Household happenings...

Today, I thought I would just share a little bit of me and some of my current life.   Nothing too exciting, but we are all happy and healthy, and that's what is important.  I am thankful for the blessing we have.

Family first...

Husband and son working on our son's pinewood derby car for Cub Scouts.

DD1 likes to cook.  Here she is making home made tomato soup.

I'm a leader for my youngest's Daisy Girl Scout troop.  Here we are in our kitchen last week.
DD3 and I.

DD2 loves to snuggle with the puppy.
DD2 and Shadow

Indoor forts and tents are always fun.  DD3 & DS set up camp in our front foyer.  That's OK - We really use our side-door as our main door anyway.  Only strangers and sales folk come to the front door.
DD3 and DS

This week, my crafty friend, and Girl Scout co-leader Kathleen, showed our older girls' troop how to can foods and make jam as part of their locavore interest project.  It was delicious!
Kathleen and DD1 and troop

Shadow is 3 months old.  We've had him for a month.  I think he's doubled in size.  Vet check up is on Friday.

The cardinal(s) have been pecking at our windows again...

Our home's propane tank went empty last week.  Oops.  No hot water, no heat, no gas.  Our gas provider had missed our December delivery, and we didn't notice until problems and an odor arose.  Being on propane gas is new for us when we moved to this home a couple years ago, so this was a first for us.  We know better to keep an eye on it going forward.  Glad it's taken care now of because it was 10°F/-12°C outside this morning!
I think I've found our problem!

No sewing for me today.  I'm off to volunteer at the schools.  Enjoy your day!


P.S.  I'm sharing this on Minutes for Me at Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting.


  1. Sylvia,
    You are so fortunate to have such an enviable family life. Thanks for sharing.

    I have never heard of cardinals pecking on people's windows. Is this typical for your area? Or maybe the cardinal just knows a good family when it sees on and wants to be a member! Several years ago, we had a woodpecker trying to peck a hole near the roof line of our house. I was so glad when it finally found a different house to peck.
    ~June in AZ

    1. Hi June,
      Thank you for the kind words.
      I'm not sure why the cardinals like our windows, but they do. I sent you an email with a link to a video I took.

  2. Happy healthy family, such a blessing! With 3 boys, we did our fair share of being scout leaders, would do it all over again too! The cardinals sit at our windows also, maybe they think we are the ones to be watched! I nominated you for a Liebster Award, you can check out the info on my blog!

    1. Thank you Cindy. I checked out your blog and am your newest follower. I'll work on a post for the Liebster Award too.
      Have a great weekend!

  3. Love the Puppy! I have a sheltie as well-just the best dogs EVER!

  4. Had to click over from Sew Many Ways for sheltie pictures!! Shadow is adorable!!!

  5. I too came over from Sew Many Ways. Your pooch won my heart.
    I run a small rescue and talk about it on my blog sometimes. I also sew, quilt, paint and craft, I love link parties because I get to meet so many bloggers that way.
    Your family is adorable. The daisys remind me of when my daughter was a daisy.
    And yes, only Salesmen and Strangers come to the front door.

    1. HI Marianne,

      Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting.
      That is so wonderful that you run a dog rescue. Our pets become such a part of our family.

      Have a great week!


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