This is the last Friday that Five on Friday will be held over at Amy's blog Love Made my Home. I want to say thanks to Amy for hosting this each week and I'll look forward to joining up with the new hosts - Tricky and Carly - over at Family Attempting to Survive the Times. I stumbled upon Amy's blog sometime last year and I've really enjoyed reading all her posts. She's one of the people who inspired me to take up something new - knitting and the one who got me hooked on Youtube podcasts when I started watching her. It's been a really tough year for her. I wish her well and hope she continues to blog.
This week I'm just sharing random things from my week. Nothing too excited - hence the name of my blog.
Its back! Cold and snow. Sigh. We weren't dumped upon but enough to be a pain. It's been a really cold week too. Still waiting for Spring.
Still working on getting through the freezer and food in the cupboards. Leftover mince and some veggies I had in the freezer made a nice Cottage Pie. It's always good for the guys to have something warm at the end of a hard day's work - especially when son is working outside all day! It's been a week of hot dinners - spaghetti, fish tacos, veggie casserole, pork chops. The freezer is looking emptier but there is still plenty to use before buying more. I don't want to throw anything out!
Hubby and I have been watching Lie to Me on Netflix. I love this show. It's really interesting. I can tell when some people are lying but I think it would be great to know the tells.
On Sunday, before the snow came, we did take a nice walk at a local park. The sun was shining brightly but it was bitterly cold - another day to wear the long undies as we walked. My treadmill broke this week - sniff, sniff. I didn't spend a lot on it as I bought it at a garage sale but I have used it a lot in the winter when it is just too cold or the roads are too snowy/icy to walk on. I can only hope it gets warmer quickly so I can walk outside.
Friday is St. Patrick's Day. It's a really big holiday here in the US. Even non-Irish people celebrate. I think it's mainly an excuse to eat and drink lots. There are also lots of parades. Daughter took part in one last weekend with her lovely dog, Shasta. Apparently Shasta loved all the attention. She sits so nicely when people pet her and seems to think everyone should like her. Sadly, some people are scared of her as they think she resembles a wolf.
Daughter says Shasta wore herself out.
Tomorrow is also my sister's birthday. I'll be thinking of her. I only see her a few times a year during the weeks I am home in Ipswich visiting Mum. Both my sisters still live in Ipswich. I'll raise a glass to her!
Hope everyone had a good week. Thanks for the comments. I read them all and really appreciate them.