we've got a pond and a river, a bridge leading from what will be a forest over to what will be a farm....
it's coming along, folks. I was giddy last night when I saw her pretending that our coffee table was a meadow for her animals, complete with a little blue piece of paper she'd cut out for a lake. she is totally gonna dig this play mat, I know it.
I'm feeling a bit flu-ish these last two days, like an achy little old lady, but the large amounts of tea, elderberry, and immune herbal blend (and well, a bit of ibuprofen) seem to be helping a good bit. that, and I'm off for the next five days so that's pretty sweet. last night I actually took a hot bath (I hereby vow, if ever we build a house, it will have a nice deep tub that I can actually soak my self way down into- none of this draining out the little hole on the plug deal, no way- we can have a tiny little house but dangit, I want a superb soaking tub) and settled into bed with a good old-fashioned hot water bottle. oh, sweet hot water bottle.
the bike has arrived. papa put it together but thinks it's worth a quick trip to the bike shop for a look-over before we call it official. and then, we're off! 'tis a cold time of year to get a new bike, and I'll try not to let that get me down too much. but I'm not all that hardcore yet.
tomorrow she and I are on bread baking and pumpkin pie making duty. also, I am supposed to take the turkey out of it's apple cider/salt/sugar brine that papa concocted today. these things I can do. and then it's pumpkin pancakes Thanksgiving morning while I try to figure out how to watch the Macy's parade with out television. thoughts? computer? roku box? got those.