Thursday, March 17, 2016


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Isn't this cute?  I saw it on facebook and couldn't resist posting it.  You know I love Snoopy.

I began the day by making lemon poppyseed muffins for breakfast.  I made them special by putting them on some shamrock plates.

And after lunch I ate a shamrock doughnut that Joe bought me.

I have been running around so much this week and last that I am very tired.  So is Joe.  We decided to take today off and we both just watched TV, napped and read.  Nice.  Everyone needs a day like that once in awhile.

I did go outside and get a couple of pictures of the yard for you.  The daffodils are up.  Well, some of them are.  There's lots more to come.

And my lilac bush has little leaves on it.

I was just saying it was late in the year for snow and it was probably over for the year when what should happen but we get a forecast today for a major snowstorm on Sunday.  According to how the storm goes we will get anywhere from 3 inches to 12 inches.  I hope my little flowers make it and don't freeze.  Just when you thought it was safe to go out and garden.

It seemed strange not to be at work this year, celebrating with my friends.  But it was nice to be home too.  I'm getting very used to being retired.  I rarely miss work anymore.

I wore my new Irish shirt that I bought in Tennessee.  It's hard to see, but it says "Luck of the Irish" all over it.  And the silver is all sparkly.


I usually make Irish Stew for St. Patrick's Day, but this year I changed and made ham, cabbage and potatoes.  It was wonderful if I do say so myself.

For the second week no one showed up for the Mid-week Bible Study.  So we were decorating the church as much as we could.  There are still some things I can't find.  Genny and I are going over there tomorrow morning to see if we can find the last box and put things up.

The new centerpieces on the tables for Fellowship Time.

A forsythia wreath on the back bulletin board.

A lilac wreath just inside the front door.

Joe got a banner for the front of the church.  This is the Palm Sunday one.  There is also a Good Friday and Easter banner.

How many people does it take to hang a banner?  Well, in our case it was two.

He also bought a new cloth for our communion table.

The man himself in the pulpit.  I was blocking the shot for Sunday morning and had him stand there so I could see where to put the camera.

And now it's time to call it a day and get some sleep.  Another busy day tomorrow.  I am so much busier than when I worked at the library.  So much to do all the time.  How can anyone ever be bored?  I feel as if I have a six-day work week.  Maybe even seven because Sunday I am still working making sure the service goes well, all the people have church bulletins and everything is set up and ready to go for the Fellowship Time.  Then I tape the message and see that it gets onto youtube and our facebook page.  Monday starts all over coordinating the bulletin, getting people together and cleaning up the church office and sanctuary.  Sigh.  BUT...  I love everything I am doing.  I may be busy, but it's my dream job!  On top of that, I get to set my own hours.

I'm going to end with an Irish Blessing.

Have a good night everyone!



  1. Thats the beauty of retirement in that most of the time you're free to do what you want to do. I'm making your Humming bird cake today, will let you know how it goes.

    1. Oh, please do let me know. I haven't made it yet. I posted the recipe so I wouldn't lose it. I hope it's as good as the one I ate in Tennessee.

  2. Such a beautiful closing blessing....Can't wait to see the centerpieces in person. It all looks so lovely.While this weather has been so crazy,I guess I can take one last dose of snow. I think it looks pretty! Have a beautiful day! woof

  3. Well, you know now that people can ask you to do anything, and often. After all, "Well, YOU don't WORK," is most folks' rationalization for "EYE don't want to do it."
    Ranks right up there with the at-work "Must Be Ni---ice," when you've actually HAD a day off or gone on well-earned vacation.

    Glad you're getting some rest---aren't those "nothing" days sublimely soothing? We rejoice when the 7:30 call-in every day results in "Nowhere for YOU to go today, thanks."

    We call ourselves Grasshoppers when we take those rare days and just BE.


  4. Kathy, You know I love Snoopy. :):) Your shirt is so [pretty. I did not wear any green...just a flick was in my pink flowery scarf.. Your dinner looked very healthy and good. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Kathy- Isn't it amazing that once you are retired you are busier than you ever thought you would be? I know I am! Your shirt is cute and I love your Snoopy greeting.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend-and don't work TOO hard! xo Daina

  6. I made your Humming Bird cake, very nice. Thanks.


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