Today has been one busy day!
It's absolutely beautiful out - not too hot and a nice cool breeze, perfect to hang my laundry out!
I stripped the bed today and washed them all, I was excited to get them on the line. This, I'm sure my mother passed onto me.
She has an obsession with fresh smelling, line-dried clothing; I don't blame her! My sister too likes to do . . . oh what does she call it?....Basically freeze the house.
Vanessa will throw open all the windows and the doors in -17 degree weather to get the house smelling fresh.
I always remember her bedroom being freezing, but now she can freeze a whole house! ^.^ Alas, this action too, I am guilty of.
I guess the habit just passes down from one daughter to the next.
I even was able to throw my duvet over the clothes line - for just a few hours of sunlight and fresh air.
I'm reading the most wonderful book: "Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House" ~ Cheryl Mendelson
It reads almost like a novel if you're interested in such things like keeping house. There is a whole chapter on "Sleep" and the details on how to do such things like, turn down a bed, air a bed, make the bed, etc.
It shows you how to do mitered corners on your sheets and how to keep the blankets and pillows free of dust and other allergens.
Oddly enough this is my sister and my favourite chapter - I think its because we both like to sleep a lot. ;)
Our bathroom still isn't finished yet, it's still concrete flooring and dry-wall. I found a huge difference though when I scrubbed the bathroom. It smells nice and clean and even I can ignore the dry-wall if it looks and smells clean.
I had a lovely visit from one of the ladies I knew in Ontario, she came with her husband to Calgary and drove out to see me for a visit! It was a lovely afternoon, she spoiled me with a bouquet of beautiful lilies. The visit was over too quickly though, and soon we had to say goodbye - it was so nice seeing a familiar face again.
Last weekend Jeremie took me to Edmonton, where he and I was well as my sister-in-law and her husband went out to see the new Batman movie as well as go visit "Fort Edmonton"
I had so much fun - it's about the Ontario equivalent to "Upper Canada Village" - which has all the actors and people actually working in the trade shops and stores. However, this attraction was huge. It had a large steam train that took people around the village.
The village itself was separated into centuries from the 1800's to the early 1900's.
All the stores and buildings weren't just for display purposes, almost all of them were real stores you could purchase things from that were in line with the century they were representing.
We went inside the fort and Jeremie and Brad (my brother-in-law) taught me how to play a game that was very popular, and first played by the natives.
Basically it was like lacrosse, but instead of a stick with a net on it, it was literally, just a long stick. The ball was two leather sacks, filled with pebbles, with a thinner leather thong attaching them.
The point of the game was to fling the "ball" from your stick, and for your teammate to catch it.
I wasn't very good at it, but it was a lot of fun to play!
I just found out tomorrow is going to be another busy day! My aunt and cousin are coming up for a visit! Whew! When I prayed that I wouldn't get lonely out here - God sure delivered! I don't think I've been this busy since before the wedding!
..Oop! Time to put the casserole in. I have a hungry husband about to be home!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Posted by Jenny - Pocketful Of Posies at 3:17 PM