|Ducks at the lake|
The week wasn't terribly stressful, just full. A day in which I don't have to leave my house is a happy day for me. I had only one of those this week, on Friday. And it rained most of yesterday, quite forcefully at times. That meant no hanging laundry outdoors and no time spent in the garden.
I did have a lovely chat with my daughter and son-in-law on the phone. Part of our conversation sent me on a mission of hunting for a particular cross-stitch pattern. Many years ago when our daughter was in college, my mother-in-law and I put together a special quilt for her using many different cross stitch motifs.
Now, years later, that quilt is often in use in their bedroom and their little girl loves looking at the designs. (She is a color fanatic just like me!) One in particular has become her favorite, and she even asked her mom if Grammy could make that design into a picture for her room. Well, of course I will try. I was sure I still had all of the patterns, but that one eluded me. Thankfully, though, I have just found it! I will try and complete it for her birthday in March.
I didn't have much time for browsing blogs this week, but one post I did read was this one: Adventure of the Best Kind, by my friend Mrs. Smith at Sweet Tea and Simplicity. It's worth the read! Very inspiring.
Backing up to Thursday, probably the busiest day of my week, Mr. T got home in the early afternoon and proposed a trip to the lake. I needed to be back home before 5 to start preparing a meal for my dad (I take supper to him on Thursdays), but we took off anyway with just a couple of hours to spend there. Mr. T swam a bit; I worked on my Sunday School lesson and waded a bit. It was somewhat overcast so the pictures I took aren't the best. One plus of going that late in the day was that most other people were leaving. It made for a very quiet beach and a relaxing time. We had both had a crazy week, so it was good to relax for awhile.
That evening we attended a believer's baptism at a different lake. There is just something very precious about an outdoor baptism in a lake or river. It was a blessing and we were glad we could be there.
This morning we were unable to have our quiet time out by the campfire as the trees were still dripping from yesterday's heavy rain. It was okay, though, and we treated ourselves to breakfast out this morning. We both had a meat lover's omelet -- so good -- and home fries, and Mr. T had toast. Coffee, of course. That goes without saying, right?
I really need to go accomplish a few more things before my dad arrives for supper. I have much I hope to blog about this week -- a hymn that blessed my heart, a psalm that encouraged me, a simple craft project, and a bunch of recipes -- so hopefully I will be back here soon with more to share! Until then, I hope that all of you have a wonderful weekend!