Monday evening . . . I like Mondays! The busyness of the weekend is past, and we can relax a little before picking up the activity in the middle of the week and heading on to Sunday. I've been making Mondays kind of a day off for the past couple of weeks, and I've enjoyed it.
We woke up to rain this morning (what's new?), but by mid-afternoon, the sky was blue with big puffy clouds, and the sun was shining brightly. I think we got up around 50 degrees today, maybe a little more. I never appreciated sunny days till spending a rainy winter in Vancouver! LOL Now I revel in sunny days, even if it's only partly sunny or only sunny for a few hours. Tomorrow and Wednesday are supposed to be cloudy (but no rain), Thursday is scheduled to be rainy, but . . . Friday and the weekend are supposed to be beautiful! Praise the Lord!
I found a little needlework shop in downtown Vancouver. When I say "little" I'm serious about that! It's just a tiny little place, and it's mostly a knitting store, but they have a few cross stitch things. I found a box on the floor filled with cross stitch pamphlets and leaflets, the sign on the front of the box proclaiming that all books inside it were only 50 cents! So I went through that box and found 8 books/leaflets that I liked, and only paid $4.00 for all of them. The stickers on them averaged around $5.00 each, so that was a good deal! I was very thankful that the Lord allowed me to find them. One of them was a beginning book for working on linen, which I've never tried. I love the look of cross stitch on linen. This booklet has small projects and detailed instructions, and I'm looking forward to trying it.
We had quite a bit of ham left over yesterday, but after having it for supper last night and lunch today, it's gone - except for the big meaty pieces I saved Saturday night and the big meaty bone. They are in the freezer for later. We also had some cake left over, but we ate some today and turned the kids loose on it, and it's gone too. Whew! Thank goodness that's over! LOL