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#541 of 1361 Old 05-10-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Today I:

- Worked out. Ten minutes. Feels like a victory every day I don't cop out of it.

- Walked with my dog.

- Got bikes down to our local bike shop for this weekend's swap; one to consign, one to donate.

- Stopped by the bank to sign a bunch of annuity papers for my mother -- I'm PoA on her account.

- Got a silk jersey knit top on sale.

- Picked up some groceries at our coop. Ramping that up because our 19 y.o. will be home Monday! He is bringing his stomach.

- Dropped the papers by my mother's.

- More attic reorg:  purged, organized, and stored boxes of videos.

- Emptied the trash (way more than usual because of the attic) and took the can down the hill with my dog. Brought dog back up.

- Visited with my neighbor and her dog and horses.

- Chatted with DH.

 

Tomorrow I want to:

- Work out. Again. I hope.

- Walk with dog. That's my peaceful interlude. She's so happy all the time.

- Cut and pin some pretty seashell fabric I've been saving for bathroom curtains.

- Pick up DH.


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MariaMadly: Congrats on the working out! I need to do some of that... my tummy has been irking me every time I look in the mirror, and now DS is nearly eleven months old I can't really call it "postpartum tummy" any more. I hate exercise, though; at least, every form of it that I can do a) for free and b) without leaving the kids. Well, I like walking, but I doubt that does much to tone midriffs.

 

Today I have a ton of stuff to do (cooking, mostly) so I'll update as I go again. Right now it's 12:03PM and I:

 

-Went for a walk with DD and DS to pick feijoas and pears

-Made the second layer of my panna cotta

-Shaped the rye bread

-Made vanilla sugar cookie dough

-Made porridge for breakfast

 

13:35:

 

-Baked a Bahamian Rum Cake (it's in the oven; the syrup's on the stove)

-Read three books to DD

-Fed the baby mashed potato


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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  That is sooo exciting!

 

Sorry for the anxiety, it's such huge work getting a place ready.  You're getting the drop on it by dancing in the rain, though.  :-)

 

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I've had a pretty good first Mother's Day today. Husband made me breakfast and then I took an almost two hour nap with the baby. And Husband got me an enameled cast iron saucepan I've had my eye on as my Mother's Day gift, so that was great. I am a woman who loves practical gifts. :-)

 

I got a chance to work on the back deck garden today too. Husband did the big stuff for me like haul out the pots and sweep up the back patio. Then I filled the smaller pots with soil, pruned our half-dead bamboo plant, washed the citronella candle holders and plant stands and wiped everything down that was covered in a thin film of grime. Then we took the bay tree, hops and oregano plants back outside (hopefully for the season) and now it looks really sleek out there. We still need to get about six bags of potting soil to fill the larger pots and buy the plant starts we want for this year. I'm hoping we can do that next weekend. 

 

I also organized the bedroom closet a bit to pull out the duvet since we bought a new cover for it - I'm very excited to have new bedding! 

 

And we went for a nice walk to the beach playground this morning and went with Little Man on the swings, which he just loves. And I got a Starbucks latte and brownie as a little treat on the way. 


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Today I:

 

-Watched with mounting horror as my dear husband made a protracted and bloody attempt to shoot a possum with his recurve bow. He ended up having to go all Heavenly Creatures on its skull with a hammer (at which point I retired indoors). It wasn't charming. Fortunately he ruined two arrows, which seems to have put him off shooting possums in the future, at least in the garage.

 

-Made a sponge cake

 

-Did schoolwork with DD

 

-Read DD two books

 

-Made coconut custard filling and rum glaze, and soaked/split/filled the sponge cake

 

-Made breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

-Traced and cut out some paper patterns for DD's winter coat

 

-Washed my hair with amla

 

-Made a meal plan for the week

 

That and some vague, general housework.

 

ETA: Forgot to put that I also planted some lettuce seedlings and onion seeds. It is important that the Internet be informed of this fact. I don't think I've ever successfully germinated onion seeds, but I'm an optimist....


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Smokering, scared.gif in the garage???  Retired indoors would've been about my speed, too.

 

Today I:

- Worked out.

- Had my pap smear (only need once every three years).

- Picked up onions and the organic version of pop tarts at grocery store.  Have done three full trips in the three days prior to this morning.

- Talked with DS2 -- he is on his way home for the summer cross-country (U.S.).

 

Still need to:

- Bake some mac cheese muffins; that's why I needed onions. I make them with Gruyere, too, which drives my dog to some pleading glances.

- Pin those bathroom curtains I mentioned last week.

- Gas up the car on our way to the airport.

- Get DS2!

- In the meantime, keep clicking refresh on the flight status page.
 


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I guess I got a few things done, although it feels like nothing...

 

- Printed a baby bucket hat pattern and tutorial.

- Stopped at Old Navy and bought a baby bucket hat since it could be weeks before I have time to sew one and he needs sun protection now. I also found him a pair of shoes for $3.00 on the clearance rack, and bought myself some dark-wash jeans so I can hopefully feel less frumpy. 

- Have two coffee cakes baking in the oven. 

 

Kind of meh blah day here. 


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- Printed a baby bucket hat pattern and tutorial.

- Stopped at Old Navy and bought a baby bucket hat since it could be weeks before I have time to sew one and he needs sun protection now.

 

LOL!  I can relate, tho ;)

 

I have been seeing this thread on my subbed list and feeling bad because I have been pretty lazy lately and have been only accomplishing the bare minimum!  But today I had a pretty good day:  in addition to what had to be done, like meals and minimal laundry, etc, I prepped and put up five freezer crock pot meals (that we are excited about eating, too,lol); I did a fair amount of gardening, including transplanting some basil plants and planting the gerber daisies dh bought me for mothers day, and harvested the rest of the lettuce, trained some beans on the trellis, etc; I also sat in a chair in a doctors office until my butt hurt- that ate up a large chunk of this day!  AND I got my room beautifully perfectly clean, better than normal for lately.  I also cleaned my 3 year old's room, but I have to do that most days....today I did it really well, though. ;)  And I cleaned off a big mess on my sewing room table and pulled out fabric and planned to start making some new bags (for sale) tomorrow.  I also got the kitchen all clean and sparkling after dinner....that has been waiting til morning lately too often!  I will be so happy if I can have as productive a day tomorrow!


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ms.shell, sounds like a fantastically productive day! I love gerberas - are they hard to grow?

 

Today I:

 

-Did a bit more work on DD's winter coat

-Made dessert for tomorrow's guests (one of whom is allergic to every other foodstuff, so finding and adapting a semi-normal recipe was something of a triumph... or will be, assuming it tastes OK!)

-Made a chocolate orange cake for Bible study tomorrow (also everything-free, although I'm not sure if she's allowed cocoa... if not, well, the rest of us can eat it!)

-Started a batch of pumpkin rye bread

-Did schoolwork with DD

-Planted pansy seedlings and broad bean seeds

-Finished making a batch of rum and raisin ice cream (for Mother's Day, which we're doing this Sunday because we were busy last Sunday - my mother loves rum and raisin ice cream, and my last attempt was a disaster, but I used a David Lebovitz recipe this time and it's delicious)

-Did some research for DH's work


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I love gerberas - are they hard to grow?

 

No; we have found them to be super easy and really satisfying.  We are in zone 8b, and here they don't die back in winter and are evergreen.  They grow easily and spread fairly quickly and they bloom all year; the picture in my avatar was taken in January, the height of our (mild-ish) winter.  They seem to be very pest and disease resistant, too (knock on wood).  The only thing we do to care for them is feed them with bone meal in the spring and fall, and I use a more balanced organic fertilizer a couple of times in the summer.


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Huh - I should try it. I nearly bought a pot of 'em last year, but they looked kind of dismal (plant clearance table) and I wasn't sure if they'd be one of those fussy plants, seeing as I've never seen them in a garden here. Florists love them in NZ, though; it would be neat to have some as a cutting flower. Well, remind me in spring!

 

Today I:

 

-Got us to Bible study more or less on time, full of porridge and bearing a cake, a bag of windfalls and my partially-prepped homework (which is better than most weeks)

-Went grocery shopping

-Baked the pumpkin rye bread, which had riz fearsomely during the night

-Cleaned up for guests

-Made dinner with DH

-Baked and froze a sponge cake for Sunday

-Had a moderately successful evening with two people we barely knew, which is a Brave and Adult thing to do, given that socialising is neither my strong point nor DH's

 

Now I'm supposed to be writing interview questions for DH's work, and before I go to bed I need to start some pizza dough. Hopefully I can fit an episode of ER in there somewhere. :p


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Today I:

 

-Made homemade pizza for lunch (YUM! Cream cheese on 'em. That pizza stone was a seriously good investment.)

-Made lemon blueberry muffins

-Measured and marked out a garden bed (I'm dividing my huge, unwieldy veggie plot into 1.2-metre beds with 80cm walks/paths/grass between); planted bunching red spring onions around the edge and cauliflower and broccoli in the middle

-Cleaned the chicken cage

-Had a friend and her baby over for a lunch playdate

-Cleaned the weeds out of an abandoned pot and planted it with pansies

-Made dinner (roasted winter veggies and flatbread)

-Read to DD

-Bathed the kidlings

-Made apple & pear crumble and custard for dessert

-On a whim, made most of a pair of trousers for DS. I hope inspiration continues to strike tomorrow until they're done - just have to do the hems, waistbandy bit and belt loops. I made them out of an old denim pinafore my sister gave me - if they look nice I might make another pair out of corduroy. He needs some new winter trousies.

 

It was a good day. :)


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Worked from home today and it was bliss. I hate going to the office... anyway, I got lots more done since I didn't have to waste two hours commuting -

 

- Made actual breakfast.

- Vacuumed the sofa and chair.

- Cleaned the stove. 

- Visited with a neighbor.

- Spent extra time with the baby.

- Read a little from a new library book. 

- Prepped dinner.

- Tidied the kitchen and living room.

- Lots of dishes.

- Ordered beer making supplies!

 

I might bake apple hand pies and write some blog posts after I put the baby to bed for the night, but we'll see. 


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We've had an excellent weekend. I'm so glad the weather is finally warm! 

 

Yesterday - 

 

- Started two blog posts.

- Took a long walk with the husband and baby.

- Stopped at the post office to mail some packages. 

- Stopped at the grocery to pick up ground beef and buns for grilled burgers. 

 

Today - 

- Went to farmers market for fresh veg and some seedlings. We got strawberries!

- Planted four mini sunflowers in the window box on the deck railing. 

- Planted a container-friendly zucchini in a large pot on the patio. 

- Planted a couple of parsley plants in one of the glazed terra cotta planters on the deck. 

- Wrote a blog post about how amazing the farmer's market was. 

- Went to book club. 

- Stopped at Middle Eastern Bakery (part of the book club excursion) and picked up savory hand pies (lamb and potato for me and spinach and rice for husband), baklava, date ma'moul, couscous, and on a whim - rose water. I might try it in shortbread cookies or a light wine spritzer or cocktail. 

- Stepped at Mega Corporate grocery store so I could buy a granny cart - we need hauling capacity for shopping. I also picked up wine and beer,

sunscreen, batteries, a new mesh grilling basket (so we don't have to use skewers for everything) and ground beef and parsley for dinner (we're going to make kifta). Totally random assortment of items.

- Rearranged the entertainment center - put the DVDs up on the top shelf and made the bottom shelf baby central with all of his toys that he can easily pull down by himself. I figure if he's going to pull stuff down, it's best that it's stuff he can play with. Did a walk through of our living room and made sure all the lamp cords and everything like that has been zip tied up and whatnot. I really fear the cords - does anyone else with a baby feel this way?

 

ETA - I also put in my seedling order with my favorite farmer - lots more veg and some herbs. I get to pick it up on June 3rd and that will round out our garden for this year!


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Did a walk through of our living room and made sure all the lamp cords and everything like that has been zip tied up and whatnot. I really fear the cords - does anyone else with a baby feel this way?

Ehh, not particularly, but this morning DS - who was in the portacot in DH's office - reached out and grabbed the cord attached to the monitor on DH's desk, and pulled it off. DH was NOT impressed... luckily, the monitor was fine. I'm impressed DS could reach that far!


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I'll chime in. It's Sunday, so I try to make it a "me day" more or less. I walked our 2 German Shepherds to my in-laws down the road, had my MIL help me cut the bottoms off my 2 new maternity skirts (they are NOT for 5' tall people and had "tails" on them so I couldn't trim it myself). I have read some of Ina May's Guide To Childbirth, caught up on my emails, set the pepper plants out to harden off, made some reusable big tea bags for the tea my MW wants me to drink a bunch of, reheated some stuff for supper, and made hubby's lunch for tomorrow. :)
 


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Ehh, not particularly, but this morning DS - who was in the portacot in DH's office - reached out and grabbed the cord attached to the monitor on DH's desk, and pulled it off. DH was NOT impressed... luckily, the monitor was fine. I'm impressed DS could reach that far!

 

That's exactly what I'm afraid of, only my mind always heads to the worst case scenario where whatever item the cord is attached to comes crashing down on him. Sigh. I like to think I'm not a completely paranoid hovercraft mom, but the cords really bother me. 

 

In other news, I also whipped up a pie crust and stuck it in the fridge so I can make fresh apple hand pies for breakfast tomorrow. Brought to you courtesy of NATO - I get to work from home again tomorrow. Otherwise fresh baked apple breakfast pie would be a total pipe dream on a weekday. 


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Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is awesome, isn't it? A friend stole my copy... really need to get it back. Not that I'm pregnant or anything; it's just nice to have around. :p

 

Today we had a very late start, but I:

 

-Made some dulce de leche for tomorrow's cupcakes

-Went on a nice long walk through the orchard with the kids

-Sewed a bit more of DS' trousers (pair number 2)

-Started pizza dough

-Played on the keyboard with DS

-Watched a good chunk of Anne of Green Gables with DD

-Bought myself a top and a dress online (which some might consider a treat, not an accomplishment, but I'm so dithery and indecisive I'm going to count it!)

-Made a lemon sponge cake (to freeze for my sister's birthday on Saturday)

-Grated and chopped some toppings ready for tomorrow's pizza; mixed up the pizza sauce

-Made chocolate chip refrigerator cookie dough

-Copied a vanilla cupcake recipe into my recipe book, and premixed the dry ingredients to bake the cupcakes tomorrow

-A bit of research for DH's work

 

kitchensqueen, do you need a hand pie intervention? :p


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Hahaha probably I do need a hand pie intervention - I can't remember the last time I made an actual proper pie! :-)

 

Got to work from home again today, so I feel so much more relaxed as well as got a lot more done than usual. I get to work from home again tomorrow (though I'm not sure why since NATO ended today, but I'll take it) and then it's back into the full on daily grind. But it'll feel like a short week, so that's okay. And I'm working longer hours these two at home days so I can leave early on Friday for the three day weekend. So it all works out. Other than work and the usual baby care and family time stuff, I got a few things crossed off the list - 

 

- Baked the apple hand pies. Didn't do it for breakfast, but they're baked all the same. 

- Paid the internet bill. 

- Got checks together to send the electric and gas bills later this week after I get paid. 

- Tidied up the reusable bag stash in the utility closet. 

- Consolidated the four purses/bags I've been rotating through recently into one. 

- Reorganized the coat/bag hooks and the diaper bag at the front door. 

- Reorganized the above-cabinet storage in the kitchen to accommodate the Tower of Crap that was piled up on the one open spot on the kitchen floor. A circular saw, two boxes of quart canning jars and a random box of Halloween decorations now live up there. 

- Made room in the pantry for my pressure canner by putting some random things away where they really belong. I will not let my pantry become a junk closet!

- Felt smug because the house is perfectly, absolutely tidy. And it smells like apple pies in here. And the baby went down to sleep with no problems. A good day. 


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Yes, I'm really liking that book, Smokering! I just got into the second section. 

 

Now I want apple pie, Kitchensqueen! Thanks a lot! I've already had a hankering for Key Lime and Coconut Cream but hubby's got a hand fungus and I FINALLY have him talked out of slowing/ stopping the sugar and starch for a week or two and see if it helps so I have to wait. ARG! I really want one! My MW told me to gain weight so I thought those were great ideas..... Lol

 

*Today. I woke up at 2:30 AM with a sour stomach from the onion and garlic in the guacamole I made last night right before bed. I knew better. : {

*Got up at 3:15 bc Hubby was going to have to be at work 2 hrs early so he could get off 2 hrs early bc my MW called me last week and said there's training for US machines and they needed a few more women under 20 weeks for a free US. We decided if it worked for his schedule we would bc I didn't want to do it without him since we weren't even planning on having one and this will be the ONLY one unless there's a MAJOR problem. I just am not as comfortable as I could be with them. BUT anyway....

*Then I lay back down about 4:30 and slept too long.

*Read a while in the Ina May's Guide to Childbirth again.

*Got up and called my Mom for a while. She just lost her mother a couple weeks ago, so I try to help her by talking. We're 2000 miles away but still close, ya know?

*While I was talking to Mom, I went to feed the cats and dogs. We have one new dog and she's SO HYPER. I've been working on waiting to feed till she calms down. That's an accomplishment, let me tell you!  Takes forever and I have to be calm too.

*Cleaned out the kennel.

*Talked to my brother who walked in about dog training.

*Showered.

*Checked my list of stuff to do today.

*Straightened the house.

*Checked email.

*Checked on an offer I made on something on eBay.

*Listened to a pod cast I missed yesterday.

*Dusted and vacuumed.

*Got my stuff ready to go later on.

*Now, just after noon, listening to the radio and just being lazy. :)
 


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-Folded and put away a whole bunch of washing

-Washed and dried two more loads

-Cleaned and vacuumed the bedroom

-Cleaned the living room

-Went for a walk with DH and the kids

-Made cornbread

-Made cream of tomato soup

-Made white chocolate sauce for tomorrow's dessert

-Made rice pudding (I never liked it as a kid; was curious to see if I've developed a taste for it since. I have not.)

-Did some work on my article, although not as much as I should have, given that it's due in two days...


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Made lunches for all three of them, even though I wanted to tell them to just buy lunch today.  Saves sooo much money, is sooo much healthier. 

 

Finally returned unused stuff to the hardware store, instead of putting it off, putting the bag in the garage and forgetting about it. 

 

Visited my grumpy dad and talked him through a misunderstanding with the repair guy. 


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Nothing too impressive here. Made potato soup for dinner. Posted to a couple forums. Took a cute little video of Baby Man "waking up" Daddy and then hamming it up for the camera. Finished a library book. That's basically it. 


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-Made porridge for breakfast

-Made meal plan for the week

-Took DD and DS into town, determined not to come back until I'd bought a pair of shoes (I was wearing socks with sandals at the time... literally my only pair of shoes, and it was too cold to wear them without the socks. Glamorous.) Traipsed ALL over town - I wanted knee-high brown leather boots, but they were all either too big in the calf or high-heeled. Eventually bought a pair of cheapie slip-on ballet-flat-type shoes from K-Mart, because they are, in a pinch, wearable with tights. Will keep looking for boots.

-Bought a pair of fancy socks for my sister (I know, I know... she has autism and is impossible to buy for, and they were nice cabled cashmere socks, at least...)

-Shared fries with DD (and DS, ahem) as a reward for being good

-Went to the supermarket

-Invited little sisters over on Friday night to watch Iron Man 2

-Printed off a few easy mazes for DD to do, and showed her how to do 'em

-Filled, assembled and iced a lemon meringue cake with cheesecake filling for my sister's birthday

-Wrapped her gift with DD

-Went to her house, spent the evening, came home.

 

Now trying to do a spot of work on my article, after which I have to knead some pizza dough for tomorrow and watch an episode of ER with DH before we go to bed.

 

Kitchensqueen, that sounds like a pretty nice day!


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Kitchensqueen, that sounds like a pretty nice day!

 

Yeah, it was a pretty nice evening. :-) We were going to walk over to the garden center this morning for potting soil after breakfast, but it's raining... so now I'm not sure how the day will work out. But it's a three day weekend so I'm not stressing about it. 


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Well, the rain stopped this morning so we took a two hour, four mile round trip walk down to our favorite garden center. We picked up three big bags of potting soil and a new thyme plant. And it looks like we just beat another round of storms home. That's the most exercise I've gotten in a long time... if the weather holds, I'll fill the rest of the containers after lunch. I hope that's enough soil... otherwise I'll just have to fill in with the crappy stuff from the dollar store up the street.


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Dh and I had a date a few weeks ago, and we also went to our favorite garden center. I bought a thyme plant too!


 
 
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This is probably going against the spirit of this thread, but how apropos that I came on here feeling like a failure for accomplishing NOTHING today and see this! Lol. I had two or three minor things I wanted to accomplish today, but so far NONE of them is done because of the "I'm hungry" "I need..." "He hit me..." crap going on ALL. DAY. LONG. 

 

Grrrr.

 

Glad to see others are getting things accomplished tho. ;)

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Dh and I had a date a few weeks ago, and we also went to our favorite garden center. I bought a thyme plant too!

 

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that considers a visit to the garden center date-worthy! ;-) 

 

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This is probably going against the spirit of this thread, but how apropos that I came on here feeling like a failure for accomplishing NOTHING today and see this! Lol. I had two or three minor things I wanted to accomplish today, but so far NONE of them is done because of the "I'm hungry" "I need..." "He hit me..." crap going on ALL. DAY. LONG. 

 

Grrrr.

 

Glad to see others are getting things accomplished tho. ;)

 

Ha - believe me, we've all had those days! I have them frequently. I don't log in on those days though. :-)

 

So, my brag-fest for today I'm pretty proud of. We got stuff done! In addition to walking to the garden center for potting soil, I also managed to - 

 

- Filled nearly all of our pots with new soil, so they're ready for planting when we get our seedling order next weekend. 

- Planted the new thyme. 

- Trekked up to the dollar store and bought two cheapie bags of potting soil since I was short a little. 

- Filled the remaining pots with the cheapie potting soil. 

- Swept the deck and patio. 

- Went to the good liquor store and splurged on a couple of six packs of craft beer.

- Did a major grocery shopping. 

- Walked to the library with husband and the kiddo. 

- Searched for a recipe for red ale online (we're getting into home brewing). 

- Placed an Amazon order for diapers and wood chips for the grill (weird combo, but what can I say? We need both!)

- Made a chocolate pie. 

- Prepped veg for husband to grill along with chicken.

- Tidied the bedroom. 

 

I'd still like to take some photographs for my blog and finish writing the accompanying posts, and I need to order my husband's Father's Day gifts (he asked for brewing ingredients) and I owe a friend an email, so hopefully I can get those things done this evening. But even if I don't I'm satisfied with the day. And we still had time to play with the baby and read him stories and everything else, so it was nice. But I'm not doing anything major for the whole rest of the weekend now! Maybe a little baking, a little blogging, a little reading... but that's it! Time to relax now that I've gotten everything that had to be done completed. 


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A pretty low-key day after yesterday, but a few things nonetheless so far - 

 

- Ran to the dollar store and grocery for a few things I forgot yesterday.

- Put home made barbecue sauce on the back of the stove to simmer down. 

- Made a rub for a pork shoulder that my husband is now hickory smoking on the grill for dinner. 

- Did lots of dishes and cleaned the kitchen. 

- Took a few pictures for my blog. 

- Pried some labels off beer bottles that soaked overnight that we're saving for home brew. 

 

I still need to make potato salad to go with dinner, write a few blog posts, vacuum the rug, rescale an American Red ale recipe, and order some brewing ingredients for the Father's Day gift. It's only one o'clock, so there's a good chance I might get it all done. 


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