A Warm Day, 2-26-24

Gorgeous day – 70 degrees! Time to do some yard work – this patch of viburnum has been here many years and I’ve never cut them to the ground.

What a mess!

Cleaned up and now hauled away!

Look how sad this is – no grass!

Fun in the grove

More soup recipes


I’m going to finish watching the movie NYAD before I go to bed.

26 thoughts on “A Warm Day, 2-26-24

  1. San

    I have many memories of church suppers, as my mom was president of the United Methodist Women’s Group. She coordinated a host of special meals for both members and guests for several years. I imagine many of the blog readers own one or two church cookbooks and would enjoy sharing their memories, as well as their favorite recipes.

    I for one never get tired of discussing good food! LOL

    San / Murphy, NC / Damp, gray, and rainy out today

  2. Charlotte in No California

    Cider is too cute! I’ll have to try the chicken chili soup. Never made that one before.

    1. Jeanine from windy SE Iowa

      Jean – Clicking on the x is all you have to do. Sometimes the ads don’t have an x. I avoid clicking on them.

  3. Launa

    Wonderful soup recipes! Many thanks for those who posted their favorites! And to Mary for showing them!
    Strong wind is blowing fresh snow in all directions!

    Am anxiously awaiting delivery of my NEW Power Lift n Recliner chair! Guess the Limited Lifetime Warranty for my old one was 7 years? Something with the wires as the chair still looks quite new!

  4. Bonnnie

    Thank you for all these wonderful soup recipes. I love to cook and try new recipes. And…..my husband is very appreciative.

  5. Susan in AL

    It was beautiful in northern Alabama yesterday, one of those rare Spring days to enjoy before storm season arrives. Our daffodils are blooming, and several plum and cherry trees are just beginning to shower us with blossoms. The maple trees have buds and are wreaking havoc with our allergies — ah-choo! I’m just itching to plant something, but the Helpful Hardware man down at the Ace Hardware said, “Now, Miss, you just need to wait 2 more weeks, because you can’t trust the weather.” OK. So noted.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Susan in AL – we know this isn’t real spring – we probably have two months of questionable weather coming up

  6. Kim from Wi

    The soup recipes look delicious and I must try the chicken chili recipes. Cider is adorable and I bet he is well loved by the looks of his shiny coat and happy face.

  7. Fran

    OK don’t have to post my white bean chili soup. Wonderful variations. I use canned chicken and Chi Chi in mine is the only variance of my recipe. I made broccoli soup yesterday. Yummy

    A cold front is coming. Yesterday I had windows open. We might get as low as 10 tonight.

    I spent a couple hrs yesterday wrangling with getting new hearing aids. It was all unnecessary but the new place I chose for new hearing aids was making it difficult. This new medical network stuff is for the birds. My insurance does not use a secondary or net work or whatever they are calling it these days. What a racket. Now I am afraid this company might expect me to pay it all up front or wait until insurance pays out. So this all happened as I had bread rising in the oven with the just the light on. I forgot it until hrs later. It had risen and went poof. I took it out and kneaded it again and let it rise again and it was perfect! The sad part is I never stepped foot in my sewing room yestwrday! And I am wearing only one hearing aid…

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Fran – don’t you just hate the red tape? I don’t want to go to the dr. for almost anything – they want to put everything online to My Chart – I can’t even get to My Cart!!! I hate it.

  8. Donna Jo

    The weather has been crazy warm in Kansas City! 78 yesterday and today; tonight it drops to 20 and the high for Wednesday is 43! Then back up to 57! I heard where it’s going to be an extremely hot summer. Ugh!

  9. Linda in MI

    We are going to have an unusual warm day today for mid-Michigan which means I need to get out and scoop what the dogs deposited. I would like to clean up the flower bed I didn’t get around to in the fall but I need to baby my back, especially after scooping and my daily cleaning the barn. If I’m out the dogs are out so they need to get a lot of exercise – tomorrow the weather changes with rain, snow, hail and high winds. I know it is much to early for spring but please no snow or ice, my driveway is ice free for a few days!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Linda in MI – I know what a job cleaning barn is – mine will be pretty easy this spring with only 9 hens and 3 goats. What am I going to do – let them dwindle to none or get more at age 75? Last spring I was feeling awful but this year I feel good and think I could take on just about anything! It’s a dangerous feeling for me. Haha!

  10. Barbara Yarnell

    Looks like a fun day! We had much the same here in MO, warm weather with lots of sunshine and time spent outside with the dog. My plants are all coming back to life so it’s time to get busy. Yay! I’m happy to be back working in the yard. Love the soup recipes and little Cider is adorable.

  11. Sandy

    Hi Mary, Cinder looks like Bella, but shrunk down several times! B3lla is enjoying the neighborhood kids taking her for little walks after school, she wasn’t child friendly 10 years ago when we got her, a lot of patience has worked wonders! Keeper has really struck it lucky when he came to live with you Mary, he seems to get on well with everyone! Take care everyone, best wishes from Sandy

  12. Carrolyn v

    That little cider is totally in charge of us….tiny but mighty! We ADORE HIM. We rescued him from a kill facility two years ago….but bringing him into our home rescued us during the pandemic! Our entertainment and love from the first day! He looked a little different then…bald, shaky, teeth poking out his jaw.

    1. Gloria from CC

      Carrolyn – thank you from the bottom of my heart for rescuing Cider. We rescued Angel 4 years ago this week at the first indication that our world was about to change with Covid. I know exactly what you mean about our rescue dogs rescuing us. 💕🙏

  13. Cindy K

    Great weather to be outside-sounds like winter will be back for one day this week then back to spring. Lots of good soup recipes. And Cider is a real cutie!

  14. Patty T

    Love the soup recipes!! Enjoy the pet pictures. They seem to enjoy being outside as much as we do. That Cider is precious!

  15. Sandi

    Hi, as soon as your warmer weather shows up your yard always greens up and looks beautiful! That little Cider is adorable! Hugs,

  16. Beryl in Owatonna

    It was a beautiful day! Change blowing in tomorrow afternoon. High of 44 early then February is back. Some snow and wind. 4 for tomorrow night and a high of 22 on Wednesday. Then back up to 50’s. CRAZY.
    The dogs look like they so enjoy the dirt piles!!
    I’m healing from 7 teeth being pulled last Tuesday. Hoping the swelling is down enough to put the partial plate in…it didn’t fit the day of surgery. I’m hoping to feel better soon so I can do something. I’m not minding just sitting and playing computer solitaire.
    Thanks for all the recipes and wonderful quilts everyone have shared.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Beryl – oh my gosh – 7 teeth! That’s quite a lot to handle – hang in there just a little longer!

  17. Susan K in Texas

    It was 92 degrees today! Too hot! Crazy weather this winter. I sure hope the summer is not so hot as last.
    That little cider is just precious! Do you ever drive the golf cart and not have a doggie friend riding along?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Susan – no, I never drive the golf cart without one or two dogs – I wouldn’t know what to do!!!

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