"Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the community of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread."

                                                                          1 Corinthians 12: 14,15,16,17

It seems like spring has won out and is leading us into summer. Winter is now a distant memory. Aren't we all glad? I, for one, am! But it wasn't all bad. But spring is oh so welcome!

Of course, we still have wind and Sunday it did snow. Thank goodness, it did not pile up. It was quite chilly. I so love this warm weather!

Today, Wednesday, as I write, it is sunny but yes, windy. At least that way it didn't take the laundry long to dry. It did look like rain early. I almost didn't do my laundry, but with Friday being a holiday, I figured I'd better get it done. It is supposed to rain tomorrow (Thursday). 

A lot of people have been in the garden but ours just hasn't been dry enough yet. If I till before it is dry enough then I have hard clods all year. No fun! It takes our garden so long to dry out.

Maybe this afternoon I could till but I need to spread the compost first. That looks like a big job to load it on a wheelbarrow, haul it to the garden and spread it with a shovel. Or am I just lazy?

We had been sort of planning on going to Dale, Illinois, this week. Original plans were for Thursday. Our granddaughter, Regina Beth, is graduating from eighth grade. 

Then plans were changed as the Dale School people changed the day to Wednesday and the ones getting the load together wanted to stay overnight. 

That about blew my mind. Be gone Wednesday and Thursday and Friday a holiday that meant I had to get everything ready on Tuesday, two columns, a community newsletter, plus husband Erwin had an appointment with his upper cervical doctor in Arthur. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I couldn't do it. I would probably lose my mind. But Erwin figured you can't lose what you don't have! Anyway, as it turned out everyone gave it up to go. 

I don't know when we'll get to see daughter Cindy and family. Hopefully we can go with them to New York. We'll see.

Granddaughter, Deniece Yoder, just came home from the dentist. I wonder how she fared. She had to be put to sleep to take out her wisdom teeth. Being put to sleep is not the most pleasant thing in the world. I had to do it and I was like a zombie for about a day afterward. 

Daughter Jane told us about their Lavon when he was just a little shaver of three. He is now a big shaver of 18! Or maybe he doesn't shave! He'll probably have my hide for writing this! At any rate, when he was three he had to be put to sleep to work on his teeth. He must have had bad teeth. Anyway, on the way home from Champaign they stopped to get something to drink. He looked at his cup and said, "Why does my thprite have two thtraws?"

Well, I thought we were getting a visitor as I was sitting here gazing out the window instead of applying myself to this task. Granddaughter, Cynthia, was coming up the path with her horse and buggy. But I guess she was just taking a shortcut. 

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I did see her taking little Jamin into the house by Rachel. So I guess grandmother Rachel gets to babysit. I wonder if I should go up there and see if she needs help or if she is even doing it right!

I didn't get very far last week with my grandiose plans of redoing my flower beds. For one thing, it turned cold. I did go out and sort of checked things over, got the lay of the land and decided it does look like a big job. But I probably will get it done once the weather settles a little more and I have some of my inside projects a little more in order. 

Only one out of four roses survived. My hydrangea didn't make it either. I wasn't doing too great anyway. The last two years it only managed to blossom. So I'll dig that out and do something different where that thing was. 

My tulips are really bright. The "pink" daffodils are a pale yellow. They were barely pink even the first year. Oh well, they are still pretty. 

In closing: A dollar can be made to do many things, but it can't be used to buy a reserved seat in heaven. 

I think this week we'll have some yogurt parfait. That stuff is sooo good!

Yogurt Parfait

1 cup milk

1 small box instant white chocolate pudding

8 ounce package cream cheese

1 cup vanilla yogurt

8 ounce container Cool Whip

Mix together these ingredients. Then layer with granola and fresh fruit. Strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, kiwis, you choose. Also try mixing mini-chocolate chips and/or chopped pecans with your granola.

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Millie Otto of Arthur is a member of the Old Order Amish. Contact her by writing to 1584 CR 2000N, Arthur, IL 61911.


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