I'll post something non-EJ or church related.
How about crafts?
Yesterday was a refreshing day of few commitments. I made dinner but few people were at home to eat it.
Dave (not that you read this), I used some of the IQF* beef you are "storing" in my freezer for my chili last night. I learned that 20 lbs of IQF ground beef in a box does not come in smaller quantities when you open the box. Nope, I had to scoop out what I estimated I needed (2 lbs) out of this:
Yes, it looks like worms. It weirds me out every time I look at it. But we ate the chili anyway, those of us who were at home.
And now for my craft. I haven't crafted in ages. I have been meaning to do a craft for ages because I'm so often at home these days and I have lots of craft supplies. For the craft that I wanted to do, however, I needed vinyl letters and wooden blocks, neither of which I had. But I do have acquaintances who do. So I turned to them in my time of need and was supplied with both. And I made this:
It's a valentine's day decoration. In case you can't tell, each picture is Jim and me together. Sappy, I know, but each picture is a favorite of mine. I didn't use actual photographs; I scanned them (or already had them on the computer) and changed them to black and white and printed them on regular copy paper. I had heard not to do the craft with ink jet printed pictures because the ink will smear when coated with Mod Podge, but I found a suggestion online somewhere that if you spray ink jet pics with matte finishing spray, the ink won't run. I happened to have some of the spray on hand. So I tried it. And, joy of joys, the ink did not smear.
So I have a lovely personalized decorative item for Valentine's day.
*New acronym I've learned: IQF means Individually Quick Frozen.