During the week, there are the occasional family meals with the in-laws, and the every-once-and-a-while errand running day. I clean house (actually dusted the other day!), and continue to try new recipes so I don't get bored in the kitchen. Last week it was so nice we took a walk down Main street.
So amidst the normality and everyday-ness, here are a few random things that make me happy:
I've been reading through the Bible this year, and finally finished Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Hallelujah!
I'm not making Natasha an Easter dress this year. I decided to let go of that pressure, not fret about it. The world will go on spinning even if I don't sew Natasha a new dress for Easter. She has several cute hand-me-down dresses in her closet, that are very springy and perfectly suitable. And they will be "new" since they were too springy to wear all winter. I might just have to make her a headband or a flower or something, since not making anything for Easter does seem weird.
My most recent sewing project was just finished about 20 minutes ago. I whipped up a little baby dress, with a matching diaper cover and sun hat. No, I'm not pregnant, it's for a cousin. ;) But it is awfully cute and makes me think of snuggling a newborn. Our baby isn't so little anymore...she'll be three in April!
Meijer had fresh mushrooms on sale last week. $1 for a container. I stocked up and loved it.
Drawing pictures in a thin layer of salt has been a recent lifesaver in answer to Natasha's question, "But WHAT can I dooo?!!!"
And finally, one of my absolute favorite things to smile about! That metal band on my husband's finger. He gave up wearing the original wedding band, since it got too big and was flying off his finger. But at a recent wedding, we heard that the groom's wedding ring only cost about $30. So I thought, for our anniversary, we're going to get Daniel a ring that fits! Surely we can find a deal too! We did indeed...on Amazon! I just love glancing at him during the day now and seeing that ring. I know it doesn't make you any more married, but I love seeing it. I knew I was still married for the time that Daniel went without his ring, but now the world knows too. :)
Can you tell I've been influenced by the Instagram look of editing pictures? You can think of this post as, "If Janel had an i-phone".