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!

november as it looks now

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