What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Today brought to you by the number 80

Helter-Skelter thoughts for today:

I think I may have reached a new record today: I used 80 eggs in one day.

Actually, the day is only half over.....

51 of those eggs were pickled early so they have time to marinate for church on Sunday.

I have been struggling with Sunday mornings lately because it seems like they are very unrestful for me. Our church is using a Lutheran church to meet at until we can find/purchase our own building-which means we have to meet AFTER them. When all is said and done, we don't get home until 8:00 at night so the only time on Sabbath days TO rest is in the mornings.

Even if I bathe the children the night before (as I try to always do), after making breakfast (and doing dishes) and then making church snack (and often communion bread)-it is time to fly out of the door. I hate that.

So I thought making a snack earlier in the week might help and, since we have so many eggs (and not many groceries), pickled eggs might be the perfect solution for this week! Now they are done and require only to be taken. Maybe, just MAYBE I will be able to enjoy a restful Sabbath morning.

The other eggs were for breakfast, for recipes and for deviled eggs to take to a luncheon tomorrow.


I just realized that St. Patricks day is right around the corner-the day when we start seeds each year! And guess what I haven't done yet?


Even if I were to order them today, it would be a VERY close call in receiving them before the big day. But the terrible realization is: even if I WANTED to, I couldn't. bah humbug.

I'll have to think about that one. (I have been planning on buying all heirloom seeds this year and still will. But I think I may have to buy some of the early things, like tomatoes, as starts this year.


I was
asked in February to lead a class on herbs for a local library in the middle of March. This hasn't worried me in the slightest.... until I realized that today is March 7th and this class is less than two weeks away. Now~ my stomach~ how it does churn.


It is 62 degrees today. In MARCH. In PENNSYLVANIA!!!!!

This calls for a celebration of some sort. And a nice long walk.


You know you are accomplishing a lot each day when you can't keep up blogging.

I am WAY backed up on sharing the projects I have been doing lately, blogging about the maple syrup progress (it's sticky!) and just generally blogging the goings-on here at Hopestead; all this despite the fact that I blog regularly.

I think this is a good thing, though, and am thankful to see it. I am living life and the blogging about life is in its rightful (backseat) position.

Speaking of which: I have been asked several questions lately so I am going to be putting up a new Q&A post over the weekend. I am telling you this now so that if you have any recent questions for me-LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENTS SECTION and they will get answered by the weekend!


And lastly:

Tuesdays' Menu

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, homemade whole wheat toast. Water.

Lunch: Peanut Butter and Strawberry freezer jam on homemade whole wheat bread. Water.

Childrens' Snack: Salt and Buttered Popcorn. The last of the mini marshmellows. I found in the back of our (empty) cupboard and boy were they stale! But the kids liked them and said they tasted like gum! hehehe

Dinner: Pineapple Peach Chipotle Pork Chops over Rice minus the shredded cheddar and bacon pieces I usually top it with.
Creamed Corn
Canned Peaches

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