Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Simple Woman's Daybook - Saturday April 14, 2012

For Today

Outside my window . . . It has been a beautiful day and even though it's dark now it's still 64 degrees outside. Once again we were outside a LOT. First thing this morning CJ, Mykalin and I walked down to the creek. I took my notebook along and used the time to do some writing while they explored. Mykalin found a rock she said looked like a dinosaur head.

I am thankful . . . for the good day we've had.

In the kitchen . . . simple meals today. I used some of the cooked potatoes that I froze Thursday to make a casserole for dinner and I was pleased with them. Since I had never tried freezing potatoes like that before I was little uncertain whether we would like them but we did.

I am wearing . . . pink and white shirt, brown pants. 

I am creating . . . more garden. I planted two more rows of radishes, five rows of turnips and three rows of carrots today. I had really hoped to get to plant more peas but completely ran out of time. It's okay though, Monday is supposed to be really nice so I'll (hopefully) get them planted then.

We are going . . . Doug and Michael went this morning to mow his cousin's yard. Here Michael is helping load up the equipment.

 Then this afternoon he took CJ, Mykalin and Michael along with him to pick up Pastor Jim's mowers so he could give them a Spring tune up. 

Amanda and I went to the SPCA for her weekly volunteer time. We played with two very adorable, very feisty Pit Bull puppies named Dora (the brown one) and Friskie (the brown and white one)

We also took out two funny kitties named Star and Spot. These cats almost completely ignored us and spent their time trying to catch a couple flies that were in the window. They also talked to each other in the funniest way. We could have spent all afternoon watching them, they were just so entertaining.

And then there was the little kitten named Marcus that completely stole Amanda's heart.

I am wondering . . . where to find canning jars for the best price. I really need to check into that soon.

I am looking forward to . . . church tomorrow. 

Around the house . . . Amanda is in her room and I hear Austin and Aaron upstairs in Austin's room sorting through matchbox cars. Michael and Mykalin are both asleep and CJ is away for the night. Doug left while I was sitting with Michael to run a call with the Rescue Squad where he volunteers as an EMT. CJ's hamster has started her nightly run on her wheel that seems to last all night long every night. I don't know how she can keep going like that, I wish I had that much energy.

A favorite quote for today . . . If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it. ~ Earl Wilson