shared through Susanne's blog--see the link up above.
Willow's Week in the Wilderness and at Home
1. As I stated a week ago, I was out of routine this week. My adventures involved a solo drive across the Arizona desert. Really and truly, I don't mind the seven hour drive. I cranked up Celtic Woman Christmas and The Messiah and sang along. Since we do this trip from coastal California to middle of the Arizona desert on a regular basis, I know the rest areas, the coffee stops and the cheap gas stations. And I'm thankful for safety on the highways.
2. What always amazed me is the beauty of the desert. (Yes, it was HOT. Fortunately, my car has good AC.) The desert has its own wonders and I enjoy soaking in the colors and terrain. The sparse but beautiful foliage with a green all its own. The majestic and rugged mountains and mesas.
3. The reason for my visit was to help celebrate this girl's second birthday! Check out her cake--the girl loves Mickey and Minnie!
She loved driving the ice cream truck at the pizza place.
Her newest friends are Donald and Daisy.
Even big two year old girls can get tired. The best way to sleep is to snuggle with all your friends.
4. It was a great visit. I had one on one quality time with both my son (Chaplain Dan) and his wife. And of course, PAL and I had fun, too. I visited the yarn section of a store with family members and brought home enough yarn to make two more Weasely sweaters and an afghan. (More on those later)
5. Back home and settled in after sleeping and sleeping, I've been catching up on some reading since this week it has been too hot to be outside much. (Yes, it was unseasonably hot and super windy due to the Santa Ana Winds which I probably brought home with me from the desert.)
In one of my reading books, I came across this statement.
My quote of the week!
"There is no dignity quite so impressive,
and no independence quite so important,
as living within your means."
President Calvin Coolidge