DH had his usual oatmeal with my home made granola mixed in with extra fruit (ugggg)
and I had one of my new favorites, breakfast tortilla with scrambled egg, bacon and salsa. I made the tortillas from an ancient mix I found when I cleaned the freezer out and the salsa is my own.
I got a call from Lowes installer late yesterday;can't come today, but will be here tomorrow at 9 AM. Please don't let this be a hint of future troubles....see, I am gun shy about new appliances. He says it should just take a little over an hour.
Plans for today are: Clean house for company coming (daughter and family)
Milk this morning for extra on hand (all family members are great milk drinkers)
Maybe make some soap this afternoon if I can get my act together. I plan to document this for interested readers. I don't really need soap, but my daughter used a bar here that was a gift from a very gifted soap making forum friend that had some texturizer in it and she really liked it....so I will be making goat milk and honey with ground oatmeal.
Next check garage freezer to be sure I have enough chicken for the promised fried chicken dinner and dumplings my daughter requested. Granddaughter has again requested coconut cream pie and an apple pie....I need to get her on a new kick. I did this for Thanksgiving! I already have the crusts in the freezer and will use my frozen apple slices.
Well best laid plans and all that............company coming in this evening so no soap made. I have round steak smothered in cream of mushroom soup simmering away.
chocolate cake made (baked in stove oven)....will do potatoes and peas as sides.
The oven came. Looks quite impressive. I tried a cake using both racks.........was a total disaster. Saved one layer, chickens got the other one.
I guess cakes are a one rack deal..... I will do biscuits in it in the morning. There will be the real test. We had to rearrange the counter tops....so far so good.
I put up another bird feeder and they are just now coming to them, but I was too busy to do many pictures. I caught a couple of the White crowned sparrows on the Dining Room porch. The brown topped one is a juvenile, the white a mature bird. I think it takes a year for the color to change.
|From Birds dec 16|
|From Birds dec 16|