Saturday morning I woke to sunshine and birds singing. Oh yeah, spring is just around the corner! I bounced out of bed at 7:30 and was ready to get some things done.
I spent a large chunk of the morning looking through pictures. A lady that is in our adoption group is making a slide show to celebrate the upcoming Gotcha Day.
It was fun going down memory lane and made me realize once again how quickly time is passing.
Then we loaded up the van and headed out. The first stop was to drop some things off at the monthly hazardous recycle.
Then it was to Lowe's for a kids workshop.
While we were there we picked up a few things.
We picked up a quick lunch and made couple stops before hitting the grocery store.
We only needed some fresh fruit and veggies and then picked up something for dinner.
Once home it was time to get everything put away. One of our stops was to pick up some summer shirts for myself.
I really needed these as most of my current summer shirts have developed holes. While I put things away and tidied up a few things Megan and Chuck headed out to put a few things away in the shed.
Before dinner Megan worked on her spelling and then practiced the piano.
We are really longing for warmer days and time outside. Temperatures above freezing and sunshine was enough to convince us to fire up the grill.
Of course there is always housework to be done. I washed four loads of laundry.
Ran the vacuum for the fifth time in three days. Yikes!
Then it was time to settle down for the evening. Megan took a shower and then we popped some corn and enjoyed a movie.
Before bed we have been reading a loud the Little House books and I ordered this since we finished Little House on the Prairie
Then it was off to bed for Megan. I started a coffee cake for Sunday morning and then it wasn't long before I was off to bed myself.
I know daylight savings time only changes by an hour but it really messes me up. I knew I would need to get to bed so I would be fresh for church. I hope you enjoyed a coming along for a little peek into my Saturday.
We were expecting March to come in like a big lion. Instead I guess you could say it ended up coming in like a cub. Instead of 12 inches of snow we ended up with a few inches. I can't say that I was disappointed.
I guess you could say that we have started our spring cleaning.
In anticipation for new living room furniture every inch of the room was cleaned. Including shampooing the carpet thanks to my great husband.
Besides cleaning and shopping for furniture I spent some time shopping for new throw pillows. I couldn't find any I like. Most of the patterns I am seeing are bold, modern prints. Not exactly my taste. I ended up purchasing a few inexpensive pillows and will recover them. This is the fabric I will be using.
If it all goes according to plan (ha!) I will be spending the next few days whipping up pillows. Oh and waiting for the weather to warm up. I don't know about you but I have some projects I would like to do. Most of them involve paint and need warmer temperatures. So let's all start thinking spring or at least hoping for normal temperatures. :)
Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.
Although winter is still making its presence known I am thankful for the sunshine. Something about the sunshine that lifts my spirits.
Activities to keep little boys busy is a must.
The kitchen is always a busy place.
We have been enjoying the Olympics.
They have inspired a little learning.
Megan still desires to help in the kitchen. She watched me mix meatballs and then rolled them for me.
I am trying to find joy in the beauty of the falling snow. That keeps falling and falling and you get the picture. :)
Let's just say that I am ready to find the joy in the ordinary days of spring!
Find happiness in the ordinary; it makes for a pleasant life and a serene heart. ~ Granny Willodene