|ready to deliver|
In the spirit of journaling, today I'm posting pictures from my weekend. Our ballots for the election arrived early last week, so Beloved and I promptly set aside some time one evening to study and mark our ballots and get them into the mail. Done!
I won't tell you exactly how we voted, but I will say we voted for the platforms represented and not because we favor certain personalities. God knows our heart.
Saturday we did some gardening, pulling up and cutting back of plants in anticipation of winter's snow. I didn't take any snapshots of that activity because it was enough to get used to breathing with one of those white paper masks over my nose and mouth. Since we are both recovering from colds (well, I am, anyway), we thought it best to protect ourselves from the dust and pollens we were stirring up.
I say I'm recovering, and I am. However, Beloved is still beset with a bothersome cough from his bronchitis diagnosis. He intends to call the doctor today for a check on that.
Saturday afternoon I left Beloved at home in front the the Alabama football game so I could wander about the mall. Recently our Apple store moved two spaces down into a much larger place. I was delighted to find this in its former location:
Christmassy and winter home decor items in abundance!! While I did not spend a dime in there, I'd love to go back another time and show my support for this business.
|The Brown Bungalow plans for Christmas|
At dusk on Saturday, Beloved pulled out our new Star Laser set to see how it looks on the front of the Bungalow. I snapped this picture but since the sun had not set yet, you have to use your imagination to even see the myriad of tiny red and green laser dots that are flowing all over the front of the house. It's much better when the sky is dark. (note: the link I've provided is from Bed Bath and Beyond for $39.95. We bought ours at Walmart for $25)
We decided that since we both have joint replacement parts, we need to avoid climbing ladders and working around icicles to hang Christmas lights. This laser light show calls for one stake into the ground and one extension cord trailing from the porch outlet out to the unit.
This weekend my church had the wonderful distinction of honoring TWO couples who have been married sixty years. In the morning worship service I attended, a bouquet of flowers was given to one of the couples. When our pastor asked them what was their secret to success, they replied having the same religion and just being kind to each other -- those two factors made the difference.
Sunday afternoon Beloved grilled steak for his lunch and salmon for me. We took a short walk in the neighborhood, not too long since we didn't want to get Beloved's cough going, if possible.
Now this morning as I contemplate a new week, I'm enjoying some photos from Martingale Publishing in an email they send out about 5 days a week. Their work inspires me!
|Aunt Bea quilt and pin cushions using|
the same block pattern as the quilt
|Stepping Stones quilt pattern|
Have a good week, everybody!