Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Spring comes late, at least to my way of thinking, in our neck of the woods. However it appears to finally be here. Of course spring here always includes "unexpected" snows mixed in with beautiful warm days (sometimes on the same day). Over the past weeks Chris has been giving our orchard a much needed prune. Today I slipped out and gathered a few of the prunings in hopes that I can "force" them indoors. My container has pear, cherry, and apple. There are also peach, apricot, and plum out there and I may go get some of them as well.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
"A father is a source of strength,
A teacher & a guide,
The one his family looks up to
With loving trust & pride. . .
A father is a helper
With a willing hand to lend,
A partner, an advisor,
And the finest kind of friend.
"A Father means so many things...
A understanding heart,
A source of strength and of support
Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness
No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too
A Father means so many things
When he's a man like you.."
The Measure of a Father - A man is loved not for how tall he stands but for how often he bends to help, comfort and teach. anon
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I love hydrangeas but we can't grow them in our alkaline soil. The other day I found some beautiful blossoms at Costco. They were the perfect addition to the guest bedroom we were preparing for our guest pastor and family. I thought you might enjoy them too.
This weekend we have another visiting pastor and his family here from TX. Each family from our church wanted to host them for some event and even though they are staying with us we wanted to have a tea. One other family was available that day to join us so all worked together (yes, even my guest, who loves tea like I do) to put together this tea. I dearly missed my sweet daughters' fellowship and assistance in the kitchen!
Our dear daughters are in VA visiting some family friends and I'm out of time to cook so I picked up some prepared foods from Costco. On Monday night it was Chinese night. We had lettuce wraps, spring rolls, Kung Pao chicken on brown rice, and mango ceylon tea. By the time we remembered to take pictures the lettuce wraps were all gone so you'll have to imagine them. Here is the rest.
Last Sunday we were blessed to have a visiting pastor come and preach to our church. Afterward we had a fellowship meal. As a treat I made a dessert out of "Cuisine at Home", a magazine that a dear family from church gave Caity a subscription to as a graduation gift. Not too sweet, definitely chocolate with a hint of coffee and almond. Here is a picture.