I'm also trying out my new picture program on this Apple computer. I managed to download these pictures...but not sure I could do it again without some trial and error. I haven't figured out how to send them to pic monkey, however. I got them kind of dark. You'll have to excuse these first pictures...I'm still learning. Apple is a whole "nuther" thing in computers. I'm so used to the windows based computer...this will take some learning......and you know what they say about "old dogs."
Lent is coming and I was reading something that Vicki wrote on her blog this morning...http://lifeinmyemptynest.blogspot.com/2013/02/40-bags-in-40-days.html about her Lenten Challenge. Last year she filled 40 bags in 40 days instead of giving up something for Lent. The bags contained things that her family no longer needed...things that someone else might need. She said it made her house and mind more orderly. I thought, at the time, it was a wonderful idea. We have an abundance of "things" here at our house. I don't know if I can fill 40 big bags, but I'm going to give it a try. Most years I give up some food item, but this year it will be a challenge to fill the bags with items that we no longer use, sort of like spring housecleaning....and my mind will get a spring housecleaning too.
Remember my goal for this year was to simplify.