February 11, 2010
Outside my window... it's trying to decide whether it will be sunny or snowy or a little of both. So glad the bad storms have passed us by since our plow is not running right now. Mr. D said the blade was falling off and he bought a used plow for $200. Now he must do some welding on it before it can be used. The welding rod was damp so he put it into my oven for a while to dry it out. When I started dinner I went to turn the oven on and realized there was welding rod in my oven... yuk! So it goes at our house.
I am thinking... I should get some things done at the house this weekend. I am trying to plan ahead. I wasn't able to go to church last night because I have a cold and it had just started... you know the achy, yucky, sore throat stage where your ribs ache and all you want to do is crawl into someplace warm and toast a while. Today is somewhat better, but probably due to the fact that I took some cold remedy and am sipping on tea. I am at work but trying to stay in my cubicle as much as possible.
I am thankful for... there are too many things than I could possible list here, but today I am thankful for a warm environment, "new" clothes to wear, my sweet husband who tells me I'm beautiful even though I've been sick all night. I am thankful there isn't 24" of new snow outside and more to come. I am thankful for a church family who prays for me... which I'm sure is the reason I'm feeling better today. I am thankful God gives us tough times because we grow to appreciate Him even more. I am thankful for His Word, the Bible, that guides us on our journey.
From the kitchen... Thinking of what to have for supper tonight. I want to make some chicken soup with barley, carrots, and onion, but that's not Mr D's favorite, so I may just cook him some pork chops and stew a chicken for me to eat the rest of the week/weekend. Sunday I made some slaw with those big white radishes and added some dried cranberries. Mmmm it was pretty good after it got to sit a few days. Just finished it up last night for supper before I crawled into bed. I'd like to make some more, but I used up the cranberries last time and there's no more money in the budget for more of them... oh well... I wonder how prunes would taste? I've got some of those.
I am wearing... a warm denim shirt and blue chino pants along with my work boots. The shirt I just got out of a box from storage. It's so nice to have some of my clothes back.
I am creating... lately I have started working on a valentine card for my sweetie. It will have little doors to open with verses about love. I got the idea from another blogger here... Great Valentine Card Idea from Lady Farmer but mine won't be quite so fancy... more "manly". I'll try to remember to take a picture and post it here. I am also working on getting things together in my sewing room. Joanna and I talked again about getting together and doing some sewing which would sure be fun.
I am going... nowhere... fast :) it seems, but progress is being made.
I am reading... lots of stuff off the internet. Recently came across an interesting site here...Proslogion . Some of the comments are interesting to follow. I enjoy reading about science topics anyway. I have also been reading my Bible regularly which is really good for me.
I am hoping... to be back in our mobile home this summer and get to do some redecorating in there.
I am hearing... papers shuffling, phone ringing, quiet conversation, microwave dinging, heater running
One of my favorite things... chocolate. I'd like to be eating a bit right now... suppose I'll have to go see what's in the candy jar.
A few plans... on Saturday I usually do the cleaning and laundry and get a few loaves of bread made. Tomorrow I will be picking up vegetables for the chickens. I think I will also get a bale of wood shavings for the chickens so their eggs will be cleaner. They kick it all out of the nesting boxes over time and the eggs get covered with ... well, you know what. I always wash them off before selling them, but it would be so much better just to brush them off if possible. The eggs will keep fresh longer that way.
Here is a picture for thought I am sharing... what I feel like right now.
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