Another week came and went. Time waits for no one, including me. Work week done.
These are colorful products at hardware store where I work. Spring time is the right time to plant flowers and garden. Our garden is barely beginning. Will see how the peas go as something is eating a couple plants. Most likely a caterpillar!
I didn't take coupons with me but there were sales going on at the grocery store. Monthly coupon book came out so I saved that way. Sometimes I get tired of playing the coupon game. I clip what I can from flyers in our newspaper. Sometimes I look online and print off there to use. Time consuming. But worth it if I have the time.
I stopped at Walmart to return something. With the money I got back, I purchased a new outdoor Urban Mat. I nearly it bought awhile back but wasn't sure if the colors would be good with our house. Mat is made from recycled tires. I didn't bring it in the house when I first got home. I didn't want my house smelling like Les Schwab tire center! Granted I like them but not the smell of the tires!
Saturday morning, Megan and I headed south for a demobilization ceremony for an Army's infantry unit. They came home a couple weeks ago. Today was the formal ceremony. My cousin, Bob, was in the unit. So was Matt, a man who I know from the fertilizer plant in town. Miss Oregon sang the National Anthem. I met up with her later. Nice young lady. Her name is Rebecca! The American flag is on a fire truck's ladder that hung over the walk way outside the building at the fairgrounds. Nice gesture!
After the ceremony was over, Megan and I decided to go to Applebee's for lunch. It was so good. We could have gone and got burgers but we didn't feel like it. We don't have Applebee's in our town.
After lunch we went to Hobby Lobby. Our first time to go. First store in Oregon. A lot of things to see and purchase. We saw these gigantic silk flowers in side aisle when we headed to check out! Amazing! I spent quite a bit of time in the sticker aisle. They have a good selection and I wound up with 11 sheets. Megan had been looking for some items so she went off in her search. She came back to "see if I was still stuck in the sticker section." These are my finds I brought home with me. The cross will be hung by the front door. The frame with hold a photo of Bob, Matt, Megan and me, once I get it printed. But first Megan needs to email me a photo so I can print it. I thought of a couple things I should have looked for last night. But I spent enough for my first trip! I looked in the yarn section and found a few skeins I liked. Nearly bought them but decided against it since my stash spot is full. I'd probably not get to it for a few years. Need to knit what I have. Starting now! Like my husband's slippers!!!
Megan working on a tile painting project. She got some stencils and markers and couldn't wait to get started. She painted a butterfly in bright colors on the white tile. Later I made chicken soup and biscuits for dinner. I was tired and just really didn't feel like eating much either. It was so good.
Today starts another week. I started it off by staying home from church just because I didn't feel well. Tired. Other things that just made me feel less than happy to be dressed up and heading out with Phil. So this afternoon I am better. Feeling positive this week will be good in many ways. This is the last full week of spring!! I am enjoying the warmer days. Beauty of my roses, which I need to trim to get more roses. Hydrangeas starting to bloom.
May you find happy moments in your days this week. Find time to be thankful to God for those moments. In the moments of trial, remember to pray to have Him help your "mountains" be removed. Ask, believing that it will happen. Mark 11:22-24
Even though our weeks throughout our lives are similar, there is always a good reason to give thanks and pray, giving God the praise. Then petitions, from us, His children.
Have a blessed week, my friends.