|Photo: Two photos of families standing in front of covered wagons. The photo on the left is in black and white; the one on the right have been colorized.|
I learned recently that MyHeritage.com can colorize photos for free, and I have been having fun uploading old black-and-white photos of ancestors and seeing how a little bit of color makes them seem more real. (Thankful #1)
RootsTech is coming up at the end of this month (Thankful #2) , so my mind has been on family history work. This past week, I helped my in-laws get their StoryWorth books ready to publish. I highly recommend StoryWorth as a tool to help get family stories written down and preserved for posterity! I've learned a lot by reading the stories that my parents and in-laws have written. (Thankful #3)
Saturday morning, John and I spent time doing outside tackling some projects. When the fence was put in, some plants needed to come out. John worked on minimizing that pile of plant waste by putting it through the chipper. Meanwhile, I worked on pruning the fruit trees (thus making the to-be-chipped pile bigger). We got a lot done (Thankful #4), even if the size of the pile doesn't indicate that.
Earlier this week, we went to the temple (Thankful #5), then out to dinner. The leftovers provided enough food for two additional meals, which was a bonus (Thankful #6).
When some of our kids were here last weekend, they brought new games for our collection (Thankful #7). John and I have been playing Splendor quite a bit this week. It's a quick, fun game that surprisingly doesn't bring out my competitive side too much. I like it.
Last night, John and I went with his sister and her husband to Dry Bar Comedy, and spent an enjoyable evening laughing. (Thankful #8). Dwayne Perkins was one of the comedians we saw. Here's a clip from one of his previous shows at Dry Bar Comedy:
Friday was Valentine's Day. While I'm a plant-based eater, John does enjoy the occasional piece of meat. I decided I would cook a steak for him on Friday night. I found directions on how to cook a rib eye steak: Let the meat sit out for 30 minutes prior to cooking. Get a cast iron pan very hot. Cook the steak for 4 minutes on one side, 3 minutes on the other, then let it rest for 2 minutes before serving. Easy peasy. Unless you have the steak sitting on the paper it was wrapped in a little too close to the flame of the stove. Then you end up with flames not just on the stove! I'm thankful I noticed, and that the house didn't burn down (Thankful #9). After we got the fire out, I had to take a photo of the aftermath. I think it's the perfect set-up for a funny caption, so please, comment below with your best punch line!
|Photo: A heart-shaped, raw rib-eye steak sits atop the charcoal embers of a half-burned piece of meat packaging paper.|
What are you thankful for this week?
Joining me this week:
The Prolific Pulse
A Season and a Time
the Wakefield Doctrine