Sunday, February 10, 2019

Peaceful Sunday

Today was a very quiet and peaceful day. Nothing traumatic, nothing hugely even blog worthy.  I just felt I should blog anyway. Illness seems to be spreading around these parts rapidly. At work this week we had a few "call offs".  I had a bit of a cold that lasted a week or so but nothing that kept me down for long.  At Church today none of my 7&8 year old kiddos showed up for class and it was a sparse number in the congregation.  I thought maybe it was because I was a speaker today.  The first 2 speakers ahead of me didn't take very long and left me a lot of time. I looked at Jack with a little bit of "great, I have to fill this in for 25 minutes" angst.  Always having my back and knowing I can talk up a storm he just said: "Pretend you're talking to your sister." (We do tend to chat a bit long) He's so funny.  Anyway, it all went well and I'm probably off the hook for speaking for another year! I was suppose to give this talk last month but God saved me by sending a blizzard.  No such luck today! In fact, we've had pretty nice weather the past few days.  All that snow melted with warm temps.
Car thermometers don't lie.  What this lovely raise in temps did was melt and flood everywhere. Then we had tons of rain to go with it. Never a dull weather moment here.  Although the snow had melted the temps hit bottom again and we had a very cold weekend.
I don't know if you can tell from this pic but Jordan came over with his truck on Friday to go get wood with Jack. After unloading he took off thinking the ground should be fairly frozen still...NOT! It took them over an hour to get out of this mess.  Saturday morning I took this pic and all the water had frozen.  I think this is a prime example of  "No good deed goes unpunished" as his truck, inside and out, was mud covered and they were both pretty frozen themselves.   I was ready for a nice, quiet Sunday.  I made a roast with a new recipe using...drumrolllllll....pickles! It was really yummy!
I threw the pickles in this just for the picture.
Mashed potatoes and a fresh salad were all this needed for comfort food today.
I made drop scones Saturday that Jack took for his early morning meeting at Church today. They turned out good too.  A great way to spend a cold weekend...baking, cooking and sharing it all.
The snow gently fell this afternoon and we're going to get about 3 inches before it's over. Tomorrow there's an Amish man coming to redo our front porch. We'll see if that happens! Anyway, I hope everyone has had a nice weekend and now on to Monday.
Last night's sunset...Still looking peaceful.


Julia said...

The food looks delicious. I use leftover pickle juice in steak marinade so I can see using pickles in your beef roast would be tasty. Scones are one of my favorite fast recipe treats.
We still have a lot more snow than you have with a thick ice crust on top but I'm not bragging. I would like to have been a fly on the wall to hear your talk. Wait a minute, it's February, it's too cold to be a fly on the wall, right? I hope your sister gets to hear that talk. lol...
Have a great week.
Hugs, Julia

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, YaYa!

Once again your camera came through with gorgeous pictures that are a pleasure to enlarge and study. I imagine you guys will have quite a crop of potholes to deal with after all these freezes and thaws. That's how it always was in Pennsylvania by the end of winter. I am proud of you for doing your part as a public speaker at Church. I love pickles and would be eager to try any recipe that uses them. I also love a good salad, especially ones made with imaginative combinations of ingredients. You should take before and after pictures of your porch so that we can see the job the Amish man does on it. The sunset picture is beautiful, a touch of serenity to end the day and your Sunday post.

Stay safe in the snow, dear friend YaYa, and have a wonderful week and a happy Valentine's Day with Jack!

betty said...

I would never have thought of pickles with a roast, but I bet it tasted delicious! To go from the warmth of 59 to snow, just doesn't seem fair! Just commenting to hubby today how healthy we have been (thank you God) this season. Hoping to get through the rest of it before spring without any major sicknesses; hope the same holds for you and yours.


joeh said...

"Pretend you're talking to your sister." Good line,probably good advise.

Rick Watson said...

Very nice. I love scones. Even though I speak before people a lot, I still struggle at times.

Christina said...

The Amish built my childhood home. They know what they're doing! I love the snow picture and the one on your header. It looks so peaceful. I need to look up a pickle roast recipe! Pickles are our fav!

CHERI said...

Add me to the list of the sickly!!! I have been laid up all week with the crud...thanks to all the yellow pine pollen that covers everything in existence in our area this time of year. And does our area ever have TONS of pine trees!!!! I've faired well the last 3 years but this year it got me down yet again! But thankfully I'm feeling better today:) Your roast looks good, BUT....I'm really having a difficult time picturing how a pot roast with PICKLES would taste! Definitely something different:) We don't do scones in our area, in fact I don't recall ever having a scone. Funny how different parts of the country eat differently. Ever had any GRITS??? Hope you have a great rest of the week!