What’s that you say? Never heard of it? I hadn’t either until this morning; it was officially introduced in the early 1990’s by M. Hirsh Goldberg as a way to honor the honorable and encourage honesty. He selected this day because “April begins with a day dedicated to lying (April Fool’s Day) and it should end on a higher moral note.” (see source below) Interesting thought, eh?
It’s another glorious day outside – sun shining, light breeze blowing and the thermometer shows 82 degrees F.! I ‘should’ be sitting out there enjoying the sunshine but can’t seem to muster up the energy quite yet. Why, you ask? Well, this here Pammie decided today was the day to drag out all the bags & boxes of knit squares to assemble more for afghans. Got five more ready to sew together and am slowly knitting the little pockets for each afghan. Upon completion of that task I stopped to look around at all the various bags/boxes and the mess I’d created, which caused me to re-think my being ‘done’. Recently I was gifted with a large batch of yarn from someone who needed to clean out their dwelling; most of the yarn came in two large cardboard boxes. I have finally been able to sort the yarn, keeping some and giving most of it away to the ladies in my knit group but as for the boxes – my dear cat had decided that they were meant just for him as a nice place to sleep on and be above the floor. This has gone on now for about 2 1/2 weeks but just recently he’s given up ‘the perch’ to take up his former sleep space (the end of the couch). Long story short: I put those 2 big boxes to great use in holding my knitted squares, thus freeing up at least two smaller boxes and at least 3 good-sized bags. Storage for the squares is much neater now and I was also able to drag out a large box of wooden blocks which my grandson will love playing with (they were sort of stored behind the previous yarn boxes in my son’s room). 5 afghans assembled, huge knit square ‘mess’ neatened up (is that a word?), blocks out for playing – feel like I’ve done a good day’s work!
Dinner is breaded & fried pork steaks, probably mashed potatoes and tossed salad. Tomorrow is baking snacks for our Sunday School class; this time it’s the same recipe I posted a few blogs back (Better Than Anything Cake) and a carrot cake (am going to add a drained can of crushed pineapple and some chopped walnuts to it). I try to make one sweet dessert and one that’s not so sweet, for a variety.
It’s supposed to storm tonight and tomorrow so I’d better get outside for a little while and enjoy it while I can. Just started on another Vince Flynn novel (Transfer of Power) and it’s a goodie – time to grab my sunhat and book and head outside!
Enjoy your day; Hugs;
(source: “Our Daily Bread”, March/April/May, 2010, April 30, 2010; Dave Branon, article writer)