Jun 202021
 

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there!

Outside… 
High of 91°, 64% humidity with a few showers or thunderstorms, so it will probably be hot & muggy

Reading…
Humankind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time by Brad Aronson

Listening To…
Pure Joy by Danielle Steel

Books Reviewed Last Week…
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

On TV…
So I started watching Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar and didn’t even get 1/2 hour into it before I gave up. It was ridiculous and corny and I couldn’t take it anymore. But don’t not watch it because of what I thought, many people liked it and thought it was hilarious. Just not my kind of funny

I also watched When We Last Spoke (2019) with Melissa Gilbert, Corbin Bernsen, & Cloris Leachman, and I loved every second of it! It had all the feels

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, And into his courts with praise: Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; And his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100:4-5

From the camera…

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Jun 132021
 

Outside…
Today is only supposed to get up to 86°, but that’s because there’s an 72% chance of thunderstorms 🙁

Reading…
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
Before The Kids And Mortgage: One Couple’s Escape From The Ordinary by Eyal N. Danon

Listening To…
Pure Joy by Danielle Steel

Watching This Week…
Friends: The Reunion
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

In The Kitchen…
Easy Cheesy Baked Tortellini With Meat Sauce
Crockpot Chicken & Gravy
Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas w/ham
Tacos

Looking forward to…
We’ve decided where we’re going on vacation, it’s somewhere we’ve been wanting to go for a while. I’ll post photos when we get back. I’m so excited!

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Jesus Christ was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification
Romans 4:25

From the camera…

 Posted by at 6:55 AM
Jun 062021
 

Outside…
Factoring in the humidity, the “feels like” temp is 101° and it’s not even the hottest time of the day yet

Reading…
My Life as a Dog by L.A. Davenport

Listening To…
The Invisible Husband Of Fricke Island by Colleen Oakley

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank

Book Reviews Coming Up This Week…
P.S. I Hope This Finds You by Chanel Hardy

My Life as a Dog by L.A. Davenport

On TV…
I found a new to me reality show called Race Around The World and I love it! I’m on Season 2 Episode 2. I’m watching it on discovery+

In The Kitchen This Week…
Tonight I’m making Hamburgers, Onion Rings
I’m not sure about the rest of the week but I found this site and am going to try a few recipes from it

New To Me Stuff:
When I was getting a grocery order ready a few days ago I saw these. I bought 2 different ones but haven’t tried them yet : Dole Original Acai Bowl, Frozen Acai Bowl with Fruit and Granola

Today’s To Do List…
mostly relaxing with a book and tv

Looking forward to…
Vacation coming up in 2 weeks

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13

From the camera…

My daughter and I saw this at a restaurant in one of the towns we went to last week for her birthday

 Posted by at 3:05 PM
May 302021
 

Outside… 
Today is supposed to be cooler with a high of 88° & a 59% chance of rain

Reading…
I’m going to start P.S. I Hope This Finds You by Chanel Hardy tomorrow for the 20 Books Of Summer Challenge

Listening To…
Going to start The Invisible Husband Of Fricke Island by Colleen Oakley tomorrow for the 20 Books Of Summer Challenge

Did I mention that both the books I’m starting tomorrow are for the 20 Books Of Summer Challenge? There’s still time to join!

Books Reviewed…
Didn’t get Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank reviewed so I’ll get that posted this week

On TV…
I LOVE This Is Us and am so upset that it’s ending! Why? Grrrrr!!!

In The Kitchen This Week…
Club Sandwiches
Hamburgers, Sliced Tomatoes & Cucumbers
Chicken à la King
Pizza
Pork Chops with Orange Rice

Today’s To Do List…
Yesterday a friend recommended the movie Greenland to me so I plan on watching it later today

Looking forward to…
My daughter’s birthday is Wednesday and we usually spend it together, we’re going out to eat, hopefully to the beach, and not sure what else

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you
Matthew 6:14

From the camera…

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May 222021
 
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Outside… 
High is supposed to be 90°

Reading…
My reading is slow folks! I’m listening to audiobooks every day but can’t seem to concentrate on physical books, so I’m taking a break from them for a while

Listening To…
Passing by Nella Larsen

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Balloons for Tiger by Lori Orlinsky

Watching…
The Lady In The Van

In The Kitchen…
Chicken Vegetable Soup
Kielbasa, Potatoes, Green Beans
Crockpot Root Beer Barbecue Chicken

New To Me Stuff:
Popeye’s Strawberry & Cream Cheese Pie, it was so good!

Today’s To Do List…
I have the day off so hopefully I’ll catch up on some tv shows and movies

Looking forward to…
Vacation

A Favorite Bible Verse…
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: And they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Proverbs 18:21

From the camera…

So my town joined in on the sign wars

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May 162021
 
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Outside…
It’s 82° at 1:12 pm which is what the last few days have felt like, cool and breezy and I’m really enjoying it

Reading…
I didn’t get much reading done last week so I’m still reading
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
A Place to Belong: A Collection of 12 Heartwarming Novels with Animal Sidekicks by Melissa Storm

Listening To…
Just finishing up Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank and am loving it

Books Reviewed Last Week…
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On TV…
Herself

In The Kitchen…
Cowboy Cornbread Casserole

Potato Broccoli Soup

Baby Lima w/ham, cornbread, sliced tomatoes

Spaghetti w/ garlic bread & salad

Today’s To Do List…
no plans

Looking forward to…
Having Tuesday & Wednesday off

A Favorite Bible Verse…
In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth
Genesis 1:1

From the camera…

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 Posted by at 2:27 PM
May 092021
 

Outside… 
Right now only 6:00 and it’s 60° but the high is supposed to be 93° but hopefully the humidity will be low so it won’t feel like you’re roasting if you go outside

Reading…
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

A Place to Belong: A Collection of 12 Heartwarming Novels with Animal Sidekicks by Melissa Storm

Listening To…
Reunion Beach: Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank

Books Reviewed Last Week…
The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan

On TV…
Florence Foster Jenkins

In The Kitchen This Week…
Trying a new to me Taco Salad
Chicken and Veggies Ramen Noodles Skillet
Apple Walnut Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Chicken Fajitas

New To Me Stuff:
Nothing

Today’s To Do List…
Working this morning, then going home to relax. I’ve been either working or had to go somewhere every day for over 2 weeks (except last Sunday) so I’m just going to stay home. We were going out to a restaurant for Mother’s Day but it will be crowded and I don’t want to be around that many people, so we’ll just order in and watch some movies and maybe play a game we bought last week

Looking forward to…
Making some final vacation plans. We’ve narrowed it down to two places so we need to decide which one we most want to go to and when we’re going

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
1 Timothy 2:5

From the camera…

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May 022021
 

Outside… 
90° and 0% chance of rain, billowy clouds, only a slight breeze, and the birds are chirping like crazy

Reading…
The Little Book of Irishisms: Know the Irish through our Words by Aimee Alexander

Listening To…
The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan

Books Reviewed Last Week…
Lost, Found, and Forever by Victoria Schade

On TV…
Today I’m going to watch Wonder Wheel

In The Kitchen…
Spinach & Provolone Cheese Stuffed Flank Steak Rolls & Brown Rice w/ Spinach, Quinoa, Red Peppers, Cranberries
Pineapple Chicken w/ Hawaiian Rice with Crushed Pineapple
Taco Salad
Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops w/Applesauce & Curried Sweet Potatoes
One-Pan Chicken Teriyaki Noodles

New To Me Stuff:
Nothing

Today’s To Do List…
Relaxing

Looking forward to…
Might be going bowling with my daughter and her family

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength
1 Corinthians 1:25

From the camera…

 Posted by at 2:20 PM
Apr 252021
 

Outside… 
86°, a little windy, only 12% chance of rain, and big beautiful fluffy clouds in a pretty blue sky

Reading…
The Little Book of Irishisms: Know The Irish Through Our Words by Aimee Alexander

Listening To…
The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan

Books Reviewed Last Week…
The Diary by Eileen Goudge

DNF:
Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I’ve loved every book by this author that I’ve read. But for some reason, on the last few books I’ve listened to from Audible, the first part or whole first word of a sentence was cut off over and over and it was so aggravating. Have any of you had that problem with any audiobooks?

Books I Need To Review…
Voices: An Open Door Book of Stories by Patricia Scanlan
Lost Found, and Forever by Victoria Schade

On TV…
Today I’m going to watch Florence Foster Jenkins

In The Kitchen…
Salad w/corn, Cheddar Jack cheese, Spinach, Tomato, Chipotle Ranch, Tortillas Strips & Poblano
Hamburger Steaks with Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Green Beans
Roasted Red Pepper & Provolone Smothered Chicken w/ Broccoli & Corn
Taco Salad
Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry

New To Me Stuff:
Wendy’s Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit, very good!

Today’s To Do List…
I worked this morning and did all the laundry yesterday so today I plan on reading, watching a movie or two, blog hopping, and maybe take a nap 🙂

Looking forward to…
Going to Solomon’s Castle soon

A Favorite Bible Verse…
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness
Psalm 84:10

From the camera…

Some clouds are playing peek a boo

 Posted by at 12:22 PM
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…

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