Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Monday, January 9, 2023
My word for 2023. There's great need for hope these days and I need to practice. Like the piano, meditation, and happiness-they all get better with practice. I will also continue to look for the JOY in everyday--I didn't do too well with that one last year guess I need more practice!
Normally, I devour everything printed that comes before my eyes. I can't help myself. This past summer I was so sleep deprived I didn't have the mental bandwidth to read Children's Books much less any literary fiction or Non-fiction (history books are often challenging as there is so much information to take in.) In an attempt to get back on track I have chosen 23 non-fiction books to read this year and I have already finished one!
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Friday, December 30, 2022
Wednesday, December 28, 2022
when you've run out of words?
I was doing pretty well with the every day posting until Christmas day! Now I have to do a little catch up.
On Christmas morning about 8AM I suddenly remembered that I was supposed to have made Cheesy Potatoes for dinner at Beth's that night! Sheer panic and terror for about 5 minutes, then I set about seeing if I had all the ingredients. Luckily, the pantry held 3 very large baking potatoes, and the frig had heavy whipping cream and plenty of cheese! The seasoning are always in the cabinet so I was good to go! Whew, dodged a bullet there as all the grocery stores were closed. Potatoes were thrown into the oven and baked, then when done and cooled I realized that the dish I normally used was still in Columbia (a-hum Scott!) so I went looking for something else, settled for my little dutch oven which turned out to be perfect! I gathered all the stuff and the dog and headed over about 1:30pm. Helped Beth with her current jigsaw puzzle before dinner, then ate steak! Beth's bunch ate Snow crab legs. Good food all around!
On the 26th, Quinn had a vet appointment for shots etc. She was, as always, very good. We got about half-way home when the vet's office called to say they had forgotten a shot! So back we went. The vet just gave her the shot in the waiting room, cause she was so good! Then I took her home and went to the grocery store as the last of the milk had gone into my coffee that morning! Why is it that when you go to the store for bread and milk you end up with quite a few other items? Also, it was laundry day so, ugh.
For the rest of the time, I did a little housework and made chili. I brought up the cross-stitch, table and all. Today I am working at getting Trail Mix sandwiched--for the second time! I put it away to finish Paper Dolls and Tumbler Confetti and it had gotten all messy, plus the back had wrinkles. So tonight and tomorrow I will pin it and begin tying it. While the Baptist fans looked really nice, I need this one finished! It would have been really nice to have on the bed on those really cold days.
Today's weather in Greenwood, Missouri, USA
The cold has departed! Temperature: High 58F/14C Low 50F/10C a little windy. The day started out with a really amazing sunrise--gorgeous dark pink reflected on the snow--followed by brilliant blue and now clouds. The snow is all but gone, I'm sure I am now living in mudville.
77 more days!
Saturday, December 24, 2022
I have nothing Chrismasy left to do so this afternoon I'm going to work at getting this room straightened out!