It seems that the cold decided to take a nice little break and the weather has warmed up to the 20's! 
Yesterday, after getting up and Julia making her traditional Saturday breakfast of omelets for everyone, Julia and I ventured out for a trip to the library and thrift store~I found a set of {hardcover} James Herriot books, for only a $1.00 each! 

Later in the afternoon Dad and Nicholai went over to hang out with Stan Lee and Joe for a bit and the gals here curled up to eat roast chicken and potatoes and watch episodes of Tales From Avonlea. 

Today has been a nice lazy one, with a nice long walk, a Monopoly game going on, fire crackling, plans for pizza making later and then going over to spend some time with Welsely and Claire in the evening.

Some dear friends gave us a bunch of bannanas that are at that perfect-just-right-for-eating-stage, and we have been enjoying bannana bread and smoothies~not to mention just plain eating them.

After watching Les Misérables,  I really enjoyed reading the many posts/articles that were written on it, and two that I thought were especially good, were this one here, and this one here.

And, speaking of Les Misérables, I think I'll end with few of some wonderful quotes from the book:

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”

“A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.”

“Before him he saw two roads, both equally straight; but he did see two; and that terrified him--he who had never in his life known anything but one straight line. And, bitter anguish, these two roads were contradictory.”

“Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God.”


  1. Lovely post. So nice to read here about how you spend your days and the times with your lovely family. Though, I think sometimes what is not said also speaks. I would have to write a blog, in that way too, were I to have one. Good to know how you are making life wonderful for all of you!!

    Loved the quote about thoughts...
    Elizabeth in VA

  2. Love the Les Mis quotes! Those animals are adorable!!!!

  3. your post inspired me today thank you, lovey dear.

  4. Do you have an online source for the elephant pattern? He is adorable, and my 10-year-old daughter loves elephants!

  5. You've just inspired me to add another book to my ever-growing "to read" list.

  6. I haven't ever read Les Mis, but those are truly awesome quotes! I just may have to pick it up sometime. I suppose I better add to my ever growing to read pile. :)


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