Contemplating Cumquat Marmalade
9 hours ago
|I have an assortment of hats (and a headband/ ear warmer) to donate. Some will go to church and some will go to the marvelous kids at Boys and Girls Club. |
I can't say why but knitting to donate is better than knitting to sell. Not that I wouldn't willing sell a hat. That money provides supplies for future hats. But, it just feels so good to donate. Donating my hats is His will. That's all that matters.
|A friend pointed out this neatly cut firewood to me weeks ago. There it sat at a rental property next to their roll-out dumpster. Wow! What a find!!! |
But I was skeptical... and chicken!
I drive past there almost every day and, for a while, no one was there. Finally, when a work van was there, I was too chicken to stop and ask! Yup! Very concerned about not having enough firewood for my household to make it through the winter storms, but still willing to allow fear/ shyness to prevent me from asking about wood that appeared to be forgotten.
Finally, today, as I swung around the block from dropping Matt at Boys and Girls Club, I saw a truck there and decided to suck-it-up and ask. The man rehabbing the rental unit was very kind and, although he spoke limited English, I was able to communicate my desire for that firewood and get permission to take it!
|Matt has unloaded the first load! |
Although this is not how I would have stacked the wood in preparation to carry it in, ot is so nice to have so much!
|Unloading the Jeep requires some contemplation... either that or my renewed parental control has finally kicked in and he's contemplating the changes!|
|Last day of 2012. That means this is also the last day for my posted pictures to tell their own story of my life. |
I am wondering, folks, what story have they told? Please, share your thoughts in the comments. (You may remain annonymous, but keep it kind and clean!)
|Hi! Turkey left-overs taking over your freezer? Well, try this casserole! |
First I layered in 2 cans of green beans, then covered that with shredded turkey.
|I topped it with a can of whole tomatoes (cut up). Then I made a box of Jiffy Corn Bread mix, a dusting of ground organic flax seed, shredded provolone cheese and a dusting of parmesan. |
I baked it at 350 F until golden brown.
Yummy easy supper!
|I am so blessed to have this umbrella dryer! I bought it a couple months ago on clearance at Menard's~ 1/2 price!|
|It holds a lot of laundry. Way more hanging space than the old one. Although I've hung out a lot of laundry on it, I honestly haven't tested to see how much weight it can handle. First, because I don't want to risk ruining it. Second, because I am almost caught up on laundry. Third, because, with low temperatures of 15 degrees some nights, I can only bare to stay out for a short time hanging laundry evenings. |
|Blankets get clipped to the little garden fence, while the rest hangs on the umbrella dryer. |
Time to finish folding the pile the 'Laundry Fairie' left me!
More pics soon!
|Ok, so maybe I actually brought in all the dry laundry from the clothes line out back, but doesn't "laundry fairie" sound better? |
Laundry freshly dried outside~ smells so good!
And the added benefit of bending and stretching to hang it and take it down...
Skinny by Summer!
|We have found a couple businesses nearby that put their wood scraps in bins at the curb! |
This is So Awesome!
This wood is great for instant heat and can be used for longer fires if you don't mind tossing a couple handfuls into the fire every 15- 30 minutes.
For us, it's greatly appreciated free heat. My home is 62 degrees while the thermostat is set at 55 and it is only a nippy 24 outside!
Can't beat that!
A quiet time for a gentle talk with God . . Quilting time is a favorite time for sharing with God . . My thankfulness .. My joys . . My so...