Feb 212021
 

Outside… 
53° right now, the expected high is 73° with little chance of rain

Reading…
Humans Of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

Listening To…
Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives…Eight Hours by Larry Elder

Watching…
Call Me Kat, the format is a little odd, but I really like it

Up Next In Kitchen…
Chicken Taco Soup
Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Packets
Oven Baked St Louis Style Ribs, Baked Potatoes, Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans

Today’s To Do List…
Doing some work around the house, reading and watching a movie or two

Looking forward to…
Spending tomorrow with my daughter

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psalm 143:10

A Favorite Photo…

Blowing Raspberries

 Posted by at 8:30 AM
Jan 312021
 

Outside… 
The high is supposed to be 79°with only a 10% chance of rain

Reading…
Things My Son Needs To Know About The World by Fredrik Backman

Listening To…
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

Watching This Week…
Fried Green TomatoesStill Mine, Our Friend

Up Next In Kitchen…
Chili
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Tacos
Fish, Fries, Coleslaw

New To Me Stuff:
Since I was a little kid, Lucky Charms has been my favorite cereal. I saw Lucky Charms Frosted Flakes Marshmallow and I thought I’d buy a box to see if I liked them. They weren’t as good as the original Lucky Charms. The taste was off and the frosted flakes instead of  oat cereal pieces felt weird. I’ll be sticking with the original Lucky Charms

Today’s To Do List…
Work, then maybe go for a ride to let my doggy try out her new car booster seat, read, tv

Looking forward to…
Having next weekend off

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
Psalm 31:24

A Favorite Photo…

♥ Great granddaughter Jensen ♥

 Posted by at 5:30 AM
Jan 032021
 

Outside… 
63°, it sprinkled a while ago and now it’s nice and cool

Reading…
You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir by Melissa Ohden. My sister read this and loved it, so I’m hoping I do as well (I started it in 2020 sometime but only got a few pages in and stopped, wasn’t a good year for my reading)

Listening To…
Sensible Shoes (Book 1 Sensible Shoes Series) by Sharon Garlough Brown

Books Reviewed Last Week…
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Watched…
I’ve been binging Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation and I LOVE it! I’m almost finished with season 1. My son and daughter in law watched Soul and loved it so I plan on watching it this week

Weekly Meal Plan…
Sheet Pan Asian Stir Fry
Lettuce Wrapped Hamburgers, Fries/Onion Rings, baked beans
White Chicken Chili
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New To Me Stuff:
I love Chick-fil-a’s Polynesian Sauce and found out that Publix (no photo)sells it. So does Target & WM

Today’s To Do List…
Do my daily readings, wash a load of towels, read/listen to my current books, watch Soul & BBH:R

Looking forward to…
Having Thursday & Friday Off

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another
1 John 4:11

From the camera…

♥ Christmas card from my grandson Harley Jr. I LOVE the drawing of us  ♥

 Posted by at 1:06 PM
Dec 082019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
Right now it’s 72° with an expected high of 81°, sunny,  light clouds and the birds are singing

Thankful…
Last month I went to Ohio with my two sons and daughter in law. I got to see family members I hadn’t seen in years and it was so good to see them again. I showed my sons and daughter in law where we lived at the lake when I was growing up, showed them where we lived when I took my sons home from the hospital, the hospital where they were born, etc. And for the first time since I left Ohio in 1986 I saw snow and made a snowball and had my favorite sandwich that I’ve been craving since I left. Right after I got home I went on a cruise with my daughter and youngest grandson and we had so much fun! We got home the day after my birthday and my kids surprised me with a new desktop computer that I absolutely love! Earlier in the month I found out I’m going to be a great-grandma! It was the best month of my life! I’m so grateful for my family!

Reading…
Doggy Defenders: Willow the Therapy Dog by National Geographic Kids

Listening To…
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan

Books Reviewed Last Week…
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Books Needing Reviewed…
I’m so behind on reviews that I probably won’t get them all posted, I’ll just start again in 2020

On Hold At The Library…
The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook: The 75 Best Healthy Recipes for Your Air Fryer by Gina Homolka

Watching…
Last night I was searching for something to watch on Netflix and found Virgin River  and decided to check out the first episode to see if I liked it. I did. So much that I watched the whole first season before turning the tv off and I can’t wait for season two. The show is based on the book series of the same name by Robyn Car. There are 18 books in the series so I’m not sure I’ll even start it

Mind Body Spirit… 
I really needed a vacation since it’s been 4 years since my trip to NYC, and I’m feeling good both mentally and physically

In The Kitchen…
Not sure what I’ll be making this week

New To Me Stuff:
I got a new air fryer during Black Friday

Today’s To Do List…
Going to IKEA

Looking forward to…
Christmas!

A Favorite Bible Verse…
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart
Jeremiah 29:13

From the camera…

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The lake where I lived

I love these sandwiches!

Mexico
doesn’t do the water justice, it was so beautiful I couldn’t stop looking at it

 Posted by at 10:33 AM
Jan 272018
 

Last weekend my sons Anthony & Jeremy, Jeremy’s wife Susie, and I went out to the Zephyrhills Brewing Company. They had a food truck from Loli’s Mexican Cravings restaurant. By the way, the building the brewing company is in used to be a bank.

There was a live (very loud) band and the room was packed so we sat in a room off the main bar. Much more quiet so we could talk.

Since I don’t drink alcohol, I ordered a non-alcoholic Spruce Beer from the bar, which tasted much better than I thought it would. From the food truck I ordered a Chicken Taco and a Chorizo Taco. Both were very good.

After we finished eating we sat for a while and talked, then went back to Jeremy & Susie’s house and played Monopoly Gamer. I was Donkey Kong.

I love spending time with my kids, and all four of us had a lot of fun!

My Chorizo Taco ~ Yummy!

I told you it used to be a bank

My boy babies, Jeremy on the left, Anthony on the right

I don’t know why I didn’t take more photos. Next time I’ll try to remember.

wkendcookingWeekend Cooking is hosted @ Beth Fish Reads

 Posted by at 2:36 PM
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

 Posted by at 5:22 PM