Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Linens and Blood and Promises

I have a few items nagging at me. I've had some questions asked and received some emails - I haven't forgotten you. Now that I'm finally through the confusion of the holidays and various organizations' annual start-the-year meetings, I promise, I will put together some long overdue posts.

Joy, from Perth, has a son and grandson heading this way in February, so I want to write about things to do around Reno/Tahoe. I received a new cookbook I want to write about, The Cornbread Gospels, by Crescent Dragonwagon - a fascinating person, writer, and cook. And Nancy M asks about keeping chickens out of the garden. I'm still working on how to do that myself, but I do want to get some poultry-keeping posts out there. Hang in there - those posts are coming. Soon. I promise.

But I'm a bit tired now. I donated blood this afternoon, after my Soroptimists' luncheon. I also got stopped by a policeman, for getting into the left turn lane one car length before I legally could, and then didn't have a current proof-of-insurance card in the car. He could have ticketed me for both offenses, but let me go (whew! but it did get my adrenaline going, just before I had the blood appointment). I don't know why Aries didn't put the card in my glove box - he usually does, every time - so I swung by the insurance office on my way home and got a temporary one. And then made sausage-stuffed squash for dinner. So, I'm just going to post a picture of how cheery the living room looked this morning, with its January red and white decor, and call it a day.

7 comments:

frogtailrae said...

I *love* your "January" colors! :-)

Oh, and good work, NOT getting a ticket.. sounds like good karma was surrounding you.

Nancy M. said...

Looking at the picture, I'd love to come in and sit a while by the fire. I'm glad you didn't get a ticket!

Sadge said...

The water in the teapot on the wood stove is hot. I'll make us all a cup of tea, and see what kind of muffins are in the kitchen.
~Sadge

Paulette said...

Not a great day, but a beautiful room!

Janet said...

Nice photo! I just scooted over to your sausage stuffed squash recipe and I am definitely going to try it! Thanks for sharing. :-)

angela said...

I love your january room. My house is definately a winter home. I cant wait till it gets cold and I can light the fire as well.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou Sadge, will look forward to the post, they leave Perth on 26th Jan (Australia Day). Neither of them have seen snow or been in sub-zero temperatures (today it is 40C here). I'm sure they will appreciate warm and "homey" rooms just like your lovely January room. Joy