Tuesday, February 28, 2012
It's always been easy to make this guy happy, and I hope he'll enjoy using this. Happy Birthday Jon Jon, may all your dreams come true! I love you so!
Monday, February 27, 2012
cupcakes it would hold, so this was a test run. I had 2 dozen frosted cupcakes and it looked pretty sparse.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I made 5 additional favors this week and still have to put together favors for the small guests Another request of the Mom to be, for guests to bring their children. (Small guests are our favorite guests!)
My job for today, making a cammo iPad cozy for our son Jon. It was a special birthday request, and the web is filled with patterns for just such a thing. I'm heading to the store before the storm. The stove needs a pot of something on it, so we can truly enjoy the snowstorm that will be here by lunch. Local friends, be safe out there, and enjoy this beautiful day.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I looked up Paczki Day and here's what it said...
Many Polish Americans celebrate Pączki Day on Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday). Traditionally, the reason for making pączki was to use up all the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, because they were forbidden to be consumed due to Catholic fasting practices during Lent.
Growing up Catholic, Lent was very serious business. No meat on Friday was just the tip of the iceberg, and having the good Sisters at school guiding us through Lent made us pay attention to all the rules. Lent is very different today, but still a time of reflection. As time goes by these traditions connect me with my roots, my family and my faith. Today is the last celebration until Easter, so for today, let the good times roll!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Happy Presidents Day... Who is your favorite President? Mine, if your wondering...Jimmy Carter! I am not a political person, but I so admire President Carter and the things he's accomplished since he was President. He works for peace around the world, has eradicated disease, fought for justice. A Nobel prize winner for his decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts. A great writer, a all around good guy. Remember when he "lusted in his heart" and felt bad about it. I love that about him! Have a great day my friends.