I don't know why this looked pretty to me. Maybe because it's January and any amount of color is thrilling. And maybe because I really am attached to our old 1913 Home Comfort wood range. We only cook on it when we have sub-zero temps outdoors and want to use the wood range for auxiliary heat. And even then, only when I want to feel especially pioneerish. If that urge does hit me, it's usually when winter is new, not when it has worn out its welcome.
The license plate is a 1926 Wisconsin plate that Kevin found somewhere.
The tools on the stove are for (r) shaking down the grates and for (l) lifting the burner lids.
The cute red and black S&P shakers are from Ian and Becky who know that I love all things British, and especially phone boxes and post boxes!
It's smelling particularly like rosemary and mint in the kitchen. An upcoming soap post, perhaps?
I have leftover chicken stirfry in the refrigerator that will be dinner tonight. Love that stuff!
I'm hoping I can stick to carrots and a few almonds (that's always the trick - a FEW) later in the evening.
I am so thankful for the change of seasons, and the knowledge that we will eventually have springtime once again. In the meantime, I'll attend my ladies' Bible study, knit, make soap, cook, clean (well, a little), read, take photos, and blog.
Because of the LORD's great love
we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning.
Great is Your faithfulness!
I think about those first two lines a lot, for God could squish us like a bug if He wanted to. With hearts that seek to worship anything, almost EVERYthing other than the only Rescuer and Hope that we have, the Lord Jesus Christ, we deserve to be consumed! I am thankful that we have a merciful Savior. I am one who needs mercy.
With random thoughts from the kitchen,