Mar 142021


The Voices: An Open Door Book of Stories (Open Door Series) by Patricia Scanlan

Listening To…
The Diary by Eileen Goudge

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None again, getting further behind on reviews

New Amsterdam & A Million Little Things are back!!!
Revival of the sitcom Mad About You. I loved that show and glad it’s back
Hope Gap
Forgotten Ellis Island

In The Kitchen…
Pizza, Salad, & Wings
Sandwiches & Chips
Chicken, mashed potatoes, corn

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love
Ephesians 4:2

From the camera…

Kaiyo ~ I love her SO MUCH!

 Posted by at 8:39 AM
Nov 142020

Looks like the rain and wind from Eta are gone, the sky is a pretty blue and there are only a few clouds, the high today is supposed to be 75°

You Carried Me by Milissa Ohden

Listening To…
Almost finished with Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community by Lady Gaga

Books Reviewed Last Week…
The Man on the Mountaintop by Susan Trott

So glad that my shows are coming back! I watched the Chicago shows: Med, Fire, & PD last week and loved all 3!

Next Up In The Kitchen…
Easy Cheesy Breakfast Casserole
Kielbasa with Brussels Sprouts
Oven Baked Pork Chops with Potatoes (& baby carrots)
Fish, Fries, & Captain D’s Cole Slaw
Sticky Drumsticks, Anastaia’s Best Ever Baked Beans, Sweet Potatoes

New To Me Stuff:
I finally tried Taco Bell’s Dragonfruit Freeze and I LOVE it!

Today’s To Do List…
Relaxing before going back to work tomorrow

Looking forward to…
Vacation later this month

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
James 3:10

From the camera…

It’s me time, put that book down!

 Posted by at 10:52 PM
Feb 232020

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post


On Feb. 3rd when I got home from work (I only work from 7-11:30 am) my dog Kaiyo couldn’t use her back legs. When she would try to walk her back legs would buckle. I called my son Anthony and told him what she was doing so he left work, came home, and we took her to the animal hospital. They checked her out and said she has Intervertebral Disc Disease. They kept her overnight to give her IV steroids and we picked her up at 4:30 the next afternoon. They gave me 2 different pills to give her. I took her back in a week and they said she was doing better but to keep giving her the pills until they were gone. The vet also gave me a walking harness for her for free! She’s walking better little by little so I’m hoping she keeps getting better until she’s back to normal. I had to keep her in a kennel when we weren’t home to begin with but now she can stay on the floor and I let her on the bed with me when I’m watching tv or reading. At night she stays on the floor. I don’t want her jumping off the bed and hurting herself. She goes back to the vet on the 10th and I’m hoping he says she’s doing very good. I’ll update you then. Thanks Tina for checking on her ❤️

75° with big fluffy clouds in the sky, and not much of a breeze

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Listening To…
Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service by Gary Sinise

Books Reviewed…
Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music, Faith, and Braving the Storms of Life by Randy Travis

Movies I plan on watching this week: The Farewell ,  The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Silence Of The Lambs, Terms of Endearment. The only one I’ve seen before is the last one, and that was when it first came out

Weekly Steps…
I averaged between 8000 and 9000 steps a day even with my aching knee

In The Kitchen…
I have no idea what I’m making for supper today

New To Me Stuff:
Fried Plantains. My husband loved them but I never tried them. My daughter in law fried some Friday night and I tried one, and was surprised that I liked them

Today’s To Do List…
Relaxing. My leg is bothering me again and I had to take a few days off it was so bad, but it’s not hurting so much now but I’m still trying to stay off of it and keep it propped up as much as I can

Looking forward to…
Going to the beach as soon as possible

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen

Hebrews 11:1

From the camera…

Last Sunday was the gender reveal for my great-grandbaby (my grandson Jordan’s baby)
The didn’t do pink/blue, they did purple/green
It’s A Girl! Due July 4th!
My daughter in law Susie made these Dino cookies
Aren’t they cute? And they were good too!

 Posted by at 4:46 PM
Jan 142018

Sunday Reflections

53°, sunny, beautiful cloudless blue sky. The dog next door is running around sniffing a trail of something. We live at the edge of the Withlacoochee State Forest so it could be a Fox, Raccoon, Opossum or Bobcat who knows what

The Story Of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg is waiting for me at the library so I’ll be picking it up tomorrow

Listening To…
Still, The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

I want to watch New York Underground, recommended by my son Jeremy

For spending yesterday with family for son Jeremy’s 40th birthday surprise party. I ♥ my family!!!

Looking forward to…
Going to Disney World in March with my two sons, DIL, & my 2 oldest grandkids

Wish I lived in town so I could join a yoga & tai-chi class

In The Kitchen…
Grilled Cheese for lunch and tonight we’ll be winging it today. Son Anthony wants me to make Johnny Marzetti this week.

Today’s To-Do List…
A few loads of laundry, tv, reading

One of my favorite things:

♥♥♥♥  I love my Kaiyo! Every time I see her little face I smile! December 31st was her 4th birthday and yesterday was our 2nd “Gottcha Day”! She brings so much happiness into my life and I am so glad I kept searching, saying “when I see the dog I’m supposed to have, I’ll know it”. It took 4 months and driving all over west central Florida, but I finally found her  ♥♥♥♥

A website I’d like to share:
Dark Sky, just put the name of the place you want to see in the search bar and it will show you what the temperature is there

A Favorite Bible Verse…

A favorite quote…
Related image

From the camera….

I spent last Tuesday with my daughter Kilah. We went shopping, out for lunch, and then stopped by a park and enjoyed some time at the water.

It was a great day!

 Posted by at 12:29 PM
Nov 092017


Three Things Thursday

Thing One

I saw this on my way home from work a few days ago. It made me smile because when I was pregnant with my first child I craved Hot Fudge Cake from Frisch’s Big Boy.  Almost every week my dad would drive to my house which was 30 min. away to pick me up and then drive another 40 to the closest Big Boy restaurant just so I could have a piece of the cake. Like I said before, I had the best parents ever!


Thing Two

The last few months I worked more than usual so getting Kaiyo to the groomer was delayed and her fur was way too long. I finally had a day off and so I took her, and she looks so cute. She moved as soon as I took the photo so her face is a blurry, but look at her leaf  bandanna the groomer put on her! So cute! Kaiyo always makes me smile.


Thing Three

While surfing the net I saw this video and it not only made me smile but it made me lol too!

Source: Bearded Dragon Goes Nuts For Blueberries by twobadgals on Rumble


 Posted by at 12:43 AM
Jan 132017

A little over a year ago my son Anthony talked me into looking for another dog. I had recently lost my husband and my dog Patches (who I’d had for 18 yrs.). I really didn’t want to get another dog but he said a dog would keep me company and help me heal. Finally he convinced me it would be a good thing. So, we looked every day off that he had from work, for months. I was looking for a dog that was medium size so I could take it on walks with me around the neighborhood when we moved to Zephyrhills. I just could not find the right dog for me. We looked and looked. We looked at every dog shelter within a few hours drive. I kept telling Anthony that when I saw the dog I was meant to have I’d know it. One day we ended up in Sarasota. As I was walking, looking at all the dogs, I came to a pen that didn’t have a dog in it but I looked at the photo. I knew the second I saw her photo that she was was my dog. She was nothing like what I’d been looking for all those months. She was tiny, only 9 pounds. She was a smushed face dog (I never thought I’d have a smushed face dog). And she was long haired and looked like she need a good grooming. But that dog was mine the minute I saw her photo. I told my son to go find out where she was and prayed she was still available for adoption. He headed for the door to find someone who worked there & I read her info. It said she was a puppy mill survivor. I got the leaky eyes.

As soon as he got to the door a man walked by. He had her in his arms. I told him I wanted her. He said that the person who was supposed to adopt her that day had just called to let them know she had changed her mind. Perfect timing. While we were filling out the papers to adopt her they put her back in her pen, and there were 3 other people that wanted her.

“Sorry, too late. She’s mine!”

We took her home and the next day took her to the vet to make sure she was ok. She’s a Japanese Chin and they are supposed to have long hair, but I wanted it short since it’s so hot and humid in Florida, so we took her to the groomer and got her fur shampooed and cut. She was adorable with her new fur-do!

She wasn’t housebroken even though she was 2 years old. She was shaky and nervous. She had a few teeth missing from not being taken care of. She wouldn’t go through a doorway unless you backed away from the door (I’ve been told that this was because she’d had doors slammed on her), and she didn’t know that she was supposed to play with toys, she’d just look at them and then forget about them. She wouldn’t walk with a leash, as soon as I put one on her, she froze. She’s over come most of those things, but we’re still working on a few of them. Now she is a happy little dog that loves to eat, loves making her toys squeak, and loves cuddling.

Kaiyo is such a Blessing to me. She helped me heal (Anthony was right), and I helped her heal. I still miss Patches, I’ll always love and miss her. But Kaiyo is my baby too and I know Patches would approve.


Happy One Year Anniversary Kaiyo!

♥ And thank you Anthony, without you I wouldn’t have her! ♥

 Posted by at 2:41 PM
Jan 082017


December 31st was Kaiyo’s 3rd Birthday! To celebrate she got to go to town and do some shopping. She got some toys, this birthday cookie and hat, a cupcake, and a few other little yummies. I adopted/rescued her on January 13th (which happens to be my oldest son Jeremy’s birthday) so she’ll get to go shopping again soon. I’m so glad I rescued her, I love her so much!

Isn’t she adorable in her Birthday Hat?

Saturday Snapshot

 Posted by at 8:47 AM