I Love Thursday #124 So Many Blessings
This is the 124th post of things we love for the week. We usually post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. This week, I’m posting it one day early because tomorrow we are hosting the TGIFF (Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday) linky party. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
Fat Tuesday – Ash Wednesday! Today is Ash Wednesday but yesterday was Fat Tuesday. Did you indulge in anything decadent and yummy? I did. A coworker who often brings in treats made by his wife didn’t disappoint. Stuffed with two different flavored jellies, here is the homemade-Paczki (pronounced pooch-key) I enjoyed with apricot jelly. Fried in peanut oil and sprinkled lightly with powdered sugar, it was just as yummy as it looks. I’m not trying to make you jealous . . . really! I don’t have any Polish decedents but I sure do enjoy this goody that is famous in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Sit-a-spell lounger. My school district is trying out some new classroom dynamics, including this modern-looking lounger. I just HAD to snap a photo of it since it is just begging to be a quilt pattern. It is also quite comfortable!
George Bernard Shaw quote! Shaw says, “This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of Nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.”
My favorite line is this: “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is sort of a splendid torch, which I’ve got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”
Clark Baby Quilt again! All the details about this (Cubs) Clark Jr. baby quilt were shared earlier this month. However, we did not have a picture of the quilt in the crib along with the softest-ever-elephant stuffed animal. Everything’s all set for the new baby-to-be due to arrive in less than four weeks!
Dominic is the star of this week’s photo recap, not that Addison isn’t doing fun things too. Dominic is now eating at the family table like the big boy he is. Apparently, when he gets too hungry, he just skips using his hands and eats directly from the bowl. Gamma has taught Dominic well and he enjoys cleaning, especially his easel.
Addison was quite busy playing while sitting in Dominic’s chair at the play table. He shared his dislike while patiently waiting for her to move. Later in the day the both colored on the easel side-by-side. Finally, stomping in some ice puddles and walking on the diminishing snow in his boots. Not to worry, those snow piles are being replenished.
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