Sep 272020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Off You Go: A Mystery Novella by Benjamin Blackmore

Listening To…
The Man On The Mountaintop by Susan Trott

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Side Trip by Kerry Lonsdale

Watched…
Selfie Dad Loved this Christian based comedy!

In The Kitchen…
Chicken & Gravy
Leftover Meatloaf that I froze, mashed potatoes, corn
Instant Pot Chili
Veggie Pizza

New To Me Stuff:
McCormick Gourmet Japanese 7 Spice & McCormick Gourmet Organic Chipotle Chile Pepper and love both of them

Today’s To Do List…
Going to watch Fried Green Tomatoes again, and having my son put a new rear-view camera in my car because the one I had was a stick on the windshield type and it kept falling off in the hot and humid Florida weather

Looking forward to…
We’ve been waiting to get our house painted for a few months but because we’re in our rainy season the painter is way behind, they finally came Friday and primed it so I’m hoping it doesn’t rain tomorrow and they can finish it

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

From the camera…

❤️❤️❤️  My great granddaughter Jensen ❤️❤️❤️

She ‘s 2 months old now

 Posted by at 9:52 AM
Jun 142020
 
Sunday Reflections

Reading…
Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives by Thomas French

Listening To…
Brave Girl, Quiet Girl by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None, I’m 3 books behind

Watching…
I was searching for a movie to watch and found Long Lost Son,  I loved it!

In The Kitchen This Week…
Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad for lunches
Haven’t made a weekly menu yet so I’m not sure what else

New To Me Stuff:
My boss was telling me about a store she loves, World Market, and so I went there yesterday to check it out. They have a big selection of products and I really liked the store. I’ll be going again

Today’s To Do List…
Work this morning and then maybe get my new bird feeder set up, try to finish my current read, find another movie to watch

Looking forward to…
Having Tuesday off because so far I have nothing that I have to do and it’s rare that I get a day off that I can just stay home and relax

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Rejoicing in hope; enduring in troubles; continuing steadfastly in prayer
Romans 12:12

From the camera…

Not so patiently waiting until I can go to the beach again

 Posted by at 5:22 AM
Apr 052020
 
Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
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Outside…
The temps. today are supposed to be a high of 81° and a low of 59°, with a small chance of rain and a slight breeze. I can hear cats and chickens which is normal

Reading…
Today I’m going to start You Carried Me by Melissa Ohden

Listening To…
Almost finished with Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb

Books Reviewed Last Week…
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Watching…
Wonder Park has been in my Watch List for months so I plan to finally watch it today

Fit…
Step count is back up where it was but I’ve been eating worse, as most of us are

In The Kitchen…
Instant Pot Mango Salsa Chicken
One Pot Mac and Cheese
Ham, Stuffing, Green Beans
Fish Sticks, Fries, Pea Salad
Left over ham sandwiches

New To Me Stuff:
I love Mtn Dew Baja Blast & Mtn Dew Zero Sugar at Taco Bell  so the other day when my son was picking up some groceries for me and saw them in the store in a 20 oz. bottles he bought me one of each to try. I liked the Baja Blast  but the Zero tasted different to me than it does at TB. I think I’ll just stick with Code Red at home and get these when I go to Taco Bell.

Today’s To Do List…
Work this morning and then home to do laundry, cook, read and watch tv

Looking forward to…
Going to the beach with my daughter when it’s safe to leave your house and be around people

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong
1 Corinthians 16:13

From the camera…

For those of you who have never been near a cruise ship
those black things on the dock at the side of the ship near the bow are people

The ships are HUGE!!!

 Posted by at 5:06 AM
Mar 222020
 

Sunday Reflections

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Outside…
High of 88°, some afternoon clouds but mainly sunny, low of 61°

Reading…
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran 

Listening To…
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Books Reviewed Last Week…
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Watching…
I’m hooked on HGTV. Have been for many many years. I have about 10 shows in my watchlist but there are so many newer shows that I’ve never seen.. So, I’ll be adding quite a few to my list. Have you ever seen One Of A Kind, House In A Hurry, Boise Boys, Move And Improve, Love It And List It Too, Flip Side? There are a lot more that I haven’t seen so I’ll be watching a few episodes of each to see if I want to add them to my list. I may end up deleting some of the older shows.

Weekly Steps…
My steps have been down for a week or so. I need to work on bringing them back up

In The Kitchen…
Instant Pot Hamburgers & Air Fryer Fries
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Classic Chicken Pot Pie
Pizza

New To Me Stuff:
Since I’m not going to the stores or anywhere other than work, I haven’t tried anything new

Today’s To Do List…
Working this morning and then again tonight

Looking forward to…
Life getting back to normal

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you

​1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

From the camera…

The sign out by the road for Bob Evans Homestead and first Restaurant at the farm in Ohio near where I used to live

Taken in December

 Posted by at 5:14 AM
Mar 152020
 

Sunday Reflections

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Outside…
75° right now but the high is estimated at 89°

Reading…
Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran 

Listening To…
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Edith and the Mysterious Stranger: A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho
Notes to My Son by Eric Lynn

Watching…
Katherine posted 5 Classic movies she wants to watch and now I want to watch 2 I’ve never seen:
White Heat (1949)
Key Largo (1948)

And since I’m now in the mood for classic movies, I also want to watch
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
An Affair to Remember (1957)   my all time favorite classic,

Fitness…
I’ve been eating to many carbs and not many veggies lately so I want to change that.  When I lived out in the country I bought water in 20 oz. bottles (because we had a well) and I could easily keep track of how much water I was drinking. Since we moved and have city water I didn’t want to keep buying water so at the beginning of last month I bought a water bottle with time markers and a Fruit Infuser to make sure I’m getting enough water, and I love it!

In The Kitchen…
Taco Salad
Fish, baked beans, cole slaw
Air Fryer pork chops, applesauce, green beans
Sausage, eggs, toast
Tiller & Hatch Italian Style Stew with Chicken

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

Today’s To Do List…
Staying home and relaxing

Looking forward to…
It’s been almost a year since Man With A Plan aired and I’ve been missing it and wondering if it was going to be renewed. A few days ago I saw that it will be back on April 2nd, and I can’t wait! That show is hilarious!

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Romans 12:12

Very important with what’s going on in the world right now

From the camera…

Another photo from my trip to Ohio

 Posted by at 10:36 AM
Mar 082020
 

Sunday Reflections

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Outside…
High is supposed to be 75°, sunny, & cloudy

Reading…
Notes To My Son by  Eric Lynn

Listening To…
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Watching…
Friday I watched And So It Goes with Michael Douglas & Diane Keaton and loved it! If you haven’t seen it and like movies that give you good feelings, watch it

I also want to tell you about a movie a friend of mine told me about named Remember. It was a very good movie from start to finish, but the ending? WOW! Shocked me more than any movie I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of movies. I paused the tv and just sat and stared at it for a while with bug eyes and mouth open! If you watch it please let me know what you thought

Weekly Steps…
Averaging 9,000-10,000 plus steps a day

In The Kitchen…
Easy Corned Beef and Cabbage (Hawaiian Style)
Slow Cooker Pork Loin in BBQ Sauce, shredded for pulled pork sandwiches
Taco Salad
Pork Chops, Applesauce, & The Best Classic Pea Salad

New To Me Stuff:
The other day I bought a new meat thermometerfood scale, both recommended by many food bloggers

Today’s To Do List…
Working this morning and might go to IKEA and out to eat

Looking forward to…
Having Saturday the 14th off because it’s been a while since I had a Saturday free

A Favorite Bible Verse…
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:37-40

From the camera…

I miss the mountains etc. where I used to live

You sure don’t see anything like this in Florida

 Posted by at 5:00 AM
Mar 012020
 

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Stacking The Shelves

Outside…
70 °

Reading…
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

Listening To…
The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service by Gary Sinise

Watching…
My regular tv shows and I also want to watch the movie Where’d You Go Bernadette (on Hulu) I loved the book.

In The Kitchen…
Pork Chops and baked potatoes
Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga Tacos
Corned Beef & Cabbage

Looking forward to…
Having Thursday & Friday Off

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer
Romans 12:12

From the camera…

 Posted by at 3:44 PM
Feb 232020
 

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Kaiyo

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 ❤️

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

Reading…
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

Watching…
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
Feb 092020
 

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Outside…
High of 77° , low of 57°, cloudy & no rain

Reading…
Ok,  so I was in a reading slump during the last part of ’19 and was looking forward to the new year, thinking the start of 2o2o would pull me out of it. Wrong! Right now I’m reading Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat by Dana Angelo White. I’m trying a cookbook, because a cookbook should do the job, right? Wrong! I’m also still reading Calico Confusion (Marjorie’s Cozy Kitten Cafe Book 1) by Katherine Hayton.

Listening To…
Forever and Ever, Amen: A Memoir of Music by Randy Travis

Books Reviewed Last Week…
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Watching…
Lots of my regular shows but also added The Biggest Loser (yes, it’s back for a new season) and can’t wait for Survivor to come back on.  Premieres Feb. 12

Weekly Steps…
50,396 which is just over 10,000 steps for the 5 days I tracked

In The Kitchen…
I made In A Hurry Chicken Curry again. And again, it was really good!

New To Me Stuff:
I haven’t tried anything new that I can remember

Today’s To Do List…
My leg is acting up again. I worked yesterday and could barely walk on it which made my back start hurting too,  so I’m taking the day off and just relaxing and hopefully they will be ok when I go back to work Monday

Looking forward to…
My leg not hurting

A Favorite Bible Verse…
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8

From the camera…

My son and daughter (in law) with my new granddog Cooper

Aren’t they cute?

 Posted by at 6:07 AM
Jan 262020
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
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Outside…
It’s still dark out, it’s 41° right now, but the high is supposed to be 68°, low of 50°

Reading…
Calico Confusion (Marjorie’s Cozy Kitten Cafe Book 1) by Katherine Hayton

Listening To…
Recipe for a Perfect Wife by Karma Brown

Books Reviewed Last Week…
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Watching…
So glad A Million Little Things is back on!!!

Weekly Steps…
My steps were down last week because I had to go to Ohio for my brother in law Eddy’s funeral. I only track my steps when I’m at work and I only worked 3 days, my steps were 34,124

In The Kitchen…
This week I plan on making a pot of Vegetable soup, Sloppy Joes, something with chicken, and homemade pizza

New To Me Stuff:
I thought I’d give this a try and it’s really good!

Today’s To Do List…
Work this morning then my son Anthony and I might go do something, if not I’ll just hang around the house

Looking forward to…
I don’t have any plans, yet, for this week

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Thou shalt have no other gods before me
Exodus 20:3

From the camera…

Silly Jaspurr curled up in her cat tree

 Posted by at 5:34 AM