Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy October 1st tomorrow! I have to work at our annual Street Festival so I may not get a post done. Afterward, we're having our first wiener roast and S'more fix of the Autumn season.

I wanted to post about my new Huntsville blogging buddy, Denise. She is laid up with an injury and cast on her foot but she's having a give away in honor of 600 posts. Stop by and wish her well as she recovers.
Mama Bear

Funny Friday

Happy Fun Friday to you all,
Wil here.
Its been a busy week
with Mom
running around frantically
and me and the rest of 
the bear family
scurrying to stay out of her
The weather has changed and the
nights are cooler.
We've been happy for the fur we
all wear.
Do you have those little Hummers in
your yard? How do they move
so fast?
Mama says they will be going on
a long journey soon and will
not return until Spring.
Already, the Red Header Woodpeckers
have left for the warmer climates. They
will be back in April.
Normally, Bears would be stuffing themselves
at this time of year getting ready for
hibernation....whatever that is.
Mama says that is why she loves us so much
because she would like to hibernate herself at
Being part of a family and living in a house, we bears
do not have to hibernate for the winter.
It will be toasty and warm here inside.
Better scurry now, and visit my other Fun Friday

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

The Wednesday HodgePodge is Nuts-volume #46

1. It is officially fall here in North America...I realize not everyone who participates in the Hodgepodge lives in North America but if you do, what's your favorite memory of Summer 2011? If you'renot in North America, what's your favorite memory of the season just ending on your side of the world?
Fresh tomatoes from the Garden

2. Your favorite nut? You know I mean the edible kind, right?
I'm nuts about nuts of all kinds....Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I don't.....I love Cashews but can never eat just favorite are the sweet and crunchy ones....I also love Pistachios.....and don't forget Boiled Peanuts, a favorite Fall delicacy here in the south.

3. What activity puts your sense of balance to the test?
Most all of them as I have Meniere's Disease of the inner ear.....even walking beside a ditch can through off my balance...

4. How would you describe your sense of humor?
I think I have one....ha ha!......I don't like practical jokes, though.

5. September 28th is National Ask a Stupid Question Day...what's your stupid question?
I should be able to ask one since I watch Golden Girls last night....."Who wrote the Book of Love"?

6. Roller skates~hula hoop~jump rope...which activity would you most enjoy? Yes, you have to choose.
I never roller skated (see #3 above).....can't jump rope any more without wetting myself (I know TMI ) that leaves the Hula Hoop....I wonder if I can still do that.

7. What's your most sentimental possession?
I'm not sure I can narrow that down....I have a flannel shirt that belonged to my Dad..I cut Okra while wearing it.........I have a robe that belonged to my Mother which I pack in my luggage........I think the old photos are the most valued because they show the past and I would hate to lose them.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I slept way too late this morning....don't know what was wrong with Smokey....he didn't come in the bedroom to wake me until almost I have to get dressed now and go to the grocery store.

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I had photos for Outdoor Wednesday but haven't loaded them yet
so they'll have to wait until next week.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my's 57 °F, (14 °C), foggy, and damp but expected to reach the 80s with sunshine later....the porch is wet from some rain during the night...there's a Cardinal and a Purple Finch on the feeder...the Butterfly Bush is still blooming profusely/the Hummingbird sure does love it.....the Maple is starting to show its true colors.....the Madevilla and the Geranium are still blooming merrily while most of the other flowers are dying....Honey Bear cleaned the porch yesterday so it really looks good out there..
Hearing...the sound of machinery or traffic in the distance...clocks ticking
I am thinking...about what to do today....I decided to stay home from Bible Study this morning...didn't sleep well...and just wanted a day at home alone
Feeling thankful for...being able to stay travel for Honey Bear this morning...beautiful Fall weather...Hot coffee...a warm robe on cool
I am remembering...high school football...Homecoming....pep rallies....when I was a teenager, our school didn't allow dances but we had a Homecoming supper that resembled a Thanksgiving feast...I served at the dinner a couple of times before the game....just a few more Fall type memories
Creating this...putting my Tis the Season together...I realized yesterday that I don't have a suitable fabric for the outer border so I think I will run by the quilt shop tomorrow.....I should have some projects to show you next week.....mostly getting ready for the annual Cultural Arts day this club is in charge of it...
I am currently reading....the same as last week
One year ago today...a rainy day in the 60s....I was doing two cross stitch pieces and finishing up the Gardener's Journal...reading "Where the River Ends" more here
I am finish up here soon...I've been chatting with my sister so its taken a bit longer than I planned....I also stopped to add some music to my playlist...I also hope to finish the decorations on my front porch...
I am looking forward to...Having the Cultural Arts day event behind me for another year.....our Fall vacation in the Smokies in a few weeks
On my mind...figuring out when to have the Book Club meeting so I can go to the Harvest Festival in Boaz this year...I am scheduled to have it on the 7th
Noticing that...doing this post takes up a bit of time each Tuesday....have you noticed? I'm trying to post every day.....
Pondering these words..."There are only two ways to live your life..One is as though nothing is a miracle....The other is as if everything is"..Albert Einstein
In the kitchen...a mess that needs taking care of.....clothes to and tidying to do.....tuna and crackers for lunch planning before grocery shopping tomorrow
Around the house...bed to to tidy...clothes to fold and put away...mail to take to the box...packages to mail on Thursday...a few more crafts to catalog for the event...border to sew on, hand quilting on another piece/hanging sleeve and label to work on....decorating to do...guest room to tidy....I'm sure I will not accomplish all of this in the days left this week...
I am praying for...Carolyn and Nancy, Bren and Charlotte, Val, Cathy, Elizabeth, Honey Bear, my children and grandchildren, my sister, the Cultural Arts event,
A few plans for the week...Granddaughter after school today, errands tomorrow then fellowship dinner at church,Cultural Arts event Thursday and trip to post office, Friday with Daughter, perhaps a wiener roast & S'mores on Friday afternoon if its cool enough...(we had our first fire in the firepit last Friday nice)....then Saturday is the annual Street Festival in Madison and our club has a booth selling pizza and soft drinks. I'm schedule to work 2-4.
One of my favorite things...Fall Festivals
From my picture file...

As always, we want to give credit to Peggy, the creator of The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday Meme

Since Java is still on hiatus, I went looking for a meme for Monday. Do you know of one? Anyway, I stole the following questions from: Sunday Stealing who stole them from someone else. Play along if you'd like, just leave a comment and I'll hop over to read your answers.
1. What's For Breakfast?
2. Do you read a newspaper daily?
3. What do you do when you can't sleep?
4. Reading anything now? What is it?
5. What color do you wear most often?
6. What color is your front door?
7. Did you decorate for Autumn (Fall)?
8. What's your weather like today?
9. How many keys are on your key ring?
10. Do you use your refrigerator as a bulletin board?
Here are my answers:
1. I just ate a brown sugar/cinnamon pop tart without frosting.
2. No, I seldom read a newspaper.
3. Lie there and think usually. If it is becoming a long period of time, I'll get up and play a game on my computer or read.
4. 1105 Yakima Street by Debbie Macomber
5. Red
6. Brown
7. I've started decorating and hope to finish today.
8. The temperature is 74 °F, (23 °C), cloudy and a little windy...we were supposed to have rain during the night but no show.
9. Only the one to my van...I used to carry more and several nick knacks but it got to be too heavy. Besides, I try to carry as little as possible in my purse these days.
10. Magnets only stick to the sides...I have several cat frames with guess who in of my granddaughters, nieces, daughter, and my mother. I think there might be one form several years ago of me, Honey Bear and our 5 grandchildren. Then there are a couple of coupons and a grocery list. I think that's all.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Morning Coming Down

We made this photo of a church in St Genevieve County, Missouri.

Although it was quite warm yesterday for the second day of Autumn, 
I made my first soup of the season
Chicken Tortilla Soup
a new recipe for me which I found here.
It was absolutely delicious
even if I did have to substitute 
cream of onion for the cream of chicken
the recipe calls for

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Second Day of Autumn

We'd finished breakfast, I'd read a few posts from friend's blogs, chatted with my sister, when I decided to tidy the kitchen, take the chicken off the bones, and start the soup for dinner.
Somewhere along the way, I either had an episode of low blood sugar or my Meniere's Disease was acting up, because I suddenly felt weak and slightly nauseous. I continued with my chores and felt even worse when I noticed: all the cans of Cream of Chicken soup I had purchased were really Chicken and Rice. Honey Bear noticing my distress and wanting to help, made several suggestions. We decided to go with Cream of Onion. So with the soup on and the kitchen spic and span, I poured the remaining cup of coffee from the pot and went to my favorite chair to pick up my laptop......and proceeded to dump the coffee over chair, table, computer cords and carpet(newly cleaned).  Now, with that all cleaned up its time to assess my feelings, again. I think I might need just a tad more of the orange juice we had with our breakfast. Usually, that does the trick when I'm feeling this way. Now, the question is: If I'd taken long enough to stop for the Orange juice when I first felt this way, could I have prevented the spilling of the coffee.....and I said my favorite and seldom used word when I did it in case you're wondering...s%*t......severely pissed at myself for making such a mess. The day can only get better from here.....
and by the way the sun is shinning and its 73 degrees after an early morning temperature of 51.
Mama Bear

Friday, September 23, 2011

Funny Friday

Good Morning, All, 
Wil here
I know its been a while
but its hard to wrestle this
away from Mama 
what's a Halloween Carnival?
I overheard Mama 
say she
misses them.
One of those things that
happened in the 'Olden Days'
like picking cotton I guess.
Mama says
when she was a youngster
they walked through
the cotton patch
with a sack
on their back and 
picked that white stuff off those
weeds in the field...

She said it was used to stuff things
like me
and made into thread and
stuff things like me?
Do you know what she
I sometimes stuff myself with
honey but not cotton.
Well, anybear, have a fabulous 
fun Friday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

Giddy Up Hodgepodge #45

1. Do you like chili? Red or white? Beans or no beans? Spice or no spice? Toppings?
yes   I think I actually prefer white but serve both. Beans and Mild Spice. Topped with cheddar cheese
2. Red~Orange~Gold...your favorite fall color?
Well since you put it that way: Red...I think I like the Maple trees best, red and gold.
3. Who did you idolize when you were growing up?
My Aunt Jean, somewhat, she was a nurse and the reason I became one.....I had a lot of roll models in the family...I think I wanted to be most like my Mother
4. When was the last time you did something 'arts and craftsy'? Share please.
I've not finished anything since this which I shared on my blog a couple of weeks ago.

5. What's a place that makes you really nervous?
Since I have a fear of heights....that would be any place without solid footing on all sides like a mountainous road with a drop off on one side.......driving in lots of traffic in an unfamiliar place makes me nervous, too.
6. Horse back riding...yay or nay (neigh?)
I like horses and we owned them at one time but I'm not a fan of riding.
7. What is your favorite cliche?
"Home is where the heart is"  I don't think I use these very often
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Outside my window, this morning, its still cloudy and may rain...I think rain is forecast most of the week....a good week for staying home and being crafty....or reading....or napping...I've noticed the Cotton is about ready to be harvested....that is what's growing most in our area...when I was a child, schools were only in session half days then and sometimes were closed for a whole week.....Yes, I picked cotton.....I remember how chilly it was early in the morning when we went to the field and how hot it was after lunch which we usually ate near the wagon where cotton sacks were was like having a Mother made syrup cake or banana bread...that might be in our lunch....or baked sweet potatoes in the skin....most likely a biscuit from breakfast with something in it....a sweet memory from my childhood......a simple Fall pleasure.

Joining Joyce @ This Side of the Pond
for this weekly blog hop.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook

From Mama Bear's Journal...
Outside my window...Its 72 °F, (22 °C) and cloudy..been drizzling off and on all day long
Hearing...the fan and clocks but listening for the sound of my Granddaughter coming home on the bus...its about that time
I am thinking...about what she might want to do when she gets here....also about the photos I need to go with a story I've written which is going to be published in a church magazine...I just took a face shot of myself...turned out pretty good...
Feeling thankful for...time to spend with my grandchildren...a good camera...that Honey Bear can work on my car (needed new brakes, the service center wanted over $300, it only cost $48 computer..the friends I've made online and the support I get from them...being healthy and losing weight...its coming off slow but still it is coming off...religious travel for Honey Bear this morning in the rain....
I am remembering...the last 4 days with my Honey...I am so looking forward to having him home every night..
Creating this...a for my story...memories with my grandchildren...also working on a swap piece...and starting to put Tis The Season quilt together
I am currently reading...I just finished "Wednesday Sisters" early this morning and haven't started anything new yet, although I have several options....My Book Club didn't have a book chosen for November so we looked at The Language of Flowers and Second Nature....I voted for the first one but the second one was chosen. It looks like it will be good. I will probably read another book before that one. Our December selection is The Christmas Train by David Baldacci which I read a few years ago.
One year ago was 80 degrees...I was working on two cross stitch pieces...reading "Where the River Ends" by Charles Martin...
I am hoping...and praying that my application for health insurance is approved...I have to get single coverage when Honey Bear retires...
On my mind...what to have for dinner...I'm hungry...I don't eat snacks between meals except for fruit and the 5 points I had for lunch seem to be gone already.
Noticing that...It looks chilly outside and the leaves on the maple tree have started turning
Pondering these words..."One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible." Henry Adams
From the kitchen...something good, I hope
Around the house...Granddaughter is sewing.....there's clean linens on the bed....I need to vacuum, start laundry, tidy the study and guest room
I am praying for...My sister who has been laid off from her job and is depressed...My son as time approaches for him to come back to the states (he should be back in Kuwait by 10/1)....our Fall vacation....our budget....God's direction...Shorty Bear...others who have requested prayer
A few plans for the week..I had Bible Study this morning, then ran some errands..I have no plans for the rest of the week except to stay home...I might go to the grocery store for a couple of things.
One of my favorite things...a good night's sleep which I didn't get last night.
From my picture file...
Honey Bear made this one on a walk last week.

I'd like to thank everyone who reads my daybook each week and comments. It means so much to me.

Linking up with Peggy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

From the desk of....
Its cloudy out this morning. We had thunderstorms around midnight with rain. The forecast says it will reach 65 degrees today. Quite a change from the 90s early in the week. 
I did my grocery shopping yesterday. I hate that job more and more. I spent quite a bit of time planning, looking at ads, clipping coupons and I saved a few dollars but the total was still more than I wanted it to be. The good thing is I hadn't shopped in two weeks and hopefully will not do so again for two more. My Mother always bought whole chickens and cut them up herself. I used to do the same thing but then got in the habit of buying parts of the chicken, usually boneless breasts which cost more a pound. I really don't know which is more economical. I bought a roaster yesterday and will do Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken with it. I plan to use part of the meat for soup. I though the chicken would be cheaper than it was and when I saw the price, considered not purchasing it. But since it was a part of my menu plan, I went ahead. I think I saw in one of the store ads I looked through that Rotisserie Chickens were on sale somewhere. I am going to have to do some calculating and see whether buying one already cooked is a better deal. 
Several of the stores here have discounts for Seniors on Wednesday. I don't usually buy groceries on Wednesday because Honey Bear is only home on weekends and I plan those  meals and then purchase food for them. It took me a while to get around to Wednesday shopping but I saved $12.50 by doing that. He is now only working 3 days a week so I have 5 meals to plan for instead of 3.
The field trip I had planned for today was canceled due to weather. I plan to finish laundry, do a 5 minute clean of the bathrooms, and vacuum. A walk also sounds good since its cooler.
Do you have any money saving grocery tips? I would love to hear about them.
Mama Bear

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apples Peaches Pumpkin Hodgepodge

Welcome to another edition of the Wednesday Hodgepodge. 
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1. What do you do at the first sign of a cold? Will you get a flu shot this year?

Well, I usually start out with allergies which turn into sinus infections sometimes but always move into my chest as asthma symptoms...Ugh...having Hypertension makes taking so many OTC medications a no-no for me....I take Vitamin C year round but at the first sign of Fall in the air, I double that dose...We also take D3 year round...I also take an antihistamine year round.
No, I won't get a flu shot, never have....mostly because of an allergy to eggs which is used some way in the process of making the vaccine.....I did get an pneumonia shot.
2. What advice can you give about how to conquer fear?
I'm not sure about my advice on this...I used to have such a terror of crossing the big superstructure was so bad that I had a panic attack once in my favorite Southern city and asked Honey Bear to turn around....I seemed to be somewhat cured when we lived in Pittsburgh and couldn't go anywhere without crossing one....These days many of them have been replaced..I still have a reaction to a long expanse over water but not as badly.....
3. Share two good things about your life right now.
Its hard to narrow it down to two but I'll try...I love living near some of my Grandchildren and my Daughter.....having a home that is somewhat rural but in an established neighborhood and fairly close to everything is good...we have mature trees and cotton fields nearby so lots of wildlife...we can just enjoy sitting outside together enjoying nature and each other without feeling the pressure to get everything done "now" that we did when we were younger.
4. A hot fall fashion trend in 2011 is a return to sixties style...tunics with pants, shift dresses, pencil skirts, cinched waists, bold prints, high necklines and short lengths to name a few. How does this fashion trend fit with your wardrobe and personal sense of style?
I don't follow the trends or fads.....I'm more of a classic kind of girl myself so my wardrobe reflects that...I like the longer tops, but I think I'll keep my longer length skirts...I remember there were some of those in the 60s...I just bought a khaki skirt which was sort of pencil shaped but it wasn't short...and I hate the bold prints...never wear high necklines, makes me feel as if I'm smothering...
5. Were you e involved in scouting as a kid? How about as an adult?
No, I wasn't a scout when I was a child....I helped out when my Daughter was in scouts, I was the first aid person at summer day camp....then I was a scout leader when she was in college...I had a Brownie troop during the Gulf War...Daughter was also an adult member and helped out in the summer...we attended leader camp together
6. Apple, pear, plum, pumpkin...your favorite fall flavor?
I love Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Bread...I like to make the bread in mini loaves and freeze to eat later....I enjoy apples year round and always pack them in our Fall picnics.
7. What characteristics do you think are essential in a good teacher?
Patience, enjoys being with children, loves learning, cares about others.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year...I wish it could last a few more seems to be so short while the hot, hot summer seems to drag on forever....I love seeing the trees changing color, hay cut in bales in the fields, corn stalks tied for decorating, Pumpkins at roadside stands, and cotton white for harvest.

Thanks, Joyce, for hosting each week and coming up with these great questions.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Mama Bear's Journal....
Outside my's 66 °F, (19 °C) and expected to reach 90 today...the sun is shinning, the trees are beginning to turn...the Hummingbirds are still here storing  up food for their journey but we've not seen the Red Headed Woodpeckers in over a week...guess they've headed to their Winter retreat..I hadn't seen the Chickadees much this summer until yesterday...I'm loving these cooler mornings and evenings.
Hearing...a quiet house
I am thinking...about a walk if I feel like it...I've been having some digestive upset the last few days and plan to stay home from Bible Study this morning
Feeling thankful for...Honey Bear's safe drive this morning..cooler mornings and evenings...the colors of Fall...God's provision
I am remembering...that I still have to make something for the swap I'm in....and wondering if there's an ornament swap going on that I could you know of one?
Creating this...most of my works-in-progress are finished (as You saw last week)I need to finish the swap item, get a few things ready to mail in another swap, and maybe get the "Tis the Season" ready to quilt...also, need to write a piece for the Church magazine
I am currently reading...Wednesday Sisters by Meg Walte Clayton on my Kindle for October Book Club
One year ago today...I was enjoying the beginning of Fall...the morning temperatures were in the 70s..had just taken a walk and we'd gone to the Garden on the weekend to see the Scarecrow Trail...I was reading: Where Shadows Fall by Judith Kelman...and I had decorated the house for Fall
I am get some menus planned and work on a an inventory of the pantry...I got out my Motivated Moms Planner yesterday and I am going to try and follow it...I need to make an appointment for a mammogram and one for some blood work before my 6 month appointment with the doctor.
On my mind...catching up with all of you, I've not spent much time reading your posts in a few days and I miss you...I've not been posting much on my blog either
Noticing that...the sun moves around this time of year and there are shadows playing on the ground
Pondering these words..."Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God"George Washington Carver  Doesn't that make you want to go for a walk?
From the kitchen...ripe tomatoes and Okra that needs cooking for the freezer...not much in the fridge, I sent the leftovers with Honey Bear and I didn't shop for perishables last week....we had Chicken Quesadillas last night and there's one for me in the fridge...
Around the house...its mostly tidy, I vacuumed and swept yesterday...I still haven't decorated much for Fall other than change napkin colors, put a Fall runner on the table and put out the Fall kitchen towels
I am praying sister,she is laid off from her job, Jill's Dad, Faye's cousin, Honey Bear, our children and grandchildren, Cee Kay, Shorty Bear, Val's Husband, 
A few plans for the week...Going to Michaels and Bed Bath and Beyond when the Princess comes home from school then to her house to stay and prepare dinner for her and little David until Daughter returns home...Grocery shopping tomorrow....a possible field trip to a Quilt Show in TN on Thursday...spend time with Daughter on Friday...Honey Bear this weekend( he's only working 3 days a week now)
One of my favorite things...morning coffee
From my picture file..

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Outside my window...its cloudy,61 °F,  (16 °C) and expected to reach 68 degrees today (WOW)
Hearing...the fan and clocks
I am thinking...about going out for a walk since its so cool
Feeling thankful for...the rain after 4 weeks of drought...changing seasons....the companionship of other women
I am busy I've been recently...its nice to have a morning at home alone
Creating this...the journal I've been working on is chock full of memories
of the females in my life, past and present.

I finished quilting this table runner
 a view of the back and binding
 Do you remember this cross stitch
that I was working on earlier
in the year...I made it into a little
and this one is now a wall hanging

I am currently reading...To Kill a know I can usually read 2 books a week so its an indication of how busy I've been when I'm reading the same one 2 weeks in a row....we had our Book Club discussion of this book on Friday...there were some hints about the story that I'd not read yet but it didn't cause me to stop reading...I don't know how I missed reading this when I was a child....and of course I've seen the movie.
One year ago today...I was feeling thankful for: breakfast on the porch Saturday morning...a less busy week...the colors of Fall...Candy Corn...Boiled Peanuts...socks on chilly in bed first thing in the morning with Smokey beside online...fresh flowers...cozy football...friends who visit online
I was reading:Burn by Nevada Barr
I was decorating for Fall
I am spend some time in the studio today tidying up (things get in a mess when one is creating.....also, I need to do some paperwork for our our club, both my notebooks are a mess with things hanging out(I'm president of one and secretary of the other)..
On my mind...enjoying today and finding joy in simple things
Noticing that....we have at least 3 Hummers competing for the feeder...the wind is blowing a little...I need to fill the seed feeder.
Pondering these words..."Time spent in the company of a friend is like a golden moment in our days". Ron Lessin
From the kitchen...yesterday I had lunch with my Bible study class at my favorite Italian restaurant, Terranova's and ordered my usual: Chicken Cannelloni, I ate half for lunch and brought the rest home for dinner....tonight is fellowship dinner at church, they're having: Ham, new red potatoes, summer salad, and roll......I have some leftovers from the weekend for dinner tomorrow night: tilapia, rice, green peas...we're still getting tomatoes, pepper and Okra from the garden--sometime this week I have to cook and freeze the Okra...
Tomorrow night is the annual International Dinner of my club, it is a potluck and this year we are supposed to prepare a dish that reflects our genealogy heritage...since mine are Irish, Scottish, English and Cherokee, I had planned to make Corned Beef Hash, however several others have planned potato dishes so I may take something else
Around the house...Lots of tidying up to do
I am praying for...Wanda in the loss of her Father....needs mentioned in Bible Study yesterday....Denise(Shorty Bear)...Val's Honey Son....others
A few plans for the week...the week is half over already: yesterday, I had Bible Study, lunch with the class, then got together at a club member's house to sort Writing and Photography entries and prepare them for judging, stopped by Mid South Engraving to have some updates made to a County plaque....Fellowship dinner at church tonight....meeting with  editorial staff of church magazine in the morning then club meeting tomorrow night....I need to stop by Michaels before that to pick up my framed cross stitch.
One of my favorite things...enjoying nature
From my picture file...