It's a new week and a good day. It's very cloudy outside and chilly, but I just lit a fire in the fireplace and it will soon be cozy and warm in here where I plan to knit the afternoon away. If it doesn't start raining, Chloe and I will take a little walk too. I'm trying to get outside and around the block everyday and see if that helps me with the shortness of breath I've been experiencing. We only have enough wood left for about 4 or 5 days. Spring needs to come soon. We do have a regular furnace but we prefer the wood stove. The heat feels warmer. Does that even make sense to you? :-)
Dennis has been back at work for a week now and doing VERY well. Thank you so much for the sweet thoughts and all of your prayers. They are much appreciated and not taken for granted.
Last Tuesday I got industrious and baked sugar cookies. Nothing fancy, just plain, rolled and cut cookies. They're Dennis' favorite cookie so I thought I could do something nice for him.
I put cream cheese icing on them and a few pink sprinkles in honor of Valentine's Day just past.
Yum! They may not look like much, but they sure taste good. I've been having one or two at night with a cup of tea or hot chocolate.
This was the view from the deck on Saturday. Mt. Spokane with lots and lots of snow on it. Thank goodness. I never tire of seeing snow on mountain tops and after all of the fires last summer it is a very welcome sight.
Then I turned around and saw this sign that my best friend Jenny got for us last summer on our anniversary. We hung it on the outside of the house by the patio door. Life is indeed better at the lake.
We had intended to drive out the the trailer yesterday after church, but it was much colder and damper then the weather forecaster had predicted. Next Saturday the promise is 60 degrees so the plan was changed to next week. We want to make sure everything is okay and no leaks, etc. Usually we go out and walk around in the snow several times through the winter, but not this year. It's been an icky and strange winter around the Queen house. I'm determined that it WILL get better though.
I'm still making mittens. And enjoying them too. I haven't knitted on the shawl since my last post. I'm determined to get as many of these done before spring as possible. I'm sure the shawl will make it's way back into my hands before too many days have passed. Piper saw this pink color this morning when we face timed and she sure liked it.
I don't think I showed you what Mandy sent me for my birthday.
I bought a small sampler bag of this when we were in Annapolis in December and I love it. So yummy. So she bought me the big bag for my birthday. Well, the bag burst in the mail but was contained in the packing envelope. I put it in the ziploc bag after I opened it. We laughed and said it was a good thing nothing leaked out of the envelope or they may have thought she was sending me an illegal substance!
This is REALLY good tea. I was surprised, but then, nothing chocolate can be bad can it?
"Let us not become weary of doing good, for t the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9