Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What I've Been Up To Lately

I'm still alive, just crazy busy.  Doesn't it seem that life gets really busy as soon as spring arrives? 

Last week I prepared for a WOW (Women of the Word) event at my church.  We had a great turnout on Saturday morning and spent a few hours enjoying fellowship and food (of course) and I was able to share some great ideas for keeping balanced in your heart, your health, and your home. 

Here is a little party favor I made for each of the ladies to take home.  After we set the table, we put some little speckled egg candy in each cup.  The paper tag can be used as a Bible Book Mark.  It had our theme verse on it. 

After I got home from that event, we had a little event of our own at home - our bee hive swarmed.  This time we knew it was really our own.  We were prepared with new hive supers (boxes for the bees to live in).  Now we have two bee hives!

Sunday morning was worship and work (I am one of the directors of the preschool ministry at church so I work at church).   After church and a quick lunch, we headed home to set up for our grandson's 5th birthday party.  Papa got the mini hay ride ready.

Each child got to take home a stick horse, a bandanna that they made, and a drawstring goodie bag with a sheriff's badge, harmonica, and other goodies.  J, the birthday boy, was incredibly excited!  The morning started with rain, but it held off until the party was over.  As the last guest was leaving, the rain started coming down again.  Thanks, God!

Yesterday and today was work, work, work.  I've got paperwork up to my eyeballs, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  If I was a faster learner, I would have this spreadsheet thingy figured out by now.  I might be slow, but I won't stop until I finish! 

I guess I'll have to be finished soon, or we'll be eating dinner on the couch instead of at the dinner table.  What's for dinner?  Clean Out The Fridge Soup - odds and ends of this and that - that needed to be used up.  I tossed everything in the crock pot with some homemade beef stock, a diced onion, some minced garlic, home canned diced tomatoes, and some chili seasonings.  Hopefully it will taste like a Mexican soup.  We'll see!

I hope to have a tutorial of how I made the party favors and centerpieces for the women's event this past weekend.  I made almost all of it from things I had around the house.  I love it when I can save money!

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