Aug 252019
Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

The high is supposed to be only 93° but it will probably feel hotter with the humidity

That my granddog is feeling back to normal, she was very sick and we didn’t know if she’d make it

Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas

Listening To…
The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein still, with my work commute going from 30 min. to 5 min. my listening time has really decreased

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Books Needing Reviewed…
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Julia Whelan
Skinnytaste One And Done by Gina Homolka
Skinnytaste Fast And Slow by Gina Homolka
The New Potluck by Taste Of Home

On Hold At The Library…
Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook by Jose Andres & Matt Goulding

I’ve never seen Evelyn (2002) so I’ll be watching it today on Prime Video. It’s about an Irishman who fights a legal battle to gain custody of his three children who are living in different orphanages. It stars Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, & Julianna Margulies

Mind Body Spirit… 
My sinus infection is FINALLY completely gone. It sure took it’s time.

In The Kitchen…
Yesterday I made a big spiral cut ham and Tropical Sweet Potatoes from the Taste Of Home cookbook,  so we’ll be having leftovers today

New To Me Stuff: 
When I got my 6qt. Instant Pot from Wal-Mart and opened it up, I thought it might be too small so I took it back and checked to see what Amazon had. I ended up ordering the 8qt. that has a Bean/Stew & Poultry modes (which I’ll use a lot). The 6qt. didn’t have them, it had a Cake and Egg modes instead. I’ve spent the last week checking out recipes and  I’ve decided to make some ribs first, as soon as I go buy some. So far I’ve bought a glass lid for when I use the slow cooker mode, and a silicone lid to use when I want to put the insert in the fridge. I also bought a 22 piece accessory set that has things I’ll use for every recipe. I’ll post recipes when I make them

Today’s To Do List…
Catch up on housework/laundry, read/listen to my current bookss, & watch the movie I mentioned above

Looking forward to…
Labor Day, I’m going to spend time with family

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world

James 1:27

From the camera…

Every night when it’s time for them to eat
Jaspurr comes and just stares at me until I get up to feed them

  24 Responses to “Sunday Reflections, Sunday Salon, Sunday Post: 8/25/19”

  1. You may have lost listening time on your commute but I bet it’s much nicer to be 5 minutes away!

    It sounds like you’re ready with the Insta Pot.

  2. Enjoy your new instant pot, it sounds like you are prepared for any recipe!

    I’m glad both you and your grand dog are better 🙂

    Wishing you a great reading week

  3. Jaspurr knows when it’s time to eat! When we had cats and dogs, we used to have issues after we moved the clocks back in autumn. They knew it was time to eat and didn’t care what the clock said 🙂 So glad the granddog is better and that your sinus infection is gone.

    • I always tell people that cats and dogs know what time it is and they look at me like I’ve lost my marbles. My dog Patches always knew when it was time to eat and when it was time to go to bed. Jaspurr doesn’t care about bed time but she sure knows when it’s time to eat! Glad to finally know someone else that has had animals that knew what time it was.

      My granddogs vet wasn’t open on Monday so they took her to a different one. She said that Cayenne either had pnuemonia or cancer. (What???) and gave them some antibiotics to give her for a few days. It must have been pnuemonia because in a few days she was feeling better and finally was back to normal. Needless to say none of us will be going to that vet ever again!

      • We were trained well 😉 That’s a crazy ‘diagnosis!’ So glad it was pneumonia instead of cancer and that Cayenne is on the mend! Extra treats are in order for a strong recovery, I think 😉

  4. Incase you forgot, Jasper is here for his friendly reminder. You can’t fool a cat, they won’t let you. 🙂 Glad your granddog is doing better. Weird diagnosis from the vet, I wouldn’t be going back either.
    Enjoy your evening and I hope it cools off for you.

    • You’re right, they won’t let you fool them, especially when it comes to eating time.

      Thanks, we were really worried about her for a few days. We couldn’t believe the diagnosis! That’s a might big difference between the two, thankfully it ended up being something that the antibiotics fixed.

      It’s 94° now at 6:18pm, so it’s hard to tell how high it actually was today. Thank goodness for a/c.

  5. I enjoyed your post.

  6. I don’t know much about InstaPots. I fell in love with my Crockpot forty years ago, and now I can’t think about using anything else.

    I wonder why it seems like infections stick around much longer these days. A few years ago I had an infection that hung around for months.

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Inheritance. And I’m very interested in Evvie Drake, too.

    Have a great week!

    • My favorite thing in my kitchen since 1975 has been my crockpot. I’ve had quite a few over the years, but my mom was always using her pressure cooker when I was growing up so after going back and forth for a few years I decided to get one. I still have my 8qt. crockpot and will keep using it. I thought it had quit working, but after looking more into it I saw it was just a quick and easy fix. Plus I have a 3qt. CP, two CP Trios, and a CP Warmer . I seem to overdo stuff.

  7. Good move on the IP — with pressure cookers, bigger is better (In my opinion). I’m curious about the accessory set you got; hope you share it. Also interested in your thoughts on Skinnytaste (I love her recipes).

    • I’ll post about my IP and the accessories for Weekend Cooking soon. I found quite a few recipes from the two Skinnytaste cookbooks I got. I’ll share them as I make them.

  8. I’m glad the granddog is doing better. We had a similar (not identical experience) with our old dog Sally years and years ago. Evidently she had ben bitten by a spider and her snout was swollen. The emergency vet suggested we out her down! Yeeeeah…..she lived another 7 years.

    I’m looking forward to Inheritance, that’s been on my short list. Glad your sinus infection is gone. What a bother and it makes you feel so bad.

    Yes to the SkinnyTaste cookbooks. I love them

    • I couldn’t believe the vet said it could be those two things. Such a leap from one to the other. That’s why I love taking my animals to a vet that I tnow and trust. I’ve been going to the same one for years.

      Inheritance was really good, I’m glad the author shared her experience.

      I love the Skinnytaste books too and hope she publishes some more soon.

  9. Oh my gosh, Jaspurr. Too funny. My pup does the same thing about her blanket arrangement.

  10. Happy Monday, Vicki! I am behind in my blog comments. I’m glad your granddog is better.I think you’ll enjoy your new InstaPot! Have a terrific week ahead.

  11. So happy to hear that your granddog is doing okay. It’s always so scary when you don’t know if they’ll make it or not and it’s just such a relief when they pull through. Fingers crossed this week treats you well!

    • Yes, it was a huge relief! It so hard when animals and babies are sick because they can’t tell you if their tummy hurts or something else. 🙁

      Thanks Jessica, I hope the week treats you well too!

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