Monday, April 23, 2018


Today was a good thrift store day.  Tristan has a new love ~ Penguins.  I found two cute ones and a very lovely large Penguin Book full of pictures of real penguins.

My "One Year Bible" that I've read through several times literally fell apart.  No tape for glue would fix it this time.  Well my favorite personal find was a New One Year Bible in New Living Translation, but this edition is a Study, Prayer and Apply section after each day.  I'm excited.  Can't go back and catch will start May 1st and finish out the year.

Chelenne, the daughter of my heart (dil) loves bunnies.  I have given her several of these Portugal pottery bunny plates in different colors.  But had never found pink.  A great find.  Two large bunny plates, and two small matching ones.  If I didn't love her so much, I'd keep these for myself..haha.

I posted about Sun Tea the other day, and my jar just wasn't as big as I wanted.  I really wanted a gallon glass jar and found one today.  It reminds me of Linda C. and her visits to the ranch.  Now I have a "cow" sun tea jar.

This is the beautiful book about penguins.  I know both Tristan and Jill will enjoy this.

Don found a like new denim long sleeve shirt, and my dearest took it before I got a picture.   Hope it finds the laundry before he puts it on.  HaHa

Saturday, April 21, 2018


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 We watched Barbara Bush's funeral Saturday, and was so pleased that the gospel was given in many different ways through Scripture, reading from grandchildren and others.  Mrs. Bush's final words to her son when he ask moments before she passed if she was ready to go, answered that she was trusting in Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord and was ready to go.

Dear Lord, thank you for the testimony of a woman who shared that her faith was in Jesus Christ alone, and that she knew Him as her personal Savior and Lord.  I pray today for all those in attendance at the funeral, and all those watching by TV that the truth of Your Word will reach into the hearts of those listeners.  Father help us to live a life that honors you, and even in death give witness to your saving love and power.   Father we pray for Pres. George W. Bush as he will miss his lovely Barbara so much.  Give him grace in these difficult days.  May your Word always go forth and accomplish what You want.   We love You.  Amen.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


 The Menu for April's cooking class was Hushpuppies, and Spinach Quiche.  Do you see my pearls?  I wore then today to honor two women who loved to wear pearls.  Barbara Bush who recently passed away, and never was without her pearls.  And Julia Child, who always cooked wearing pearls.  Today I joined them!

 The table is set, all the ingredients are in place, the folks are starting to let the cooking class begin.

 I made the Quiche ahead of time as we had done that in a previous cooking class, but I wanted something to serve with the hushpuppies.

A beautiful cornmeal batter, rich in color and in taste with some creamed corn added to the mix.

Dropped by spoonfuls into the hot oil, and within  a few minutes we had golden brown steaming hot hushpuppies.

I dusted them with powdered sugar and maple syrup and added a slice of quiche to each plate.

I made the quiche at home this morning so we could have a little brunch together.

The class is small, but many of the residents are at work.  Usually we have 6 to 8, but they all enjoy the food I make, the stories I tell, and the fun of just being together.  This is one of the highlights of my month.  PS.  We had a gentleman show up today...and he was really excited to get a copy of the recipe.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


It happened yesterday....the urge for SUN TEA.  The balcony had a spot of sunshine that just begged for a jar of sun tea.  I responded.  And as that beautiful amber color filled the jar, I filled a glass with ice and it was a beautiful moment!  You just can't brew tea better than sun tea.   A busy week ahead.  Kids Time at Church tonight, and cooking class tomorrow.  How is your week going?

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Proverbs 4:18  "The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day."

Thank you Lord, for your light of truth that makes my way both safe and pleasant.  With the light of Your presence You warm my heart.  With the light of Your wisdom You enlighten my mind.  With the light of Your Word you illuminate my path.  How I long
for the full light of that great and glorious Day when we Your people, will reach our destination around Your throne.  There we will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for You, O Lord, will give us light and we will reign with You forever and ever.  I love You.  Amen.

Maranatha Worship Bible