The weekend starts out with our sweet Nora's 6th birthday! What a gift she was to our family those 6 years ago...and what a gift she still is, with her quiet and gentle spirit, her beautiful voice, and beaming smile. When we called her this evening to sing "Happy Birthday" to her, she was full of excitement about this grand and glorious day.
In honor of Nora's birthday, I'll share this poem by A. A. Milne...
NOW WE ARE SIXWhen I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six
Now and forever.
Happy birthday, Nora...now and forever!
Saturday will be full...lots of coming and going and projects. Ron is helping Brian and Kristin with another house project. Bekah is taking some 4-H workshops. Kati and I will be cleaning and cooking and bizzing around the house.
We have started off the new year with some productive school time. House projects, on the other hand, have taken a back seat. I have several small things waiting in the wings. Maybe this weekend... or maybe not...
Of course, this Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday, but we are just not sports people (notable exception: our son-in-law Brian). However, we can really get into some Super Bowl food, so we'll be cooking up some meatball sliders and potato wedges. Board game, anyone? :)
What's happening in your world on this last weekend in January? Are you happy to be able to check off this month of winter? Are you counting the months to spring? The weeks? The days? (I asked a friend that question this week and she said that she was counting the hours! She is really longing for spring!)