A fine, clear morning, but cold, and clouded at four oclock … I arose very early this morning, left G. in bed to rest himself, after the fatigues of yesterday. Gave Julie her lessons. Dressed for a walk. Sent Louis to have his hair cut. Took his two teeth out yesterday. Henry came in at eleven, sat until dinner time. I sent a note to poor C. who is still complaining of a cold, Wish for the power of relieving her, and amuseing her mind. Mr H. came home to dinner, unexpectedly to.day. I am almost in despair as to the cure of my face, the Balsam does not clear it in the least, and it mortifies me extremely, besides, giving me much uneasiness. Four bottles have not effected the least change for the better. If it could be concealed I would not mind it as much, but exposed to all eyes, and in particular to his, whose admiration I still wish to retain, how can I help repineing at my fate!! Maria, came in after dinner, we set off for Bells, but found a complete change in the weather, and defered our jaunt. I walked to Abbington Square with Maria Exercise, agrees with all my complaints, working almost a charm. G. game me one dollar to.day. The children went with Bridget to see C. Quin, who still lies sick. Mr H. spent the evening with me, he was fatigued, and glad to rest out.
A mild spring sun.shine.
After my morning avocations are finished, I usually begin to think of a walk and the thought of putting on my heavy satin cloak”, almost discourages me. The fear of a fresh cold soon determines me to wear it a few weeks longer.
I walked up to “Abbington Square”, and sat an
half hour with Miss M. Onderdonk. She looked
so sleek, fat and fine, I really envied her, her
appearance, but nothing beyond this.
Stopped at Mr Van Nest’s, not at home.
The morning was so fine I took a circuitous
Sent the boys to walk out. Julie, did not
wish to leave her Aunt Maria, who came in to
dinner looking pale and thin.
Garret, came home early. Our soup was not
not [repeated word] rich enough to please “mon mari”.
Maria, and I thought it tolerable.
I wished to have walked out after dinner,
but could not leave M, so my time was
not profitably spent. unless rubbing two
pair gloves, might be considered so.
Garret, goes to Jersey, to.morrow. He thinks
business very dull, and we must practice the
strictest economy in our affairs. I can see im.
mediately when he is cast down, so that my
mind is not kept in suspense as to the
cause. This is a pleasure to me, as I wish
always to know the state of his affairs, to regu
late my ideas accordingly.
We retired earlier than usual to bed.
I mended G.s coat and pants, this morning
The end of my nose, very troublesome.
Thus ends the winter months of 1842.