I have been keeping watch of our long term forecast for awhile, making the sign of the cross with my fingers and hoping to keep the cold away as one would, say... vampires. Not that I'm concerned about such creatures... Bigfoot, yes... vampires, no. But I digress... all this nonsense only to say we have snow again in the forecast. Short lived, of course... it will melt quickly... but still... sigh.
So, I must spend some time outside today picking up all those big and little branches which have fallen with the winter's winds (work done a little at a time has great results in the long run). This year I'm not letting the early spring pass without clearing the necessary brush and old greenery before the new growth becomes too big. Last year we ended up with so much rain, we ran out of time to clear the brush.. Lesson learned... take advantage of each nice day early.
I'll have to write the two pantry posts next week and (again, God willing and the creek don't rise)... I'll be able to take advantage of the new desktop computer and finish the Book Recommendations post. It will most likely appear just before I ask for new recommendations for summer reading. Thanks for the book recommendations in comments recently. I'm going to add them to the new Book Recommendations list.
Regarding the Mitford books... they are my very favorite series. I just love them and I feel Father Tim is a member of the family. The rest of the family never really enjoyed them (I think my husband and daughter didn't even get beyond the first few chapters of the first book.) It just goes to show you who has the best taste in the family. :)
However, hubby very much enjoyed Jan Karon's post-Mitford Series book about Father Tim called Home to Holly Springs. I think because it is all about Father Tim and not as much about small town life (which is what I loved about the original series). I believe the second book in this new Father Tim series is due out in October. It is said to take place in Ireland.
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