I was involved in Children's Church for 12 years total, 8 of those were at the director. I loved every moment it of it. But last years I stepped down because I just felt it was time. Then we started a new Children's Church program, but Covid hit and we had to change again. We barely got the new one going and a new out break of Covid, side-lined us again. We are back up and running and I am a volunteer again. I am happy to be involved with the program again, if Covid just leaves us alone so we can continue. But I wanted to post today with some pictures from over the years of my Children's Church kids that I have become so close to.
Amish Cinnamon Bread
No kneading, you just mix it up and bake.
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 cups buttermilk or 2 cups milk plus 2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Cream together butter, 2 cups of sugar, and eggs. Add milk, flour, and baking soda. Put 1/2 of batter (or a little less) into greased loaf pans (1/4 in each pan). Mix in separate bowl the 2/3 c sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 3/4 of cinnamon mixture on top of the 1/2 batter in each pan. Add remaining batter to pans; sprinkle with last of cinnamon topping. Swirl with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min. or until toothpick tester come clean.
Cool in pan for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
"Previously, research suggested that people collected things because they felt an emotional connection to the subject matter. However, according to a recent study by Itamar Simonson, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, people are more likely to begin a collection once they possess two of one item."
That would explain a lot. I started out with 2 teasets and now my house has teapots, tea sets, tea cups and tea for ones all over the place. So I guess 2 is considered a collection. But when is enough, enough? My pen "collection" is getting out of hand. I already disposed of all the broken ones, out of ink ones and the "I never use them because they leak or smear" ones. And I still have all these left. Plus I have a box of "extra" office supplies in the storage closet and there are even more in there. Not to count various purses, kitchen drawers, and my car.
Over the past few days, I have made some changes to the house. Once I got the Christmas put away the first of January and got things put back where they belonged, I was able to do some rearranging and found some end of the year sales that I purchased. So let's catch up on what I have accomplished.
The first thing was that I had an old flower green ironing board cover. It was getting worn out so I ordered a new one. Since I iron in my craft room that is decorated in steam punk I found one with medallions that kind of resemble gears. I am really pleased with it.