Wednesday, May 19, 2021


 Reading ... In the Bible I'm in the Psalms again. I love them so much. 

In fiction I'm not engrossed in any book for my own reading pleasure at the moment. Instead I'm in the middle of another read aloud with Steven. He's a voracious reader on his own, but he still enjoys our story times. So do I, even if the chapters I read are long enough to make my mouth dry by the time I'm done.

Watching ... the cats. They have have claimed a spot behind the house next to the entrance of a mouse hole. They stare at it watching for any activity and then try their best to catch it. So far they have not been successful.

Listening ... to the beautiful sound of a variety of birds singing in the trees here around the house.

Wearing ... a mint green dress. Not my favorite, but it's comfortable so that balances out the color for me.

Baking ... bread and cookies. Neither of which I'm pleased with the results. I used my mother-in-law's recipe for Cheesy Garlic Bread. I've made it many times already, but this time it didn't rise well at all, and now that it's cooling it feels super heavy. I'm almost afraid it may be doughy in the center. I guess we'll find out tonight.

The cookies were a new recipe from a fancy cookbook. I followed the instructions precisely but the first cookie sheet full turned out lacey. I added more flour to the rest of the dough and they're better, but I'm still not impressed. The flavors are good though so at least they have that going for them.

Cooking ... for supper I'm making mashed potatoes, fried beans, hamburgers, and a salad. 

Playing ... most recently Apples to Apples. It's always a fun time when we pull that game out to play.

Cleaning ... the lazy susans in the kitchen. I have four of them, and it seems they need regular maintenance.

Loving ... sharp knives. Rosie Mae knows a guy who sharpens knives so I sent most of my chef knives off to be professionally sharpened by him. They came back yesterday, super sharp. Today I wanted to cut up potatoes and grabbed one of the newly sharpened paring knives to use. Only I forgot it was newly sharpened. The knife went flying through the potato and came to a stop inside my thumb. Ouch! But what a dream to use. I'm really happy with them.

Yesterday ... was a sleepy somewhat unproductive day. LV and I had spent all night out on the road, only getting home in time to hear the alarm go off signaling time to get up. We ignored it and went to bed anyway. I ended up with two hours of sleep, as a result I kind of stumbled through my day.

Later today ... I am hoping to get some Baby T snuggles in.


  1. I use a meat thermometer when I bake my bread. I insert the probe when I reckon it is about 2/3 done - 20 minutes or so - and remove the loaves when they register 190. Perfect every time! I found this hint on the King Arthur site.

    1. That is such a helpful tip! Thanks for sharing it. I'll use it next time I make bread.

  2. My knives were wedding gifts amost 43 years ago so my sweet husband got me a new set for Christmas this year. A friend went to grab one when we were hosting a potluck meal and it was so sharp she cut her thumb open. Everyone was used to my old dull knives.

  3. I love that you and Steven still have your reading time together.

    Sorry the baking didn't go too well this time, but hope you enjoyed eating both the bread and the cookies anyhow.

    Ouch about the knife incident! Hope the cut isn't too deep.

  4. Sounds like your life is full of adventure.


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