Apr 182021
 

Outside… 
It’s 85° right now but with the humidity it feels like 90° with a little bit of a breeze and a cloudy sky

Reading…
The Winter Song by Saurav Dutt

Listening To…
Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Love, Clancy: A Dog’s Letters Home by Richard Glover

Books I Need To Review…
The Diary by Eileen Goudge
Voices: An Open Door Book of Stories by Patricia Scanlan

Movies Reviewed Last Week…
Thunder Force

On TV…
Binge watching Friends

In The Kitchen…
Still trying out Home Chef and liking it. I’m on the Fast And Easy Plan and it takes so little time to put the meal together.

New To Me Stuff:
Nothing last week

Today’s To Do List…
Nothing planned

Looking Forward To…
Taking a few days off and going to somewhere new to me

A Favorite Bible Verse…
John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.
Mark 1:4

From the camera…

 Posted by at 2:35 PM
Apr 112021
 

Outside… 
Yesterday evening we had a lot of wind, rain, lightening etc. Our next door neighbor’s tree got hit by lightening and fell on the powerline, knocking out our electricity. They didn’t loose their electricity but my son who lives on the other side of us and 16 other houses down the road did. They finally got the electric back on about 1:20 this morning. High today is supposed to be 72° with a 68% of more rain etc.

Reading…
Emmanuel’s Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson
Humans by Brandon Stanton

Listening To…
Have just a little more left of Lost Found, and Forever by Victoria Schade
Then I’ll start Honeysuckle Season by Mary Ellen Taylor for Cook The Books

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

Books I Need To Review…
Love, Clancy: A Dog’s Letters Home by Richard Glover
The Diary by Eileen Goudge
Voices: An Open Door Book of Stories by Patricia Scanlan

Movie I’m Watching Today…
The Bookshop

In The Kitchen… (trying out Home Chef)
Pork Pho Noodle Bowl w/Snow Peas & Carrots
Classic Brown Sugar Glazed Beef Meatloaf w/Cheddar Broccoli
French Onion Chicken w/Peppercorn Green Beans
Apple, Walnut, & Goat Cheese Salad w/Zinfandel Vinaigrette
Fried Chicken w/macaroni salad & potato salad
One night I just ate a banana and a Little Debbie Mini Cherry Pie

New To Me Stuff:
I ordered a 6 pack of extra large dryer balls made from 100% New Zealand Sheep Wool from Etsy. I used to use a different kind of dryer ball but didn’t like it so started using dryer sheets again. I finally found these dryer balls and I think I’ll like them. They had over 1,800 ratings and they were high. Have any of you used them?

Today’s To Do List…
Nothing planned

Looking forward to…
Having next weekend off

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Ephesians 4:31-32

From the camera…

 Posted by at 3:16 AM
Apr 032021
 

Outside… 
It’s been windy on and off for the last few months, I don’t remember it being that windy for that long. Right now it’s 52° but it’s supposed to get up to 77° with only a 6%chance of rain.

Reading…
In April May, since I forgot about it until yesterday: The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Listening To…
Lost Found, and Forever by Victoria Schade

Books I Need To Review…
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman
Love, Clancy: A Dog’s Letters Home by Richard Glover
The Diary by Eileen Goudge

Today’s To Do List…
It’s Easter but nothing is planned due to Covid. I need to check my bird feeders and clean the bird baths and give them fresh water, figure out what I’m going to make for supper, and try to finish my current read

On TV…
Thunder Force starring Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! starring Jamie Foxx

The Wolf Of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio

The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio

In The Kitchen…
Walnut-Crusted Chicken with Basil Pesto Sauce and Green Beans
Pizza
Sun-Dried Tomato Pork Meatballs with Parmesan Asparagus
Chinese
Spicy Boom Boom Chicken with Teriyaki Broccoli and Peppers
Baby Pinto Beans & Cornbread
Crispy Onion Chicken with Hatch Chile Sweet Potato and Corn Gratin

New To Me Stuff:
Ultimate Chicken Club at Sonics (couldn’t find a link at their site)
This was SO GOOD!

Today’s To Do List…
Nothing planned due to Covid so just lazing around the house

Looking forward to…
So many things, including spending a day with my daughter

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
1 Corinthians 13:7

From the camera…

♥ Jensen is a trip! She cracks me up ♥

 Posted by at 7:23 PM
Mar 282021
 

Outside… 
It’s supposed to get up to 89° which is a bit cooler than it was yesterday

Reading…
In April: The 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Listening To…
The Other Emily by Dean Koontz

Books Reviewed Last Week…
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

Books I Need To Review…
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman
Love, Clancy: A Dog’s Letters Home by Richard Glover
The Diary by Eileen Goudge

Today’s To Do List…
Work and then home, do some laundry, read and watch Hope Gap

Looking forward to…
Going somewhere other than work next weekend, not exactly sure where yet

A Favorite Bible Verse…
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins”
1 Peter 4:8

From the camera…

 Posted by at 5:10 AM
Mar 142021
 

 

Reading…
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

Watching…
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
Spaghetti
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
Feb 282021
 

Outside… 
87° but the “Feels Like” is 90°

Reading…
Starting this week: The Three Wishes Of Mr. Murray McBride by Joe Siple (Book 1)

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

Listening to Love, Clancy: A dog’s Letters Home by Richard Glover & loving it!

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Ø – Way behind on my review for The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

Watched…
I binge watched the 1st season of All Creatures Great And Small and loved it! Can’t wait for the next season

Up Next In Kitchen…
Hamburgers, Onion rings/French fries, pea salad
Hawaiian Grilled Cheese
Chili
Taco Salad
Cheese Tortellini With Peas, Corn & Alfredo Sauce

New To Me Stuff:
KIT KAT® DUOS Mint and Dark Chocolate SO GOOD!

Today’s To Do List…
Worked this morning so now I’m just going to relax

Looking forward to…
Returning to a normal world

A Favorite Bible Verse…
I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalms 34:4 KJV

From the camera…

Hmmm, they were open but I guess they aren’t open anymore

 Posted by at 2:46 PM
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
Feb 072021
 

Outside… 
It’s warming up, right now it’s 69° but it’s supposed to get up to 75° with a low tonight of 54°. My dog and I were woken at 5:50 this morning by really loud thunder etc, so I checked the weather app and there was a tornado warning until 7:00. Thankfully we only got rain, wind, lightening, and thunder.

Reading…
Beaches, Bungalows, & Burglaries by Tonya Kappes
Book 1: A Camper & Criminals Cozy Mystery Series

Listening To…
Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz

Books Reviewed Last Week…
MC Plays Hide and Seek by Eva Grayzel
Mia and Nattie – One Great Team by Marlene M. Bell
Can Handle It! (Mindful Mantras) by Laurie Wright

Watched…
I’ve been watching Wheel Of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Family Feud (I can’t wait for it to come back on) since I was a kid and still watch them

Up Next In Kitchen……
Red Beans & Rice w/Polska Kielbasa
Hamburger’s & French Fries
Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken
Tacos

New To Me Stuff:
Mountain Dew Major Melon, it’s pretty good!

Today’s To Do List…
On the top of this list is to read, watch a few movies

Looking forward to…
Spending Friday with my daughter and my two youngest grandkids

A Favorite Bible Verse…
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 6:23

A Favorite Photo…

Taken @ Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Florida

 Posted by at 10:28 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…
Ø

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
?

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