Saturday, February 19, 2022

Small Things - February 19, 2022

"Life is not, for most of us, a pageant of splendor, but is made up of many small things, rather like an old-fashioned piecework quilt. No two people have the same, but we all have our own, whether it be listening to Beethoven's fifth with a beloved friend, or seeing a neighbor at the back door with a basket of white dahlias. Or after a long, hard day, having the family say, "That was a good supper."


In no particular order, here are six small things that inspired me this week;

1. What to do with orange peels. A great list of ideas!

2. The best cranberry relish with nuts.  Bookmarking this to try during the holiday season!

3. Finding joy in winter.  I really enjoying the lengthening days already, but I'm still embracing this lovely season. In our area, the biggest snowfalls on record are usually mid-March, so I'm hopeful we'll have a few more cozy winter days.

4. Self Care Ideas For The Winter Season. I love all of Kathie's offerings. One of my favorite places on the internet for inspiration.

5. Jalapeno Cinnamon Rolls. You might have to be from Texas to even entertain the idea, but I think I'm going to give this a try soon.

6. In my post last week, I mentioned Hoopla, which is an online digital library free to use with your library card (not all libraries participate, so check with your local branch).  But today I want to turn your attention to Overdrive. Overdrive works much like Hoopla, using your library card to access the contents. Like Hoopla, not all libraries are recognized, but it's worth a try. I just joined this week and to be honest, I think I much prefer it. By using Overdrive I was able to access additional libraries and access even more books and to my excitement two more of my favorite magazines, Country Living UK, and The Simple Things. I would encourage you to check to see if your library is linked and then enjoy finding a few favorites of your own!

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