Aug 182019
 
Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
78° and there is a 50% chance of rain this afternoon, which may put a damper on our plans for today

Thankful…
That my oldest grandson is feeling better, he was really sick for about a week

Reading…
Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
Skinny Taste One & Done by Gina Homolka

Listening To…
The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein

Watching…
A lot of good movies on Prime Video

In The Kitchen…
I’m making Banana Pudding today at the request of my son and granddaughter

Today’s To Do List…
Going to a cookout next door at my son’s house

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take
Psalm 51:10

From the camera…

Aug 112019
 
Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
It’s still dark outside since it’s only 6:06 am, but in about an hour the sun will start coming out and the day will warm up, and it’s supposed to rain most of the day

Thankful…
For having today off work

Reading…
A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble – still

Listening To…
I have about 3 hrs. left of Only One Life by Ashley Farley, and then I’m starting The Escape Room by Megan Goldin

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Books Needing Reviewed…
I’m behind a few books but hope to catch up soon

At The Library…
Picked up last week:
Skinny Tast Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka
A Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas
Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt

On Hold:
The Art of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
Skinny Taste One & Done by Gina Homolka

Watching…
BH90210 on Hulu today. If you watched it, what did you think?

Mind Body Spirit… 
All my aching parts are all better

In The Kitchen…
Taco Salad, Roast w/potatoes & carrots, BLT’s, Pizza. Oh, and I bought a watermelon and it’s in the fridge getting nice and cold!

New To Me Stuff:
I didn’t try anything new last week

Today’s To Do List…
I’m off today so we’ll probably go to out to eat and maybe see a movie

Life Is Good…
I went to the libary to get some books I had on hold and they had a “Fill A Bag For $2” sale so of course I filled a bag. I would have gotten more but with the books I had on hold and the bag, I couldn’t carry any more. I love my libraries!

A Favorite Bible Verse…
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

Ephesians 1:7

From the camera…

Aug 042019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
90’s today with a high humidity and little chance of rain

Thankful…
I live so close to my kids and grnadkids

Reading…
An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good by Helene Tursten

Listening To…
Only One Life by Ashley Farley

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None, I just keep getting more behind

Books Needing Reviewed…
I’m 5 book behind on reviews

From The Library…
Dogtripping by David Rosenfelt

Watching…
I planned on watching Chasing Happiness, the story of the Jonas Brothers,  but I didn’t get to it so I’ll be watching it this week sometime

Mind Body Spirit… 
I’ve had a sinus infection for 3 days but it’s almost gone now, plus I got a new mattress and I’ve never had one like this before, so I guess it will take my body time to adjust to it because my back has been hurting a little bit

In The Kitchen…
Lasagna, Salmon, Chicken, Pulled Pork

New To Me Stuff:
My car phone holder bit the dust so I got a holder with wireless charging. It was expensive but I like that it mounts on the a/c vent because I’m short and the ones that stick to the windshild or dash make it harder for me to see

Today’s To Do List…
Work was tough today what with my sinus infection and back, so I plan on resting and letting my body heal the rest of the day, plus I’m off tomorrow and Tuesday 🙂

Looking forward to…
Trying out my new Instant Pot

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming
Romans 8:18

From the camera…

Jul 282019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
Supposed to be in the 90’s today with a high humidity and 40% chance of rain

Thankful…
That my car a/c was a simple free fix and I didn’t have to go a day or so without it. Turns out my glove compartment had a paper in it that was blocking the Cabin Air Filter

Reading…
I’ve been on again off again with A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble (not because the book didn’t keep my attention, I’ve just been extra busy lately)  so I’m still reading it

Listening To…
Only One Life by Ashley Farley

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Books Needing Reviewed…
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

From The Library…
An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found by Gilbert King

Watching…
This week I plan on watching Chasing Happiness, the story of the Jonas Brothers, The movie Corner Gas, and catch up on Big Brother

Mind Body Spirit… 
It’s been 4 years since I’ve had my eyes checked so I really need to get that done

In The Kitchen…
On the menu so far are Crazy Cuisine Orange Chicken & Spaghetti

New To Me Stuff:
I’ve had more than a few Crock Pots in the last 45 years and they’ve always been my very favorite kitchen appliance, but last week my latest one started having issues and since I’ve been wanting to try an Instant Pot I decided to buy one of those instead. I haven’t used it yet but I’m searching for recipes. If you have an IP, what are your favorite recipes?

Today’s To Do List…
Going to Costco for groceries and may go out to eat first

Looking forward to…
Less humid weather

A Favorite Bible Verse…
LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me
Psalm 30:2

From the camera…

Jul 142019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
It’s really quiet outside which means the neighborhood chickens are probably  not in my yard, the sky is a pretty blue with scattered clouds, it’s cool right now but the temperature is expected to reach at least 95° with a 20% chance of rain

Thankful…
For a vet that I really like and trust to care for my dog and 2 cats

Reading…
A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble

Listening To…
Starting The Overdue Life Of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms on Monday

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Turtle In Paradise by Jennifer Holmes
Have You Seen Luis Valez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Listening to My Feelings by Michael Gordon

Book Reviews Coming Up This Week…
Weird But True USA by NatGeo Kids
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

On Hold At The Library…
Still waiting for The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren to come in

Watching…
I watched The Glass Castle on Prime Video yesterday and loved it, now I’d like to read the book

Mind Body Spirit… 
Starting a daily routine to help me keep my legs strong and keep my balance good since I’m getting near the age that women start having trouble with balance

In The Kitchen…
Today I’m making a roast, potatoes, & carrots in the slow cooker

New To Me Stuff:
Yesterday I tried the Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich at Arby’s and it was really good

Today’s To Do List…
Watch a few movies, read, and relax

Looking forward to…
A less busy week

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love

1 Corinthians 16:13-14

From the camera…

 

Jul 072019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
Today is only supposed to be 85° but there’s a 50% chance of rain so it’s probably going to be really humid

Thankful…
That my kids and grandkids made it to PA and back safely

Reading…
A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble – had trouble getting it to fully download

Listening To…
Switched from reading to listening to Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

Books Reviewed Last Week…
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer
by Fredrick Backman

Book Reviews Coming Up This Week…
Turtle In Paradise by Jennifer Holmes
Have You Seen Luis Valez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde

On Hold At The Library…
I’m next in line for The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren so it shouldn’t be long

Watching…
I watched some really good movies on Netflix last week: Remember, Her Only Choice and Running For Grace, and I also started a new to me series on Amazon Prime (I watch it on AppleTV) called Corner Gas which was filmed in Canada from 2004 – 2009. I’ve watched the first 4 episodes and it’s really funny. There’s a movie that was filmed in 2014 with the same name that I plan to watch after I finish the series

Mind Body Spirit… 
Thankfully my leg is a lot better, not 100% yet but it’s getting there

This Week In The Kitchen…
Salmon, Pulled Pork, Chicken, BLT’s

New To Me Stuff:
Dr. Pepper Diet Cherry, it was pretty good

This Week’s To Do List…
Monday my daughter and I are going back to St. Augustine because she has another job interview and a few places to look at to rent, then Tuesday I’m taking Kaiyo to the groomer and then to the vet on Saturday

Looking forward to…
A few days off this week

A Favorite Bible Verse…
May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Psalm 29:11

From the camera…

From our trip last month

Jun 302019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
Right now it’s one 87° but with 66% humidity it “feels like” 96°.  It’s supposed to get up to 96° with little chance of rain.

Thankful…
For the time spent with my daughter and youngest grandson yesterday. We went to see The Secret Lives Of Pets 2, which was hilarious. After the movie we went shopping and then ate at a local Chinese Restaurant

Reading…
A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble – still trying to download

Listening To…
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Books Reviewed Last Week…
I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan
Postcards From A Stranger by Imogen Clark

Books Needing Reviewed…
Turtle In Paradise by Jennifer Holmes
Have You Seen Luis Valez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Weird But True USA by NatGeo Kids
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

On Hold At The Library…
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan
(The Two Mrs Lloyd #1) for my book club

Watching…
Yesterday I watched the first 3 episodes of Mr. Iglesias on Netflix, it is really funny! I’ve loved Fluffy for many years and was excited to see he had a tv show, but I seemed to forget about it until yesterday so I have to catch up

Mind Body Spirit… 
I worked 16 days in a row and then on my first day off I woke up to a sore leg, in the back of my knee. It feels like a pulled muscle or something and I’m having a hard time walking, it hurts a lot. I’ve been putting BioFreeze on it but it doesn’t seem to be helping

In The Kitchen…
Not sure because I worked 4 hours this morning and have to go back this afternoon and won’t be home until about 8:30, so…probably something really quick

New To Me Stuff:
I can’t remember trying anything new last week

Today’s To Do List…
Working and resting, with books, computer, tv

Looking forward to…
My daughter has a job interview in St. Augustine Tuesday and since I don’t work that day she wants me to go with her

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD
Psalm 150:6

From the camera…

Jaspurr reached her paw around my laptop to say hi!

Jun 232019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
High of 96° with little chance of rain. It’s been really hot and humid the last few weeks and everytime I step outside my glasses fog up

Thankful…
That my daughter’s blood tests and other tests came back great!

Reading…
A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble  – still trying to download, grrrr
As We Are Now by May Sarton

Listening To…
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Books Needing Reviewed…
I’m so behind on reviewing books I’ve finished, last count was 7

On Hold At The Library…
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

Watching…
I’m trying to catch up on Toy Story 1,2,& 3 before I go see #4

Mind Body Spirit…
Exercising every day but haven’t been drinking enough water

In The Kitchen…
Yesterday I made a pot of Baby Lima Beans and cornbread so we’re having leftovers today

New To Me Stuff:
My ceiling fan light in my bedroom isn’t great for reading physical books in bed (it’s in front of me instead of behind me) so I bought a USB Book Clamp Light with 3 Color Modes, 10 Brightness Dimmer and Auto Off Timer. It’s awesome!

Today’s To Do List…
My son and I are going to Costco with my oldest son and daughter in law so we all can get groceries for a month. The freezer part of my fridge is full but we haven’t used our upright freezer since we moved.

Looking forward to…
I’ve worked a really long streak so I’m looking forward to having a day off, which is Thursday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer
Romans 12:12

From the camera…
Anyone know what these are? They just popped up at the end of the house one morning a few weeks ago. I didn’t even know they were there

Jun 162019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
85°, with humidity the “feels like” is 95°, and it rained earlier and there’s an 80% chance of more rain

Thankful…
For the time I spent with my daughter, her family, and my son in law’s family in St. Augustine last Fri.-Mon., we had a lot fun!

Reading…
Someone to Look Up To by Jean Gill

Listening To…
Have You Seen Luis Valez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Books Needing Reviewed…
1. I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan
2. Postcards From A Stranger by Imogen Clark
3. And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer by Fredrick Backman
4. Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks
5. Rumple Buttercup by Matthew Gary Grubler

On Hold At The Library…
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hildebrand

Watching…
I’ve been watching some really good movies on Netflix lately, Take Me Home was one of them

In The Kitchen…
This week I’ll be making Baby Lima Beans & Cornbread, Turkey Roast with Honey Gold Potatoes & Carrots, Hamburgers & Fries

New To Me Stuff:
My daughter in law makes a really good Chai tea. She makes it with:
32. oz Original Silk Almond milk
32. oz Tazo chai classic latte
16. oz CoffeeMate Vanilla Natural Bliss creamer

I have never liked tea, but this is really good!

Today’s To Do List…
I worked this morning and now I have to do laundry. After that I’ll be reading, watcing tv, and relaxing.

Today’s Bible Verse…
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
Mark 12:30

From the camera…

Saw these two in St. Augustine last week on my mini vaca

Jun 022019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
It’s 94° but factoring in the humidity the “feels like” temp. is 101°.

Thankful…
For my daughter Kilah who turns 37 today

Reading…
Check out my Summer Reading List

Listening To…
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm

Books Needing Reviewed…
I still have 5 books that I’ve finished but haven’t reviewed yet!

Library Books…
I currently have 14 books checked out from the library, not all read yet

Watching…
I watched 2 movies (Prime Video on AppleTV) recently that are older but both were really good
Take Me Home with Sam Jaeger & his wife Amber Jaeger
Yours, Mine, & Ours with Denise Quad(♥) & Renn Russo

Mind Body Spirit…
Got my blood test results back and everything was great!

In The Kitchen…
Thai Chicken Curry Soup: Freddie Prinze Jr.’s Back In The Kitchen
Orange Chicken Stir Fry: George Stella’s Quick & Easy Low Carb

New To Me Stuff:
Nothing last week

Looking forward to…
Having a 3 day weekend mini vaca starting next Saturday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually
1 Chronicles 16:11

From the camera…

May 262019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
The high today is supposed to be 96° & 42% humidity, sunny & very hot with a slight breeze & low chance of rain

Thankful…
For yesterday and today off work, it’s been a while since I’ve had a weekend off

Reading…
I’m slowly reading I Ain’t Doin’ It: Unfiltered Thoughts From a Sarcastic Southern Sweetheart by Heather Land because I don’t want to race through it, & I just started Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting by Anna Quindlen

Listening To…
4 1/2 hours left of Her One Mistake by Heidi Perks

Books Needing Reviewed…
Who Laid the Egg? by Audrey Sauble
I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan
Postcards From A Stranger by Imogen Clark

On Hold At The Library…
Things My Son Needs To Know About The World by Fredrik Backman
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

Watching…
Full Force Nature on Netflix, only 1 season-2006 with 12 episodes

Mind Body Spirit…
I’ve found a few low carb/keto cookbooks that have some really good sounding recipes which I’ll post about when I make them

In The Kitchen…
I plan on making a big pot of spaghetti tommorow

New To Me Stuff:
My Bacon Bonanza by Gotham Steel which I’ve had for a few months but hadn’t used until yesterday while making breakfast, and I LOVE it!

Today’s To Do List…
Going to see Aladdin and then out to eat

Looking forward to…
My two youngest grandkids starting summer vacation the end of the month so we can go to the beach together, it’s been a while since we’ve all gone together

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
Proverbs 14:31

From the camera…

Boots quickly found her favorite spot when we moved. She lays there for hours every day watching to see who or what is going to go by next. In our neighborhood there are plenty of cars going by, people walking or riding bikes, chickens & cats roaming around and they all keep her glued to that spot, looking for whatever or whoever she’s going to see going by next

May 052019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
84°, raining hard & very windy with a severe thunderstorm warning

Thankful…
That my son Anthony who has been sick since last Friday is feeling better

Reading…
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Listening To…
Still listening to Postcards from a Stranger by Imogen Clark, just getting to the good stuff

Books Needing Reviewed…
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Who Laid the Egg? by Audrey Sauble
I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

On Hold At The Library…
I Ain’t Doin’ It: Unfiltered Thoughts From a Sarcastic Southern Sweetheartby Heather Land

Watching…
I plan on catching up with The Good Doctor as much as I can today. The last few episodes have been so good. I’m getting ready to start S2E5

Mind Body Spirit…
Going to the dr. on Friday to have blood work done

In The Kitchen…
Today: Sweet and Sticky Four Ingredient Chicken Drumsticks, Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans & Cole Slaw

New To Me Stuff:
I haven’t tried anything new this last week

Today’s To Do List…
Nothing much other than cooking supper, reading, tv

Looking forward to…
I’m hoping my son and I go on a road trip tomorrow,  if he’s feeling good enough of course

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

From the camera…

Jaspurr found the laptop fan & loves laying there so the warm air hits her

Apr 282019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
86° but feels hotter

Thankful…
Yesterday I went to the Sugarsand Festival in Clearwater with my son Jeremy and daughter in law Susie. Son Anthony was supposted to go with us but he had a sore throat and was coughing and just didn’t feel good 🙁  The sculptures were amazing and I definitely want to go back next year. We got to watch the sunset too which was so beautiful, one of the photos I took is below

Reading…
And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer And Longer by Richard Backman

Listening To…
Postcards from a Stranger by Imogen Clark

Books Needing Reviewed…
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Who Laid the Egg? by Audrey Sauble
I’m Fine And Neither Are You by Camille Pagan

Next On My TBR List…
I Ain’t Doin’ It: Unfiltered Thoughts From a Sarcastic Southern Sweetheart by Heather Land

Watching…
On my “to watch list” is something my son and DIL told me about, TheDailyWoo’s Cross Country Road Trip: 8 States In 8 Days Challenge which is on YouTube. I’m going to watch it on the YouTube channel on Apple TV. They both enjoyed it and I love small town USA so I plan on watching it

Day One: Georgia 
Day Two: Alabama
Day Three: Mississippi
Day Four: Arkansas
Day Five:Oklahoma 
Day Six: Texas 
Day Seven: New Mexico
Day Eight: Arizona

Mind Body Spirit…
Still not sleeping good most nights but I’m feeling ok and not too tired during the day

In The Kitchen…
On the menu this week is fish, ham, BLT’s, & Meatloaf

New To Me Stuff:
I love Taco Bell’s Baja Blast. Well now they have Baja Blast Zero. It’s not quite as good, but I still like it and it has no carbs!

Today’s To Do List…
I worked this morning and plan to relax the rest of the day, I did all but one load of laundry on my day off (Friday) so I only have one load left to do today

Looking forward to…
Going to St. Augustine in June with my daughter Kilah, her husband Harley, grandkids Harley Jr. & Alecia, and Harley’s mom and dad

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Nahum 1:7

From the camera…