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Friday, June 5, 2009

Clean Curtains and Returning to Domesticity:

I've been forcing myself to be domestic again. Once I get into it, I don't mind at all, but it is getting started that is the key. I have been baking, of all things. I made banana bread and cookies this week. Cary, Darlene and Grandma are glad about this new development, I think. (Matthews are not picky eaters, thank goodness.) Plus, I have been making us good dinners. The other night we had chicken cache-tori, and last night we had fried drumsticks, homemade potato salad and sauted asparagus with mushrooms and onions. Yumm!

I bought a food dehydrator, and am stocking up on canning supplies. This will be the year for learning how to preserve food. I am looking forward to it.

Yesterday I washed curtains, bought three new curtain rods and changed the look of the living room curtains (inspired by a need to block out the bright June sun). Since this is how I spent a few hours of my day yesterday, and it is positive, I am celebrating it by showing how it turned out. I even watched HGTV shows as I was working on them. Oh, so domestic.

I know that you guys have seen my dining room a lot, but I finally bought a new curtain rod to replace the one that was bent. When I sit at my computer I look at the dining room, and those crooked curtains constantly bothered me. I cropped that out of any dining room picture, because I didn't want anybody to see it. I was ashamed, because I knew I could do better. A quick easy fix, I don't know why it took me so long. This picture makes me happier than the one above it for some reason.

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