Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Day in My Life - October 14, 2008

We got up at 6 am as usual and the first thing we did was put flea treatment on Miss Kitty who had been scratching herself silly again. This of course means that she won't be talking with me for the rest of the day.
I started the coffee, packed Del's lunch, made breakfast and fed the outside cat - all that in 12 minutes, amazing what you can do when not quite awake yet. :)
After breakfast I powered up Del's computer, yes, mine is gone for good, attempting to repair it would cost as much as a new one and it is 8 years old. So I guess I'll be saving my egg-money until I can afford a new one.
Saw Del off at 7 am, checked my emails, read my favorite blogs and checked out the website with the Austrian news (to be again reminded why I no longer live there).
Around a quarter to eight I put a load of laundry into the washer, while it was washing I tidied the living room, washed dishes and cleaned the bathroom and Miss Kitty's litter box.
Then I pulled out some fabric for a Christmas gift I am going to start soon, but I can't show it here.
Hung the laundry and took some pictures from around the yard and of our brilliant October sky.

With most of the chores done I settled down with my morning tea for some reading. I decided to re-read one of my favorite books "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. I read it a long time ago in German and really enjoyed it.

Well, once I got myself re-acquainted with the characters and immersed myself in the story I did not come back out for a while. :) After a couple of hours spent reading I had lunch and then I worked on another dishcloth. A lady in our church had given me a bag of cotton yarn and asked me to make her some dishcloths. I have three done and I am now working on #4.

I am now going to take the laundry down and fold it, then it is time to start dinner which will be pasta with gorgonzola sauce and a mixed salad with balsamico dressing.
And we will very likely end the day watching a hockey game on TV.


Anonymous said...

Hi Maria,
I received the dish clothes today. They are really lovely, I can't wait to use them. Thanks again.
I have read "Outlander" about 4 times and I still love it. Have you read the other books in the series? They are good but Outlander is my favorite.


GingerLouise said...

Sounds like you had a nice peaceful day.

libby said...

Sounds like a lovely day. I've read Outlander a number of times - but always when I don't have anything else to do... cause I know I won't be able to stop reading :-).
That sky is soooo blue. Just beautiful.


Tia said...

Sounds like a pleasingly gentle day. Love the photographs.

Anonymous said...


My bag came today. It is great. I will put my Bible in it for awhile so I can show it off!
Thank you again.
Your blue dish cloths are beautiful. Are you knitting or Crocheing them. (spelling)
In Texas it did not get above 67!
A great day for Frito Pie!
Thank you again.

Jean said...

Beautiful pix of the fall scene...but I had to comment on the cat. I have a tortoise shell cat too, she is so sweet, but a little chubbier than yours!