Today is a very special day in my life. 34 years ago today I became a mom for the first time. Mandy is 34 today. It has been such a joy to watch her grow up, become an independent career woman, wife and now a mom herself. She loves that little girl desperately and I know she would give her life for Miss Piper if it was needed. That's what we do as mom's right? And now, she finally has an inkling of how I feel about her. Today is an anniversary that celebrates a "job" that I loved better than any other career I could possibly have had.
We've had days on end of freezing fog. I've actually lost count of how many days in a row it's been, but I know it's been a week at least. These are pictures of the buildup of frost from the fog that I took from the deck this morning. There is about 1/2 inch or so on the chain of my wind chime! I don't think I've ever experienced anything quite like this before. It makes driving in the mornings and evenings quite interesting since the roads get very icy.
It Is very pretty! but dangerous all the same.
I finished my all cotton blanket last night, washed it and it is so soft! It is really heavy in weight. I had never made a blanket from cotton before so I was surprised at the weight of it. I know now who it is going to, a lady in our church who is ALWAYS cold. I hope she'll like it.
I take a few minutes every day to just look at these pictures of our family. I love them all so much and miss them. How I wish they all lived closer to us.
I don't remember if I ever told you about this little cabinet. I found it at a local thrift store in absolutely perfect condition without a scratch on it for $75. It is beautiful wood, no laminate or fake stuff here!
A sneak peek of a project I'm working on for Valentine's day. Aren't these little knitted hearts cute?
My Scandinavian heart garland. The pattern for the heart is free on Teresa Kastner's blog. You can find her blog on my sidebar.
On anther subject, I've always wanted one of those kitchens with perfectly clear counter tops. No matter how hard I try this is what I mine looks like. I use most of these things on a daily basis though and figure it's a waste of time and energy to put everything away all of the time. The counter top oven spends most of the year in the trailer at the lake. I bring it home in the winter because it's a more energy efficient way to make small batches of things for just hubby and I rather than heat up the big oven.
The sunshine you see coming through the window is deceptive. It's really just light, not bright sun. The fog is still hanging on.
I finished my first two days of CASA training and we've already lost a few people because it's pretty intense both emotionally and psychologically. I have two more days this coming Friday and Saturday. I have met some great people there amd most of them are in their 60's and 70's! It is wonderful that they want to give up part of their retirement to help these children. When you see the statistics it is just plain horrifying.
It has taken me two hours to do this little post. The phone has rung 7 times. I have received 5 texts and the doorbell rang twice!! I give up!
Have a wonderful day my friends.