Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Fun and Presents

Sure, it's a bit early for Valentine's Day, but --- that only depends on what you're doing. We were actually mailing some things, so it's practically a bit late. Mom found these really cute little "goodie bag" kits at Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago, so we were putting those together. I'm ashamed to say that I sort of brushed them off in the store, as they didn't seem that cute. A person should always listen to their mother. Mothers are always right. No matter how hard it is to one's pride to admit it! :)

So, we packed some of those up and mailed them off to friends. Don't worry, none of them read this blog, so they'll not spoil the surprise. In fact, I'm not sure anybody reads this . . . but it's fun to do. Anyway, here are some pictures of a couple of the things that we made. We used conversation hearts and pastel jelly beans in the bottoms of the bags, then we added the little animals on top. What I thought was really cool were the "Jesus" conversation hearts. They have a Bible verse on each individual package and little Christian sayings on the actual candy.

It's cold today, and there's been sleety snow coming down all day. We're supposed to have four inches by tomorrow night! Whoa! Mom made cream of potato soup for lunch, and I made these to go with it. So, what are they? Biscuits with cheese-stuffed hot dogs (vegetarian ones, of course) rolled inside. Amazing things, but you can't eat too many at once --- talk about filling.

We went down to Buddy and Kay's house on Wednesday afternoon. That was quite fun, as we sat around and talked all evening. We watched Buddy's latest show together and then hashed out all sorts of good ideas for other projects --- probably none of which will actually happen. ;) You know, it's like solving the problems of the world in one afternoon. We're still trying to research their house, but the weather was so bad that we couldn't drive anyplace to look into things. Maybe in the next couple weeks some nice weather will come back.

I ordered a set of books in to the library last week. Our branch is part of a fabulous program that has linked a lot of Ohio libraries from all parts of the state, which means that we can order books in from a lot of places. So, I was able to order in a 2-volume set of a complete catalogue of the works of Sir Joshua Reynolds --- but they aren't in yet! I'm dying. Crazy, I know, but I really can't wait. Ugh. Guess I'll have to. ;)
More later.

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