Wednesday, May 24, 2017

An early morning event.  Our Caroline graduates from elementary school into middle school today at 9:30.  The church where the ceremony will be held is about 30 minutes away for us, and we are to meet her parents at 8:30.  We are going to have to 'get on our horse and ride' shortly.

Oh, incidentally, the cake I posted a picture of yesterday, was a total flop, and I have no clue what I did wrong. It was rising beautifully and the next thing I knew, it had fallen to the bottom of the cake pan.  I took it out and even tasted it, and it was blah, big time.  No clue what I did wrong, but won't be making that one again!

Pictures to follow, and I pray you have a great day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It is officially summertime when the 'ditch lilies' are blooming beside our son's house next door!  I don't know who deemed them being ditch lilies, but they will bloom anywhere, and come back year after, they are a keeper!

I have decided to hang my 'circles' on the wall in the big bedroom.  I am looking for the clear Command hooks to use and everywhere I go to find them, they are out of anything but the white.  I could use white as the walls are white, but I thought the clear wouldn't take away from the colors in the circles.  Will have a picture when I get it up!

I only lack about 10 more rows and the first sleeping mat will be finished. I can't believe how easy and fast it comes together.  I will also post a picture of the finished product very soon.

Today is a rainy day so indoor fun will have to work.  I saw a recipe on Facebook today for a cake I want to make, so might give it a try today, ALMOND AMARETTO POUND CAKE. I will be using my Amaretto creamer instead of the liquor.  Amaretto seems to be Jim's favorite flavor these days so I know he would enjoy this.

We pickup Mr. Jesse this afternoon, but until then.........

There is sunshine in my soul today,
More glorious and bright
Than glows in any earthly sky,
For Jesus is my light.

Monday, May 22, 2017

I like the background so well that I am not changing today....can you believe it?  lol

Taking Jim to the pain clinic this morning for regular visit and then the washing machine and I have a heavy date this afternoon.

Our sweet Caroline graduates from elementary school to middle school this week, and we will get to celebrate with her, then her family moves into their brand new house on Saturday.  

Not much going on but one never knows what tomorrow may bring....Hope your Monday is just what you want it to be.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Join me for that cup of coffee/tea and a slice of freshly baked bread.......

Thankful to still be able to do some things I always enjoyed.  So many of my friends can't....God has been so good to me.

Enjoy your day.

(We sure had our share last night!)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

I have a 'fetish'.  Every time I am somewhere and see a watch that is different, I want to buy it.  I don't buy expensive ones, just different looking ones.  

Do you have a Cracker Barrel restaurant in your area?  I discovered several years ago, that they have watches, and they are all different.  I couldn't resist, so below are several of the ones I purchased there.  One of my daughters gave me several gift cards for Mother's Day, and one was to Cracker Barrel. I went there yesterday, looking for the watch face to attach to these bands.

Not only do I have the bands and watch faces from Cracker Barrel, I have a watch I got on a cruise ship, watches my children have given me down through the years, two watches that belonged to my Aunt, one of which was hers when she was in nursing school.  I also have the watch that belonged to my great grandmother - looks like a pocket watch, but it was on a chain to wear around her neck.

I have one of just about any color and love being able to switch them to match what I am wearing!

What are you 'addicted' to?  I know some that love purses/pocketbooks, some books, some tea, it is watches!

Have a great day and 'WATCH OUT'!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Every day when I am checking email, posts, etc., I go to a local online newspaper, read the news and check the county jail bookings.  It is sad to say, but lots of times, I see people I know...people in my community.  Other than drugs, which is the 'biggie', domestic assault is #2 and becoming more and more prevalent.  And this morning, I recalled Scripture that speaks of today's world.

2 Timothy 3:1-5
  This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Put all in container...........
1 small carton of heavy whipping cream
1 can of Eagle Brand
Fill remainder of container with Amaretto coffee creamer (or any flavor you like)
Turn on the machine and 30 minutes or so later, you have the BEST.  It also freezes great.  We made some yesterday and I have to watch Jim, or he will eat the whole thing!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Not much going on here.  Jim didn't feel like going to church last night, and slept all evening and night, but says he feels better this morning.

We will pick up our groceries between 4-5 today.  I love this way of shopping!  We pull in, call the # shown, and they come out and load the groceries, and we drive home.

Am stitching the crocheted circles together.  Have already glued them, but just want to make sure the whole thing doesn't come apart.  I had put them on the kitchen table to spread out, left the ball of yarn on top of them, and when I got home from church, the yarn was wound around the table legs, chair legs, and rolled toward the living room.  Hmmm, wonder how that happened?  I can thank Spotty!

Am still working on the red table runner.  I have 90% of this finished.

Am 80% finished with my first sleeping mat and a sweet lady brought me some more plastic bags to church last night.

That's it for today.