Domestic Bliss Report

Motherhood is hard work. If we don't stick together, we'll all fall apart.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


Madeleine actually laughed during her reading assignment. She said it was "fun!"

I made four pints of apple sauce, and my wrist is sore from sending it through the food mill. Whose idea was this?

We watched Cars for the fifth time since Saturday. Rachel requests "Mader an da Dote Ite."

Madeleine got a taste of making change for the first time. Tomorrow we'll review addition (and subtraction?), with fractions to start next week.

We went for a walk with our heavy coats on carrying our umbrellas.

I got to rake leaves out of our drain--again-- and dig a narrow trench from the sidewalk to the street for drainage.

In other words, it was just another day that will blend into so many others. No catastrophes, no major victories, many small steps along. Meals were made, dishes washed, laundry attended to. We all got a day older, progressed a little further on the road of life.

Days like this used to bother me. I didn't contribute to the GNP today! I didn't read or write anything related to the Great American Novel! This day was without meaning!

Then I look at my children, my husband. No day with them could lack meaning.

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At 4:02 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Just another day...and what a beautiful day it sounds like it was! :)

At 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heh. :)

OK, so we have an advantage - Maddie's a bit small to run the food mill much. Our guys fight over who gets to crank next. But even Andrew does well with it, and he's not that much bigger than she is.

Now that I think about it some more, it doesn't seem right that you're getting a sore wrist from only cranking 4 pints. Either you're really prone to RSI, or something's not working. You are cooking the apples down to mushy, not crunchy, first?

Of course, the next thing you'll need is one of these. We have something similar, and got one apple pie out of our apples this way ... had the gadget for a while, just been waiting to use it.



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