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The Friday Rundown


The Friday Rundown
Let me begin by saying that I feel quite a bit of satisfaction with the fact that I’ve already played in the snow this morning. It isn’t my favorite thing to do, so I figured that I’d get it out of the way. The added bonus, of course, is that sweet E had a great time and I got a good workout hauling his precious 40 pounds around on the sled. Maybe hauling his precious pounds will reduce my not-so-precious pounds? I can only hope.

Speaking of precious E, yesterday, he was awoken from his nap by his brothers coming home from school. And he didn’t want to be done with his nap, so he led me off to lie down with him on my bed for a few minutes. So, as we were lying there, he started doing one of his little acts where he pretends to be the host of a TV show. He started gesturing with his hands saying to the invisible audience, “Hi out there, everybody, I’m E, and this is my brother, Mommy!” I started laughing…it seems like everyone is a brother around here.

I made lots of bread this week, including a yummy 10 grain bread. It was great. As much as I love brioche and artisan bread, a wheat multi grain is my favorite everyday bread. Jon said that it was his favorite homemade bread I’ve made yet…so I’ll blog the recipe on Monday.

Meanwhile, I’m almost done with the slipcover and, after fixing a few minor things on the hem, I’ll be moving on to the cushion. I bought the foam for it yesterday. I know that it looked funny — I was carrying a 7 foot section of foam around the fabric store while pushing a cart that contained a tired 3 year old boy. You know that you’re buying a gigantic piece of foam when no less that 3 fabric store employees make sure that you want the whole thing while looking at you like you are crazy. I kept wondering what they would think if they knew that it actually wasn’t long enough. Well, I think I’m going to need a 7 foot sofa for my future! I estimate that I’ll have 4 six footers before we’re done.

Everybody have a good weekend!


  1. you with your bread baking and sewing is such an inspiration to me! thanks for always posting about your projects; it encourages me to attempt to do those things I’ve always wanted to do 🙂

  2. we really need some pictures of the sofa in progress.

    E is a hoot.

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