Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Modern Quilt Wrap
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Shopping at the Piggly Wiggly
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Wedding shower gifts
Laura Dupre (who helps with the Bible study for the high school and junior high girls) is getting married this summer. Tonight there will be a kitchen shower for her. I knit two dishcloths and crocheted two hotpads for Laura. Joan and Sarah will buy her one of her wishlist items from Target, and Joan copied out the recipe for "Emergency Soup" for Laura's recipe file.
Emergency Soup (from Lost Recipes by Marion Cunningham)
4 cups chicken broth
1 carrot, chopped
1 rib celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup small shell pasta
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Put the broth in a pot and bring to a boil. Add carrot, celery, and onion and boil gently for 10 minutes, then add the pasta and simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper as needed. Serve in bowls, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 8 cups.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The lake is full now
Friday, April 18, 2008
Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Books, reading and grandchildren
Now I'm learning the delights of sharing books with grandchildren. Abbey will listen attentively to as many books as I care to read to her as often as I will. I carefully gather 6 to 8 picture books I think she will enjoy and read them to her, then we decide which ones to reread, sometimes rereading the same book three times in one sitting.
Yesterday I went to the book sale at the middle school and bought a stack of books for Hayley. When she came home from school (she's 7, and in the first grade) I gave them to her and her response was heart-warmingly enthusiastic and grateful. Best of all, without any input from me she selected my favorite from the pile and began reading it immediately. She read the first three chapters without pausing, then came to me and said, "Grandma, I REALLY like this book!" Later in the evening she asked me to please send her to bed a little early so she could read for a while before she had to go to sleep. (My Darling! Of course!!!)
And the book which has captured her attention? Stuart Little by E.B. White.
Their eyes are open...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The fun has begun - Posey socks
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The other Monkey sock
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Back from the Bahamas
and at the yachts in the marina:
The view from our room was stunning:
Steve's company was very generous. They covered all the costs of this trip. It was great to see some of Steve's co-workers and their spouses (and some brought their children, too), and to meet others I had not met before. We had a very entertaining and relaxing time.
Best of all (for me!) I had three naps, was able to read three books, knit a sock and started another, and started a shawl.
We're both well-rested and ready to resume our normal duties!
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
It's supposed to be raining here while we're gone, too. That's good, because we still need lots of rain.