From the Heart: Blessed to overflowing! Whole family was home for Christmas.
In the School Room: Absolutely NOTHING! We are on Christmas break. I will be working on lesson plans next week.
On the Mission Field: My heart is broken for the many families who did not have anything for Christmas this year. We helped so many families but still there were more who went without ( these are families who come to the church food pantry)
On the Literary Scene: Picked up several books at the Library sale. Currently reading a Max Lucado three in one book: In the Eye of the Storm, He Still Moves Stones and A Gentle Thunder.
In the Kitchen: Kept it simple. Cooked up a large roaster chicken, mashed potatoes, and a huge beef roast to eat on all week, All had different schedules and it was just easier to have plenty of food in the fridge for them to make a plate when they needed to eat. We had a wonderful Christmas Breakfast. Spent Christmas dinner with my DIL family. So very little cooking this week.
On the Creative Side: I am digging through old favorite crafts and homemade gift ideas. Need to choose a few and get started. Starting my list for next years gift ideas. I make a list of things to look for throughout the year for gifts and keep it in my purse. Also making a list of needed ornaments and decorations. We lost quite a few this year to rodents in the attic. ( hopefully the one we caught was the culprit) We will be storing the ornaments in plastic tubs this year.
Thrifty Finds: Rediscovered a store. Ever done that? We use to go all the time to Home Emporium. The other day I was looking for a gift for my husband and at wits end because I have not been able to find it. Every store was out! So I checked out Home Emporium. Glad I did! No did not find hubbys gift. But I did find blackout curtains for my son ( his room is on the street side and there are street lights, annoying) at less than half the price at other stores.