A while ago, I had some happy success polishing silver. I've had these pewter pieces since I was a newlywed. My polishing made a minor improvement, but I did realize that it is FUN to polish. Have you polished anything lately?
I am thankful that my two Christmas "alive things" are still providing holiday cheer. I have planted potted trees too early in the past and they sadly died. This year, I'm going to wait.
I have so many books around me at the moment. This one is a happy read. Which BP character is your favorite?
I am doing a lot of thinking about "home" and when I am cold at school, I like to dream about this fluffy cast-off (one of the girls grew tired of it) comforter on the sofa. It smells a little like a camping tent, but I like to snuggle beneath its lofty down, AT HOME.
Have you read this book? It's old, but it's good. Back in the day (isn't that a funny phrase?) people had company in a lot more often. The ideas in the book made a big impression on me a couple of decades ago (smile). Karen Mains (the author) has a blog if you'd like to read some of her smart thoughts.
My mouse friend from France sent me tea! I just might drink tea all day today. First, I'm going to have some hot chocolate with squirty whipping cream. My neighbor is coming over later for a cuppa. Yay!
I filled the bird feeders but I'm staying inside. The washing machine is working hard because I'm laundering the pillows and blankets that were padding the patio chairs. I'm going to fold them and pile them on the grandkids' bed like the mattresses from The Princess and the Pea.
Yes, I'm mindful of home and how much I love the concept of home as well as our house. I'd like to ask all of you a million questions about your homes.
You might like this book, too. My blog friend Heather (the one who had Beatrix Potter Camp for her kids) suggested another book I'm reading titled, A Million Little Ways. They are both about writing and art. Good stuff.
By the way, the kids at school are really responding to our poetry unit. I love them for it!
Well, I'm changing the sheets on the bed, running the humidifier (I have gunk in my head STILL) and keeping a tea kettle going on the stove. I'm thankful for the walls, the doors, the windows, the floors, of this forty-four year old house of ours.
Happy home keeping!