Monday, January 25, 2010

A simple day at home

While the snow has been gently falling all day, I've been mending and doing dishes and laundry and making chili. 

In between the necessary "to do" list of the day, I was also reading my latest Goudge book and watching a few cooking shows on the PBS Create Channel... either creating or cleaning all day.  :)

I really wanted to do some baking today but there was just too much that had to be done which drew me away from the kitchen.  How nice it would have been on such a cold and snowy day to have the oven heating and something special available at the end of the day.

Instead I made my husband happy with chili simmering on the back burner when he arrived home this evening after running errands in the snow.

Later this evening or tomorrow, I will watch Emma online.  All because the Saints game went into overtime and as much as I wanted to see Emma, I could not leave the football game until it was over.

Once it had become apparent in the football season that Chicago was going nowhere (and fast), we had hoped the Super Bowl this year would be between Indy and New Orleans.  Yes!... Midwestern city (Indianapolis) and our favorite quarterback (Drew Brees).

Football is just about the only sport I enjoy watching on TV, with two minor exceptions.  I do enjoy watching tennis in the semi-finals and finals, especially men's tennis (keeping an eye on the Australian Open).  I have been known to watch part of a golf game in February or March... just to remember what green grass looked like... and sigh for spring.

I'm on my last week of "the month of Goudge" and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.  I'll write all about it at the end of the month. Thank you to Sarah and Lanier, both of whom reminded me that I've long wanted to read these books and January is the perfect month to do so.


mom2six said...

Chili on a cold day warms the body and soul. So sad here that football is almost over as it is the one sport I really watch. Stay warm.

Rose said...

I just watched Emma over the weekend. I saw the 1972 version with Doran Godwin. I rather enjoyed it!

myletterstoemily said...

have you been reading eileen goudge? my friend
loves her!

Annie said...

Wow, Brenda...I just put some chili on myself. It's that time of year, when you want something warm and homey on the stove.


Annie@ The View from 256

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

I watched Emma Sunday night and it was delightful! I just didn't want it to end. Go Colts!

Mrs. Decker said...

Just happened upon your blog and look forward to repeat visits. I assume you are reading Elizabeth Goudge? She wrote such lovely, warm books....perfect for this time of year.

Jody said...

I tivo'd PBS's Emma and watched it yesterday afternoon, very enjoyable! Cannot wait until the next episode.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Brenda, you are a true artist at creating a lovely life! Thanks so much for the cozy peeks inside your world.

Anonymous said...

Love that Create channel! and your blog too!