Thursday, December 01, 2016

Happy December 1st...

No snow yet...here in Pa.  The sky was dark and looked like snow but it rained instead and the cold wind blew something fierce. But soon we were in a cozy booth at Panara Bread, enjoying some turkey chili with chunks of whole wheat bread, hot mango tea and a cherry pastry for dessert.  Every day is a better day if  you have dessert. It is for me, for sure!

Have you put your Christmas tree up yet?  Ours is up, nothing grand but oh so  pretty at night.  I have been rounding up things to donate to good will places.  Our home seems to have gotten smaller over the years, as I bring home many books and things that charm me most.  I have to  believe it will make a difference or why care so much about de-clutttering.  Well, Happy December 1st....the days roll by like they are part of a train...zipping by.  Don't tell anyone but I'd love to see some snow come drifting down. =)




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Someone's getting in the Christmas spirit....

Violet is pretending to be un-interested in the ornaments and lights....but that didn't last too long.

I have been so neglectful of my blog....sorry.  I've been kind of tired alot and busy.  I go to physical therapy twice weekly and it really has helped me.

The downstairs is filled with bags of things and wrapping paper waiting on me. Our daughter and her family will be with us for a week soon. Oh, happy days!  Hubby is waiting on me. so. I must rush off.  Have you put your tree up yet?  I am enjoying the lights and decorating so much this year....even though I'm keeping it simple.  And of course.....thankful for Jesus who comforts us always in everything.

And then,  Violet to play with and cuddle .....she never has enough attention unless she is the center of attention.  Ooooh, am I like that also?  Why am I smiling? =)  I think I like that thought!

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Tangerine trick!


Did you know that if you peeled a little circle of tangerine peeling off the top and bottom of the tangerine,  then made a slit down it from top to bottom....the whole remaining skin will just peel off in one piece?  Pretty nifty!

Also....just thought I'd let you know I've been diagnosed with  Parkinson's Disease.  It has slowed me down a lot, but I am thankful to the Lord for....medication which is helping so much!  and for our local support group.  What a blessing they are to me. The Lord is good!

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The God of all comfort.....

Taking it easy, and reading lots of good books.  I just finished reading 'Miracle in a Dry Season' by Sarah Loudin Thomas.  Absolutely loved it!! And, am just starting 'The Magnolia Story' by Chip and Joanna Gaines.  How special is that?!

Wishing you a blessed Sunday, and finding comfort in God for every trial. 'In the LORD put I my trust...' Psalm 11;1

Friday, October 07, 2016

'Post It' flag bookmarkers....

 'Post It' flag bookmarkers are what I use all the time, even in my Bible.  I have never had them pull lift off any print....though I am very careful on Bible pages.  I can't begin to tell you how handy these are!

And always handy!  Last night hubby and I ....via 'you tube'  watched old tv shows of 'Whats my Line'.  If you can't find anything decent to watch on tv, I'd like to recommend 'Whats my Line?'  It is loads of fun and I believe it ran for about 10 years....1958 or so on.  They always have a guest celebrity that has to be guessed.  Its a lot of fun =)  I uploaded an episode on the previous post from You Tube.

And if you have Dish Network for a tv provider.....and your husband and  you enjoy old westerns...channel 082-00 often has 5 or so back to back episodes of Roy Rodgers and 'The Lone Ranger'in late afternoon or early evening.   =)

What's My Line? - Cesar Romero (Dec 14, 1952)

Friday, September 30, 2016

'Fairy' Lights.....

My friend gave me this strand of Fairy Lights...and I love them!  You can set them to fade in and out....or put them on a timer as easy as  pie. The globes work the same way with the timer..but they twinkle all the time.  QVC shopping channel or online  are where these can be purchased.  Just love'm.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Crab Apple Tree clothesline

This tree helps me out now and again.  I don't  have a clothes-line....so....I hang skirts on the tree and they dry in a jiffy.  and...they look so pretty blowing in the breeze. Maybe this is a new take on 'hang to dry'. =)

I am starting to crochet...(which I haven't done in years!)  I had kept an old Workbasket magazine with a 'walnut' stitch afghan in it that appealed to me.  After getting the hang of the stitch, I am ready to start.  I couldn't really afford the softer yarn I wanted, but ....I did get the right colors.  Heres hoping I'll stick with this  project....I need to  focus on crocheting again....I've not been doing anything but reading good books which I love to do.  You Tube has a wealth of how-to's which I think are so wonderful...and a huge help.