The kids pretty much eat me out of house and home after school, so Friday morning I baked up some pumpkin pancakes using some of our favorite ingredients, and saved the rest for their after school snack.
I spent Friday cleaning the utility room, which is a "catch all" for everything and anything (we have no linen or coat closets, so just imagine). Everything is stored in there - a cupboard for pantry items, a recycled kitchen cupboard for canned goods, cleaning supplies, all our coats and jackets (I have shower rods in between to cubbies to make a "closet"), soap supplies, crafting supplies, empty canning jars, school supplies, brooms, mop and sweeper, etc. Things get out of control in there.
Hubby is working major overtime right now, so the girls and
I put away all of the outdoor furniture.
Saturday was a gloomy, rainy day, so I took advantage of being indoors, and prepared for winter. I mixed up a few batches of homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup, and got those in the freezer. Those will come in handy for meals. We much prefer this over the canned stuff.
I also took advantage of the time Hubby was home. He mounted shelves in my utility room, which free up a counter for moving in my crafting items.
He also fixed my indoor clothesline. Yay! All ready for winter and rainy days now. This is suitable for light weight items, but strong enough for kitchen towels.
And before he left for work, he also re-mounted the hand-crank pencil sharpener. He is so funny. "Who uses these anymore?" he asked me. Why we do. The kids art pencils require one too. Most likely Son will need it when he is partaking in his artwork, on any future time here at home as well.
All in all, we got a lot accomplished. I still need to wiped down my washer and dryer, wipe down wood work, bleach the utility sink, and a few other things.
Today however, I'm not sure I'll get Hubby's help with much. He's got some car and truck repairs to work on. I try to keep Sunday free of work, but will tackle one more cupboard under a sink. Then I'm free to be free, and I've already finished the king size cat blanket.
My 17 year-old daughter picked up my library book and said, "you read the most boring books."
She has no idea. I love these pioneer stories. I do read a variety of books, but anyway... I'm reading about how they tied their containers of cream to the wagons, and the motion of it traveling churned the most delicious butter for them. At the end of a hard day of travel, they had something wonderful.
When I read that I remembered the trip home from South Carolina this summer, and the ride through the mountains. Can you imagine how much butter our car would have churned with Hubby driving. Ha ha ha!
Well, today I woke up with a good story idea, so I must get it down on paper before my not yet caffeinated brain forgets it all.