Today is the birthday of my daughter Franka. She would be 27 today. I had a phone call first thing this morning from my Aunt. She shares a birthday with Franka. I always send her $500.00 on her birthday. She is my only relative on my dad's side of the family. I do this as a memory to my Franka. She was beautiful. The prettiest of my babies. Jet black curly hair and blue eyes. I had a Blonde, brunette and a red head, but Franka was my black haired baby. She also looked like me. The other girls all look like their dad.
My mom called and she is taking flowers out to the cemetery to put on Franka's grave today. We went out and found our grandson a green John Deere wagon for his birthday. We will take it with us next week as his birthday is the 15th. It is a busy month for us.
I sewed very hard yesterday and I still had two customers call this morning and I had not gotten to their things. I feel bad but I really did work hard and I just could not catch up. I spent about $200.00 on meat and other groceries this week. But the pantry is full. I will only have to buy milk and fresh things for the next couple of months. We also purchased some valentine chocolates for B, as she is coming to dinner tomorrow.
I am going to make short bread today. At least 4 pans. I am famous for my short bread. I will take pictures and post tomorrow and while it is cooking I will clean the dreaded tupperware cupboard and maybe a few more kitchen cupboards, yuck. But I might as well do something while the baking is going on.
I am also going to recover a toy box that my grandfather made for my twin sister and I. My dad recovered it for my oldest, (my twin has no children), so now it will go to my oldest daughter for her little boy. My grandson's nursery is done in an animal jungle theme of greens and browns so I hope I can find something cute. Hubby will help me.
I am feeling better thanks for all the kind thoughts. I talked to my father-in-law today and told him I would bring him some Valentine chocolates but I was buying two boxes and I was going to eat all the ones I like (we like the same ones) and put all the duds in his box.:) Mother-in-law does not allow him to have sweets, so we conspire against her and sneak out for doughnuts.
Out My Window: Rainy, rainy, rainy, cold. One of the chickens has a sore flank from being pecked by the other chickens. Hen-pecked is not just a term. They really do have a pecking order. I am just worried if I isolate her she will not be happy as she was raised as a flock bird. But I let her out today by herself and then fed her table scraps so she got a good share before I put her back. She seems happy and does not shy away from the others so I guess all I can do its watch her.
Well I have many things I want to accomplish today and none of them is a have too, so I will play it by ear. I know Hubby wants to clean the garage and he needs to practice for a few hours He just had a musical come in that he has not played for at least 5 years, it goes into rehearsal in two weeks.
Have a great and productive day!