Who is ready for spring? I know I am!! I am ready to garden and get outside.
Monday, February 10th, Don and Donnie worked on the car. Don replaced the water pump. Donnie supervised and got whatever Don needed. This is great because he learns the ins and outs on how the car works. Together they have done a few projects on this van. We are not sure how much longer we can keep mending her. Next year will be 10 years since we bought this car, used of course.
Tuesday, February 11th, I made some coconut milk. I have been making my own for a few months now. I actually like the flavor better and I still get the cream on top. I use this recipe. I find it does cost less than the cans, roughly $.041 for as much as a can will hold. Not bad!
I've been drying the coconut to grind into flour, but was thinking that it might not be a good idea since all the oils and such are taken out when made into milk. Does anyone know or have ideas on this?
I love the ReCap lids. They make pouring coconut milk, salad dressing, and honey so easy. They also come in pink, but not in the wide mouth just yet. I love the pink too.
Wednesday, February 12th, as I was taking down a bowl to put fruit in, I noticed it was cracked. We've had this bowl for over 10 years. I bought it when we lived in Brunswick, GA. The kids were toddlers back then. It came in a set of three, so I still have the other two. I like the country look of it. 🙂 I clicked a picture before I put it in the garbage. 🙁
On Wednesday, we lost power at about 8 am because an ice storm was going through these parts. I didn't even get to check my mail or the latest and greatest on Facebook. I was hoping it would be out for a few hours at least, but it was a few days. We got power back up on Thursday evening about 6 pm. I say a few days because it was pretty much all day Wednesday and all day Thursday. 🙂 Those were some long days.
Thursday, February 13th, I snapped these from the window when I woke up. We are all electric, so we had no heat or stove. Thankfully we had just gone grocery shopping and I had baked a chicken on Sunday night so we still had some in the refrigerator. The kids and I ate that with fruit. We also had cereal. It has been forever since I had cereal. I had mine with coconut milk. I have to say that I am thankful too that our temps could have been worse. We got down to 30 degrees at night and in the 40's during the day.
We were double-socked and clothed. We pretty much camped out in our beds. The laptop had some juice so the kids watched a movie. It is so amazing how much we depend on electricity.
Once the electricity came back on, we scrambled to make hot tea and turned on the heaters. Oh yeah, and flushed the toilets! We are on well water, so if we lose electricity, we lose water too. Thank the Lord we have two bathrooms.
Friday, February 14th, the girl next door brought us a valentine. I thought that was sweet of her. She is in third grade and I feel for her when the school bus comes to pick her up at 6:45 am. A THIRD GRADER!! She is one of their first pick-ups, so she spends about 40 minutes on the bus.
Saturday, February 15th. Donnie has been so sweet to let me use his lap-desk he got for Christmas to do my morning Bible Study. I have been doing it in my bed these days, except when Don goes in late and is still sleeping. I try to sit at the feet of Jesus first thing, usually about 7 am.
Right now I am doing a study on Revelation. Have you heard of Catherine Martin? The study is A Heart To See Forever: Embrace the promise of the eternal perspective. I have been learning a lot and really trying to focus on what is important.
I've been wanting a lap-desk for like forever! After using Donnie's, it convinced me to order me one too. So, I did and the same day I clicked the above picture, my lap-desk arrived. Isn't it beautiful? (MaryEllen also got one for Christmas. Ours are the same.)
So that was my week, simply. I can't believe February is already half-way over. I am almost afraid to blink.
Have a blessed week. See ya next week,