Monday, January 29, 2024


Reading ... I just finished reading Kinfolk by Sean Dietrich. Several months ago I read The Incredible Winston Browne by him as well and absolutely loved it. Kinfolk certainly felt like it was written by the same person, and I really liked it, but it was a bit heavier read. A book that probably should come with trigger warnings. Even so it gave me plenty of chuckles along the way, and the story will be sticking with me for a while.

Watching ... the flooding creek and raging waterfall. All the snow we had received melted rapidly causing quite a bit of flooding. Our gurgling little creek turned into more of a lake/river. It's interesting to watch, but it was nice to see the waters begin receding.

On Saturday we went to Ohiopyle to see how those falls are doing. The main falls were thundering, but interesting enough Cucumber Falls, and the Slides weren't any more impressive than usual.

Listening ... to mechanic talk. LV has Kenneth on speakerphone and they're discussing various problems and solutions in their work life.

Baking ... Sharon made a batch of cookies this afternoon using Steven's recipe that has been dubbed Geronimo Cookies. They're chocolate chip cookies, and so far the best recipe we have found. Tomorrow I have plans to make an Ube Chiffon cake. 

Cooking ... tonight we had a Korean meatloaf which was delicious and a Santa Fe salad that everyone enjoyed as well.

Feeling ... all sorts of feelings tangled up into one. Tired, happy, sad, hopeful, concerned, satisfied, yearning, dreaming, letting go, pursuing, content, it's all there and more.

Disliking ... the mud that has come in wake of all the melting snow.

Loving ... watching the activity around the birdfeeder outside the kitchen window.

Playing ... quite a variety of games with Steven. In addition to playing whatever we want to we decided to work our way through the alphabet and each day play a game beginning with the letter for the day. Today was letter "F". We played Fishing Camp for it. 

Lately my favorite game has been Skyjo. I think the rest of the family may be getting kind of tired of it by now, but I'm not at that point yet.

Cleaning ... tomorrow I'm tackling the laundry corner. Dubbed that because it's where the washer and dryer are, but I'll be focused on the cupboard and shelves that hold our school supplies and kitchen items.