Another random selection of what’s happening at my home. . .
My book basket
The first book I read this year was Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. It was a sweet love story with some very sad and bitter moments. Book group will resume shortly; our first book this year is Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. I’ve never read anything by Woolf so I have no idea what to expect. My Bible reading has been more sporadic than I would like, so I’m still reading in Exodus.
In the kitchen
The Christmas cookies are long gone, which I am sure surprises no one. I am currently working on a pantry challenge; that is, focusing on cooking the food we already have and purchasing minimal groceries. My stockpile is not that big at the moment, but there are a few items that have been lurking about too long.
I have resolved that any handmade gifts for Christmas 2016 must be done before Thanksgiving. Wish me luck! The kids’ pajama pants almost weren’t done in time, and the whole project became more stressful than it should have been. Which is why I haven’t sewn since early morning Christmas Eve. My next project is to finish the blouse I started in November, and then I think I am going to work on a surprise for Larry’s birthday.
We resumed homeschool this past Wednesday, although it was a light week. We finished our read aloud of Kipling’s Jungle Book but the rest of the boys’ assignments were things they could do without me. This coming week we’ll have to tackle a full load since we will be gone part of the following week for Mimi’s funeral.