Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Just some fun from last week that I wanted to remember.  There was one day when I went upstairs for a nap and came down to find these:

My husband and the oldest had made paper bag puppets for this book.  Aren't they adorable?  The book is about an owl (Sam) and his trouble-making firefly friend Gus.  Paper bag puppets are the best.

We had a piece of ginger in the kitchen that was sprouting in two places.  The oldest was tasked with planting it in the little blue bowl.  Construction equipment was required, I think a miniature front-loader.  Honestly, I don't know what any of these toys are so it's a good thing I have a 3 year old to explain the difference between a front-loader, backhoe, etc.  We've never tried to grow ginger before but it was fun to plant it at least.  We'll see what happens.

The hammock has been replaced (thanks, Dad!) and is back in action.  I have been swinging in it at night, in the the dark, after the kids go to bed.  The other night it was snowing while I was outside and it was really wonderful.

There's been a half-hearted attempt at sorting seeds for this year's garden so we can make plans and put in a seed order.  This year I'd like to to approach growing birds and plants in more of a grocery-list quota way as opposed to whatever happens. That's the idea any way.

We had goulash this week.  Every month a handful of magazines come in the mailbox.  They were free offers from awhile back and I don't really read them but have been tearing out the pages that I want to keep and putting them in a folder on the desk (then throwing the magazine out).  It's helped to reduce clutter and resulted in some new meals.

This was good and we'll make it again.

Over Christmas there was a ton of stew made and some ended up in the freezer.  A container of chicken stew got pulled out last week and made into a chicken pot pie.  My mother in law gave me this tiny, adorable cookie cutter years ago.  I love how all of the chickens look unique.

A post wouldn't be complete without a cat picture.  Here is Elyse catching a snow flake on her tongue.  Not really, but that's what I told he oldest and he thought it was the best thing ever.


  1. You have snow, nothing here, but March is normally our snowy month, but even then it's often only light. Love the bag puppets, they look fun.

    1. February and March are bad here as far as snow. Hoping it's an easy winter.

  2. That was one of my favorite books as a child. I'm 62 now. I had to search for it for my children and luckily found a copy. Now my daughter has babes of her own and it will be passed to them.

    1. That's so sweet! We love this book, glad you found a copy!