Jan 182022

Where would you go? Where do you want to go?

1. Is the farm for you? How about a ranch, a village or a city? Which is your choice and why?
The beach. My answer always has been and always will be the beach!

2. A short auto trip for the weekend with friends or a long vacation? Where would you go?
Can I choose both? I love doing both!

3. The quiet life at home with a cuppa and TV or a good book or a night out with friends? Which sounds good today?
I would choose tv and/or good book, not doing any night out with friends right now.

4. You have a choice of dinner and a movie or a game of cards and snacks at the neighbors. Where are you going tonight?
Game of cards and snacks at the neighbors! My next door neighbors are my son and daughter in law, and granddaughter 🙂

 Posted by at 5:09 PM
Jan 152022

High is expected to be 65°, low is expected to be 62°

Current Books…
Audio: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
Print Book: Midnight Chicken by Ella Risbridger & I Could Pee On This by Francesco Marciuliano
Kindle: Life at 10 Meters: Lessons from an Olympic Champion by Laura Wilkinson

Review(s) Coming Up… 
Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

I wish we could go back to normal

Grateful For:
Coworkers coming back to work this week! Will lighten the load for those of us who have been covering their shifts

Amazing Race
All Creatures Great and Small is back with season 2!!!

In The Kitchen…
Sunshine Chicken
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Meatball Casserole
Bacon Lettuce Tomato Sandwiches

Today’s To Do List…
Work, maybe going to Costco & Sam’s after that

Looking forward to…
Having a few days off

Question Of The Week…
What’s your go to quick and easy supper

A Favorite Bible Verse…
It’s impossible to please God without faith because the one who draws near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards people who try to find him
Hebrews 11:6

From the camera…

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Jan 152022

Weekend Cooking

Souper Sunday


Brunswick Stew

2 (15-ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
2 (15-ounce) cans creamed corn
2 (13-ounce) cans chicken
2 (10-ounce) cans BBQ pork
1 (14-ounce) bottle ketchup
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for two to three hour. Serve with Jiffy cornbread or Ritz crackers

I had both Jiffy cornbread and Ritz crackers so decided to have use the crackers and save the cornbread for beans.

I ordered the ingredients online and the canned BBQ pork was out of stock so I bought a container of Jack Daniel’s Pulled Pork, hoping it would turn out ok. It was very good.  I’ve made this before and forgot to use less ketchup, it was still good, but hopefully next time I’ll remember to use 3 or 4 oz. and see how that tastes.

This is a very quick and easy recipe and I love it any time of year.

Weekend Cooking

 Posted by at 12:26 PM
Jan 012022

High is expected to be 84°, low is expected to be 57°, at least of right now

Current Books…
Audio: Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery

Print Book: Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For by Ella Risbridger

Kindle: Life at 10 Meters: Lessons from an Olympic Champion by Laura Wilkinson

Review(s) Coming Up…
I may catch up on the few books I didn’t review at the end of ’21, not sure yet

Grateful For:
You may remember my blog theme was upgraded and I had all kinds of problems with it, especially with the posting and font. I worked on fixing it for a few weeks but got way too aggravated  so I asked my son to try to fix it and within 30 minutes it was backed to to the previous version!

911 Crisis Center and am loving it

In The Kitchen…
Left over Black Eyed Peas, Collard Greens, Cornbread, Raspberry Cheesecake
White Bean Chicken Chili
Quaker Oats Meatloaf with mashed potatoes & corn
Mixed Berry French Toast Casserole

New To Me Stuff:
Reese’s Pieces Brownie Brittle, yummy!

Today’s To Do List…
Work then home to relax

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Psalm 119:2

From the camera…

No photo description available.  Kaiyo’s Birthday was Dec. 31st. She’s 7 now

I didn’t ever want another dog after I lost my Patches, but my son knew I needed one

So glad I finally caved

♥I love this little girl so much♥

 Posted by at 5:07 PM
Dec 292021

Not In Any Particular Order:


Neighbors by Danielle Steel


Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman


The Invisible Husband of Frick Island Audiobook By Colleen Oakley cover art

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love

Pure Joy: The Dogs We Love by Danielle Steel

Falling: A Novel

Falling by T.J. Newman


How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived (Audible Audio)

How Y’all Doing? Misadventures & Mischief from a Life Well Lived
by Leslie Jordan


That Night

That Night by Chevy Stevens


Oh William!: A Novel

Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout (Amgash #3)


The Three Mothers Audiobook By Anna Malaika Tubbs cover art

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin

Shaped a Nation by Anna Malaika Tubbs


The Boys Audiobook By Ron Howard, Clint Howard cover art

The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard & Clint Howard

 Posted by at 3:57 PM
Dec 272021

365 Devotions for Finding Rest by Christina Vinson

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28

“Rest. You crave it. Your body needs it. Your tired soul longs for it. But in the madness of your day-to-day rush, how can you possibly find it? Truth be told, when life’s demands overwhelm us, the first thing we sacrifice is our own rest. But God has a different plan for us: He made us to enjoy deep, reviving refreshment in Him. 365 Devotions for Finding Rest will guide you in a yearlong journey toward embracing His rest in your life. You’ll be amazed as God’s peace and restoration transform you.”

I’ve had this book for a few years but haven’t read it yet. With all the stress etc. of the last two years I haven’t been getting as much rest as I need, so I feel like I should read this now. I’ll write my review on Dec. 31st when I finish it.

January 1: Resolve To Rest – Psalms 51:12
January 2: Intentional Rest – Luke 5:16
January 3: Rest From The List – Isaiah 30:21
January 4: Rest In The Midst Of Despair  – Psalm: 68:9
January 5: Rest From Expectations – Lamentations 3:22-23
January 6: Rest In Winter – Philippians 4:12
January 7: Rest From Financial Worries – Luke 12:14
January 8: Begin With Rest: Jeremiah 31:25
January 9: Rest In God’s Love: Psalms 37:7
January 10: Rest From A Picture Perfect Life: Ecclesiastes 2:22
January 11: Rest In True Friends: Proverbs 11:25
January 12: Saying No: 1 Corinthians 14:33
January 13: Give Yourself Grace: Numbers 6:25-26
January 14: Rest For The Sabbath: Psalms 62:5
January 15: When Rest Seems Far Away: John 7:37
January 16: A Mind-Set Of Rest: Isaiah 40-39
January 17: Rest From Health Worries: Psalm 41:3
January 18: Take Time For You: Proverbs 14:30
January 19: Rest From Comparison: 2 Corinthians 10:12


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Dec 232021

Read The Bible In One Year In Chronological Order

January 1
The Account Of Creation: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
The Man And Woman In Eden: Genesis 2:4b-25
The Man And Women Sin: Genesis 3:1-24

January 2
Cain, Abel, and Seth: Genesis 4:1-26
From Adam To Noah: Genesis 5: 1-32, 1 Chronicles 1: 1-4
Noah And The Flood: Genesis 6:1-22

January 3
The Flood Covers The Earth: Genesis 7:1-24
The Flood Recedes: Genesis 8:1-22
God’s Covenant With Noah: Genesis 9:1-27
Noah’s Sons: Genesis 9:18-10:1
Descendant’s Of Japheth: Genesis 10:2-5, 1 Chronicles 1:5-7
Descendant’s Of Ham: Genesis 10:6-20, 1 Chronicles 1: 8-16
Descendant’s Of Shem: Genesis 10:21-30, 1 Chronicles 1:17-23, Genesis 10:31-32

January 4
The Tower Of Babel: Genesis 11:1-9
From Shen To Abram: Genesis 11: 10-26, 1Chronicles 1:24-27
The Family Of Terah: Genesis 11:27-31
The Call Of Abram: Genesis 12:1-9
Abram And Sarai In Egypt: Genesis 12:10-20
Abram And Lot Separate: Genesis 13: 1-18
Abram Rescues Lot: Genesis 14:1-16
Melchizedek Blesses Abram: Genesis 14:17-24

January 5
The Lords Covenant With Abraham: Genesis 15:1-21
The Birth Of Ismael: Genesis 16: 1-16
Abraham Is Named Abraham: Genesis 17:1-8
The Sign Of Circumcision: Genesis 17:9-14
Sarai Is Named Sarah: Genesis 17:15-27

January 6
A Son Promised To Sarah: Genesis 18:1-15
Abraham Intercedes For Sodom: Genesis 18:16-33
Sodom And Gomorrah Destroyed: Genesis 19-1-29
Lot And His Daughters: Genesis 19:30-38
Abraham Deceives Abimelech:  Genesis 20:1-18
The Birth Of Isaac: Genesis 21:1-7

January 7
Hagar And Ishmael Sent Away: Genesis 21: 8-21
A Treaty With Abimelech: Genesis 21:22-34
Abraham’s Obedience Tested: Genesis 22:1-24
The Burial Of Sarah: Genesis 23:1-20
The Death Of Terah: Genesis 11:32
Isaac Marries Rebekah: Genesis 24:1-67

January 8
Abraham’s Descendants: Genesis 25:1-4, 1 Chronicles 1:32-33, Genesis 25:5-6
Ishmael’s Descendants: Genesis 25:12-18, 1 Chronicles 1:28-31
Isaac’s Descendants: 1 Chronicles 1:1-34
The Births Of Jacob And Esau: Genesis: 25:19-26
The Death Of Abraham: Genesis 25:7-11

January 9
Esau Sells His Birthright: Genesis 25:27-34
Isaac Deceives Abimelech: Genesis 26:1-11
Conflict Over Water Rights: Genesis 26:12-25
A Treaty With Abimelech: 26:26-35
Jacob Steals Esau’s Blessing: Genesis 27:1-40
Jacob Flees To Paddan-Aram: Genesis 27: 41-28:5

January 10
Esau Marries Ishmael’s Daughter: Genesis 28:6-9
Jacob’s Dream At Bethel: Genesis 28:10-22
Jacob Arrives At Paddan-Aram: Genesis 29:1-14a
Jacob Marries Leah And Rachel: Genesis 29:14b-30
Jacob’s Many Children: Genesis 29:31-30:24

January 11
Jacob’s Wealth Increases: Genesis 30:25-43
Jacob Flees From Laban: Genesis 31:1-21
Laban Pursues Jacob: Genesis 31: 22-42
Jacob’s Treaty With Laban: Genesis 31:43-55

January 12
Jacob Sends Gifts To Esau: Genesis 32:1-21
Jacob Wrestles With God: Genesis 32:22-32
Jacob And Esau Make Peace: Genesis 33:1-20
Revenge Against Shechem: Genesis: 34:1-31
Jacob’s Return To Bethel: Genesis 35:1-15
The Death Of Rachel: Genesis 35: 16-27

January 13
Descendants Of Esau: Genesis 36:1-19, 1 Chronicles 1:35-37
Original Peoples Of Edom: Genesis 36:20-30, 1 Chronicles 1:38-42
Rulers Of Edom: Genesis 36:31-43, 1 Chronicles 1:43-54
Descendants Of Israel: 1 Chronicles 2: 1-2

January 14
Joseph’s Dreams: Genesis: 37:1-17
Joseph Sold Into Slavery: Genesis 37:18-36
Judah And Tamar: Genesis 38:1-30
Descendants Of Juda: 1 Chronicles: 2:3-6, 1Chronicles 2:8
Joseph In Potiphar’s House: Genesis 39:1-18
Joseph Put In Prison: Genesis 39:19-23

January 15
Joseph Interprets Two Dreams: Genesis 40:1-23
The Death Of Isaac: Genesis 35:28-29
Pharaoh’s Dream: Genesis: 41:1-36
Joseph Made Ruler Of Egypt: 41:37-57

January 16
Joseph’s Brothers Go To Egypt: 42:1-38
The Brothers Return To Egypt: Genesis 43:1-18
A Feast At Joseph’s Palace: Genesis 43:19-34
Joseph’s Silver Cup: Genesis 44:1-17
Judah Speaks For His Brothers: Genesis 44:18-34
Joseph Reveals His Identity: Genesis 45:1-15

January 17
Pharaoh Invites Jacob To Egypt: Genesis 45:16-28
Jacob’s Journey To Egypt: Genesis 46:1-27
Jacob’s Family Arrives In Goshen: Genesis 46:28-34
Jacob Blesses Pharaoh: Genesis 47:1-12
Joseph’s Leadership In The Famine: Genesis 47:13-27

January 18
Jacob’s Death Draws Near: Genesis 47:28-31
Jacob Blesses Manasseh And Ephraim: Genesis 48:1-22
Jacob Blesses His Sons: Genesis 49:1-28
Jacob’s Death And Burial: Genesis 49:29-50:13
Joseph Reassures His Brothers: Genesis 50:14-21
The Death Of Joseph: Genesis 50:22-26

January 19
Prologue: Job:1-5
Job’s First Test: Job 1:6-22
Job’s Second Test: Job 2:1-10
Job’s Three Friends Share His Anguish: Job: 2:11-13
Job’s First Speech: Job 3:1-26
Eliphaz’s First Response To Job: Job 4:1-21


 Posted by at 6:01 PM
Dec 172021

Hosted @ Caffeinated Reviewer & That’s What I’m Talking About

Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
ANY genres count
Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed
Use hashtag #2022AudiobookChallenge on social media
Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year
The first update will be July 2, 2022
The last update will take place on December 30, 2022

I’m going to try for:
Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30



Hosted @ Gather Together And Read
Books you read can count for other challenges
All formats all count

Movies = M
Streaming Movie = SM
Streaming Series = S

The Enthusiast: read 1-3 books

1. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie





Hosted @ Celebrity Readers 
You can use books for other challenges
No Categories or Levels
Link Reviews Here 





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Hosted @ Book’d Out

Link Reviews Here

Books can only count for one category
Books can crossover to other challenges

I’m doing Nonfiction Nipper: 3 books, from any 3 categories

1. Medical Memoir: 

2. Celebrity: 

3. Wild Animals: 



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Hosted @ Whatever I Think Of

You must read a minimum of five memoirs from any of the categories listed
One book can only count for one category
You can use books for other challenges
Re-reads are acceptable
All book formats count
You can use books for other challenges

1. Food:

2. Animal:

3. Written By An Actor Or Comedian:

4. Travel:

5. Humorous :


2022 Southern Literature Reading Challenge

Hosted @ Introverted Reader

You can read any genre
Crossovers with other challenges are fine
Any format that you choose is also acceptable

Level 2–Pull up a seat and stay a while! Read 3-4 books





2022 Books in Translation Reading Challenge

Hosted @ Introverted Reader

You can read a book that’s been translated from any language
You can read any genre
You can read books meant for any age group
Crossovers with other challenges are fine
Any format that you choose is also acceptable

Beginner: Read 1-3 books in translation


Review Links
Wrap Up Posts





Hosted @ Whatever I Think Of

Read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails etc.
They can be either completely or partially written this way
You can use books for other challenges
No Categories or Levels



Hosted @ Carolina Book Nook
Read A Book For Each Category
Books Can Be Any Format
Use Each Book For Only One Category
Add Your Reviews In The Categories Below
You can use books for other challenges

Compound Word: 


Person And Their Description:

Mythical Being: 




Hosted @ Whatever I Think Of

You can use books for other challenges
One book can only count for one category
Re-reads are acceptable
All book formats count

I’m doing Cartoonist: 1-5 book




Hosted @ Socrates’ Book Reviews

Books must have an animal that plays a major role in the book
Animals can be real or fictional
Crossovers with other challenges are permitted
Books can be any format

I’m doing: Level 1 – Read 6 books








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