The bonus challenge for this week was to write a letter or send a card to someone. I sent a card to a friend who needed a laugh earlier in the week. Today I wrote (typed) a letter along with a handmade card to my Senior Angle's DD, thanking her for thanking me by adopting her Mom (confusing I know) and to ask a few questions so I can do some good gift giving this year.
Put on a pot of northern bean soup for dinner this AM. Everything except the beans were preserved at home, chicken stock, celery, onions, Christmas ham bone.
Duhh, forgot to pull out the rest of the ingredients when I took the first photo, garlic, parsley and carrots, most of the veggies are from our garden.
Lazy me didn't check the mail yesterday, what a happy surprise when I checked today, the tags for the "Quilt of Valor" quilts came in!!!
An even bigger surprise was I ordered 12 tags, the company threw in an extra so I was thinking I had 13 tags. NOT!!! Come to find out there are 11 tags per package, I now have 33 "Quilt of Valor" tags, holy crap Batman. If anyone is intrested in making a "Quilt of Valor" pleas let me know I would be happy to send you a tag or 2 or 3 or.....
Week 2 of the decluttering No/Low spending challenge is complete and I checked off the extra bonus today!! My decluttering is going great, a lot of work but so worth the effort, thanks Carla for such a wonderful challenge. The No/Low spending challenge is not going as well as I would like but a little saved each week is better than nothing!!!
Today was a spending day. One of my very good friends Son was deployed to Afghanistan last month, she received his "Mom can you send us" list this week. Before I could get my hot little hands on the list it had already been filled, people can be so thoughtful. His Mom was in tears that so many folks wanted to bring he and his fellow soldiers a little touch of home. Not to be outdone Mom and I went to breakfast this morning then on to Wally world looking for some things he and his buddies could use or want. I choose entertainment as my theme, lots of candy just like at the movies, popcorn and a pile of DVD's that according to my SIL's are stupid funny guy stuff. Since he has so many boxes headed his way in the next week or two I am holding off on sending my box for now, Mom also ask if I would send some homemade cookies along, are you kidding me. Girl get out of my way I need to get my apron on and get busy!!!!
Moving right along this post is going to get very long winded!! I was nominated by Mrs Thrifty to receive a Versatile Blog award!! Thank you so much Mrs Thrifty, you can find her cute blog here http://craftthriftandlove.blogspot.com/
The rules are I need to pass on this award to fellow bloggers, check them out from the list below.
The other requirement is I tell 7 things about myself you may not know
1.) I have been with my sweet husband for 39 years, married for 38 years.
2.)We lived in Germany when I was a teen and traveled around most of Europe, I was to young and dumb to appreciate it :(
3.) I love all things food related, planting, growing, harvesting (not weeding) preserving, cooking and best of all eating.
4.) My Grandmother is my hero, she has been gone for 32 years now but she can NEVER be replaced. She was left a widow with 8 children on her own living on a farm the youngest still in diapers. She lost her oldest son in WW2 just after her husband had passed. She stayed on the farm and brought her children up single handed, all went on to become successful productive men and women who built strong families of their own. At the age when she should have had her feet propped up she opened her heart and home for my sister and I when our Mother passed away. Oh to be 1/2 the woman she was!!!
5.) I have to create, no matter what, no matter how bad it might turn out, if I don't make a little something in the kitchen, yard or scrap/sewing room each day I don't feel settled.
6.) I have a heredity brain disorder that has resulted in reoccurring seizure's beginning 10 years ago. I am so thankful to modern medicine, prescription drugs and research that has allowed me to be with my children and husband for all these years.
7.) I am not a TV watcher other than the news, my dead dark secret is our DD's have me hooked on the trashiest show ever made, Real Housewife's of Atlanta, Beverly hills, and whatever else trash they put out.