Yesterday was fun. So many nice things happened, I felt like I was under a shining star all day. Will you throw things at me if I tell you about it?
It began, as it usually does, with coffee and conversation with my sweet husband. I'll spare you the picture of the two of us early in the morning. You know how I love my pictures, so please appreciate the great restraint I'm showing right now.
After coffee, I donned my grubby blue overalls and black rubber boots and went outside to investigate the goat house. Yesterday's blog post showed you many of the photos I took. And although I had many other things on my "to do" list for yesterday, I couldn't resist taking the opportunity to start cleaning out the pen while I was there. I was so anxious to get started. There were so many fallen branches and a significant amount of other debris that, even after about 45 minutes, I had hardly made a dent. It may not look great now, but I can envision how sweet it's going to be when I'm finished!
I then went wandering through our garage. I've been looking for the box of winter gear - that the movers hid from me - for over three weeks now. I really needed my ski pants for my son, Aidan's, ski race on Mt. Hood today. Success and what luck! Now, why didn't I see those before? After just a bit of searching, I finally found them:
Returning inside, I spied the cookie ingredients that had been sitting on my counter for two days waiting to be used for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever, that Judy at No Fear Entertaining had shared the recipe for. Right then and there, I decided it was baking day (and yes, I always bake with my laptop, don't you?!):
These cookies were the very first dessert I've baked in my new kitchen and they turned out beautifully. And yummmm...I really believe Jim loved me even more when he got home to these delicious treats (thanks, Judy!!):
While waiting for my cookies to finish, I delighted in sitting down with my new magazine, Hobby Farms. I received a surprise "Welcome to your Farm" subscription to this magazine from my friend (and fellow blogger, Ms In-Between) Mindi and her husband, Mike. I had absolutely no idea why this issue showed up in my mailbox...until she told me yesterday! It was such a fun surprise. :-)
Capping off a most wonderful day, I received a notice from the mailman that a package was waiting for me at the post office. After a quick trip into town late yesterday afternoon to pick it up, I couldn't wait to see what was inside:
This adorable messenger bag is my gift from Michelle at Sugar Creek Stuff. And all I had to do was post a comment on her 100th blog and then be lucky #1 on her dice roll! :-)
After unpacking it, I wore it around the house all evening long, still totally empty, just because it made me happy and it fits me so well. My husband kept saying, every time I walked by, "Nice bag!!". :-)
Just by asking me a few questions, Michelle was able to personalize it for me in surprising ways. Thank you, Michelle, I love it!! (Be sure to check out some of Michelle's other things she has made at her Etsy site).
What a nice day!