1. A few years ago I found these bookplates at the second hand bookstore. They are by artist Diana Thorne. Since then, I've found a complete illustrated guide to dogs with more of her adorable sketches and drawings. These will be framed and have their place in the guest room I recently painted.
2. Chelsea spent a day here canning green tomato relish. The house smelled of onions, peppers, tomatoes, and sweetness for an entire two days. (She made a LOT.) We were spooning it onto everything, including our macaroni and cheese. Wow, it took the mac 'n cheese from boring to fantastic! I need to make more of my own once the garden decides not to ripen any more tomatoes.
3. I spent the day with purpose, preparing for the kids to be here for the weekend and to have some friends over for dessert tonight. Playing house is one of my favorite games.