... in which our plucky heroine has a productive day...
Today leapt awake from a most desolate dreamland thinking the doorbell was ringing. While the entry walk was barren of guests at that early hour, later than day had a friend visit, who also likes to walk. Her companionship not only encouraged a more productive day, but doubled my average number of daily steps, since we took several walks between housey projects and social/meal cooking time. Thank you Freydis for your moral support and encouragement!
As mayhap forgot to mention at the time, started work earlier this month on some historical and delicious tidbits from "The Good Housewife's Jewel"(pub. 1596/7)... During the short window when Seville oranges were available, not only did some jars of marmalade get put up, but another few oranges were set aside to made candied peel; not only a favorite confection of self and friends, but will become an entry in the "preserved food" category of the Three Pillars competition at Egils this summer. The reason to do this now rather than closer to May, is that Seville oranges are more similar to the ancient type of orange, being more bitter and sour than the modern hybrids.
The Hellebore in the front yard garden bed is blooming now. This is their normal flowering season; in Idaho I saw them flowering in the snow... Their flowers are simple and lovely, and apparently once the plants are settled in a place that suits them, they are durable and long-lived. Just the sort of plant that is ideal for Acorn Cottage...
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||blue tunic embroidery||Kon-Mari 3 drawers||bag to Goodwill|
|2||corbie cowl||nightstands cleared||bag to Goodwill|
|3||bed lamps transformed||bag to Goodwill|
|4||lamp brackets installed||bag to Goodwill|
|5||closet cleared||paper recycling|
|6||-||dressers moved||paper recycling|
|7||-||kitchen art rearranged||cardboard recycle|