Wednesday morning in Central Illinois. It is 19 degrees but the sun is shining brightly, and my front yard is hosting some robins and cardinals. I heard the birds singing so prettily as I walked out my front door to go the few feet to the laundry room at 7AM. Spring is really here!
To answer a question from my blogging friend in Tasmania. When I said hot of an oven I was merely referring to the fact that I thought a 425 degree oven temperature was too hot for my glass pie plate and so I set the oven for 375 degrees.
To answer a question from Vee, the X on the properties damaged by the tornado was done using orange spray paint. My neighbor across the street is about my age and lives alone. She has been trying to clean the X off and has only lightened it some. I think her garage door will have to be painted. At least she has a new roof now but her gutter hasn’t been replaced yet.
I have a dental appointment this morning for an exam. I have to go to the dentist for a checkup every 3 months now since the radiation. That is truly the pits as I hate going to the dentist.
I fixed spaghetti yesterday and I used a different sauce, Classico. As expensive as it was I thought it would really be good. I was really disappointed so from now on it is back to the Ragu. I always made homemade pasta sauce when my kids were small. When I think back on all I did in those days I am amazed. I worked a 40 hour a week job but I managed to keep my house in good shape and I thoroughly cleaned the whole house spring and fall, even down to emptying the cupboards in the kitchen and washing all of the dishes. I wish I had 1/10th of that energy now. Today I manage to clean the bathroom once a week. Many times I just look around and think ‘oh well’ and grab a book and sit down and read.
I finished an old book yesterday. ‘The Wedding’ by Dorothy Garlock. http://www.dorothygarlock.com/books.htm Sadly this book is no longer in print which means I got it at a garage sale last summer. I had forgotten how much I enjoy her books. If you haven’t read any of her books, give her a try. I know that you won’t be disappointed.
I have to go check on my laundry now. Have a wonderful day, listen to the birds singing and do stay safe and be happy!!