Sunday, December 02, 2007

Day 2

I did the cleaning, cooking, and laundry earlier and had the rest of the day to myself. I worked on several projects and when I had a few minutes, I indulged in Kept by D. J. Taylor (I am so enjoying this novel!). There is an effusive post on my book blog...a Victorian mystery in the style of Charles Dickens. Excellent.

I froze some of the 15 bean soup for Amelia (good thing she likes bean soups) and some for us. Here it is cooling and ready to go to freezer or fridge.Nellie has her mice done again for this year (Kimy - Mouse Medicine -, you will love them if you haven't seen them yet). Almost too cute to eat! No, wait, I think Nellie already said that! Don't they look snug in their little nest? I really want to make some of these!

My mouse-catcher is home, but no luck so far in catching the little critter that took shelter in the house. Next step...well, I'm not sure.

I added some of the flowers that are still blooming to Fee's ivy and put them in his bathroom. They look cheery!
The mouse-catcher went to the office this morning, then down to Raft Bayou where he busied himself all day. When he came home I lit this candle; the second day in the count down to his birthday and the Winter Solstice. Fee seems pretty excited about his surprises (said he looked at his ivy this morning and hoped he would get something when he came home) which makes me feel good.
The invocation on the card is one I posted earlier, but Fee loved it, too.

Life is short and we have not too much time
for gladdening the hearts of those
who are traveling the dark way with us.
Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.

henri-frederic amiel - 1885

We had bean soup and sandwiches for supper, just right for a windy, rainy night.

Must make progress on the quilt and some of my projects tomorrow. Absolutely must.


  1. What a lovely way to celebrate the birth of and love for your husband.

    I'm glad you like my mice and I sure am glad that I don't have one like loose in my house. Hope he's gone soon.

  2. biy that soup looks good and the quote is delicious as well. you just reminded me to include a mouse in the kitchen of walter's quilt.

  3. Nellie -- We are both enjoying this celebration. Fee is so pleased with the idea, and when he gets home in the evening, so excited.

    Love those mice! I linked to them last year, and this year, I am determined to have some of my own.

    Jude -- Lots and lots of sausage in my bean soups--I want a little sausage in every bite. Can't wait to see the mouse in Walter's quilt!

  4. what a yummy, yummy post....chocolate mice (yes too cute to eat - but if I had a nest of them I fear I would) and bean soup!

    speaking of musts....I must get down and finish the quilt I've promised for delivery tomorrow! xxx

  5. kimy -- I love Nellie's mice! The soup is good, too.


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