Here One Minute Gone the Next

Where has the week gone? Really, I mean yesterday was just Monday;  I can't believe how the time has flown.  It's a little hard to believe that we are already on the 18th day of 2013.  I think life could slow down just a bit.

I've been busily working on a baby gift. My second cousin has a new baby boy and the sweater I was working on just didn't come together as I had planned, so I knitted the cutest hat and I'm working on a pair of booties. Hopefully, they will be finished this evening, so I can take a quick picture and then pack them up and mail them off.

Living in Montana, you learn rather quickly the weather here is not like it is back home. It can make a sudden change right before your eyes, literally. At the first of the week it was below zero and snow blowing like there was no tomorrow. On Tuesday, it looked like a blizzard blowing outside the window one minute and the next, the sun was out and the temperature began to rise.Wednesday the sun  came out and the temperature began rising just above freezing. This happened on Thursday also with the thermometer dancing right about 35 degrees. With warmer temperatures during the day and with little cloud cover at night, the temperatures have stayed kind of warm~ what we would call warm.  Well, today is quite the rebel when it comes to winter weather! It is absolutely beautiful! The thermometer quickly rose above the forecasted 41 and it's reading 60 degrees at the moment. Just a little taste of spring.

This is our first week studying the American Revolutionary War. We touched on six things that led up to the War for Independence; the Proclamation of 1763, the Navigation Acts, the Sugar Act, the Quartering Act, the Stamp Act and the Townsend Acts. I can't help but wonder what the men and women who bravely fought for the freedom of our country would think, if they could see it now.  Yes, I did say women. The  men who bravely put their lives on the line had women standing behind them, supporting the cause.

I've been trying new recipes this week. Two were very yummy but not pretty to look at, one was a childhood favorite. Today, I'm cooking a favorite ~ Taco Soup.

Since my husband has off on Monday, we are making plans on something fun. But, with the weather, our plans are for tomorrow. With the previous snow and all I'm keeping it a secret until I know for a fact that we are going to able to visit. If not, we have a couple of  backup plans.

We have some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets here in southeastern Montana.  We may not have the Rocky Mountains, but our sunsets blow the mountain views out of the water. I took these pictures on Tuesday night.