Monday, January 6, 2014
For the past few days I have been making some very small bereavement quilts for a group I joined at Missouri Star. It seems oddly sad to make such tiny quilts. These are given to the mothers of stillborn births along with a copy of the baby's footprints and sometimes a photo (if requested by the mother). I feel this is a very worthwhile undertaking. Much prayer and well wishes go into each of these I make. I will post pictures later.
The arctic blast named Ion has really hit our area hard. Taking the wind chill into consideration our temperature is a whopping -26 degrees F. Hubby worked all weekend doing snow removal and he's doing the same today on the job.
I hope everyone is taking extra good care of their pets during this freeze. Dottie & Olive dislike having to go outdoors in the snow, which is double their height. I do my best to keep a potty area shoveled off for them. I limit their time outdoors to 5 minutes. Once they come back in they are dried off and I fix them warm broth to drink. Being from California they have never experienced 'real' winter. They think the broth is a good idea!
Tonight I will fix a large pot of spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. The thing I like most about spaghetti is the leftovers.
I hope wherever you are that you are safe and warm. Make a cup of something warm to drink and cuddle up in a good quilt and read a book or watch Downton Abbey (my new obsession!).