What a week of busy it has been!
The ice storm did much damage around the panhandle.
Our trees lost limbs, but thankfully, I don't think we lost
any whole trees. We'll see this spring how things go.
We are supposed to get more moisture this weekend.
We need it, so I am continually thankful for anything we get.
The ice and snow were pretty, especially in the mornings
when the sun came up and reflected off the ice.
It lasted a couple of full days before finally melting off.
I've been designing a new scarf this week for dia de los muertos.
It has skulls and roses motifs stitched on the ends. The scarf itself is
comprised of double crochet stitches.
I'll be gifting it to my daughter when finished.
Work is in full swing now on the living room.
The walls are going fast - the ceiling never does.
I wind up with more paint on me than anywhere else when painting the ceiling.
I'm ripping out ancient carpet and sweeping out
fine dust sifted down through the years.
We are thinking we will probably go back in with carpet for this
front living area. I'm going to keep a basket full of socks and house slippers
by the front door for taking off outdoor shoes and leaving the outside
outside where it belongs.
It got so bad, she was getting sick every time she ate just a little bit.
She lost her playfulness and looked so sad and sick all the time.
We took her completely off the commercial puppy chow and started her on ground beef
and rice - cooked by me every afternoon. Her playfulness has returned and her coat
is shiny again.
She is thriving and no longer sickly. She likes scrambled eggs in the morning, too.
Some of the commercially made dog foods worry me. There's no telling what is added
and what is cooked out.
As happens every winter, we cook - everything.
Comfort foods, breads, soups, you name it -
Going to be making some sour dough starter this morning.
Yesterday I made homemade pizza.
Instead of kneading the dough with my kitchen aid, I did it by hand.
I thought about yesteryear and how bread was made every day by the homemaker.
Bet they had some good upper arm strength back then!
Read any good books lately?
I've got my new book stack ready to go. I'm just waiting for the urge to hit and
I'll be settling in with a good read or two.