This Week... Thank you for all the good wishes for us here--for feeling better, and celebrating our anniversary! TJ & I were finally able to go out, and we went to a local restaurant run by a Turkish family, serving Turkish-inspired food. I say inspired, as the menu seemed a bit dumbed-down... But our meals were tasty and well prepared... and there was fantastic pita bread and wine! ;)
In the Roman Catholic Church-- Another great week for celebrations! The Solemnity of Saint Joseph--spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Foster Father of Our Lord & Patron of the Universal Church. (In our church's newsletter there was a lovely article, and image, related to this Feast Day.) Also the Feast Days of Saint Benedict, Gabriel,the Archangel, Saint Catherine of Sweden, and tomorrow is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord/Feast of the Incarnation.
At Home-- As an anniversary gift for TJ --who likes to help in the kitchen-- I purchased these BEAUTIES in olive wood! A spatula, and a salad set--from SkandWood shop on Etsy. Wooden utensils... so much nicer than plastic!
Out & About-- After taking part in the Language Cafe at the library this week, I did a little bit of shopping. I was really tired afterwards. While I waited for TJ to pick me up, I stopped in at the coffee bar in the shopping center, and treated myself to a caffe macchiato. I don't drink coffee often, but when I do, I prefer something bolder like a caffe macchiato, rather than a latte or cappuccino. Less milk. This was actually the first time I went and had coffee out all by myself... How crazy is that?!
On the Menu-- A winter-style salad for lunch with mixed greens, apple, walnuts and a sweet & sour chili dressing. I will add some Brie cheese next time. For the past week or two we've been foraging on soups, stews and other freezer-finds. I've been craving lighter meals and greens lately...feeling the need of a detox!
Reading-- I'm almost finished my reading selections for March, and am down to the last book, The Lifegiving Home.
Listening-- Uplifting my days is the online live-streamed Orthodox music of Ancient Faith Radio from Ancient Faith Ministries, which also offers podcasts, and many other wonderful Christian resources!
Watching-- Not watching very much at the moment. In the evenings we're much preferring reading or listening... or I'm knitting or crocheting while we listen to a program on the radio. We are radio folk!
Creating-- Back at some paint play again. Trying to fit it in this week has been a challenge as I've felt I've been catching up on all sorts after last week. This canvas is still in progress, though... (You're surprised by the orange, right?!... me too!) I realize now, that I won't reach my goal of one canvas per week during Lent, but that's OK...
More Creativity-- Also taking shape is a new knit shawl/wrap.The yarn may look familiar... I shared about a crochet shawl began some weeks back. Unfortunately, the yarn was the wrong yarn for that particular project, which became frustrating. So I frogged it (ripped it back), re-wound the yarn, and am trying the yarn in this project, using a classic knit feather & fan motif. We'll see how it goes! You can track progress on my Ravelry Projects Page.
Inspiration-- Fascinated by the art-clothing/wearable-art-garments created by Mizzie Morawez!
LUNA-- With the arrival of SPRING this week we enjoyed more SUNSHINE... and so did our Luna! Our Lil' Miss Sunshine, she "follows" the sunny spots throughout the house.
** If you didn't get to stop by here earlier this week, I shared about a fun Springtime Mail Exchange project I'm co-hosting along with my lovely friend Marie. Stop by and see if this is something you'd like to join in on along with us! **
How was your week? Wishing you all a LOVE-ly weekend ahead! :)))