This Week... Lent begins next week--next Wednesday! So this week I took time to begin preparations for Lent. I sat down one morning with my Saints Calendar & Daily Planner and menu calendar. Making notes for Lenten menus & lists for Lenten food shopping and other things. Ideas for Lent activities. And drafting my big spring clean plan that I'll be doing during the weeks of Lent.
In the Roman Catholic Church-- a great Feast Day this week, on Wednesday--Feast of the Chair of St. Peter.
At Home-- SUNSHINE... so much lovely sunshine this week, and warmer! The light has been playing in amazing ways throughout the house too!
Out & About-- I was at a shop that sells art supplies, among other things. Just seeing all the colorful tubes, bottles, cans, sticks, pencils and more excited my creative heart!
On the Menu-- On the Sunday tea tray there was Raspberry Almond Buttermilk Scones. Like a taste of summer in winter! The. BEST. scones I've ever made. I used frozen berries though, which is easier than using fresh. And a secret to making light and flaky scones--FROZEN butter. Freeze the butter, and grate it, then crumble it quickly into dry ingredients. I have put aside some of the raspberry scones for Shrove Tuesday next week! Otherwise, on the table this week, it has been freezer finds--working on eating up the freezer, making room for Lent basics and Easter goodies!
Reading-- a little springtime dreaming in the form of seed catalogues for flowers & vegetables... a favorite is Chiltern Seeds from the UK.
Listening-- almost daily I listen online to Sacred Heart Radio... I'm VERY thankful for technology that makes it possible for me to tune in to Catholic radio from back home in America!
Watching-- The Rolling Stones--Ole Ole Ole: A Trip Across Latin America, a documentary film of the Stones' 2016 tour, last stop being their historic concert in Havana, Cuba.
Creating-- I came home from that shop, mentioned above, with sets of two different sized pre-stretched canvas. I'm adding creativity to my Lent focus this year. 6 canvases--one each for the weeks of Lent. I'm gathering my painting supplies... and some ideas are brewing...
Inspiration-- A wonderful outline of how to prepare for and celebrate the season of Lent. This week I began preparing our home for the weeks ahead. This weekend--time with a prayer book to begin preparing my heart...
How was your week? Wishing you all a LOVE-ly weekend ahead! :)))