Friday, February 17, 2012

all aboard!

My two middle children were driven to the train depot this morning. It was a promising day of sunshine and springlike warmth, yet nothing could have hampered their excitement anyway, the wonderfully accompaning weather  simply provided  a dab of pudding on the cake. They are headed to Washington, DC for the next five days to sight see and visit with a good friend of the family.

And my youngest child, Charlotte, has reached a pinnacle of success of her own.

She has worked on this feat since her ballet class had resumed in the fall. Faithfully she has practiced and stretched with the hope of finally being able to do a complete leg split. She was like the little engine that thought she could, she never gave up and she did.

On another note altogether:
What does one do with that small bit of coffee left in the coffee pot every once in a while? This is not an every morning occurrence at my house, but I do hate it when I have to pour any leftover coffee down the drain. I just read in a food magazine that you may freeze the coffee in ice cube trays to pop out whenever a need of coffee may present itself. It only happens every great moon when a certain recipe calls for some coffee, but it will be nice to know I can reach into my freezer and pull out an ice cube or twos worth if and when needed. And think no waste of that morning cup of jo!


The dB family said...

DC is amazing! We only spent a day there. NOT enough time at all! Your children will enjoy it I'm sure.

Hooray for Charlotte! That is awesome. Beans was peering over my shoulder and said, "whoa!"


Heather said...

That is a great idea! with the coffee! and Congrats to your girlie on her fantastic split!! DC such a fun city to visit your kids will enjoy that and a train ride as well sounds very nice ~Enjoy your weekend Love Heather

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Great that your middle two have each other for the adventure. Good on Charlotte for keeping up the practice, she is reaping results.

wayside wanderer said...

Yay for Charlotte! Way to go. I used to could do that. =)

no spring chicken said...

107; diuroI want to go to DC! Still haven't been to the east coast...

Way to go Charlotte, I have a ballet daughter who will enjoy seeing your success.

Freeze the coffee in ice cube tray and use it in your chocolate recipes instead of water or with the milk, just adds a punch. I've been freezing mine lately in a freezer bag (just adding to it) to dye my yarn. Just a couple of thoughts! :)

Blessings, Debbie

Karen said...

Well, it seems that I'm a bit late commenting on the trip! I hope it was wonderful for them.

Charlotte does the split very well! I remember pulling a muscle trying to do that years ago! Not for old people to try! HA!

I save coffee in ice cube trays to add to my chocolate cake recipe instead of the water. It adds a richness to it.

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