks
  • music
  • falling asleep to Screwtape Letters
  • new recipe for dinner
  • working on sky scarf
Maybe tomorrow I'll have a progress photo of the scarf!  I can dare to dream.

As a total side note, the slowness of the day and lack of weekly meal planning meant last minute thawing of meat.  Have found that once the meat is a little thawed, it can be cut down into smaller chunks, which cooks and breaks up easily.  Cooking save & kitchen hack!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Odd Combinations

that was today!  No particular order, or rhyme, or reason.  Just a day to be thankful for.
  • ice cream and cake for dinner
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • perfect grilled cheese
  • short nap on the couch
  • hitting over 10,000 steps for 5th day in a row

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Weeks End

Third week of January has come to a close.  Another week marked by the color gray.  Another week to be thankful.
  • walking more again
  • money to buy groceries
  • first donation of the calendar year
  • leftover cake and ice cream
  • bacon with breakfast

Friday, January 20, 2017

Fourteen Trips Around the Sun

That is what was celebrated today!  Our Ian turned 14 today.  It was a celebration all day long, with food, laughter, and fun.  Much joy to be shared.  Here are just a few of the things that brought smiles:
  • warm, orange glow from the fireplace
  • chocolate croissants for breakfast
  • car rides with the birthday gentleman
  • sprinkles
  • rainbow cakes
Trader Joe's Chocolate Croissants

Cakes before baking

Vanilla frosting and loads of sprinkles!


What a laugh!

Inside of the cake!  Colors don't show
as well as I'd like.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Errand Sort of Day

Lots of short errands run today.  Some had to be run individually; a bunch, thankfully, were done in one trip.
  • gas in the van
  • time with boys, individually
  • 3 games of Uno, each of us won a game
  • wine delivery
  • talking about tomorrow

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Signs of Spring

January throws a surprise.  Time to shake of the long pants, thick socks, and heavy jackets.  Today was all about a lovely and unexpected day.
  • list making
  • sweet sunshine
  • 56 degrees outside
  • daffodils poking through, the hope of Spring
  • windows open
  • smell of fresh air

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tuesday, Tuesday

another day of rain, and blankets, and naps, and coffee, and more coffee.  Not even worried about what the rainiest month on record is, it's still a good day.  Here's todays take:
  • rain
  • heat
  • blankets
  • clay pots
  • empty schedules