I'm up again before my husband gets home, but the worst part is that today he works a double. Meaning he won't be home this morning, it'll be after he works another shift (1st). It'll be a long day for sure.
Woke up to 9°F and frozen water pipes in the kitchen area. Thankfully, I was prepared and filled large jugs. The rest of the house has water.
Oh, and he is sick now too. He works outside in this frigid weather, and working midnight runs you down. He's getting medicinal teas, essential oils, Four Thieves and dandelions in his egg scramble.
Forgot to post 5 of these yesterday.
Ideas for revitalizing and energizing yourself (cont.):
36. Dress the way that feels right.
37. Practice good posture.
38. Utilize medical checkups.
39. Seek out good friends
40. Share yourself with significant
I'll admit purging my crafting supplies has been hard. I'm finding fun items that make me sit down to figure out if I can or want to make gifts with them (or for sale at craft shows). I've already opened one box for our daughter (with the grandkids) and taken out one bag. Yikes.
I have however, completely cleaned out a 4 drawer cabinet. It's going to Youngest for her apartment.
We've gotten just a wee bit more snow here, and the colder temps continue. It's snowing this morning.
Today's post is a little long. Sorry for that.
Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
I'll link up when she posts. I need to get going, as the hours of the day go by way too fast anymore.
The weather outside is . . .
How I am feeling this morning . . .
Cold! I am really not liking these temperatures lately. We were lucky last winter I guess.
On my mind . . .
Trying to find a good day to get to the city for items I need. Also trying to figure out which city, as one has a Hobby Lobby and the other direction does not. Tough decisions.
Also on my mind, I miss family gatherings, going dancing (a lot), going to the library just for fun and browsing, and having the freedom to go out in public without a mask. There were so many babies born in our family in 2020 that we didn't get to see or hold once yet.
I have many items I need to re-stock for a possible craft show this coming next fall. I need to fill one order for scrubbies first, but have so much to re-stock.
I'm already a worry-wart over Youngest moving out. She hasn't learned to cook much, and I am already worried about her eating healthy. I have a few months to work on that with her.
"If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!" -Dolly Parton
The sad part of this quote is that the younger generation won't know what a smile looks like and we can't see each other's smiles with the masks.
On the breakfast plate . . .
Egg, dandelion greens, sausage and bean burrito, organic coffee
On my reading pile . . .
As the Earth Turns, 1933 copy
On my TV . . .
Dead to Me when my husband is at work. Otherwise what ever we find interesting.
On the menu this week . . .
-Soup beans, fried cabbage
-Baked chicken parmesan, veggie
-Stuffed Bell Peppers
-Either cod or salmon, two veggies sides
From the camera . . .
Looking around the house . . .
Oh boy, it's in worse condition than last week. I really need to take stuff to donate and free up tables. The more I purge the worse it looks. Although I know the final results will be amazing.
New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed . . .
I haven't had time to be honest. I've stuck with favorite recipes and continue to purge the house.
To relax this week I will. . .
Work on the clothespin crafts (so I can finish up and put remaining supplies back in the donate box), possibly cut netting and crochet scrubbies. Maybe even read.
Something I want to share . . .
"Little Acts of Kindness" (5 of 35)
1. Say "Good Morning" to a person standing next to you in the elevator.
2. Pay the toll for the driver behind you.
3. Take a minute to direct someone who is lost, even though you're rushing.
4. Write a letter to a child who could use some extra attention . Kids love getting mail.
5. Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, especially in extreme weather.
Devotional, Inspirational, prayer list or Bible verse . . .
Mom, she was given the green light for the vaccine, but can't find a place to get it. My husband...he's sick. Youngest as she ventures into her own apartment in a few months (and me, because I will miss her and Tiger her cat). For our kitchen water pipes to thaw.