monique

Woolgathering
2004-01-01 22:21:54 (UTC)

Basics for Thursday, January 1, 2004

TO-DO LIST

** Laundry (yes, even on New Year's Day!)
** Make pea soup and homemade bread
** Take down Christmas decorations and put snowmen up
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DAILY FEATURES

DINNER: Pea soup with homemade bread, rib roast with mashed
potatoes and gravy, peas, green salad and cherry pie for dessert

WHAT'S IN JOHN'S LUNCHBOX: Off today

QUILTING: Quilting four patch crib quilt

WHAT I'M GRATEFUL FOR: The snow melting enough so that John
can get Jack on his way

READING: Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain
of Our Elders by Mary Pipher (NF)

WEATHER: Snow! And more snow!

SCHEDULE FOR TOMORROW: Relaxing, hopefully along with the
usual household chores and perhaps some quilting

QUOTE: The last, late birds, hurrying from feedings pans to
wherever they go for the night, are small black pebbles
tossed against the bright blue air. This moment
forgives the day all its shortcomings. This late, bright
blue moment of early evening is reward for one's having
ploughed laboriously through all day, to the barn, mailbox,
henhouse, to neighbor's houses, to woodpile or cistern or
wherever one went that day. The blue worlds lasts only
about ten minutes, fifteen at most; even the busiest of
farmers can spare the time to accept this tenderness from
January's cold hand. ~ Rural Free: A Farmwife's Almanac of
Country Living