Monday, February 29, 2016

Journal Jottings of a Maine Mama: Leap Day

CLOCK READS
9:16am

WEATHER IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS
Bright, sunny, high 30s.

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW and IN THE GARDEN
Snow and ice continue to melt. More and more patches of brown, but turning green grass. Branches and a lone flip flop peek out of the diminishing snow. Water flows rapidly down the brook.

WHAT I'M DOING RIGHT NOW and AROUND THE HOUSE
Light cleaning while Sam completes a math test. 

TODAY
Jazz band practice for Cate. Grocery shopping. Catching up laundry. Free ranging the flock.

DINNER
Spaghetti and Meatballs and Tossed Salad

WHAT'S ON TV
"Amazing Race"

FROM THE CRAFT BASKET
Continuing to work on my anniversary temperature blanket. Completed May 10-September. Half way through October. Anxious to finish for our camper van bed! (Camping blog link


I'm sharing my crocheting creations over at Lucy Blossom Crafts (Mondays), Frontier Dreams (Tuesdays), Small Things (Wednesdays), Oombawka Design (Wednesdays), and Lunamon Design (Wednesdays).

PAGE TURNER
Need a trip to the library. Book-less.

A BLESSING
Changing of seasons

DEVOTIONAL and INSPIRATION
To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

HHM

I'm linking up to The Simple Woman's Daybook and Happy Homemaker are Mondays.

14 comments:

  1. Our weather is pretty much the same, and I am bookless as well. Have a great week!!

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    1. Hey Jodi! How're you? We've been fortunate that this winter hasn't been terribly cold and snowy! It looks like mid-March or later out there right now and I'll take it! We're supposed to get some snow/freezing rain tomorrow though. It's nice to see bare patches in the yard though. One of these days I'll get to the library again. It's only opened a few days a week.

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  2. Oh no, being bookless is the worst. I usually turn to the e-books when I'm between "real" books and library trips. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. I've been so busy that I haven't had much time to think about reading anyway. I do like having a book...I wish I enjoyed e-books, but I don't like reading on a device unless it's something quicker like blogs or short articles. I guess I'm "old school".

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  3. Our high today is supposed to be 70 F. I'm so glad spring is on its way!

    I'm bookless right now too, but I've been working on so many other things I haven't really had time to read.

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    1. Me too, Sarah! When I do have free time I've been working on my crochet blankets or getting things ready for the new camper or spring clean-up (even though weather says it's not quite spring yet). I'm sure when things settle down a bit, I'll have a book in my bag!

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  4. The blanket is beautiful! I have a Nook Color, so that I will never be bookless!! Dinner sounds good. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks, Paula! I'm quite happy with my afghan, but it's going to be MONSTROUS! LOL It'll definitely keep us cozy sleeping in the campervan during the cooler months!

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  5. Hope that lone flip flip is retrievable before it is actually needed. Great description og the melting snow, though. Have a great week and enjoy your trip to the library!

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    1. No worries! It was from a pair of 98 cent flip flops from WalMart last summer. The kids go through them, no matter the price, so I just stick to the cheapos! LOL

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  6. Love the way you described what's outside your window. Hope you get to the Library soon its an awful thing to be book-less lol have a great week.

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    1. Thanks! I actually didn't have much time to get this post up and did it "on the fly". Sometimes the best words are those we don't think much about before jotting them down.

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  7. Being bookless is the worst. I absolutely love that blanket!
    Have a great week, friend :)

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    1. Thanks, Joanna! The blanket is coming right along. I'm decided if I want to stop around 9 months though as 12 months may make for a 10 foot long blanket! It'll take 2 of us to deal with it! LOL

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