I did much better at making our home a haven today because we were home! We had sort of a slow start this morning as the littles all slept late and I stayed in bed and worked on some Bible Study things for almost two hours!
The girls piled up in my bed with some paper dolls which then moved to the fridge, it was a great start to the day!
I got my chores done and made banana bread, cookies and a yummy dessert! Mid-morning I was putting sheets on the girls beds and saw our neighbor across the street out pulling weeds. The girls really wanted to go over and "help her" so we all went over and at least one of helped pull weeds.
The girls wanted to invite her for lunch and she offered her picnic table as a place to eat - so I came home and fixed salads for us and cheese, crackers, fruit for the younger crowd and we all had a nice lunch together! Very impromptu and a welcome treat in our day! Her husband came home just before I got there with lunch and said the nicest prayer for our children and family, it brought tears to my eyes and I was very blessed by being with them today.
I finished working on a Holy Days family guide I'll be sharing before Lent starts next Wednesday and went to church to hear the girls sing.
Ok, please help me on this one - I've watched so many of you wonderful bloggers force bulbs inside in the Spring and every year I've wanted to join you! This year, I saved tulip bulbs in my fridge all winter to make them think they were dormant and when I took them out they were so dried up I had to dispose of them.
In my ignorance, I hoped I could get some fresh bulbs and just plant them and get them to bloom all at once. However, I am guessing that bulbs like tulips and hyacinths or even daffodils only are available in the Fall?
So, have you ever forced bulbs inside? How do you store the bulbs over the winter and take care of them so they are ready in the Spring? Hopefully I can try again next year...
For tomorrow my goals are:
* Continue in a few chores around the house: vacuum, dust and sweep kitchen floor
* Bless a friend
* Do something for my husband
Looking forward to reading your posts and ideas! May God bless you as you make your home a haven!