|Duchess of Devonshire, Deborah Cavendish 1920-2014. This is the photo that I printed and displayed in my desk area.|
I came home, made some tea, got out my new yarn, and turned on an interview with the Duchess of Devonshire I found on YouTube.
For the length of the video, I sat in my quiet house, drank tea out of my late grandma's tea cup and saucer with my english silver tea spoons (that I got in England at an antique market when visiting my in-laws many years ago!), crocheted, and listened to the interview.
When the interview was over, my sitting and crocheting time was over. I then got out some vegetables out of the refrigerator that I wanted to use in some way. First up, pickling cucumbers that I wanted to, well, pickle! I had made some dill cucumber spears a few weeks ago but after realizing I had no fresh dill, I decided to try out bread-n-butter pickles. I found a recipe with great reviews on Allrecipes.com .
|Pickling cucumbers, beets, and some eggplants (I think the white ones are eggplants too, anyway)|
Right when I was deciding what to do with the "supposed" eggplants, I got a phone call from the preschool (the reason I'm not sure about them is because I get a box of vegetables each week from the farm share we belong to. I never know what I am getting; so many times, I am not exactly sure of the identity of many of the vegetables.). When she said every so sweetly and calmly, "Hi Stephanie, this is Ms. Kay from the preschool, no one is hurt but.....", I knew right then that my special "me" time was about to be cut short. A certain curly haired brunette had messy pants and they needed me to come to the pants changing rescue. (It's a licensing thing. Our wonderful preschool can change wet pants but not the secondary #2 kind of messy pants.....that's why they are supposed to be potty-trained. Which she is but accidents happen.) Anyway, I rushed out the door an hour early. Oh, well, the time I did have was very, very nice :)
|Eleanor eating lunch at school.|
There are a lot of pictures of Kate lately. That is because she gets cuter and cuter every day and I must show her off! She has entered into the phase of babyhood where she is not just a sitting blob anymore. She is so funny and keeps us entertained as she explores the world, becomes her own little person, and keeps up with her sisters.
|Putting Kate on the potty to see what she would do. Nothing happened but she loved it and looked so cute!|
|Oh my goodness, I love those lips!|
Last weekend, J made an erupting baking soda volcano with the girls -
|Eleanor at her doctor check-up. She was telling me NOT to take her picture and to stop singing in this photo. We were waiting for the doctor to come in.|
|Eleanor at the library.|
|Loretta posing while her sisters take a bath|
|Loretta made a friend at the library. They were putting on a puppet show together.|
Here are some blog posts I have planned over the next few weeks:
1) Winterizing my chicken coop and getting it ready for the Denver Urban Homesteading Coop Tour!
2) Room reveals of the two rooms I've been working on for a very long time (our family room and Joel's office).
Have a good Saturday!