Monday, December 17, 2007
Winn borrowed this number from a friend of ours (he later added a sword to the belt).
I had fun making this blue velvet sheath for myself. I designed it after one like it that I saw on a medieval costume website. I bought the white Celtic chemise undergarment from Museum Replicas.
Winn and Dr. Grebe (his boss) discussing the medieval GPS hanging around his neck.
The authentic menu was extravagant, all made from scratch by Ursula Grebe from Russian cookbooks that I couldn't make sense of. The spread consisted of salmon, roast beef, and ham with a smattering of various dipping sauces with such ingredients as grapes, ginger, and garlic. There was also peas porridge, leaks, onions, and cabbage. For beverages they served cider, pomegranate juice, Scottish ale, and wine.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Foster care update:
Yesterday morning we got a call from the social worker saying that the situation had changed with the boys that I blogged about earlier, and they needed us to take them for a whole week (beginning yesterday after school!). After a lot of phone tag between me, Winn, and the social worker, we went to the store and got some bedding and stockpiled groceries...and learned that they had found a different place for them and didn't need us to take them after all. What a rollercoaster! Poor boys. But they do still want us to begin doing respite care for them one weekend a month, beginning in a couple of weeks.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
I love a piece of potato bread toast with strawberry jam in the morning. And coffee. Gotta have a cup of coffee.
We got an exciting call yesterday. Our first foster care "assignment." This one won't be full-time, just respite care (one weekend a month). But here's the kicker...three boys...ages 11, 12, and 13. Oofdah, I'm tired already. We weren't going to do respite care to start off with, and we weren't going to take kids over the age of 10 to start off with...but we sorta caved when we heard these boys' story.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
On my agenda for the rest of today: go to fabric store, finish sewing stocking stuffer gifts, start working on quilt, transcript editing, pick friends up from hospital, go through closet and get rid of clothes.
Monday, December 3, 2007
(My little sisters visited our childhood
church and found their old Christmas pageant
getups from when they were just tykes.)
To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.
~ Clara Ortega
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Winn made white chocolate mochas all around, and we gorged ourselves on fresh-out-of-the-oven pumpkin pie with extra whipped cream on top. But even better than the hot eats, cool treats, and literary feats (clever, ey?) was the company of these four individuals, each an encouragement and delight to us. Let's do it again soon!
Before the Scrabble match, we had cheesy wild rice soup, spinach feta bread, and oriental salad for dinner. The soup is a delicious recipe from my friend Kelly. Just click on the picture of the bowl of soup to view the recipe.