Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Random Thoughts


The above photo is located in the corner of my kitchen.  My sister gave me the chickens.  These chickens are special because I do not have to feed them or clean up after them, ha ha.  The little table and stool/chair were made by my father-in-law when our daughter was about a two years old.  At the time, it was the perfect size for a tiny child.  She used to sit and eat her breakfast while watching Sesame Street (free babysitter).  I would blitz through the house like a mad woman trying to clean as much as possible.  If I completed all of my morning tasks, I would be able to knit during her nap or playtime. This excellent cleaning strategy never worked with my son.

Yesterday was such a lovely day outside.  On my walk with Frodo, I soaked in the bit of sun that peaked out and took pleasure in knowing that spring is here and winter has gone (sigh).  Maybe next year we will have snowfall?  I have given up for this year-it's just too warm.  My goal this spring is to be outside- weather permitting-every day before the heat waves start.  Then I will be hibernating again.

Today I'm going to recycle and while I am there, I'll be "thrifting" for some books.  The recycling center has a huge bin of hard and soft covered books.  I find it amazing what people will throw out.  Especially classic books! Once finished, I'll be making the rounds at the thrift stores.  I don't have anything in particular in mind.  Just a bit of aimless browsing before lunch.  

What are you going to do today?

15 comments:

  1. After cleaning coops yesterday I think I need you kind of chickens! They really are cute.
    I wish I could go with you today as you make the thrifting rounds, it sounds so fun and I think we would have a blast together.
    Today is 'doggy spa day' when I bathe all three dogs. Afterwards, if the bugs aren't too bad, I really need to tackle my herb bed, but it may have to wait until this weekend.

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  2. That's a great cleaning strategy... never worked with either of the boys though, they're much to early risers and I think I've lost my status as a morning person.
    Have fun thrifting! I hope you find some great reads :)

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  3. I love aimless thrifting!!! that's usually when you find the best treasures. good luck!!!! can't wait to see.

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  4. That sounds like a wonderfully relaxing way to spend a day....I will be checking off a to do list!

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  5. Your story about the chairs is so sweet. Have a great day thrifting! Tami

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  6. That sounds like a wonderful day. Unfortunately, I have a ton of work, which I'm trying to get through so that I can knit! Have fun!

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  7. wow. what a lovely post! I loved reading about the little chairs. I have a few that my girls (3 and 5) are already growing out of and I was just thinking yesterday that I'll never get rid of them. Nor the children's book collection I have. So precious!

    XO
    C

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  8. haha, love the story with your daughter in that stool and you blitzing through the house. awesome idea! maybe i should try something similar and i will get more knitting done! i had quite a crafty day today, mainly because my little man joined me with some painting, that was helpful.... :)

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  9. Love the chickens! We have a ceramic chicken from my husband's mother that lives in our kitchen. :)

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  10. So pretty! It always amazes me that people get rid of books...I love them and I still have my books from my childhood. I was able to pass them along to my boys and now they are in boxes again waiting for someday and my grandchildren...no rush there ;)

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  11. i was hoping to squeeze in some knitting time while the baby napped today since i swept and did laundry this morning. unfortunately, i'm watching my friend's 4yo son so naptime and knitting time seem to have flown out the window :(

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  12. Love , Love the chickens and the furniture. You are so lucky.

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  13. Love the story behind the chair :)

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  14. ooh how fun, i would have loved to gone thrifting with you too. today i went to a tea party!

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  15. Chickens in the house? They look great and at home x

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