Sep 192017
 

I’m so thankful Hurricane Irma wasn’t as strong as they predicted for our area. Only minor damage where we’re living now, and one tree down at the house in town. We did loose everything in our fridge/freezer and another freezer. Tons of food gone to waste 🙁

I didn’t  read or listen to my current audiobook. No blogging or visiting blogs, so it will take me  few days to catch up. Also none of my dvr shows got recorded so I have to find them On Demand.

We stayed with my son Jeremy, daughter in law Susie, Arianna and Jordon, since they live in town and only a few minutes from work. (Thanks so much for inviting us to stay with you. It was very much appreciated!) The first few days were bearable because there was a breeze, but then the wind stopped and it got HOT! Thankfully my son and daughter in law found a generator in a town about 50 minutes away, so they drove there and bought it. It felt so good to have a/c again! Let me tell you, nothing was easy to find after the hurricane hit. The grocery stores and gas stations finally got up and running but lines were really long and they ran out really soon.

Publix opened up as soon as they could but ended up having to close in a short time because they sold all their food. I love Publix, Here is one of the reasons why. Make sure you read the article after watching the video.

 

Our electricity where we live finally came back on we were able to go back home on Sunday.

The Withlacoochee River is flooding and many houses are in water. We live about a mile from the river, but thankfully it hasn’t reached us.

My daughter Kilah, son in law Harley, Alecia, and Harley Jr.  stayed with Harley’s brother. They are all ok.

Thank God Maria is headed out to sea!

My prayers are with everyone who has suffered from the hurricanes, fires, floods etc.

BTW: I’ve lived out in the country for over 30 years which means well water. You need electricity to use well water. When I found out Jeremy & Susie still had water, I was shocked. I had forgotten that with city water you still had water, it just can’t be heated. I loved still being able to take a shower, but doing it by flashlight and only cold water isn’t something I’d recommend. Especially having to wash your hair in cold water. Brrrrrrrrrrr

Sep 192017
 

Readers-workouts-Joy

Hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

I missed posting last week since we were without electricity. I didn’t really get anything done since it was so hot without a/c.  I did get some steps in  at work. I didn’t track food.

I didn’t get to start the challenge I had planned so I’ll be doing it next month.

 

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 9/12: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 9/13: 6,948
Thursday ~ 9/14: didn’t track
Friday ~ 9/15: 13,466
Saturday ~ 9/16: 7,136
Sunday ~ 9/17: 7,611
Monday ~ 9/18: 9,650

 

Sep 062017
 

Readers-workouts-Joy

Hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

I’m changing things up a bit for September

Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Challenge (starting on the 11th)
21-Day Relaxation Course

Weekly
Monday: Tai Chi
Tuesday: 20  Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Wednesday: Upper Body Workout
Thursday: Tai Chi
Friday: 20  Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Saturday: Lower Body
Sunday: rest

SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 8/29: 6,728
Wednesday~ 8/30: 7,851
Thursday ~ 8/31: didn’t track
Friday ~ 9/1: 7,036
Saturday ~ 9/2: 6,641
Sunday ~ 9/3: 6,920
Monday ~ 9/4: 6,860

Menu:
I didn’t keep track of what we ate, so I’ll be back with a menu next week

Sep 042017
 

Guy Fieri Family Food by Guy Fieri

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (October 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062244736
ISBN-13: 978-0062244734

The Food Network superstar and New York Times bestselling author dishes up flavorful All-American family-friendly meals for weeknights and weekends alike.

As one of Food Network’s biggest stars, Guy has taken America on a cross-country tour in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He’s challenged great home chefs at their culinary expertise in Guy’s Grocery Games. He’s shared his greatest hits in Guy Fieri Food, and went all out in the great outdoors in Guy on Fire. Now, in Guy Fieri Family Food, he brings fun to the table with delectable dishes everyone will love.

Family meal planning couldn’t be easier with Guy’s tips, fun-filled ideas, and best-loved recipes. Influenced by his Californian background, this full-color cookbook is packed with fresh, flavorful recipes, fabulous photos, and, of course, Guy Fieri flair. Every family favorite is here, from burgers and sandwiches to grains and greens to pasta and noodles. Guy even includes chapters like One for the Week, a budget-friendly big weekend cook “that keeps on giving through the hectic workweek”; All Hands on Deck, with Kebab Night, Pizza Night, and a Chili Bar that get the kids involved; and Under Pressure, where hearty dishes are made in the pressure cooker in a fraction of the time they usually take.

Whether it’s Turkey and Roasted Poblano Burger with Crushed Avocado, Fire-Roasted Fieri Lasagna, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Sweet Italian Pepper Poppers, Balsamic BBQ Short Ribs, or Deep Fried Ice Cream “Boulders,” Guy Fieri Family Food includes tasty, crowd-pleasing meals that make weeknights easier, weekends more fun, and everything more delicious!

Guy Fieri Family Food is illustrated with color photos throughout.

Thoughts
I love Guy Fieri. I’ve been watching him from when he first started out on tv. He’s funny, likable, and is very entertaining. I also love his books.

But…this book didn’t interest me much at all. I didn’t find many recipes that I wanted to try, and that shocked me. Was it  just the mood I was in? Maybe, but I love food so I don’t know. Was it the long lists of ingredients and too many steps? I like the opposite.

I did love the cooking info,  family photos, and the stories about his family. I may pick this book up again sometime in the future to try it again because I have loved every book by Guy before this one.

Sep 032017
 

Sunday Reflections

 

Outside…
It’s 77° and the expected high is 86° and of course it’s supposed to rain later

Thinking…
I have a lot of things to do here because the house in town is almost done

Thankful…
That we’ll be moving soon

Reading…
Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

Listening To…
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

Watching…
Movies & Documentaries on Netflix

Hoping…
To find the right Church (for me) soon after we move

Learning…
Sometimes people are not who you think they are

Fitness…
Trying to figure out a new workout plan for this month

In The Kitchen…
Taco Salad

Today’s To-Do List…
I have to work later today

One of my favorite things:
Finding new quirky towns or restaurants

A website I’d like to share:
Postcrossing

Looking forward to…
Having a day off Wednesday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
Isaiah 48:17

A favorite quote…
From Oh Brother, Where Art Thou:
Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin’?
Ulysses Everett McGill

From the camera….

Sep 022017
 

The other day my son and I took the day off work because we had business to take care of. Our appointment was in the morning so we decided to do something instead of going straight home. We were trying to decide where to go eat lunch and since we had never been to Ford’s Garage we decided to go there.

I love different, and this restaurant was definitely different. I absolutely loved it!

We both decided to get a burger and since you can choose which patty you want, we both ordered the bison. I’ve had bison before but this burger was the best I’ve ever had, anywhere. You can click on the link above and then click “Food Menu” to see the other burger options.

I couldn’t stop taking photos! It is the most unique restaurants I’ve ever been to. Check it out!

 The front door with gas nozzles for handles

 

Old Timey Gas Pumps, the front outside wall are glass garage doors

 

There are 3 or 4 old vehicles outside

 

There are even some inside the restaurant, hanging from the ceiling

 

The menu is leather

 

The napkins are grease rags secured by metal clamps

 

My bison burger with fries

 

Anthony’s burger with mac & cheese, served in a mini cast iron skillet

 

The bathroom door handle was also a gas pump nozzle

 

The sink was a tire, the faucet a gas pump nozzle

 

Photo of the water running

 

Urinals were beer kegs (son took this photo of course)

 

Don’t you think this is a neat restaurant? We both loved it and we’ll definitely be going back!

 

Weekend Cooking

Saturday Snapshot

Aug 312017
 

Three Things Thursday

 

Thing One

I’ve been reading different blog posts about bullet journals, and have been thinking about getting one. When I went online to check them out, I found these two and had to have both of them. The “Be Still And Know That I Am God” will be daily Bible Verses and Christian thoughts.

The “Footprints In The Sand” will be for posting something good that happened to me that day and miscellaneous positive thoughts.

 

Thing Two

My daughter Kilah and I went to town the other day to do some shopping and we stopped at Texas Roadhouse for lunch. They have the best steaks, almost melt in your mouth. Seriously good. This hung on the wall above our booth.

 

Thing Three

After lunch we stopped at Bed, Bath, & Beyond and I saw this wall plaque and it made me smile, and then brought a tear to my eye. I can remember my dad singing “You Are My Sunshine” to my mom from as far back as I can remember, (no, she didn’t leave him for someone else 🙂 and he was always leaving her love notes around the house for her to find. I knew when I saw the sign I was taking it home with me. There was only one sign, but if there had been more I might have bought them all to hang here and there throughout the house.

Aug 302017
 
From this Side of the Pond

Hosted @ From This Side Of The Pond

 

1. Can you believe we’re rolling in to the Labor Day weekend? What’s a project you’ll labor over this fall?
Hopefully I’ll be planting a vegeatable garden

2. Tell us about the best perks you ever had in a job?
Medical & dental insurance that was really good, and weekends off

3. August 31st is National South Carolina Day. Have you ever been to SC? Any desire to go?
I’ve been through South Carolina many times, but didn’t spend that much time there sight seeing so I would like to go back and spend a few days.

According to Southern Living, these are the top ten things to do in South Carolina…

Explore Charleston, bike, golf or relax on Hilton Head Island, see the beach and the boardwalk at Myrtle Beach, visit the state museum in the capital city Columbia, observe the wildlife and natural beauty of the Ace Basin, take a walk or hop on a trolley and check out Greenville’s charming main street, visit Fort Sumter where the Civil War began, stroll through Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden in Bishopville leaving time to check out The Button Museum, also in Bishopville, see Morgan Island (also known as Monkey Island)-home to nearly 4000 Rhesus monkeys.

Of those listed, I’d like to:
Bike or relax on Hilton Head Island
See the beach and the boardwalk at Myrtle Beach
Observe the wildlife and natural beauty of the Ace Basin
Take a walk or hop on a trolley & check out Greenville’s charming main street
Stroll through Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden in Bishopville
See Morgan Island

Which is most appealing to you today?
All the above

4. Beef, pork, country-style, barbecued, baby back, spare or short…your favorite kind of rib?
I love ribs but my favorite is bbq

What’s a dish you enjoy that really ‘sticks to your ribs?
Chicken & Dumplings

5. What’s one important skill you think every person should have? Why?
Learning how to defend themselves, because this world is a rough place to live in

6. Insert your own random thought here.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the people by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Aug 292017
 

Readers-workouts-Joy

Hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/22: 7,051
Wednesday~ 8/23: 7,224
Thursday ~ 8/24: 7,217
Friday ~ 8/25: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 8/26: 7,596
Sunday ~ 8/27: 6,923
Monday ~ 8/28: 6,997

Menu: a few days of not so healthy 🙁
Smoked Sausage & Sauerkraut
BLT’s
Taco’s
Pizza
Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Mac & Cheese

Aug 282017
 

Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam

Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:10-13-15
Publisher: HarperAudio

Big Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love, from the New York Times best-selling author of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys – the basis of the movie October Sky.

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando, where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie’s dreams of a life with him were crushed, and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields, married to Homer.

Unfulfilled as a miner’s wife, Elsie was reminded of her carefree days with Buddy every day because of his unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert she raised in the only bathroom in the house. When Albert scared Homer by grabbing his pants, he gave Elsie an ultimatum: “Me or that alligator!” After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do: Carry Albert home.

Carrying Albert Home is the funny, sweet, and sometimes tragic tale of a young couple and a special alligator on a crazy 1,000-mile adventure. Told with the warmth and down-home charm that made Rocket Boys a beloved best seller, Homer Hickam’s rollicking tale is ultimately a testament to that strange and marvelous emotion we inadequately call love.

Thoughts
I loved this audiobook so much! It was a great story and I loved Homer, Elsie, and especially Albert.

The story is a bit of truth and fiction, all of it is very entertaining, and most of it is really funny. Who would think a simple trip from West Virginia to Florida would lead to all the encounters and opportunities they found themselves in. Each story was unique, and each one was rally good. I’ll be thinking about this story for a long time. I may have to listen to it again in the future, I really loved it.

Of the three of them, I loved Albert the most. He was a most unusual Alligator, but I’m assuming that since he was sent to Elsie very young that she helped mold him into the “little boy” he was. The rooster was also very amusing, I’d have loved to see him sitting on top of Albert like they were best buds.

The book is narrated by Adam Verner, who did a fantastic job!

I can’t say enough good things about this audio, it was fantastic!

Note:
There was one chapter that had a lot of the GD word in it. I definitely didn’t like that, but I don’t remember any other cussing in the book.

Aug 232017
 

Hosted @ BermudaOnion

I read an article @ Signature with a few words (and one phrase) that people used to say. I’ve never heard of any of them before.

Salad Days:
means our young, wild years

Swivet:
when we’re pressed for time and rushing around to get everything done

Oleaginous:
sickeningly ingratiating, “a brownnoser”

Dorbellist:
refers to someone who sounds smart but isn’t

Schadenfreude:
the pleasure you feel at other’s pain

Politicaster:
an unstatesmanlike practitioner of politics and a petty or contemptible politician

Struthious:
sticking one’s head in the sand

Gruntle:
to put someone in a good mood

Aug 222017
 

Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter

When Noah and Josephine Mitchell discover their divorce was never actually finalized, their lives are turned upside down.

Following his divorce, Noah gave up his dream job, settling at a remote horse ranch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northern Georgia, putting much-needed distance between himself and the former love of his life. But then Noah gets a letter from the IRS claiming he and Josephine are still married. When he confronts Josephine for the first time in months, they discover that she missed the final step in filing the paperwork and they are, in fact, still married.

Josephine is no happier about the news than Noah. Maybe the failed marriage—and okay, the botched divorce—was her fault, but her heart was shattered right alongside his, more than he would ever believe. The sooner they put this marriage behind them, the better for both of their sakes.

But when Josephine delivers the final paperwork to his ranch, the two become stranded in his cottage during the worst spring snowstorm in a decade. Being trapped with Josephine is a test of Noah’s endurance. He wrestles with resentment and an unmistakable pull to his wife—still beautiful, still brave, and still more intriguing than any woman he’s ever known.

As they find themselves confronted with each other and their shared past, old wounds surface and tempers flare. But when they are forced out into the storm, they must rely on each other in a way they never have before. Josephine finally opens up about her tragic past, and Noah realizes she’s never been loved unconditionally by anyone—including him. Will Noah accept the challenge to pursue Josephine’s heart? And can she finally find the courage to trust Noah?

Thoughts
I can’t imagine thinking you’re divorced only to be told that you are still married. This is a story that’s very different from anything I’ve read. The characters are well written and each has their own personalities.

Josephine and Noah are full of emotions and they each have good qualities and bad. They have to figure out where their relationship is going and work to get there.

The relationships we have throughout our lives still have an influence on us years later. I wonder how many of us would like to get a second chance.

Learning how to trust again and healing are a big aspect of this book.

Very good book.

 

Aug 222017
 

Readers-workouts-Joy

Hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/15: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 8/16: 7,093
Thursday ~ 8/17: 8,367
Friday ~ 8/18: 6,496
Saturday ~ 8/19: 8,251
Sunday ~ 8/20: 5,678
Monday ~ 8/21: didn’t track

Menu:
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage dogs
Wednesday: Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, corn
Thursday: Pizza
Friday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Saturday: Tacos
Sunday: Club Sandwich from Denny’s
Monday: Beef Stew

Aug 202017
 

 

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

Written by: Kathleen Rooney
Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release Date:01-17-17
Publisher: Macmillan Audio

It’s the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk.

As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she encounters bartenders, bodega clerks, chauffeurs, security guards, bohemians, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be—in surprising moments of generosity and grace. While she strolls, Lillian recalls a long and eventful life that included a brief reign as the highest-paid advertising woman in America—a career cut short by marriage, motherhood, divorce, and a breakdown.

A love letter to city life—however shiny or sleazy—Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

Thoughts
This book took me on a journey through Manhattan, a place that I love. I enjoyed traveling through 1984 Manhattan with Lillian, a very poised 85 year old woman.

Her journey takes her from Murry Hill to Herald Square where she spent her working years as an advertising executive for Macy’s department store.

I don’t think Lillian ever met a stranger. She had a knack for getting anyone to talk to her, and found quite a few diverse strangers during her New Years Eve walk to talk to. She also had a knack for getting out of what could be dangerous situations.

We learn a lot about Lillian as she walks. She talks about her marriage and son, and her years at Macy and co-workers. About the city and how it’s changed.

I really loved the time I spent listening to this audiobook. It’s narrated by Xe Sands who did a great job with Lillian’s voice. She sounded just like the woman described in the book. She also gave the other characters their own distinct voice.

This book made me fall in love with Manhattan from a different time. It’s an amazing city. There were parts that were sad, parts that were hilarious, and I enjoyed every word.

Aug 172017
 

Fist Full Of Love by Om Swami

Publisher: Black Lotus  (Sept. 24, 2015)
Category: Humor & Entertainment, Self Help, Psychology, Spiritual, & Motivational
Tour dates: Aug-Oct, 2017
ISBN: 978- 0994002778
Available in Print & ebook, 212 pages
A Fistful Of Love

A man was sitting with his friends in a local inn. After a couple of drinks, he asked his friends, “Do you love me?” “Of course, we do,” they replied. “So do you know what I need?” No one answered. “If you don’t know what I need then how can you say you love me?” To love and to be loved is the most basic human need. No wonder we are attracted to people who give us attention, care about us, and love us. Yet, love also remains the greatest challenge in most relationships. Why?

A Fistful of Love is a collection of insightful, thought-provoking nuggets of wisdom appreciated by millions around the world. This book is full of humor and narratives most beautifully woven into learnings of life that will make you stop and think.

Thoughts
Full of wisdom, this is such a thought provoking book. It touched me on so many different levels and gave me a peaceful feeling while reading it.

I found this book to be uplifting and nurturing. I’ll go back to it and read random chapters from time to time. I connected with so much of the book and know that if we all would think this way the world would be a much kinder and loving place.

I’m a positive person and it bothers me when I hear people complaining about things that I think are small, insignificant problems. So the chapter called “Problem Or Inconvenience?” was one of my very favorites. The author says, and I 100% agree, that you should know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire etc., then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Also, “A lump in the porridge, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same lump. One should learn to know the difference.” So true, some people think something small is a catastrophe. It isn’t. When a true catastrophe hits your life, you’ll know the difference. I also loved that the author threw in some humor, parts of the book were very funny.

This is the first book I’ve read by Om Swami, and I’m already trying to decide which of his books to read next.

Praise for Fistful Of Love by Om Swami

“This is a strong novel about love and hope and really gives you the tools you need to improve your outlook on life and relationships. I liked the way that this was set up, the writing style was well done and easy to follow.  There were many lighthearted and comedic things thrown in that keeps this novel light and spirited.”-Momma G, My Reading Addiction

“Om Swami’s voice is clear and true. He offers sage wisdom in easy to understand language. Knowing he is a younger monk with a contemporary background makes him very relatable.”- KerryPhilo, Amazon Reviewer

“The book is not only a delight and joy to read, but also so insightful and enlightening. Strongly recommend this beautiful book written in such an easy and clear style.”-Amazon Reviewer

“Precious words of wisdom narrated in a pleasant lighthearted way that inspires both mind and soul. The words of wisdom especially on love and relationship are truly indispensable.”-Rose, Amazon Reviewer

About Om Swami

Om Swami is a monk who lives in a remote place in the Himalayan foothills. He has a bachelor degree in business and an MBA from Sydney, Australia. Swami served in executive roles in large corporations around the world. He founded and led a profitable software company with offices in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, London, Sydney and India.

Om Swami completely renounced his business interests to pursue a more spiritual life. He is the bestselling author of Kundalini: An Untold Story, A Fistful of Love and If Truth Be Told: A Monk’s Memoir.

His blog omswami.com is read by millions all over the world.

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Aug 152017
 

Readers-workouts-Joy

Hosted by Joy @ Joy’s Book Blog

 

August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/8: 9,973
Wednesday~ 8/9: 8,351
Thursday ~ 8/10: 8,116
Friday ~ 8/11: 8,282
Saturday ~ 8/12: 8,359
Sunday ~ 8/13: didn’t track
Monday ~ 8/14: 9,582

Menu:
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn
Thursday: Soup
Friday: Slow Cooker Ham ~ see comment below
Saturday: left over ham
Sunday: Hamburgers, baked beans, macaroni salad (at my son & dil’s house)
Monday: Ham sandwiches to finish off the ham

Ham: The ham was SO good! I added pineapple chucks and slices all around the ham because I always add them to a ham. This was the first time I’ve made one in the slow cooker. I usually use the oven or an electric roaster. The ham was so flavorful and tender, loved it!