Monday, April 20, 2020
"We face many serious challenges in the world today, but I assure you that our Heavenly Father is mindful of us. He will guide and bless us as we put our faith and trust in Him and will see us through whatever difficulties come our way." Thomas S. Monson
We all are having hard times. We just need to remember who we are. We will have to work a little more but that's okay, we can do that.
Gus and Missy are here to tell you that even though you are staying safe at home you can make your home a wonderful place to be...
I saw this somewhere and so I did this for Gus and Missy. I had two boxes, then I took two of my t-shirts and you just put the shirt on the box with the neck on the open side of the box like you see in the picture. The shirts are intact but now they have little forts.
In my spare time I have been making cloth masks to be donated to our hospital. Our governor asked for all who could sew to make them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inJQexwK8Yg&t=602s - this is the one I am making in picture above.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zd8LM3ISRo - simple to make.
It is time to be thinking about planting your vegetable garden, be it in pots or in the ground. One thing I want to do is have a pot with lettuce up on the porch so I can just go out the door and get it. Think outside the box. Get creative, like I plan to just put squash in a hole that I will clear the sod off of. So think what you can do and don't dwell on what you can't do.
My Chocolate Cake
1 ½ c. boiling water
¾ c. butter
2 c. sugar
Stir together till butter is melted and sugar is dissolved
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ c. cocoa powder
Mix well and add…
1 tsp. vanilla
Blend well, batter will be thin.
Put in a sprayed 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees till done, check after twenty minutes.
Whenever we had tough times I would make this chocolate cake. We had it at other times as well but as long as there was chocolate cake our kids thought things were normal and they would not be afraid. Though we knew we were in tough times, it made us feel better too. So I made sure we always stored ingredients to make it. I still do in fact make this cake, we had it this very week.
What fun things are you doing while home bound? I think you all know I made kitty caves with t-shirts.
I think this will be going on for a while so try to have fun times...
Have a popcorn party!
We once had a Carnival when our girls were very little. We set up bean bag toss and fun things all around the living room with yummies at the end.
We use to have a huge dress up box. Just toss in some of your clothes, scarves, hats, shoes, and big jewelry. The kids love it!
We use to go on a safari with our grandson and we would go in and out and all around till we found the stuffed toy giraffe.
Have a family swap. Have everyone bring some things to the table they no longer want and that others might want.
Set two or three objects for each person then go around and one at a time they pick an item and make a fantastical story up about that item.
I am sure you have wonderful ideas. Share them with us in the comments below!
We will get through these times with stories to tell.