The weather in my neck of the woods:
Still very hot and dry, we got some nice rain last week so I'm hoping for some more soon.
One of my simple pleasures:
Taking virtual tours, since we can't just pack up and get on a plane, there's nothing like sitting on the computer and taking the trip virtually, just like we did yesterday when we visited quite a few places in England.
On my bedside table:
Little Heathens - I'm really enjoying this one, it's the life of a family on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression
On my TV:
Love Finds a Home
Little House on the Prairie Season 2
On the menu for tonight:
Good ol' comfort food, Shepherd's Pie, veggies, homemade bread.
On my To Do List:
Iron and put away two loads of laundry
Clean the bathrooms
Change bed linens
New Recipe I tried last week:
Green Chili Stew. YUM.MY!
In the craft basket:
Loads of yarn but no project in sight. I want to find something to make, just gotta find a few minutes to go through some patterns and determine what I'll make.
Looking forward to:
Shopping this coming weekend. School starts in just two weeks so it's out for clothes and school supplies, a stop at Golden Corral and Sunday we're heading to the Pioneer Living Musem.
Homemaking Tip for this week:
I always make extra batches of pancakes or waffles, whatever is not eaten on the weekend, I put in ziploc bags or tupperware boxes and save for breakfast during the week. Just pop them in the toaster or microwave for a few seconds.
Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
Farm Chick Paula's *Summertime* post, it just made me smile.
Favorite photo from last week:
My homemade maple syrup. You have to try it for yourself, it's pretty darn good if I do say so myself.
Lesson learned the past few days:
It's not a new lesson but it's one I'm reminded of daily. Time flies, not just when you're having fun, but all the time, it just flies. There are not enough hours in the day to spend with my children, I keep looking at the calendar and seeing their school start date quickly approaching and I want to run outside and scream out "NOoooooooo, not yet, I'm not ready".
On my Prayer List:
**My brother Bruno, he is just getting over Pneumonia
**My grandmother Odete, she's still slowly getting back to normal after her stay in the hospital
**My grandmother Jacinta, she has osteoporosis and her poor spine is curved. It seems that she pulled something or did something to her ribs and has been in a lot of pain lately.
Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:
The Greatness of small deeds
Seldom do we realize the importance of small deeds, or to what degree of greatness unnoticed kindness leads. - Helen Steiner
He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.