Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Coffee Date

So several of the blogs that I have been following have been having a coffee date on their blogs on Friday.  I thought this would be a great  way to get blogging again, at least on this blog.  

I have been busy blogging, but just not here.  I was a guest contributor on a blog called the Rural Housewives of America a couple of weeks ago with a post titled Why I Love Being Married to a Farmer.  It was a lot of fun to write the post, and an honor to have been a contributor on the blog.

Well, back to the coffee date thing, this is just a way to catch up with my week, and the things that me and my family have been up to.  

This week didn't start out so great. The girls and I all had the flu.  But on the bright side, I finished binding a quilt that I quilted last week. I know that you have seen this quilt before, it is Spin Cycle by Cluck Cluck Sew, but I finally got it quilted and bound.  I definately needed something bright and cheery in my world.

The weather is so cold here that my daughter has had two more 'too cold' days off school this week making that five this month already. We have barely been above zero for almost a month.  I remember once in all of my school years that school closed for being too cold, but I don't ever remember a winter this cold, and we haven't even gotten to the snowiest months yet!  Along with this cold weather, there is a heating crisis in our area.  We live in a very rural area and most people use propane to heat their homes. However there is a huge shortage and there will be a lot of people that will not be able to heat their homes.  Thankfully we have natural gas and haven't felt the effects of this crisis.  

On a quilty note, I also have been busy writing a few quilt patterns of my own.  I have one complete, and three more in the works. I can't wait to get them all quilted up so I can start showing them off.

This morning was spent on a field trip with my oldest, Olivia, at our local Interstate Park.  We had a great time, even though it was below zero again.  Olivia sure loves when I get to go to school with her. 

So that is it for my first coffee date.  Neil is at a Men's Christian retreat this weekend through UEC, and I will be on the Women's retreat next weekend, so my coffee date might be on Thursday as I leave Thursday evening. 

Have a great week everyone.