Saturday, September 15, 2018

Just wishin....

Oh how I wish I had more energy!  Last week was great, and I did have more energy then.  I had a Birthday/tea party for a friend.  It was so much fun and a great reason to make things pretty for the tea party table. My wish came true, wishing for energy, and I had forgotten about it.

Still putting jigsaw puzzles together, and it is so calming and relaxing to me. I have restless leg syndrome and that is just the best medicine for it.

I just read 'Because of Winn-Dixie' and absolutely loved it!!!!  What a charming and sweet story. I also finished 'One Doctor' by Brendan Reilly, M.D. It is very interesting but sobering to read the true stories of this M.D.  and the health issues that eventually come to most of us as we age.

The garden is just about done now, and our garden is loaded with wonderful butternut squash.  I love those squash!  They are tasty and keep for months.

Our three apple trees have worked hard for hard maybe.  My  husband has worked like a dog raking apples and picking them up and even making yummy applesauce.  My strength and energy limit me so it is up to him all the way.  He is cheerful though.....and such a hard worker.

Psalm 34:8 'O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed  is the man that trusteth in him.'

Friday, August 31, 2018

Making memories

 I love Susan Brabeau puzzles!  The kids here are pretending to get gas. If you enjoy jigsaw puzzles, check out puzzle ware house dot com. Puzzle Warehouse has a fabulous selection.

 Its been a pleasant summer, and this week held a special  treat.  A dear friend took a group of us ladies to a delightful tea room. I enjoyed 'high tea',  which was really special. It is a blessing to be with other Christian ladies...always.

Notice where the little girl is sitting?  No wonder the scales are giving the lady a shock.  That white clock was a doozy to put together. This puzzle was a hard one for sure, but so rewarding to see when completed.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Yellow cherry tomatoes, yum.

We are having the nicest things from our garden this year.  The butternut squash is a different color than I remember it, but perhaps this is a different kind of butternut squash. These little brown-eyed Susans are a true gift.  You never know where they will re-seed themselves.  I like them!  They are so cheerful, like saving a bit of sunshine.

I have been enjoying reading so much, its been a good week.  I have another jig-saw puzzle going also.  The Lord gives us so many blessings, how wonderful He is!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A spinning wheel day...

 I have two bobbins spun now and will spin them together for a two-ply yarn.  Although the wool I bought has some dried vegetation now and then, which I try to pick out as I go...the finished yarn looks like it will be very pretty.  Just enough for a nice scarf, and September is closer than we think.

This wool was variegated, blue and brown, 4 ounces.  A good day for spinning,  it is rainy and overcast.  I have lots of happy things to occupy my time though,  and am reading such an interesting book.  If you might be wondering what it is....the name of the book is 'Endal'.  I bought it for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle.

Endal is the story of an injured  English Navy man who suffered a terrible head injury in a car wreck, and nothing is able to help him until he lets Endal a 'service' dog into his life.  The book is written by the man himself and his long suffering wife.  His wife is a heroine for her selfless care she gives this  husband who does not even remember her!, and treats her rudely most of the time.

I am also memorizing Psalm 62.  How I love the psalms!

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from  him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


I'm giving this audio book another 5 stars!  I don't have much to blog about.  Parkinson's and hot weather are not very compatible to say the least. I don't get out much....but still enjoy jigsaw puzzles and reading. My second sock is coming down the home stretch, but I am finding it somewhat boring. Sorry to say.

We are having lots of rain today but it is much cooler so that is good.  Yesterday it was 94 degrees  out!

Tuesday, July 03, 2018


Beverly Cleary's 'Ramona' books and 'Henry and Ribsy' are very special to me.  I just finished listening to a collection of them on Audible. (16 some hours, which passed pretty quickly....just listening off and on.   And then~~I saw the interview with Mrs. Cleary on you tube =).

  When asked about her childhood, she told how she was an only child, growing up on a farm.  She would coax her Mother to tell her stories etc. Mrs. Cleary said that after a while, their town had a library,  one of her favorite books was 'Dandelion Cottage', written by Carroll Watson Rankin. Mrs. Cleary lived to be near 100,  so to be able to read the very same book she loved as a girl is special indeed!  

It is a story about four young girls,  who were allowed to use an empty, rundown cottage at the back of a church for a playhouse.  It is a delightful story.  I went over to amazon and found Kindle is offering it for FREE!  It only takes about 2 hours to read and I recommend it highly. I just finished it yesterday....the print could be spaced not so close together, but the story is 5 stars!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sheep and Wool Festival fun...

 It is always a treat to see the finished work of ladies who are pro's at knitting.  Wish I was!

It was a lovely day and the Lord blessed me with good health for shopping lol.

I thought this was clever....a hanging feed bag.  How practical, and the sheep are fun to see. We watched one getting sheared.  You can see the one here in the picture looks like she just donated her fleece.