Monday, January 9



After two days of being snowbound, we were ready to get out today.  We had cleaned off the van yesterday while the snow was powdery, and so today we were able to take a little trip to the store for a few essentials and items to complete several projects. For the past few months, our dishwasher has been on the blink, so we also took a trip to choose a new one (which we found discounted 50%).  Mr. Miguel helped us cart the new one home, install it, and get rid of the old dishwasher.  We also fixed a bathroom fan and framed a picture for our daughter's bedroom.

Despite the busyness of tending to our lessons and taking care of all of those errands and projects, we were still able to enjoy the peaceful stillness that comes with a glorious snow day.  There was a fire in the grate, mugs of steaming cocoa, and wedges of cranberry crumb cake to accompany us with our knitting and reading.  Father John and I also started watching Downton Abbey together - me for the second time and him for the first.  I certainly hope that this is not the only stow we get this winter, but if it is, we took full advantage of these past few days!

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