Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Warming up with soup. . .
Monday was my typically cleaning day (for the indoors anyway). My indoor clothesline and all of my drying racks were filled to capacity.
I only had to put about 4 items on the line outside. We had wind, and a few moments of sunshine.
Most of the day it was like this - cloudy.
I took a bit of a break and warmed up some organic tomato soup and topped it with a dab of organic butter. My kids think I'm weird, but I've always done it that way.
Dinner was a success. I think everyone went back for seconds. I pulled my first garden carrots from the freezer for this meal. The potatoes we put in the fridge are doing well.
I started a cat bed to put on the back of the couch. I worked on this while the dinner cooked down. I'm working it with a shell pattern I have not tried before.
Later I worked on handmade Christmas gifts. I am sort of, but trying not to, in a panic over time this season. I guess with the terrible garden year prior to this past awesome year, I didn't plan ahead for it.
I woke up to find Hubby gone. He left for work sometime in the night. It's a good thing he put an extra log on the fire. I forgot to go out and fill the kindling bucket last night. It's a frigid -7°F wind chill this morning. Everything that was slush yesterday is frozen to the ground. The wind is pretty cold today.
With the kids having a 2 hour delay (again), I was up early to check the fire. It was dog out, dog in, most of the morning, then the cats wanted fed. I am trying to figure out dinner for tonight, but we do have leftovers.
I think I might soak some soup beans tonight and make a kale and ham bone soup tomorrow. Warming up with soup sounds wonderful. In fact, I secretly hope school cancels today. I could simply hang around in my warm robe and sip hot teas (or coffee) for once.
Then again, I still have to don Hubby's full body carhartt, to make a trip to the animal barn. I'm not complaining. A -7°F wind chill is a piece of cake, considering our -28 from last season. This year our November is a very cold one, compared to normal temperatures.