I feel SO good about today! I accomplished A LOT! I washed 3 loads of laundry, put away the 3 loads of laundry Melon Man washed yesterday, folded ALL the garments (and there were a lot), cleaned off the island and kitchen counters, did the dishes, put clean sheets on the bed, put the new pillows I bought yesterday on the bed, wrote 2 thank you cards, gathered up all the remaining Christmas stuff to go out to the garage, put away all the scrap crap that was on the kitchen table, hung up two pieces of artwork, took down my brass candlesticks, helped Holly clean the house, and did the bulletin for church tomorrow. Wow! Did I feel good or what?!?!?
As I was putting some things away that were on the island, I came across a simple little bag up in my china cabinet. It was a gallon size ziploc bag and inside was a neatly folded apron that had belonged to my mom. Auntie had borrowed it years ago to make a pattern or to see how to put one together. When she gave it back to me, I stuck it up in the cabinet and off and on for the last few years I've seen it there and it's never phased me.
Melon Man soon got home from work and Holly was still cleaning so we couldn't leave yet. We had wanted to take Dog to the dog park again, but it was rainy so we couldn't. While I waited for her to finish, I finally hung the piece of art in our bedroom that I've been wanting to get done for a long time. I climbed up on the ladder and hung this picture over the vent above our door. It looks so great there and I can imagine waking up in the morning, seeing it as I open my eyes, and it inspiring me to be happy the rest of the day.
After dinner, we went to our new Hobby Lobby. It's always so much fun to go there. I was looking for something decorative to put on my big black shelf. I found SO MUCH that would have been awesome, but I already had artwork type stuff so now I was looking for 3-dimensional type stuff. So, these are a few things I bought that I really like:
We soon headed home and I worked on the bulletin for church tomorrow, then made my homemade salsa for the Superbowl party at Lisa's tomorrow. I LOVE my salsa. Sooooooo good. This is how I make it:
The cast of characters:
Dice all the tomatoes and dump in a large bowl. Next, slice the stem end off of the jalapenos and slice the pepper in half lengthwise. Then strip out the veins and seeds. Be careful not to touch your fingers near your eyes after this! You'll regret it!
After I finished making the salsa, Dog and I watched the last two parts of the Dog Show. I wish I would have had my camera there on the sofa with me! It was SO cute. He was actually watching the dogs on the television! You could see it. He was so interested. Soon, we were both falling asleep (and Melon Man had already gone to bed) so we headed to bed. It was a long day, but it was nice to go to sleep in a freshly made bed knowing that I'd accomplished a LOT today!