Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life, Lately

Things have been so busy around here I haven't been able to post much. I do have plenty to post about, but I thought I'd just catch you up on a few things.

Of course the sad news coming from Japan keeps us thinking often and praying for all the victims of the tsunami. It's just awful to watch the videos and think about all the devastation. Michael's April trip to Japan has been shortened by a week and we'll see if that changes again as things unfold.

A friend took me to a new tearoom over the weekend and we enjoyed some incredible food all with a St. Patrick's Day theme.

In keeping with St. Patrick's Day, I'm planning to cook some corned beef sandwiches with cabbage in them too for dinner and I really need to fit some Irish soda bread in there as well. Here is the recipe I use.

The kids joined 4-H last week and we had our first meeting with our club. The kids LOVE it! I hope it is the beginning of many happy memories.

I made oxtail bourguignon over the weekend. Amazing depth of flavor. Must post more on this sometime.

My taxes are alluding me and I can't get time to finish them up. UGH!

Laura is on a feeding strike because of a two-week cold combined with teething 2-4 teeth. It's getting a little scary. I was encouraged that she took some solid food again today. We'll see how things end up. Prayer is appreciated.

Michael's 40th is around the corner! Some plans are in place for simple celebrations, but hopefully that will be just what he enjoys.

I guess I need to end this post and get a few things done before bedtime.......


Lovella ♥ said...

. ..and knitting for me too? Oh wow. .you are a very ambitious lady. I hope you are not stressing over "our" project. When I see all you do in a day I am just amazed. I am so glad you are able to go out for a lovely tea for a treat.
Your St Patricks theme looks wonderful.

Ruth MacC said...

Your blog never dissappoints Heather!!! Happy St Patrick's Day today from Ireland!
I have just prayed for your lovely daughter. Don't worry, she will be ok.
Love the table with all the goodies on it including the clover in bloom! Feel hungry already. We are just about to go to the parade in town today. I am not really feeling up to it but you know, it's probably just the thing for me right now. I plan to curl up in front of the fire later in my pj's though lol.

It's always great dropping by.
I thank God for you and your lovely family. Keep up the good work. It's so encouraging and up lifting to be here with you and your family.

Esther said...

Thanks for the inspiration, Heather! I was planning a corned beef dinner today, but despite my heritage, I had never, ever made Irish soda bread before. :) Now I have a beautiful loaf cooling on my kitchen counter. Your recipe worked beautifully and if it tastes as good as it looks, I'll add it to my rotation of bread for sure--so quick and easy.

I will remember especially to pray for Laura these days. I hope you can get rest despite the sick baby, too!

Love, Esther H.