Ever have one of those weeks where you feel like nothing was accomplished, yet it was so busy you were relieved it was over? That was my week.
Between a snow storm, power outages, homework, after school activities, and doctor’s appointments it was a hectic week on the homestead. I wasn’t able to get many projects started, or even finished for that matter.
The derby car is still a work in progress. I only have two weeks to get it all done! A lot of painting and priming to do, and then it’s on to the wheels and axles.
I had to hollow out a couple eggs for my son’s school project this week. He is making ‘cascarones’, eggs filled with confetti and broken over a friends head at the completion of Lent. My son’s class will fill the eggs with birdseed instead and break them over their class tree. He will enjoy this project so much! Thanks to YouTube I quickly learned how to blow out the eggs and empty them out.
A trip to the grocery store for fresh Italian parsley got me cilantro instead (apparently I have no idea what either look like). I’m not a fan of cilantro so it is in a handy mason jar growing roots. The cilantro sits nicely on my kitchen window sill, along with the basil, mint, bamboo and aloe so I guess it’s a keeper.
I did make another batch of elderberry syrup and vanilla extract. We go through about a 1/2 pint of elderberry syrup a week. The extra vanilla extract will stay down in the basement until the holidays. It should be extra yummy by that time, and a gift our neighbors will surely enjoy!
As far as reading… I’m old school… I still love the feel of the paper in my hands. This week I didn’t have much time to read so I settled for a Kindle book, “Wait for Me” by Elisabeth Naughton. Mystery, heartache, joy and, yes, a bit of passion. I don’t care much for the cover of the ebook though. The cover gave me the impression the story would be “fifty shades’ish”, but that was not the case. It was a quick read and I enjoyed the story.
This week is an exciting one at the homestead. My husband is making a brief stop home and will be here for a couple of days. The kids don’t know so they will be extra surprised to see him! As quickly as he arrives he’ll soon be back out on the steel boat patrolling our ocean. We take what we can get!
Which reminds me… I better buy some bird seed!