Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving is apples

today =

  1. peeling nearly half a bushel of apples  
  2. Making approx. 2 gallons of applesauce
  3. baking two apple pies
  4. getting hubby to bake his amazing pecan pie
  5. composting 1/2 bushel of apple peels - okay - the peels from 1/2 a bushel of apples...
  6. doing tons of laundry - lost count on loads
  7. spinning more yarn for a Christmas project
  8. winding 3 center pull balls of yarn from my dried skeins by wrapping it around my hand - no ball winder yet.
  9. baking 3 loaves of pumpkin bread
  10. chopping dead stalks from Jerusalem artichoke plants
  11. wishing I had a few more hours to do a bit more

Wishing all of you a relaxing and very happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 22, 2010

Uneventful Mondays

Uneventful Mondays are rare around this house.  Today was one of them.

  • Got the children off to school.
  • Ate breakfast.
  • Took a BATH - yes - as in submerged in hot water for over half an hour - with a good book and no disturbances!
  • Figured out holiday plans - loosely
  • Went to parent/teacher conference for youngest son - good news - he is very normal - smart, kind and funny as well as a thinker of great thoughts!
  • Went to store
  • Went to library with youngest son
  • Dropped off/picked up daughter from Jazz Band practice
  • Ignored dinner and decided we are having "take and grab"
    •  Translation: if it is in the house and not meant for Thanksgiving, go ahead and eat it - but concentrate on leftovers if you can!
  • May sit and knit and watch football with the hubby tonight - I am trying to understand that darn sport