Saturday, June 24, 2006

Sandwich day

Dennis, Sue, and their children went back to Virginia yesterday, taking Joan and David with them. Gary, Jill, and their children will come home with us after church tomorrow and have dinner here.

Today we have no guests so this has a been a work day sandwiched between fun days. I changed bed linens, finished up the laundry, swept, vacuumed, mopped, and scrubbed bathrooms. Steve and Tom worked on what was once the old servants' quarters (sounds really la-ti-da, but it's actually a lean-to built onto the old garage). Isn't it homely?

They went to the hardware store and got lots of plumbing supplies to change out the old toilet and sink in there, and capped the water heater that's in the corner. Steve wanted to get some groundwork done so that on Monday they can pull up the old rotten floor and put in a new subfloor. Someday this will be a yarn studio for me (which really does sound rather fancy, but actually means that my bins of yarn and fiber and my spinning wheel will be housed there, and I can dye fiber and felt fiber without worrying about damaging the floor, etc.).

Because Steve had to turn off the water for a few hours, I took Marley and Sam out to the lake after I finished my chores. We spent three hours enjoying the grandparents and the lovely day. First we had salad and sandwiches out on the patio. Then we went in the water for a bit.

The children continued to swim and play in the water, but I got out and read a mystery while knitting an Everyday Cardigan for Mom.

The breeze was pleasant and the shade kept me cool enough to enjoy knitting on a woolen sweater in June.

The blue yarn is from Carodan Farms - very reasonably priced, and I've used their yarn for that pattern before so I know it works well.

Sam and Marley built a sandy "beehive" (not a sandcastle!) before we left.

Tonight we'll prep the food for tomorrow's lunch (pot roast cooked with potatoes, onions, and carrots; lettuce salad; fruit salad of pineapple, red grapes, blueberries, and strawberries; rolls; homemade pound cake with ice cream). And we're looking forward again to enjoying the fellowship of brothers and sisters in Christ both at church and in our home.

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Blogger Jeannine said...

I think your sandwich day sounds like it was fun too. Well, maybe not all the cleaning. . .

I hope you have a wonderful time of fun and fellowship tomorrow. :-)

7:26 PM  
Blogger Jeannine said...

BTW, what mystery were you reading?

7:28 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I was/am reading Diane Mott Davidson's newest, Dark Tort. She almost always has a recipe or two that I make and enjoy.

7:36 PM  

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