|Graphic by Little Birdie Blessings|
And of course there are a zillion details I need to attend to in the next month so that things will run smoothly (and we'll have less on our minds) while we're gone. We did manage to line up substitute teachers for both of our Sunday School classes, so that's one detail out of the way.
We had a fun time celebrating a bit with some of our grandchildren this week as two of them share the same birthday. Other than that, it's been an uneventful week -- and I am not complaining one bit about that.
There have been several snowstorms this week, but thankfully none of them added much more than an inch or two to what's on the ground. The temperatures are warming up and the days are clearly getting longer --- not good for Mr. T's work, but encouraging signs of spring. And I cannot believe (but it's true!) that this coming weekend we set our clocks ahead for daylight saving time.
Recently I've read a couple of very encouraging posts at Little Birdie Blessings and they are well worth sharing here: Under His Wings and Thanks for the Blessings. Enjoy!
I wanted to show a few more winter/February decorating pictures before I switch the decor to spring -- something I hope to do this weekend, even if there is still a lot of snow on the ground and some in the air.
|I bought this tea towel and the matching "Honey" one at MishMash & Muddle, a favorite consignment boutique in Elko, NV|
|A few felt Valentine cookies|
|The kitchen island|
|A L-O-V-E garland I made some years ago|
|Here and below, the second and third simple Valentine bunting|
|I couldn't bring myself to take down my winter cards on the ribbon board, so just added in a few vintage Valentines.|
|On the front door|
|Lego sack closed up (presumably with Legos inside)|
|Lego sack opened flat for a work/play surface|
|Ruffled scarf made with Red Heart Sashay yarn|
And I wanted to share this recipe I tried last night.
I had found a boneless chuck roast with a $3 off coupon yesterday while grocery shopping, and it reminded me of this recipe I'd seen in a back issue of Country Woman: Sweet and Savory Pulled Beef. Ordinarily, I would make French Dip with such a roast, if I didn't want to make pot roast. But this recipe sounded easy and good, so I tried it. Just delicious! I served it with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables, but it would also make a fabulous sandwich. I really questioned myself for paying $8 for a roast, but then reasoned that if we bought this entree in a restaurant it would be at least $8 per serving.
Have you ever thought you might like to try digital scrapbooking? I know I've thought so. It would be less of a mess, it seems to me, though I would have to scan my older photos so it would take some time. But you might like to check out this My Memories giveaway over at Home Joys. The giveaway is still open for a few more days, so head on over and enter for a chance to win!
Okay, now I need to get off line and see what else I can accomplish with this day -- Like some good solid work on the kids' summer devotional book...