Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lisa's Logbook - January 23

Current Mood: Relaxed

Outside: Sunny and VERY cold, with a couple inches of snow on the ground. About 10 degrees with a wind chill of -1.

Wearing: pink tee under a long sleeved blue tee under a grey sweatshirt, jeans, socks, and slippers. Hair in ponytail. No makeup.

Tunes: Been mostly listening to TRON: Legacy soundtrack on the stereo and Dragonfly in Amber in my earbuds.

Kids Are: 1 is at a party, 2 are on the computer, 1 is finishing up some dishes.

Hubby Is: shaving

Made Me Laugh: Book club last night!

Made Me Sad: Hearing sad news from a couple of friends.

Made Me Drool: Watching North and South, especially those last 4 minutes!

Blessings: WARM HOUSE!

Reading: Dragonfly in Amber (audiobook) by Diana Gabaldon. Soon will begin Emma by Jane Austen for Austentatious class and soon thereafter beginning Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell for book club - both on librivox audio. I have a few books from the library but not much time to actually read.

Watching: Not much this week. I watched and DO NOT RECOMMEND The Kids are All Right. (I fast forwarded quite a bit and closed my eyes for quite a bit.) Watched about half of Wallis and Edward before my eyes just wouldn't stay open. And of course, watched North and South at book club.

Considering: what else can I do to make our house more of a place I enjoy being. I am trying to find and display things that make me happy to look at them. Not just junk that fills every space, kwim? Found a couple nice "treasure chest" style boxes on clearance at Hobby Lobby this week.

Working On: Cleaning out the back room - just about done! Also, David is painting the cabinets and trim in the kitchen this weekend (in return for money for drivers ed). He says he likes to paint, so I will probably continue to pay him to do the dining room and other stuff. So nice to have children old enough to do good work!

Accomplishments: Made it 3 weeks with no sweets! Finished reading The Mysteries of Udolpho!

Lessons: Going to do a reading evalution on Suzy with some materials a friend (who is also a reading specialist) gave me.

Agenda: Lessons, working 5 hours M-F, David has drivers' training 2 nights, Austentatious movie night (Mansfield Park)

Pic: David in his tailcoat ($19 on ebay) and Emily in her gown ($10 at Goodwill). Both will need to be modified. David's coat mainly just needs the front waist line recut to be straight across instead of pointed. I also will probably need to relocate the buttons and add buttonholes. (Ack! Buttonholes!) Emily's needs a bit more work, so we may still look for a different gown. I will need to recut the neckline, gather the sleeves to make them puffy, and probably add an overskirt and some trim around the hem. But we have the bare bones of our outfits. I also have a pair of white breeches for David, as well as a top hat. Looking for shoes for both of them, and a shirt for David, yes, a nice puffy sleeved pirate-y shirt!

1 comment:

Denise said...

New cabinets in the kitchen?!?

What makes me happy at home is to have everything OUT OF SIGHT. It's not easy to do, but I like mostly nothing out. My giant Sauder cabinet & hutch hide it all. I even have pictures taped over the "windows" in out hutch. I wish you well on your nesting quest. :)