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

Apr 052020
 
Sunday Reflections

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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!!!

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

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

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

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…

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!

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?

Jan 262020
 

Sunday Reflections

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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

Jan 052020
 

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Outside…
Today’s high is expected to be 61° with sunny skies, my kind of day!

Thankful…
That I got to spend Christmas with my 3 kids and their families, and the families of my son in law and daughter in law

Reading…
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha Christie

Listening To…
Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

Books Reviewed Last Week…
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Watching…
My kids have talked me into watching The Mandalorian on Disney+, so I’ll start it today

Steps Last Week…
52,086

In The Kitchen…
Hot Dogs topped with leftover Chili

New To Me Stuff:
Instant Pot™ Omni Plus Toaster Oven
Air Fry, Dehydrate, Toast, Roast, Bake, Broil, Slow Cook, Proof or Reheat, Convection, Rotate

Today’s To Do List…
We were going to go to IKEA to get a few more shelves for food and small kitchen appliances but decided to wait, so it’ll be the usual for me, laundry, tv, reading

Looking forward to…
The return of Virgin River on Netflix

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Luke 6:38

From the camera…

December 31st was Kaiyo’s  5th birthday!

Dec 082019
 

Sunday Reflections

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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

Nov 102019
 

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Outside…
High of 78° and a slight chance of rain

Thankful…
Friday night I got some very exciting wonderful news

 

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I’m going to be a great grandma!!!

My grandson Jordan and Alexis are giving themselves and their families one of life’s most amazing gifts, due July 4th!!!

Reading…
Surprising Stories Behind Everyday Stuff by NatGeo Kids

Listening To…
The Giver Of Stars by JoJo Moyes

Books Needing Reviewed…
I don’t want to talk about it

On Hold At The Library…
The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live by Heather B. Armstrong

Watching…
I’ve been watching on HGTV for many many years. I am SO hooked! I watch all the home repair shows, Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, House Hunters, House Hunters International, Flip or Flop, Mexico Life, Beach Hunters, Love It or List It, and more. I watch them when no new episodes of the series I watch are on and every night while trying to go to sleep. I love them!

Mind Body Spirit… 
I’m in a “going to be a great grandma” state of mind, so I’m feeling great!

In The Kitchen…
Drunken Beans with Mexican Cornbread
Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Farmers Casserole
Salmon w/ Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes

New To Me Stuff:
Dr. Teal’s Comfort & Calm Body Wash with Pure Epsom Salt
I like it a lot, and it smells good!

Today’s To Do List…
Work, laundry, maybe out to eat @ Golden Corral

Looking forward to…
Spending Monday with my daughter Kilah and her mother in law Lisa. We’re going to a flea market and who knows where else

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

From the camera…

This is how Joan (the other great grandma to be) and I found out we have a great grandbaby on the way!!!

How cool is that? SO cool!

I LOVE IT!

Oct 272019
 

Sunday Reflections

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Outside…
The weather has been cooler a few days and then goes back to hot and humid. Today we’re supposed to have a high of 89°, with cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain.

Reading…    
It Would Be Night in Caracas by Karina Sainz Borgo

Listening To…
Let It Snow by John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson

Watching…
A Million Little Things just keeps getting better and better.  And Jason Ritter just joined the cast. I hope they keep him as a regular because I’ve loved him in everything I’ve seen him in

In The Kitchen…
Slow Cooker Chicken Breasts, Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, corn
Eggs, Sausage Gravy, Biscuits
Orange Chicken over White Rice
Cuban Black Beans & Sweet Potatoes

Looking forward to…
Watching the movie adaption of the book Let It Snow which is scheduled to be released  November 8th

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer
Psalm 19:14

From the camera…

Oct 202019
 

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Outside…
87° but the “feels like” is 95°

Reading…
Marilla Of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

Listening To…
Edith and the Mysterious Stranger: A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho by Linda Weaver Clarke (book #2)

Books Needing Reviewed…
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Julia Whelan
(Definitely)The Best Dogs of All Time by Jadan Carroll
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

On Hold At The Library…
The Night Before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Watching…
Broken Memories later today

In The Kitchen…
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Eggs w/Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Hamburgers & Trisha Yearwood’s Oven Baked Mac-n-Cheese
Pizza & Salad

New To Me Stuff:
Taco Bell Mexican Pizza. I tried it many years ago and wasn’t a big fan. My son wanted one today so I ordered on for me to to give it another try, and I LOVED it!

Today’s To Do List…
I worked this morning and it’s now 2:39 pm so I plan on reading and watching tv  for the most part of what’s left of today.

Looking forward to…
Being off tomorrow even though I have a few errands to run

A Favorite Bible Verse…
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

From the camera…
My HAPPY Place

Oct 062019
 

Sunday Reflections

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Outside…
85° right now and it’s only supposed to get up to 87° but it feels hotter

Thankful…
For my coworkers who make me laugh

Reading…
Marilla Of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Listening To…
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

Last Week On The Blog…
Sunday Reflections
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros
The Lido by Libby Page

Books Needing Reviewed…
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Julia Whelan
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

On Hold At The Library…
Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View”
by Ramin Setoodeh

Watching…
Chicago MedChicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. Love these shows!

In The Kitchen This Week…
BBQ Chicken Fritters w/french fries and pea salad
Cuban Black Beans & Rice with sliced tomatoes
Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole

New To Me Stuff:
Quaker Chocolate Rice Crisps SO GOOD!

Today’s To Do List…
I work this morning and then I’ll be doing housework, laundry, watching tv and reading

Looking forward to…
Going on a day trip with my daughter Kilah Friday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth
Psalm 37:23-34

From the camera…

Sep 282019
 

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Outside…
High of 90°, mostly sunny

Thankful…
That the humidity is not as bad as it’s been

Reading…
Growing up in Disneyland by Ron DeFore

Listening To…
Friday I saw a post by Kathy @ Bermuda Onion where she mentioned a book by Kate DiCamillo which is the last book in a 3 book series. Since I already book #1 Raymie Nightingale (without knowing it was part of a series) I decided I’d also listen to books 2 & 3. So as soon as I finish the last 2 hours of my current listen, I’ll be starting book #2 which is Louisiana’s Way Home and then listen to Beverly, Right Here.

Last Week…
Sunday Reflections
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Gaurdians Of Beings by Eckhart Tolle

Books Needing Reviewed…
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Julia Whelan
The Lido by Libby Page
(Definitely)The Best Dogs of All Time by Jadan Carroll

On Hold At The Library…
Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View”
by Ramin Setoodeh

Watching…
I watched the finale of Big Brother and was a bit sad about who won. I’m so excited that all my favorite shows are coming back on, it seems like the finales were a year ago. I watched the first show of This Is Us and was lost during the whole show wondering who the heck those people were. I got it at the end, at least I thought I did, but now I’m wondering if I still am missing something. New Amsterdam also aired it’s new season and I loved episode #1

In The Kitchen…
Eating out because we’re going to IKEA and who knows where else, but during the week I’ll be making Chinese Orange Chicken, plus I got a big bags of dried black beans and white rice so I’ll be making Cuban Black Beans & Rice

New To Me Stuff:
Quaker Chocolate Rice Crisps SO GOOD!

Today’s To Do List…
Work in the morning and then shopping, eating out, and maybe a beach trip

Looking forward to…
Getting my hair cut, it’s getting way too long

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6

From the camera…

Sep 222019
 
Sunday Reflections

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Outside…
High of 89°, sunny with no rain or high humidity expected

Thankful…
That our 2 cats and dog are all feeling  better. None of the pets we’ve had have ever had allergies before but when we moved to the next county over our dog and both cats started itching and had pinkish skin. We took them to the vet and she said for some reason this county is terrible this year for pet allergies. It took Kaiyo longer to get back to normal but thank goodness all three are better now

Reading…
Growing up in Disneyland by Ron DeFore
The Story of Arthur Truluv (Mason #1) by Elizabeth Berg

Listening To… Man’s Search For Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl

Watching…
So excited that Big Brother is on tonight with the final HOH challenge

In The Kitchen…
Taco Salad

New To Me Stuff:
A few days ago I tried natural bliss® Sweet Cream and I was surprised that I really liked it

Today’s To Do List…
I have a few things around the house that need to get done and other than that my day will be spent reading and watching tv, and some computer time of course

Looking forward to…
Getting together with my oldest son Jeremy and DIL Susie Friday since we missed last Friday because Jeremy wasn’t feeling well

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 I went to pick up a few things we needed to do a few things around the house and we stopped in a new pet store that just opened. As we were going along the back of the store we saw these doors, and we both started laughing

 

 

Sep 152019
 

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Sunday Post

Outside…
It’s only 89° but with the humidity the “feels like temp.” is 101°

Thankful…
My grandson and his cousin because they washed and vacuumed my car this weekend

Reading…
The Totally Awesome Book Of Useless Information by Noel Botham

Listening To…
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

On The Blog Last Week…
Crockpot Rootbeer Pulled Chicken
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros

Books Needing Reviewed…
The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
The Lido by Libby Page
Gaurdians Of Beings by Eckhart Tolle
(Definitely)The Best Dogs of All Time by Jadan Carroll

On Hold At The Library…
Keto Instant Pot by Maria Emmerich

Watching…
I plan on watching Big Brother  tonight to see who won the POV last week and to see who gets evicted

In The Kitchen…
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken
Instant Pot Spaghetti

New To Me Stuff:
I was shopping for groceries the other day and saw this really dark banana so I asked a lady working by them what it was. She said it was a red banana, which I’ve never seen or heard of before. I decided to buy 1 so I could see if I liked it and wanted to buy more. It tasted pretty much like a yellow banana but was a bit sweeter. I’ll buy more when I go back to the store

Today’s To Do List…
I worked this morning and now I’m washing the never ending laundry

Looking forward to…
Going to Texas Roadhouse or Bahama Breeze next weekend, still haven’t decided which one we want to go to

A Favorite Bible Verse…
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble

John 8:12

From the camera…

Sep 082019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
High of 93° but the heat index is supposed to be around 110

Thankful…
For a/c

Reading…
I Ain’t Doin’ It by Heather Land (reading a little at a time)

Listening To…
The Escape Room by Megan Goldin on hold so I can listen to:
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee ~ for September book club

Finished Last Week…
The Lido by Libby Page
Gaurdians Of Beings by Eckhart Tolle
(Definitely)The Best Dogs of All Time by Jadan Carroll

On The Blog Last Week…
Sunday Reflections, Sunday Salon, Sunday Post
September CDP Theme Day: Red
First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros
Skywatch Friday

Books Needing Reviewed…
The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein
The Lido by Libby Page
Gaurdians Of Beings by Eckhart Tolle
(Definitely)The Best Dogs of All Time by Jadan Carroll

On Hold At The Library…
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren  (didn’t pick it up yet)

Watching…
The movie The Bookshop    & tonight it’s Big Brother

In The Kitchen…
Root Beer Pulled Chicken
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
10-Minute Instant Pot Salmon (From Frozen!)
Russian-Style Tomato-Cucumber-Onion Salad

New To Me Stuff:
POM Wonderful Juice I liked it but it was way puckery

Today’s To Do List…
I have to work this morning and when I get home I’m going to do a few things around the house and then relax

Looking forward to…
Not having  to work Thursday & Friday

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest

Exodus 34:21

From the camera…

Sep 012019
 

Sunday Reflections

Linking up with:
Sunday Salon
Sunday Post

Outside…
The sun is shining and the sky is a beautiful blue with a few whispy clouds, it’s 79° right now, the high is supposed to be 86° with 80% chance of rain

Thankful…
That Hurricane Dorian turned east even though an update a few mins. ago said it was turning closer to Florida. I’m hoping it turns back and goes out to see and misses land

Reading…
Later today I’ll read (Definitely)The Best Dogs of All Time by Jadan Carroll

Listening To…
The Lido by Libby Page

On The Blog Last Week…
First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros
Movie Time: Evelyn
Instant Pot Baby Lima Beans And Ham

Books Needing Reviewed…
The Art Of Racing In The Rain by Garth Stein

On Hold At The Library…
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Watching…
Tonight it’s Big Brother, and I’ve been watching a lot of HGTV

In The Kitchen…
I bought a huge spice rack which got hung up yesterday so today I’m going to put all my spices in it today

New To Me Stuff:
Haven’t tried anything new lately

Today’s To Do List…
I did the laundry and cleaned yesterday so today I’m going to relax, which means lots of books and movies

Looking forward to…
Having a cookout with my two sons and oldest son’s family tomorrow

A Favorite Bible Verse…
If ye love me, keep my commandments.

John 14:15

From the camera…