Friday, January 22, 2010

Valentine's and Other Bits

I cannot remember having as "laid back" a week in a long time. It has been so refreshing and relaxing. I feel almost lost without anything that I HAVE to get done. I do enjoy being busy, but do not like to be overly busy for extended periods. I like to have time to "be still and know" and I've had that this week and am so grateful for it. Of course, often, our weeks are just as busy as we will allow them be. Sometimes it can't be helped, and others, well, you know what I'm saying.

I made a pot of white chili (recipe on the back of the McCormick's White Chili seasoning packet) one day for dinner and then last evening I made a big pot of pinto beans and grilled a pork tender. I wish I could tell you that I cook every day and that we have a wonderful meal each evening for dinner. But, I cannot lie. Since it is now just Hubby and I, we often go to the local "dive" and grab a bite. Often, it's just for the sake of having something to do when the days are so short. I bet you younger folks are reading that and thinking that you cannot imagine going out to eat just to have something to do. ~chuckle~ Hang in there, your day will come!

I have almost finished going through and storing memoribilia from my Mom. I love the feeling of completing a project! Yea!

I love Valentines! A couple of weeks ago I decorated my kitchen island with a couple of "Valentiney" items. I certainly don't go all out with decorations, but like to keep something seasonal on the island for us, and anyone who drops by, to enjoy. Inside the glass cylinder is conversation hearts (such as we use to eat) surrounding a red candle. I have a heart shaped wreath hanging on a wrought iron hanger and then my Mark Roberts Valentine fairy hanging from the ceiling fan pull above the island.
I'm not sure you can tell just how cute he is, but take my word, he really is cute! ~smile~ I have seen the Mark Roberts fairy collection for years but this is my first one to own. I think he will be something that my Grandchildren will enjoy when they are a little older.

Speaking of Grandchildren.......I had the privilege of keeping our Granddaughter yesterday and enjoyed her so much. She is growing so fast, almost 12 pounds now, and has the cutest little "belly laugh" that I love to hear. We rocked and talked and had a good time. All too soon she will be grown, so I cherish these times to "love and cuddle" her.

Yes, it has been a great week and high-lited with my Bible Study homework from "Living Beyond Yourself" study. Our verse to remember is : "But the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:23

Happy week-end!

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Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Thanks for stopping by! I agree that human nature is a huge factor with how we deal with criticism. In my particular case, it was my MIL and it was done in love. It hurt to hear the disappointment, but I am so glad she was willing to risk the hurt! I have a better perspective because of it!

    I love the VDay wreath in your kitchen - it's beautiful! Did you make it?

    Enjoy your grandbaby! Don't spoil her too much. ;)

  2. I remember going to Zeller's for something to do when I had just one child (and now I have three ... and LOTS to do!), so I understand your need to go out for a meal for something to do. It's also nice to just get out, regardless :)

    Enjoy being a grandmother - my mom has been visiting us once a week (pretty much) since my eldest was born almost 5.5 years ago. We visit their place more now, but it's so nice knowing that my kids get to know my parents as they grow up.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, too ;)

  3. The Valentine's decor is very pretty! Grandchildren are great, aren't they?

  4. Our Bible study was also focusing on the fruits of the spirit. We were committing to gentleness for the week. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds like an incredible week! I would LOVE one like that right now! I am praying things will settle down after Science Fair but I am not convinced they will! There must be a better way!

    Love your decorations! I wish I had even a tiny bit of decorating gene in me...but I have none! I am just excited if you can see my island!

    Have a great weekend and enjoy cuddling that grandbaby!


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