Here we are at the end of the week...and we have many things to be thankful for. I'll start with a beautiful sunrise over the Blue Ridge Mountains. I never tire of this scene, and a camera just doesn't quite capture the real beauty:Another very obvious reason to be thankful this week is...."We Have Water!" The water guys showed up and started working on Tuesday, so we were only without water for 2 1/2 days--long enough for sure!
Hannah made hot chocolate, and Tom brought it out to the guys to help them in their task on a very cold day:They changed out the old water pump and gave us a new and higher horsepower one. So...over $2,000 later, ugh, we're back in business, but I'm so thankful for hot showers again! Thank you for praying!We enjoyed celebrating Hannah's birthday earlier in the week, and here's the family singing Happy Birthday to "Sweets" as she is affectionately called: And a picture of the Chai Spice Cheesecake I mentioned in the last post. It turned out looking just like Sarah had made it--ha ha--well, not quite! :)Another praise this week...Granny went to her very last Physical Therapy session. She has improved so much in the last two months since she started going. She and her doctor became fast friends, and she gifted him with one of her baskets as a thank you!And now we're about all done with medical appointments for awhile. We have one more hospital visit for an IV antibiotic infusion this weekend--five days in a row of IV for Granny.
We get this done at the Cancer Center where folks are getting chemotherapy--our first time to be in this section of the hospital. Here's Granny waiting for one of those appointments. How very thankful we are that she's so much better and that we weren't there for the same reason as other patients: Hannah has been busy making soap this week. Here she is in the kitchen making Lavender Oat Castile:
And after it's made and cured for a couple of days, it's ready for cutting into bars. Don't those bars look lovely?:Two big mail days for me this week. I received five quilt blocks from a giveaway at Quiltmaker Magazine over at Quilty Pleasures blog. They are delightful blocks, and I will have to decide how best to use them. I'm thankful for the quilters across the US who made these blocks to donate for the giveaway: And a big batch of selvages from a fellow-quilter in Pennsylvania who found out I wanted some selvages to participate in Melissa's tutorial on sewing selvages over at Happy Quilting. Thank you, Kathie! Before I close up, I'd like to ask that you pray for sweet baby Andrew. He's doing very well, and at 9 months old he's becoming a happy, smiley baby!
What a praise to the Lord for getting him this far! He's having surgery on his airway Tuesday afternoon, so please pray that the doctors would help Andrew get to his next level of development. Thank you all!