so I first toasted thin slices of baguette bread in the oven on a baking tin, and then covered them in cream cheese, sprinkled with a little Italian seasoning. Topped with pieces of Sarah Lee smoked turkey and fresh cooked asparagus, this was delicious. I served it with apple juice and it made a splendid snack.
It is a good issue this month, with lovely bouquets and places to visit, such as historic home tours, and other things.
The snow is gone and the primroses are in bloom outside.
These are cedars of Lebanon from a tree out behind the house. The temperature is still cool, but warm enough to take an outside picture.
The only thing I really have been thinking about to share today is to be focused on your home and family and catch yourself and bring yourself back to reality if ever you find that you are losing ground by letting distractions cause you to get sidetracked.
Being home means you are your own boss, and it can be a challenge to guide your home. You have to map out your day and generally plan to keep up the laundry, clean the kitchen and provide meals, without creating a lot of tension for yourself. This can be done by finding ways to enjoy it. Whatever you can do to make the tasks at home enjoyable, do it. It may be having soft music or it may be wearing a pretty cotton dress and an apron and nice shoes. It might be having a lovely scent in the house, or something in the slow cooker while you do the rest of the house work.
Read some of the blogs you see on my sidebar, or go through some of their blogs, and you will see that a lot of ladies at home have some very good techniques for making life pleasant at home while they do their daily work. Sometimes all it takes to inspire you might be a picture.
At our dollar store there is a young man who always asks the customers what they are going to do today that is interesting or special.I always tell him how I am going to use the merchandise I just bought, and it makes him laugh when I answer, "I am going home and put that Ti-d-bowl in the tank, put this stem of roses in a vase, (and sometimes they sell fresh roses at Dollar Tree) hang up my fresh shower curtain, and mail something to my mother in this padded envelope."
What are you doing today?
I am going to enjoy using my new honey-almond soap that I got at Dollar Tree today. The scent is absolutely exquisite, like the expensive bath products in the honey stores here and bath & body stores in the malls.
All paintings by Gregory Frank Harris