It’s A Cinnamon Kind of Life : A Couch Adventure
It is really looking like fall in Pennsylvania. We have leaves of all colors and my Dalias have sprung. Aren’t they lovely? I can’t believe that cool temperatures have produced such pretty flowers. I will certainly be planting more next year.
Sadly, my sweet potatoes did not fair as well. We raised the sweet potato bed and added more soil this year. BUT… thanks to the rabbits eating all the leaves off my vines, I didn’t get one single potato. It makes me so mad! Next year, I will be setting up a trail camera and the consequences for eating from my vegetable patch will be elimination. They got off easy this year.
This week I made my weekly batch of cinnamon raisin Sourdough bread. It has beautiful swirls inside, more so than usual but I forgot to take a picture.
The leftover sourdough starter usually goes towards some kind of dessert. This week it was Cinnamon Sourdough Crumb Cake. Do you see the cinnamon theme?
Today, was such a busy day and my daughter watched 3 movies (gasp) because I had to spend time doing school with my son until dinnertime. My oldest asked to bake something without my help because his Dad recently made a comment about my son not being able to bake (because he never has). My son took it as a challenge and asked to make oatmeal cream pies. He wanted to include his little sister in the baking since she spent most of the day by herself. They were occupied in the kitchen for over an hour, baking, taste testing the batter and cleaning up. I can’t tell you how happy this made me that he took the time to bake with his little sister. Here is what they made.
I still have not had time to complete another lesson but I am trying to practice. The first picture is my attempt at face mapping before making the actual sketch.
Another sketch that I started but didn’t yet complete (below). Can you guess who she is?
Master Bathroom Update
I almost forgot to post an update on our remodel as the progress has been next to nothing this past week. The beginning of last week the tile man finished the main floor. It looks great! You can really see the hexagons in this picture because it was taken right after he finished grouting. Once the grout dried, it all blends and you can only see the triangles.
If you remember, he had to start tiling the main floor because the saw blades he was using to cut the shower tile broke. He finally got the replacement blades in the mail last week but they were both bent. Ugh! He requested replacement blades but they didn’t arrive until tonight. It has been almost a whole week without any progress. It is frustrating because we have two linen closets, two large mirrors, and 80 inch vanity, a shop vac and other construction equipment stored on our bedroom floor (not including our bedroom furniture). It is like an obstacle course to get to the closet. And you better not have to get out of bed in the middle of the night. No telling what one might trip over.
I am joining the T ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My drink today is The Republic of Tea Orange Ginger Mint Tea. I have been drinking this twice a day as I have been having gut issues as of late. It has a soothing effect and I have felt much better after having a cup.
Happy Tea Day,