Wednesday, January 18, 2012

What's Happening Today

Inspired by someone who found my blog and commented today...

Outside my window
... It's very windy, but it was still warm enough that I took out the scraps in my kitchen composter and turned the pile. I also filled a couple empty milk jugs with the little water still left in the rain barrel. Into the greenhouse it goes.

I am thinking...about focusing on positive, wholesome things and staying away from the radio and its political talk

I am thankful... for a warm house, warm sweater, knitted hats and gloves

In the kitchen... before composting, I turned a cauliflower into flowerettes and little tuppers of vegetable bits into more of that yummy Mexican slaw I described in the last post.

I am wearing...my kangaroo sweater (soft brown, roomy with a big grey front pocket)

I am reading...New Yorker magazines. I did lots of novel reading over the holidays, now I'm catching up with my subscription.

I am hearing...wind chimes.

Around the house...bright sun coming in the window. Yes, I'm feeling the days getting longer.

I am pondering...how to get my kids outside more (willingly) in the cold weather.

One of my favorite things... when a friend calls out of the blue to have a picnic or take a walk.

A few plans for the rest of the day... Helping kids grades 1 to 5 compost their school lunch scraps from 11:30 to 1:30. Watching the kids socialize and eat can be so funny.

This is my daughter (in the white shirt) and her friends eating the dinner they prepared for her birthday party. Homemade mac & cheese, broccoli, carrot sticks, and chocolate chip cookies from scratch.

I have my daughter's teacher in my heart today. Her husband is very ill. Today she is meeting with the class along with the school counselor to explain why she will be out of class unpredictably for a while.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Hello,
How fun. I loved learning more about you.I just wrote a food post you will enjoy. I love making new friends.
Thanks so much for your visit,
Hugs,
Elizabeth