By Lois Miszner

We are starting a new week and our schedule is a very busy one. The kitchen girls provided us with a good breakfast to get us started; breakfast is one of my favorite meals. Mine was made up of cereal, toast, milk and juice.

The Sunday ice cream social was well attended by family and friends. We are always glad to have guests come and share with us.

Monday, the men were found sharing coffee in the small dining room while enjoying cookies, too. They have a good conversation going of the various activities around town and in the country. There are seven or eight men that are joined by three of four local people who meet every other Monday to discuss our country’s welfare. Thanks to the visitors that help keep us up on current news.

One day this past week we observed the Chinese New Year. Allison had a lot of information to share and many of us found out what sign we were born under, which we found very interesting and fun. I now know I was born under the sign of the sheep.

Several of us received valentine cards, candy and flowers on the day. Resident couples were treated to a special valentine dinner later in the evening and also received flowers and special entertainment.

This past week Pat Benda and Colleen Schulz brought us a church service with a good message and singing. Lianne Sharp accompanied us on the piano.

With the coming of spring we are beginning to think and talk about gardening and what we want to plant here at the home. We examined a nursery catalog, and looked at new varieties of vegetables and flowers that are available for small gardens. But with a forecast of snow and cold weather we may have to place those plans on the shelf for a while.