Thursday, February 28, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


Abel practiced his typing skills the other evening. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019


I had a lot of fun replicating the swirls in the plaster around the window.  

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Red for Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Little guy

 This little guy has peach fuzz on the top of his head. 

Monday, February 18, 2019


I never liked the lathe that lined the walls of the stairway, and am very happy with how how it looks after a coat of paint. 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019


During the cold snap a couple of weeks ago, I managed to keep the pipes in the sunroom from freezing. One night it meant getting up every couple of hours to run the water, which was easier and cheaper than replacing burst pipes. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Paint project

Due to the unprecedented number of snow days we've had recently, I've been able to complete several paint projects. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


I was disappointed with the taste, but at least this bread photographed well. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tomato soup

4 tablespoons butter
small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, diced

6 tablespoons flour
4 teaspoons sugar (optional)

1 quart tomatoes

1 quart milk

Saute butter, onions and garlic.

Stir together flour, sugar, salt, pepper, basil, oregano and thyme. Blend flour mixture in onion mixture.

Remove from heat and gradually stir in tomatoes. Return to heat and bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute.

Gradually add milk. Heat to almost boiling.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Touch up

Another snow day project was touching up the paint around this window trim. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Cinnamon rolls

I have a tradition of baking cinnamon rolls on snow days. I could have baked hundreds of cinnamon rolls last week. We had off a full day on Monday, half a day on Tuesday, and the entire day on Wednesday and Thursday due to snow and cold weather. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019