HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I am so excited for what we have planned for the blog for the coming year!! It's going to be fun! I love working with Mama K - she inspires me in so many ways!!
We started off our 2017 with a touch of the flu (me) and a three year old's nosebleed that didn't want to stop! But we rallied 'round, got the nosebleed stopped and I took it easy for the day and, although I don't feel 100% yet, I am determined to not let it get me down.
We went to dinner at our son, Devon's home. His wife's parents are here for a visit from California. They come every summer, but 2017 is their 50th wedding anniversary and the kids are going to California this year for a family celebration.
Every year that Mary and John have visited, they do a family dinner and invite us over. Mary knows that I love her enchiladas and she makes me a dish every time she comes. That is what she served up last night!
We got so involved in talking and having a great visit, that I totally forgot to ask for the recipe. I know- you would think that I would have it by now, but I am the only one in my family, other than Devon, who likes them, so I wouldn't make them just for myself. I will get her recipe and post it before she leaves for home!!
Our front room rearrangment seems to be working out well! For some reason, the room seems bigger, and I have a space for a small dining table and a couple of chairs. We didn't move any furniture out, either. I cleaned out my sewing cabinet and all that is in it now is all sewing related. There are a few things that need to be tweaked to organize it better, as I just shoved the stuff behind the doors to be sorted another day. Maybe today will be that day - we will see how it goes! I think a trip to the dollar store may be needed!!
One thing that I did get organized a bit is my recipe box. I have several of them, and it was time consuming to hunt for a recipe through them all. I wanted them to be in one or two boxes only, but I could never find one big enough. When I was hunting for containers for the nuts and bolts I made to give as gifts for Christmas, I found a box that I fell in love with and I brought it home. I didn't know what I was going to use it for when I bought it, but my recipe boxes must have been in the back of my mind. It works great!!
I have it set up to work with my menu system that I made up last year (I am working on getting it up and running again, so stay tuned!)