Yesterday, the packages in the freezer, which appeared to be chicken broth, when thawed, turned out to be applesauce. Now there are seven small jars of applesauce in the pantry, since I took the opportunity to put it up in jars instead. I realised the last time I was ill that homemade applesauce is a good thing to have on the emergency shelf, and adding a bit more is a good idea.
Been feeling sort of a physical malaise, and decided to destress by working on another painted charter. This one was in a style that is new-to-me: Romanesque (9th to 11th C) This is how the finished charter turned out. Not my favorite style, but I think I did it justice. The color scheme is mostly based on colors often used in the Romanesque period; Marya put together sample paint palettes from various eras
I was amused at the faux stone and marble columns in several of the images I found, and decided to try painting them... this was actually fun to do, and fairly simple.
We have had more snow, last night, very light and fluffy snow. Today a great deal of it melted away, but the yard is still covered and side roads are not yet suitable for bike riding. Am getting frustrated with no bike rides and hence no trips to the pool either.
February SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||Slavic scroll blank||deck broken down||cracked water barrel|
|2||another A/C sleeve||dwarf pine planted||bag to Goodwill|
|3||grapefruit marmalade||bathrobe patched||landscape cloth|
|4||Seville marmalade||croquis revamp||yard waste bin|
|5||new garden bed||7 jars applesauce||recycle glass|
|6||blood orange marmalade||x||x|
|8||finished A/C cardigan||x||x|
|9||red deer enamel ||x||x|
I am grateful for food on hand, for a roof over my head, and for the current ability to keep the bills paid... and for the ability to rest when I need to...