Saturday, March 17, 2018


 Jeremiah 31:3  "The Lord has appeared to us in the past, saying "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness."

"If He could grow weary of me, He would have been tired of me long before now.  If He had not loved me with a love as deep as hell, and as strong as death, He would have turned from me long ago.  Oh joy above all joys, to know that I am His everlasting inheritance, given to Him by His Father e'er the earth was!  Everlasting love shall be the pillow for my head this night.                                         ~~Charles Hadden Spurgeon (1834-1892)

 Dear Lord, as I read and ponder the words of Charles Spurgeon, my mind cannot truly wrap around the everlasting love you have for me.  Truly this is our comfort and our security. No matter how we fail at times, your everlasting love and loving kindness is the rock we hold too, and the pillow we rest our heads on.  Thank you that you love does not change as we do, but is the same yesterday, today and forever.  I love You.   Amen

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


YIKES ~ it's Wednesday and I just remembered it was Scribble Picnic Day!  The theme was "Across the Universe".  
I thought for a moment and two pictures came to mind.  A space shuttle zooming across the universe, and ET a little slower in the basket on a bike.  I chose the latter.   Who didn't love ET?

Since I was under the gun, so to speak, I made the moon with a salad plate (haha) and then splashed on some dark blue and added some sea salt, unfortunately my camera didn't pick up the stars it created.  ET and his driver was done with a sharpie, and dabbed the moon with a sponge and a little paint.

Sorry I couldn't take more time for this theme, but life got in the way.  I really hate to not participate, so this will have to do for this time.

So zip across the universe by clicking on the Scribble Picnic Badge on my sidebar.  

Monday, March 12, 2018


 I found my Easter Bunny Welcome sign so it's now enjoying the balcony.  Can't hang things on our front door, so it's welcoming me and my dearest!  HaHa
 Made an apple crisp in my new blue square casserole.
 It's pretty sad when your dog's wardrobe is bigger than yours.  Just kidding Molly!
 "Pulled Pork" for Two!  I get a small pork roast at Trader Joe's.  
Approximately 8" long.  Cut into smaller pieces, season and brown in olive oil.
 I know a lot of recipes put the raw meat directly into the crock pot.  But I find that the searing seals in the juices and the meat is so tender and juicy.  (I don't mind the extra step)
 This is my favorite BBQ sauce for pulled pork.  I think I could just drink it!!!
 I bought this small crock pot which is perfect when cooking for two.  I put BBQ sauce in the bottom and more on the top of the meat and let it cook for several hours until it falls apart.
It takes up very little room on the counter.  Years ago a friend was remodeling her kitchen and gave me a left over large tile.  I like sitting the crock pot on that rather than on the counter top.

Well, that what I'm up to today.  Got a couple loads of laundry done, and my dearest vacuumed.  I have started another bag for good will because for some reason...things keep multiplying, and it's time to DE-CLUTTER again!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2018


 With Good Friday and Easter coming, I wanted to share three words spoken by our Lord from the cross.

FORGIVENESS ~ "But Jesus was saying, 'Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing'".  Luke 23:34

REDEMPTION ~ "And He said to him, 'Truly, I say unto you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise'".  Luke 23:43

COMPASSION ~ "When Jesus then saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, 'Woman, behold your son!' Then he said to the disciple, 'Behold your mother!' From that hour the disciple took her into his own household."  John 19:26-27

Dear Lord Jesus, in Your darkest hour, in You deepest pain and rejection, You gave out forgiveness, redemption and compassion.  I know you do that the same today and always because I have experienced your forgiveness, your redemption, and your compassion.   May my heart be filled so that I to can share those with others.  I love You.  Amen.

*The Path of His Passion by Bill Crowder

Friday, March 9, 2018


I love pottery dishes, but I am loving my new selection of dishes from Home Goods that are heavy plastic, but look like pottery.  Tonight I served my dearest salmon, sweet potato and skillet browned brussel sprouts on the perfect sized square plates.

For Spring I am using yellows and blues and these plastic dishes are so perfect.  Heavy duty and look more like pottery.  Dishwasher safe too.  Do you have a Home Goods near you?

And this is "REAL" pottery.  A gift from my friend who knows I have a thing about little "crocks".  This pottery is called Rolled Oats Pottery.  The piece on the left is a spoon rest and the little crock I will use for kosher salt, or raw sugar...(haven't decided yet).
Isn't that the cutest set?  I also found the large linen napkins at Home Goods.  I think I'm set for Spring!!!