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Status Report: February

Sitting…on the couch in the living room, enjoying the late afternoon sun. 

Eating…a pear, cored and sliced.

Feeling…a little tired, but happy that January is over. 

Declaring…retroactively, that this was a “catch-up” day. Once in a while I do that when I just can’t seem to get going with the projects on my list. I’ll just decide, halfway in, to write the whole day off and start fresh tomorrow. I’ve had 3 non-stop days and I think I needed a break. Taking a breather used to make me feel guilty, but I’ve since learned the value—and the God-pleasing nature—of rest. 

Watching…the Raptors game. You didn’t know I was a basketball fan, did you? I watch two sports—basketball and baseball. But I’d rather die than watch a hockey game. Same thing goes for football; I wouldn’t be caught dead watching the Super Bowl. Nope.

Remembering…earlier in the week, when my 16-month-old granddaughter used the stringer under my dining room table as a balance beam. She got to the end of the so-called beam, did a leaping dismount and ended up with a nice bruise in the middle of her forehead. She cried—and loudly—not because she was hurt, but because I wouldn’t let her go back to perfect her moves. 

Thinking…that my son and his wife will have their hands full in a couple of weeks when they add a new baby to the mix. 

Reading…I wish I had more time for it! I hope to spend this whole evening reading as a reward for making it through a demanding week. I’m very slowly reading A Puritan Theology. Still reading Family Vocation, too. 

Planning…a kitchen reno. This summer, finally, is the summer I’m going to it. I haven’t been able to face going without a proper kitchen while the work is done, but a new kitchen really can’t be put off much longer. (If you saw my kitchen, you’d see I’m not exaggerating.) I’ve been looking at kitchens online and in magazines, deciding what I want. 

Loving…the sourdough starter my daughter gave me a few weeks ago. I had one when my children were small and I let it die. I don’t think I realized, back then, that using a sourdough starter makes so many things simpler to make—pizza dough, biscuits, pancakes, and bread, for instance.

Wondering…what to make for supper. Eggs, toast and hashbrowns? Home made cream of broccoli soup and grilled cheese sandwiches? 

Heading…to the kitchen to see what I have to work with, food supply-wise.

Hoping…what I see on the shelves of the fridge gives me inspiration.

Signing…off for now.

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Reader Comments (2)

Rebecca, Congratulations on the soon-arrival of another grandbaby! What a blessing! Please post pictures of your kitchen makeover. I'm in desperate need of one, too, but for now I'll have to settle with painting the cabinets and putting on new hardware. And sourdough? I love it. Have you heard of the cookbook Sourdough Cookery? It has some wonderful recipes I bought mine used on Amazon.

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrisha

Hi Trisha,

I'll try to post pictures of the kitchen after it's done.

So far, I've just been looking up sourdough recipes on the internet. I will look up the recipe book you suggested. Thanks.

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

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