Monday, March 14, 2016

Journal Jottings of a Maine Mama: March 14, 2016

CLOCK READS
2:22pm

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

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW and IN THE GARDEN
Piles of dirty, dingy snow have dwindled in the warmer temperatures. Scattered twigs, pine cones and leaves dot patches of brown grass. A trail of frozen mud marks the walk to the coop. The swollen brook rushes by behind the chicken run.

WHAT I'M DOING RIGHT NOW and AROUND THE HOUSE
I'm resting. I was quite ill yesterday, vomiting. :sigh: I don't usually get more than a slight cold, but this belly bug hit Cate first, then Jake, and settled on me this weekend. Thankfully my wonderful husband willingly took over household tasks and caring for the kids while I spent the day in bed. But it's Monday and there's things to do...

TODAY'S TO DO
  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Jazz Band Practice
  • Homeschool
  • Vacuum
  • Salvation Army Donation Drop-off
  • Bake Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
  • Work on Camping Blog (LINK)

DINNER MENU
Chop Suey and Peas

WHAT'S ON TV
I catch most of my favorite shows, "The Amazing Race", "The Big Bang Theory", "Survivor", and "The Voice" on Hulu and CBS sometime during the week after the newest episodes air. Tonight? I'll be watching "The Amazing Race" and "The Big Bang Theory" from last Friday.

FROM THE CRAFT BASKET
I haven't been sharing updates on my daughter's temperature blanket. It's done in Red Heart Super Saver yarn in red, orange, yellow, spring green, green, blue, navy, and purple with a FPO SC. I started with a chain of 250 using a 3.5mm hook. It's interesting "reading" the blanket for weather! It's definitely obvious that spring has sprung!


Purples are temperatures under 20 degrees, navy 20s, blue 30s, green 40s, bright green 50s, and yellow (up top) 60s.

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).

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A BLESSING
Our camper is finally home! We bought it February 13th, but it's been at the RV Center for repairs. It was finished over a week ago, but we weren't able to arrange a time to fit everyone's schedules to have a "run through" of all the systems with the RV tech until this weekend. It's been such a blessing to have the provisions to purchase the campervan and have everything repaired! I've started a blog for our camping and fishing adventures if you'd like to see what we're up too (LINK).

DEVOTIONAL and INSPIRATION
But my God shall supply all of your need according to his riches in glory by Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:19)

HHM

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

10 comments:

  1. Spring has definitely sprung, I look forward to seeing more of your blanket.

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  2. What a fun blanket! I also haven't had chop suey in a million years okay so I'm exaggerating a bit),

    Sure hope you feel better soon and have a better end of the week!

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  3. I think I'll pass on the chores and go straight to the chop suey followed by the choc & banana bread :)
    Loving the changing colours on the blanket, I'm sure you're looking forward to using more greens and yellows.
    I hope your feeling lots better, it's horrid when sickness takes over. x

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  4. Sorry you've been sick. I think stomach bugs are absolutely the worst kind of sick. Hope you have a healthy and happy week!

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  5. Spring is here at last, love this time of year. New beginnings. Your blanket is so pretty

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  6. So sorry you have the yucks 8( I am hoping Spring is here and will come in full swing soon! Love the blanket! Feel better Soon!

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  7. Hope your feeling better soon. Lovely temperature blanket. Is it all done with chain stitch? (new to crocheting)

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  8. Enjoyed my visit to your blog.

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  9. I love your journal jottings!!! How awesome. I hope you are feeling better now. Your blanket is gorgeous!!! Happy St Patrick's Day Jessy.

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  10. what a fun blanket and really unique idea- look forward to seeing the finished result!

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