Monday, January 27, 2014

Still cold


Another day of below normal temps is here. No school or library again today. I have kept busy doing calls about wedding details and some cooking. Well, the crockpot is doing the cooking. It's a recipe I found online for beef stroganoff. It smells wonderful at least. You use two cans of golden mushroom soup, and stir in cream cheese near the end of the cooking time. I hope it turns out good.

I spent a couple of evenings taking out the heart and the L on my love piece. Then last night I finished putting the heart back in, in the correct position. I will probably work on this later today.

We were supposed to have stitch group tonight, but it got cancelled due to the extreme cold we are having. The snow and wind was so fierce last night it looked like a snow tornado out the back door. Harry didn't stay out long to do what was necessary!

I have been busy reading some good books. I enjoyed Return to Tradd Street by Karen White. It was the fourth in her series about old houses in Charleston, SC, that seem to be haunted by ghosts. Then, on completely other bent, I've started reading the Prey series by John Sandford. My future DIL recommended that I read them. So, I've been enjoying those too. I'm up to #4 in the series. There are lots of them tho. I will rotate one in along with other new choices. I also have the newest Julie Hyzy book home in her White House chef mystery series. They have all been good as well.

I realized I didn't share a picture of my big surprise from Mike. He gave me this before Christmas, to commemorate our upcoming 30th wedding anniversary.

When he proposed to me 31 years ago, he said one day I will replace this engagement ring with a bigger one. Well he certainly did!

Hope you are keeping warm if you are in the cold, and for those of you that are enjoying Spring.... Good for you!

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  1. Lovely ring! Happy anniversary (early)! Love your Love piece -- sorry you had to frog though.

  2. What a great husband. Your ring is beautiful!! I also like your Love stitch! Stay Warm. I talked to my dear friend in Chicago last night and she is really getting tired of the weather.

  3. Aww...that is so sweet of your husband, Melody! And what a pretty ring!

    Love your stitching progress--hopefully the frog is long gone by now :)

  4. I do love looking at jewelry! What a gorgeous ring!

  5. Happy belated anniversary. Gorgeous ring.

  6. Beautiful ring! Happy Anniversary! Love your progress and glad the heart got straightened out :D

  7. Happy belated anniversary to you! Beautiful ring and lovely stitching too. xx