Friday, January 24, 2014

Another week flies by - January is almost over

We don't need the usual cliches, but my, time whizzes by.  And now it is Friday, so what happened this week?

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday.  That means it is, for many of us, a holiday.  So what do you do on a holiday?  You work!  Well this was volunteer work.  It was time to clean the kitchen at church.  It is a space that is heavily used and unfortunately, rarely well cleaned.  And so, 3 of us and a group of about 15 youth volunteers, scrubbed from top to bottom.  For 5 minutes, it looks GREAT!

that's where those missing pans are

How many jars of celery salt do we need?

While we worked in the kitchen, another group sorted donations including clothes, socks, jackets, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc, etc.

A couple of days of sunshine and it seems that lots of plants think spring is just around the corner.

Enough that I went out and bought some primroses for the front flower box.  

Perhaps one of the only difficulties is that now my head thinks that winter is over.  I know, I know, it is still January, but I so prefer this sunshine business.  More!  More!  [even if it is cold]

I even found some tulpen for in the house.  Woo Hoo!

A neighbor brought over a very interesting book that she found at the library - only added to their collection in December.

As you can see, it is about the Dutch and their amazing intimacy with water.  Of course, there is much in the book about problems with climate change [and yes, I believe it is real] and how that will so alter life as the Dutch know it today.  [or all of us, for that matter.]  Funny that there was a big headline in this morning's local newspaper about climate change and acidification of our water.  Hmmmmm.

Global responsibility is a huge challenge.  Keep on fighting!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like an interesting book. Love the yellow tulips, a bit of spring in the house! Seems that you did a wonderful job in that kitchen!