Well we were up at 6:30 this morning! But Elliott is sleeping well and only one more night before we head back to Bham. He is such a sweet boy. Anything I do for him, he has a big Thank You Mimi out right away. No, I am not Mimi, I am Nana, I tell him but he just laughs and calls me Mimi. Amelia has always been Aunt Mimi because the little ones could not say Amelia. So Amelia is still Aunt Mimi and I am just Mimi, for now anyway!!
I was thinking of my seasonal decorating the other day so I looked up some dates and realized that Lent begins on February 10th this year. I am thinking of giving up sweets for Lent this year. I gave up chocolate last year and managed to make it to Easter without cheating. Our Krispy Kreme opened here last week and I am wondering how I can go for six weeks without stopping by there. The lines there are still long so I have not been by for a donut and coffee yet. Some people camped out in the frigid temps to get free donuts for a year! I just cannot understand leaving my warm house and cozy bed for two nights on the sidewalk. Yes, the first person in line was there on Sunday afternoon and the store did not open until Tuesday.
And as to seasonal decorating...I am trying to decide what to do about Easter. It is in March this year so is March 1st too early to put out the bunnies, eggs and flowers? I am still stitching away on my Easter piece. I hope to get it made into a decorative pillow for my living room.
My husband is the deacon in charge of communion at our church. As a deacon's wife, I help him with the prep and the clean up. After the service is over I go down each row of chairs( we do not have pews) to pick up the used communion cups and as I was doing it last week, I was very sad to see that our sanctuary looks more like a movie theater than God's house. Papers were scattered, water bottles and coffee cups were left to be picked up by the maid I guess. I picked up the trash as I picked up the cups. We have a lovely lady who cleans our church and I am sure she could really tell some tales along these lines. I want to have a servant's heart as much as the next person but I think our church needs some lessons in etiquette. Is this a problem everywhere or just at my church?
I know many of you pray for Baylor so I am asking you lift him up in the weeks ahead as Katy is trying a new speech therapy. It is called Geminni and it has been touted as being very successful with non verbal children. Baylor will be five at the end of March and it is so important to do as much as we can for him before age six. Ruby continues her training. Several people sent me a little video on FB of a service dog demonstrating his skill at keeping his little person out of the street. It was so sweet.
It is hard to believe that the end of January is in sight. For some reason I find January to be a difficult month and I am always glad to see it go. Maybe it is because I am a bit down after the holidays and January in the south is cold and dark. Usually our daffodils are starting to bloom by the end of February and March brings nice spring temperatures.
I added a new blog to my blog roll if you want to check it out. Small Things is written by Ginny, a young farm wife and mom who is quite the knitter. She also dyes her own yarn...let's just say I would like to go and visit her home for a week.
Well I guess that clears my mind for today! Elliott and I have several errands to do before picking up Landon and Kendall at school this afternoon. Have a blessed Tuesday!!