Sep 182021
 

Outside… 
It’s supposed to be hotter with a 58% chance of rain, I just hope it isn’t very humid

Current Reading…
Audio: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Print 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jan Ziegelaman Still
Kindle: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Still

Books Reviewed Last Week…
People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry
That Night by Chevy Stevens

I FINISHED TWO BOOKS AND WROTE REVIEWS FOR THEM!!!

Seems I’m out of the audio slump, now if I can just break the print slump

On TV…
Looking forward to the return of Chicago PD, Fire, Med, New Amsterdam, A Million Little Things, The Neighborhood, FBI, FBI Most Wanted, Bob Hearts Abishola, The Rookie, and am going to binge watch The Good Doctor to catch up, & I’m adding Women Of The Movement to my list. I’ve probably missed some shows but my Roku will record them when they come back on.

Menu Plan For This Week…
It’s going to be a “quick and simple” week
Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggies Marinara (didn’t get to it last week)
Chicken Frito Casserole which I saw on Tina’s blog
Taco Salad
Hamburgers, Onion Rings, Baked Beans
Bacon, Eggs, Toast

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

Today’s To Do List…
Relaxing, it was a long week

Looking forward to…
Hopefully spending this Wednesday with my daughter, unless something gets in the way

Question Of The Week…
What are your favorite tv shows

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied
Jude 1:2

From the camera…

A friend of mine said that he loves Grilled Cheese with Peanut Butter, dipped in ketchup. I said that didn’t sound good at all. So he told me to try it, and I did. I took a photo of it as proof. Surprisingly it was pretty good. I still like Peanut Butter & Bologna sandwiches better, it’s so good. My dad ate them when I was I kid and got me and my brother eating them. I don’t remember if my sister’s ate them, I’ll have to ask them.

 Posted by at 8:37 PM
Sep 122021
 

Outside… 
We’re supposed to have a high of 89° & a 46% chance of rain, hopefully that will be what we get

Current Reads…
Audio: That Night by Chevy Stevens
Print: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jan Ziegelaman
Kindle: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Books Reviewed Last Week…
I’m still struggling with my reading/reviewing, what the heck is going on with me?

On TV…
I watched a movie called Greater (a true story) & Griffin & Phoenix. Both were very good

Menu Plan For This Week…
Brenda Gantt’s Pork Chop & Spanish Rice Casserole & Brussel Sprouts
Keto Mexican Cheesy Chicken Skillet
Slow Cooker Chicken & Veggies Marinara
Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet, Salad w/ spinach, walnuts, cucumbers, tomatoes, Raspberry Vinaigrette

New To Me Stuff:
M&M’s Orange Vanilla Very good!

Today’s To Do List…
Try
to catch up on my reading and watch a movie or two

Looking forward to…
More of the cooler weather we had Thursday & yesterday, it felt so good not to have such high heat & humidity

Question Of The Week…
What is your favorite quick and easy go to recipe and/or salad?

A Favorite Bible Verse…
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
Psalm 56:3

From the camera…

When I took my dog out Friday I looked down and saw this mushroom
I immediately saw a smiling face with spikey hair

I’m always seeing things in things and asking whoever is with me if they see it too
Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t

Do you see it?

 Posted by at 12:00 AM
Sep 042021
 

Weather… 
It’s been hot with high humidity and rainy on and off

Current Reads…
Audio: That Night by Chevy Stevens
Print: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jan Ziegelaman
Kindle: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Upcoming Reviews…
Spud #1 & Spud #2/Tornado by C. T. Raye, and Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood

Reviewed Last Week…
The Triumphant Tails of Rescue Dogs: Punk’s Plight by Dr. Hope A. Walter, EdD

TV…
I watched Big Brother, HGTV, and a few movies (my favorite was CODA, you should check it out)

Meal Plan…
Baked Chicken Tenders, Brussels Sprouts, Glazed Carrots, Applesauce
Stuffed Sausage, Baked Beans & Coleslaw
Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
Bacon, Eggs, Toast
Hamburgers, Baked Beans, Coleslaw

To Do…
I’ll be working until about noon and then I’ll spend the day reading & watching tv

Looking forward…
Either going on a few day trips with my youngest son in a few months, or going to Key West, depends on Covid

Question…
Do you make a meal plan or just buy whatever grabs your attention when you shop?

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, And his ears are open unto their prayers: But the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
1 Peter 3:12

From the camera…

 Posted by at 5:09 PM
Aug 212021
 

Outside… 
High is supposed to be 93° which is cooler than it has been, and a 52% chance of rain

Current Books…
Audio: Giving People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry another try

Print: 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jan Ziegelaman

Kindle: Spud #1 & Spud #2/Tornado by C. T. Raye, and Ada’s Violin by Susan Hood

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None, I went on a tv binge

Watched…
I watched 4 movies on Hoopla TV last week
The Perfect Wedding Match: 2021
The Best Of Me: 2014
Just For The Summer: 2020
Miss Potter: 2006
And I watched Yes Day on Netflix
I also watched Big Brother and a lot of the Beach Hunters on Discovery+
All were very good

Menu Plan For This Week…
Arby’s Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad it’s SO Good
Keto Mexican Cheesy Chicken Skillet
Stuffed Sausage, Baked Beans & Coleslaw
Spaghetti Pie Casserole
Quick Chicken A La King

New To Me Stuff:
My daughter in law made Blueberry Zucchini bread and it was yummy!

Today’s To Do List…
Work in the morning and then home to relax since I got all the laundry etc. done yesterday

Looking forward to…
The return of all my favorite shows

Question Of The Week…
How would you compare Audible to Scribd? I have Audible, Prime Reading, & KU but I’m thinking about not renewing Audible and getting Scribd. My Audible books have been skipping the first word in most sentences and it’s so aggravating.

A Favorite Bible Verse…
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
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…

 Posted by at 8:21 PM
Aug 142021
 

Outside… 
We’ve been having several thunderstorms daily with a lower humidity so it’s been a bit cooler and bearable. The high is expected to be 89° with an occasional thunderstorm

Reading…
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman

Listening To…
I tried over and over to get into Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber but it just wasn’t working for me, so I switched from reading How Y’all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived by Leslie Jordan to listening to it

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Falling by T.J. Newman – SO GOOD!

On TV…
I added the Hoopla app to my tv and I’ve been watching some very good movies. I haven’t listened to any books from the tv but I have sampled a few and think it’s very neat.

In The Kitchen This Week…
Spaghetti Pie Casserole
Chicken Burrito Skillet
Brunswick Stew

Looking forward to…
Spending Wednesday with my daughter, going to my favorite beach in St. Pete

A Favorite Bible Verse…
O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: Make known his deeds among the people.
Psalm 105:1

From the camera…

Jaspurr

 Posted by at 4:20 PM
Aug 012021
 

Outside… 
Right now it’s 77° but the high is supposed to be 93° and the humidity at 96%, so another hot and humid day

Reading…
How Y’all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived by Leslie Jordan

Listening To…
Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Pure Joy by Danielle Steel

On TV…
Decided to watch some of the IMDb Top Rated Movies
I’m starting with #1, The Shawshank Redemption (1994) which I’ve already seen

In The Kitchen…
Spaghetti Pie Casserole
Sloppy Joes, Onion Rings, Baked Potato
Tacos
Pork Chops with Orange Rice

New To Me Stuff:
Golden Grahams TM S’mores Treats Bar
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Breakfast Bar

Both were really good

Today’s To Do List…
Going for a ride and stopping to get Chinese Takeout at our favorite restaurant

A Favorite Bible Verse…
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you
Matthew 5:44

From the camera…

This was in the area of the Chattooga River Rapids

 Posted by at 8:02 AM
Jul 252021
 

Outside… 
Hot, humid, big fluffy clouds, beautiful blue sky

Reading…
How Y’all Doing? Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived by Leslie Jordan

Listening To…
The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story by Joseph Fink & Meg Bashwiner

Books Reviewed Last Week…
None, I’m behind on a few books

Reviews Coming Up This Week…
Pure Joy by Danielle Steel

On TV…
Blackbird

In The Kitchen This Week…
Tuna Noodle Casserole
Beans and Rice
Pulled Pork w/coleslaw on buns & chips
Baby Lima Beans & Cornbread

New To Me Stuff:
Nothing

Today’s To Do List…
Will watch Blackbird and finish my current book so I can start How Ya’ll Doing? tomorrow

Question Of The Week…
It seems when I start taking vitamins I’m a lot more tired during the day, anyone else have that problem?

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me
Psalm 51:10

From the camera…

This is another vacation photo, Chattahoochee River (Alabama side)

 Posted by at 1:15 PM
Jul 182021
 

Outside… 
High of 91°, humidity 89%, 50% chance of rain, but right now the sun is shining and the sky is clear & blue sky

Reading…
Before the Kids and Mortgage: One Couple’s Escape from the Ordinary by Eyal N. Danon

Listening To…
Falling by T.J. Newman: I”M LOVING IT!!!!

Books Reviewed…
None

On TV…
Big Brother
Barkitecture
Thanks A Million
A Street Cat Named Bob

In The Kitchen This Week…
Potato Soup
Chicken Street Tacos
BLT Salad Recipe
Hamburgers, Onion Rings or Fries, Baked Beans & Coleslaw

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good
Romans 12:9

From the camera…

There are more than 700 springs in Florida

This is a photo of  Madison Blue Spring State Park

We stopped there on our way home from our vacation last month

 Posted by at 9:51 AM
Jul 112021
 

Today is my Great Granddaughter’s First Birthday party!

She will be 1 on the 16th

Outside… 
86° but with the humidity it “feels like” 94

Reading…
Before the Kids and Mortgage: One Couple’s Escape from the Ordinary by Eyal N. Danon

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

Books Reviewed Last Week…
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

On TV…
Binging Community ~ It’s hilarious!
Hurricane on the Bayou

In The Kitchen This Week…
Tacos
Sausage Steam Pot with Potatoes & Cabbage
Chicken & Yellow Rice
Enchilada Casser-Ole!

New To Me Stuff:
Slim Jim: Dill Pickle flavor Good
Sonic: Strawberry Limeade Didn’t like the taste of the Limeade in it but loved the strawberry flavor and chunks

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Psalm 133:1

From the camera…

Kaiyo, snuggling with her monkey

 Posted by at 12:19 PM
Jun 272021
 

Outside… 
Today’s high is expected to be 90° with a humidity of 97%, UGH! I don’t have any plans to go outside thankfully

Reading…
The Little Dog That Had to Learn to Bark (Foster Tails Book 1) by Barby Keel
Will You Love Me?: The Rescue Dog That Rescued Me (Foster Tails Book 2) by Barby Keel

Listening To…
Pure Joy by Danielle Steel
Up next: The Hope Chest by Carolyn Brown

Books Reviewed Last Week…
I had planned to finish my audiobook and read a few shorter books last week but I was in vacation mode and never got around to reading or posting anything

Watch List…
Queen Bees
Luca
Blue Miracle
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

In The Kitchen This Week…
Field Peas, Cut Fresh Tomatoes (thanks to Tina), & Corn Bread
Spaghetti
Chicken and Veggies Ramen Noodles Skillet
Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, Glazed Carrots, Applesauce

Thinking…
I’m ready for cooler weather already

New To Me Stuff:
On our way to Georgia for our vacation my son saw a sign for Buc-ee’s and said he wanted to stop. I had never seen one before but he said they are HUGE, and it was! They had everything I could think of you needing on a road trip, and then some. I just found out yesterday that there is one in St. Augustine and Daytona Beach. I’ll be visiting those the next time I’m near them. It was way cool!

We went to Stone Mountain, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Chattahoochee River (Alabama side), Blue Spring State Park, and we also saw signs for some small towns on the way back home & went to a few to check them out. We did so much walking, and Stone Mountain was all up and down, barely any flat walking, and my legs were so sore beginning on the first day. I’m used to a lot of flat surface walking, but not walking up and down. We rode the Sky Ride up most of the mountain but had to walk the rest of the way and it was very uneven. But it was so worth it! Great views!

Looking forward to…
Going on another day trip with my daughter, plus my oldest granddaughter is in Puerto Rico with her boyfriend visiting his family, I can’t wait to see all the photos and hear about their trip

Question Of The Week…
What is your favorite vacation destination?

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
1 Chronicles 16

From The Camera…
We also went to Cairo 🙂

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