Today has been a day full of “just living.”
We never have a shortage of things to do here – never time
to get bored!
John had some errands to run, including getting milk from
the market, and I had school to teach this morning.
This afternoon was full of the many necessities of life here….
picking weeds on the compound (they spring up overnight when
boiling chilcken for meat and broth later in the week,
pasteurizing the milk,
simmering cow bones (the knees, in fact!) to make beef
grinding wheat (my
dear hubby did this!) for bread,
and all the general cooking and cleaning, too.
The girls and I started on Christmas gifts for the cousins
Our first project was rather simple, but I think it will
turn out quite nicely.
We are making chalkboard notebooks for the older boy cousins
(don’t tell ‘em, Julie!)
Whether for school or church or just plain doodling, I think
it will be a fun gift for them!
All you need is a hardback notebook (foolscap are what we
have here!) and some chalkboard paint.
Tape off the spine and make sure to use some scrap paper to
catch the drips!
Paint a few light coats until it is completely opaque, and
don’t forget the edges.
We ended up painting on four coats, but I’ll check them in
the morning (after they dry a bit) to see if they might need one more.
If they look really good, a few might end up in Christmas stockings at our house, I'm thinking!