1. Jo is keeping warm by claiming all the blankets in our house. I curled up on the couch under this blanket, and she was sitting on my feet. When I had to get up, I folded/pushed away the blanket with her in it. At some point, I opened it enough to see her head; she stayed like this for several HOURS! What a life!
2. We went on a road rally with our friends on Friday night. We do it with an older Sunday school class, and last year we placed in the top 5 (out of 17). This year, we did not do as well. We placed 13th (out of 13)! I'm still now exactly sure how that happened. We were two minutes late, so that really affected us, but still! This means that we won the "Just glad we finished" prize (a man in an outhouse). Lovely. Hopefully we only have it for one year! It is one of the items that you bring back for the following year.
3. Yesterday was gorgeous, so we worked outside all day. Mark cleaned up after the dog (who has decided to go to the bathroom along all the stepping stones in the backyard which means that I have to zigzag my way to the garage when I have my rolling briefcase with me!). He also put away the patio furniture and thoroughly washed the patio.
I worked on stripping some items that may have lead-based paint. I was also going to finish the highchair, but you can only do so much in one day. Here is an old rocking chair that I got this spring at a garage sale in Indiana. In one of the pictures, you can see an old cradle that I got at a garage sale around the corner a couple years ago. As I worked on them, I realized that they were both made by the same company: N.D. Cass. The fabric on the chair has several copyright dates, and the most recent one is 1929! I'm definitely going to be researching this some more.
I didn't get them finished, but I got a lot done. Then it's on to sanding and painting. I haven't decided exactly what I want to do with them, but at the rate I'm going, I have some time to think about it.
I post more pictures when I have it finished. (Hopefully before next summer!!)