Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday's thoughts

We headed out this morning for the library. Their new preschool story hours with craft started today. :-) They got to make a pig puppet to bring home. We enjoyed selecting several new books to read this week.

When we got back home I was quite happy to receive my shutterfly photo book in the mail. They did a great job! I was very pleased!

We also found this lovely rose still in bloom in our front yard.

Yet we're starting to feel the Fall changes in the air. I just love this time of year. Getting ready to bake lots of goodies! One being my favorite pumpkin cake. MMMMM. Can't wait! At a yard sale this past weekend I saw this old Betty Crocker cookbook. It is illustrated with pictures and I thought it would be great to teach the kids!
It is a bit musty smelling, with a few yellow pages. I also noticed that most pages were marked with a joker card. There are several notes inside as well as recipes torn out from other magazines and placed inside. I also like how notes are made in the margins. Like to think of the families that had this before us. The good memories they made while cooking for their families.

Today I let Kathleen have some learning time on the computer, and she picked Nick Jr. That way I could catch up on paperwork in my den.

Tonight I will be working on my college paper and reading a zillion  ( well maybe not quite that many but I do have 5 to complete ) chapters. Hoping to try to get ahead so I can enjoy some of my weekend. :-)

Hope everyone is enjoying their day!



~Krystle~ said...

Punkin plays nick jr games too! I love it and she's really good especially to be three years old. Good luck on all the reading, I have some to do today too and I fell like its a lot although I know its not. Coffee please! lol...I love fall too, last week it felt like fall and this week has been right back to 95 degrees plus...grrr. It will come eventually have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love the Shutterfly book. I plan on doing the same thing. Nice to meet you:)

Miller Moments said...

What a cool cook book. I love when I find treasures like that.

SonyaAnn said...

Good luck on the school work. Not my cup of tea but I'm super proud of you. You are setting a wonderful example for your wonderful kids!

A Hopeful Heart said...

I always loved library days when my kids were little. Of course, it really doesn't stop when they get older. My daughter volunteers at our library for three and a half hours every Thursday. When I picked her up this afternoon, I could barely see her over the mountain of books she had checked out.

I have two Betty Crocker cookbooks...the 50's one, and a newer one. I FAR prefer the 50's one. Though seeing as I am a lover of all things vintage, that's not surprising.

The best to you on getting all your reading done.


AmyBarkerPhoto said...

Sounds like a great day! I love it when we go to the library!! My son needs to pick a book to read..he doesn't have one at the moment and he's usually a book worm.
I have a shutterfly photo book, they are nice.
I love this time of the year too! I am always happy to go back to sweatshirts, sweaters and jeans!

Lisa B. said...

Thanks for stopping by my site today Jill. I always enjoy your comments.

I collect cookbooks and that cookbook is so neat! I've also often wondered about the woman who wrote notes in cookbooks I've received. Love it!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Jill, What a fun time and great group of books from the library. Your shutterfly book looks adorable.
So love you last rose of Summer. I think I have that same rose in my garden. It is a cut rose bush.
I collect cookbooks and the one you found looks like it is full of great dishes.
Your daughter is too cute working on the computer.

Best wishes on your reading. Have a great weekend.

Thank you for stopping by this week. So nice to see you. I am having a giveaway that just started and will go till Oct.1st. Hope you can enter if you'd like.

Big hugs, Celestina Marie

AmyBarkerPhoto said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, but that was my personal blog (I have since removed it) My home school blog is

Not that it matters, but the homeschool one is the most up to date one! :)

Julie said...

Our story time at the Library starts next Wednesday, Justin is excited.
I love that cookbook. Can you take a few pictures and share some of the thoughts on the inside. I would so love to see them.
I have a daycare computer, it doesn't go on-line but they have a good assortment of games they play when it's not the nicest outside and it's right by my computer so I can play on mine while they are enjoy theirs.
I love that flower, it's beautiful. My roses are all done and really the only thing that's growing here for me is the wild pansies, sunflowers and the mums I planted.
Take care and have a great Friday and a terrific weekend. God Bless!!!

Sandra said...

That cookbook is a classic...wonder how much you could get for it on Ebay??...kidding! I think it's quite the find, though. Not sure I'd want to get cake batter on it...

Kat said...

Hi Jill my mom gave me an old cookbook she got for a wedding gift, I think she married my dad March 17, 1953. My mom didn't have any kids right away it took her 3 years to have her first child my oldest brother, she had a hard time getting pregnant. Anyway what is the copyright date in your old cookbook? good to hear your shutterfly album turned out nice for you. I've never done one of those yet. I was going to but seems to time consuming but then again so is scrapbooking.
Looks like you're all set for your reading this week. Did you know there is a shortage on pumpkin, I have been running all over town trying to find some, Libby's is my favorite. Do you have it planted in your garden? if so you're in luck. I remember you having something viney. That is not a word but I made it a word. LOL! have a great eve and happy Friday. Big hugs

Foxglove Spires said...

Thank you Jill for visiting my blog and the lovely comments you left. It sounds like you had such a wonderful.Your cookbook look wonderful, I'm sure you will have fun cooking and enjoying the books from the library.

Have a lovely weekend. xx

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Okay..storytime with crafts?...How fun!!!..and a pig puppet sounds like just the thing to have when reading books :) :) :) The shutterfly book you received looks great. How neat..and you have a great family...Oh, the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook..there's an original hardcover copy in my local library...and I BOUGHT a reproduction copy...but in a three-ring binder that was an anniversary edition. It's so much fun to read through it...and they were not shy with the butter...that's for sure :) :) :) Your cookbook was a real treasure of a find :) :) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Jill said...

@ Amy... I was wondering which was current, LOL Thanks for clarifying that..:-)

@ Julie, Thanks for stopping by! Aren't storytimes the best? We just love our library and all the programs they offer.

@ Sandra... thanks for visiting and becoming a new follower! Welcome. Oh I could never sell it on ebay, I love vintage things. :-) LOL but I will be sure to keep it clean.

@ Kat, shutterfly actually makes it real easy to create a book. They do a great job. That's the free one I was talking about. No I hadn't heard there was a shortage of pumpkin! We can't have that! LOL Yes we are growing them in our garden :-)

@ foxglove spires... thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! Welcome. :-)

@ Heather, how great you got a copy. Mine is hardback like the library's. Still searching for a vintage tea collection though. :-) Yes they liked their butter! But I heard the real is so much better then all the artificial we have now. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Angie Berry said...

Even though we have a library filled with children's books in our home, we still love to hit the library. All my kids have always loved going and even beg to go. They all love to read and I'm so very thankful for that! Jan Brett is my favorite... love the illustrations so very much. I collect the hard backs for me to keep. =] The Cheerio's book is a fun one.