Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Reading: Still working on Soul Mountain. I don't think I am going to finish. I am a quarter of the way through it and have 5 days left. It is over my head. I look forward to hearing what others think, though.

I've had to set aside The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin again. It is extremely interesting but every time I get it from the library, something else interrupts and I have to return it unfinished.

Eating: Same meals, different days. We did try Betty Crocker's Macaroni and Cheese recipe. I liked it, though it is more work than Kraft. E's reaction was, "Eh?" He didn't think it was any better than Kraft, which is admittedly less work. I don't care. I will still make Betty's recipe occasionally. I like the crispy noodles on the edges.

Gardening: Only gardening in my dreams.

I have this idea for a craft group. I may only be projecting my feelings onto others but I have this theory that there are a lot of us who don't take or make the time to work on our own projects. The crafts and hobbies we enjoy, be it knitting, scrapbooking, beading or painting, get pushed aside while we busy ourselves with the chores of everyday, the activities of children and spouses. Work and housework come before our hobbies and the hobbies get pushed off for another time. We also don't get to socialize with our women friends as much as we need to. What I envision is a once a month get-together where each works on her own projects or hobbies while chit-chatting with others. If there was an interest, maybe we could teach others our crafts or take classes together to learn new ones.

Still working on the details and fishing for interest.

On another note, a blog I have begun to read and find very entertaining is Speaking as a Parent. Robin, who is the dad that is "speaking as a parent" has some great observations and a terrific way with words.

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