Today I took young friend driving, and then she came here to fill out some online applications for work. We also did some school, Emily took my Mom to lunch for her Christmas gift, Lindsay and my Dad went to the local sportsman's club and did some target practice.
We are also doing laundry this week for some dear friends, whose Momma is out of the country this week. Actually Emily and Rachel have taken care of that quite handily, popping in a load here and there and then folding it all and having it ready at the end of the day.
We had a guest for dinner tonight. Our associate pastor Jack came over for dinner and a movie - his favorite, "My Fair Lady."
It was a lot of fun to watch as he knows all the songs! He is in his later 80's and has been a marine in WWII, a Veterinarian, and a pastor. He's also a writer and a poet. I'll try to show you what he brought me as a hostess gift. His wife Anne has Parkinson's related dementia and lives at the same retirement community they lived in together, but now she is in more skilled care. Her building is on lock down due to a minor epidemic of influenza. She is well, and the lock down is to try to keep her and others from becoming ill. He loves her dearly and misses 'my Anne' - as she is not herself anymore.
I love for my children to have the opportunity to get to know honorable men and women and to learn from them.
So far we are well, other than a bit of a sore throat here and there, and sinus. We feel thankful as many of the families we know have had a bit of tummy bug happening. We know it could happen to us, too, but praying it doesn't.
I have been working on our seed order for this year. We are going to be trying some new to us ways of preparing soil. Have you seen the Back to Eden film?
I watched it last year, and want to watch it with the family. Our local township has tons of wood chips for free. We want to cover the ground, where we intend to have a garden this year, with wood chips and get the soil prepared.
I feel as if I learn new things every year, and I am thankful for the opportunities to do so. God is so good to teach us what we need to know.
How many of you are gardeners? Do you grow vegetables or flowers or both? Where do you like to get your seeds?