It's been very spring-like weather here. It's not supposed to be that way in February. In February, we are to get the most snow. There are dandelions growing for Pete's sake. I just hope my fruit trees and bushes stay in their winter slumber, but I am enjoying the weather anyway.
On my bedside table . . .
...is the start of the agonizing part of granny squares - a pile of yarn ends that continues to build.
On my TV. . .
Netflix movies. We don't like commercials, ha ha! Hubby likes to read, and I like to crochet most nights.
On the menu this week. . .
For once I have no menu planned. With Hubby taking a day off to fix the car, and some of the kids gone, I haven't had to cook big meals. I know baked mac n' cheese is on my mind. And some home canned tomato soup to go with sandwiches another night. Maybe bake another batch of bread.
My reading pile. . . .
I finally finished this book! First book of 2017. I have a journal to log books I read (just for fun I think), and was shocked when I opened it up. Last year I read one book. I proceeded to write this one down, and Hubby wants to read it. The father is a soldier in Afghanistan, and a surgeon. His wife is home taking care of their infant daughter. Things change very quickly at the start of this book, so I can't give anything away.
I have this book on the stand to read next. Spring is about to arrive, so I better get to reading it. It was also purchased at a used book store a year ago. I am reading while walking on my treadmill. I have to walk slow until I build up stamina, so reading keeps me from getting bored. Once I'm back to "me" I won't be able to hold a book, nor read, going that fast. I don't always like Jame's Patterson books due to the language, but I'll give this one a whirl.
On my to-do list . . .
...in no particular order
~make a jar of homemade taco mix for Mom
~look one of my crochet patterns to share
~clean ashes from the stoves
(my Vet-Tech daughter put them up when I was sick and doesn't want to take them down. Imagine that. Hmpf.)
~crack a few walnuts
~file a few newly tried recipes
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating. . .
...well, out of all the current projects, this one is my main focus. I finished the 35 squares, and have started sewing in ends.
Looking forward to. . .
...a motorcycle ride with Hubby later today (after work is finished). Even if it's to the store for milk and dawn soap.
Looking around the house. . .
I see many more walnuts on my kitchen table that need cracked open, about 1/2 the box of home grown popcorn that needs removed from the cobs, for once a few counters remained cleaned (wondering if it's because the younger two aren't home), I just realized a few kitchen seat cushions were never finished (adding them to my list).
From the camera. . .
Wearing today. . .
I'm still in PJ's and a robe and slippers. I sort of slept in, awaiting Hubby's voice to say, "let's go split wood."
One of my simple pleasures. . .
Holding hands and taking a walk with my husband. We took a motorcycle ride to a river, and walked along the river holding hands yesterday. I love stealing away, and spending time alone with him. The kids get their days too, but we love taking time for just us. It doesn't have to be expensive, nor require spending money either. We typically take a two night trip after our anniversary, but this year it just didn't work out. Cost was an issue (darn medical bills, car repairs), but we still find ways to take dates (parks, state parks, walking paths, picnics etc.).
Bible verse, devotional. . .
" So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun." Ecclesiastes 8:15 NIV