Gretta does not start her residency until April, so we have her delightful company for a few months yet. She has been helping us with our many home rehab projects...painting closets, hauling boxes from the attic and heaving bags at the Goodwill drop-off. She's also been a help in the kitchen. This morning, she headed off for her first substitute teaching experience. I'm not sure who will have more fun, the pre-schoolers or Gretta!
Gretta has also spent a good bit of time sitting at my Bernina. Yesterday she whipped up these pillows made of old flannel shirts. We like to recycle here at our house, and I'm glad these worked out so well. They match her quilt quite nicely, eh?
Because we all spent money on airfare to get to Oregon for Christmas, our family decided to embrace the simple gift of time together and let go of the obligation of tangible gifts. We did give a nod to Santa, though, by filling one another's stockings with all sorts of clever finds. I received a cuppow , and I must say that I love having a grown up sippy cup to grab and go. When the air both inside and outside is so dry, and when germs are lurking in closed up homes, I try to stay hydrated and this little gem makes it easier. A slice of lemon adds flavorful zest and some citrus antioxidant power.
Today I am celebrating the bright sunshine, bread baking in the kitchen and feeling purposeful.
What three things are you celebrating today?