(The history of the "noters": for years we exchanged uplifting notes. I'd put them in their lunches, and Youngest loved to write me back often).
Here is what I found in my email today:
"Soo I don't really have anything to write about but I love you mommy. You're amazing and you care for me and I love you. Also check facebook :) I couldn't help but brag about how amazing my mom is.. I love you. You do a lot for me and there should be more than one day of the year that I show my gratitude to you and how much I appreciate you, and of course the work you do for me. You are AMAZING. I love you. I love you times 10000000 <3 :d="" are="" br="" hearts="" lol="" love="" mom="" symbols="" those="" you="">
Sent from my iPod=3>
That just made my day start even better. I did hack into Hubby's facebook to see what she posted too (Sigh....in a good way).
Lookie, lookie! (just trying to be funny) I found another one! (actually I found two, but I'll explain the other one on another post).
While shuffling through my leaning-tower-of- Pisa stack of magazines, I found this:
Hm. Another buried treasure? I started making a second one of these way back in 2012. It must have been in the craft area I cleaned and got buried in my stack I am reading. Anyway, I love this bookmark. I love anything granny square (or round) and the mini granny's are so cute. So, I sat down, and this time I modified the last row to finish it.
The pattern for this granny square bookmark, and the heart book mark (both crocheted with #10 cotton crochet thread), they (and many others) can be found in this book:
Crochet 3 Dozen and One Bookmarks by, Annie's Attic
I've been updating a bunch of older blog posts, so if they are showing up on your blog feed, just ignore them. Most are simply getting the "font" changed and cleaning them up a bit.
Today, I'll immerse myself in what cleaning I can do, while we wait for the hot water to flow again. First, I must don my iceberg attire and go kick frozen blocks from goat buckets. There's nothing more entertaining than trying to wrestle a block of ice from a chicken watering unit either. The worst job is watering "Big Boy." The snow was deeper out there, and there are frozen foot prints that are layered in ice. It's my cardio for the day.
I about fainted when I saw we are to warm up to an actual temperature of 20°F today.
Meanwhile, that stack of magazines awaits me today. Just after I finalize a few articles I'm writing.