I was thinking over last week over the weekend and realized I got totally spoiled! That doesn't happen too often, or I'd be impossible to live with. Here are the things I enjoyed last week.
Visiting with friends. On Sunday, I went with a friend from church to visit a lady we're trying to disciple. It was fun to chat and have coffee together with a newly saved lady! On Monday, we went to the home of one of our members who lives way (way) out in the country. Every year, usually on New Year's Day, they invite us all out to their place to play in the snow. This New Year's Day, everyone was sick (it's been a horrible winter for sickness here!), so we put it off till this week. The men and kids and a few ladies played in the snow and roasted hot dogs, while the rest of us ladies and a few kids stayed inside and played Scrabble. My hubby took me out for barbecue that evening, which meant I didn't cook at all on Tuesday. He even roasted my hot dog out in the country! Then on Tuesday, another friend took me to lunch! What fun! People charge me up, so I was quite charged up this week! ;)
Valentine's Day. This day was set apart above the others this week! My Honey began the day by telling me to lounge in bed while he fixed breakfast. We both had errands to run in the early afternoon, and when I came home, I found these flowers waiting for me, accompanied by a little bag of chocolate from Sandrine Pastries, a French bakery where I had my slice of birthday cake last year. The chocolate is no-sugar-added, and it's the best I've ever had!
Valentine's night, he took me out to eat - again - this time to a fancy restaurant. We had an appetizer, entree, and dessert - the whole nine yards! We kind of waddled out of the restaurant, which wasn't so elegant, I guess, coming out of such a fancy place. It was delicious, but it's a once-a-year or less kind of place. They gave us a couple of heart-shaped shortbread cookies as we left, sort of their thanks for eating with them. Attached to the cookies was a little tag with the promise of a free lobster tail with any entree when we return. The expiration date is March 31 of this year. Ummmm . . . we won't be going back quite that soon! LOL
Sunshine. Although we don't get much rain or snow here, it does stay cloudy most of the winter. That makes for many gray days, so when the sun shines, it's a glorious day! We've had several partially sunny days this week, and those days have really been a blessing!
Shopping. Yes, I am spoiled in that I have money to shop! My husband gives me an allowance each month, and I do buy little things here and there, but this month I actually found a nice sale at the fabric shop, so I bought some fabrics to make a few grocery bags, and some fun, bright fat quarters.
With the fat quarters, I made this top for a pillow last night from this tutorial at Lovely Little Handmades. It was very simple to make, so it was a quick return on the time I spent cutting the pieces. I'll quilt and back it this week. I just fell in love with that heart!
I don't expect to be quite so spoiled this week, but when you think about it, we're all pretty much spoiled by the Lord, aren't we? We have so much more grace and mercy from Him than we deserve! I hope you're having a good week!
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