Saturday, June 22, 2013

Saturday Scribbles

It is a beautiful day with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 80s.....I've not been outside but the wind is blowing and I'm hoping it will be cool enough for sitting outside during happy is one of our simple pleasures, just spending some quality time sitting on the glider, holding hands, and watching the wildlife while we chat about all sorts of things....I was listening to a song yesterday about a widow and the missing of her beloved....she said she misses him on Sunday the got me thinking about our special times and how much I'd miss Honey Bear if something happened to him.....
Last night we did some planning of our October vacation....if you've been visiting here for a number of years, you know we take our vacations in the early part of the year, around February or March and then in October....this year we're planning to spend some time on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the areas near it, mostly in North Carolina.....We like to spend time off the beaten path....
Tea with friends yesterday at a new tea room in Madison called, Tea and Thee......We loved it.....the food was awesome and there was so-o much of it....the service was excellent, too.......
I bought some raw peanuts in the shell yesterday and cooked them for about 18 hours in the crockpot with salt........boiled peanuts: a simple southern pleasure.......
Had some great news yesterday morning: Son will be home for R&R some time near Thanksgiving.....can't wait to see him....."Lord keep him safe while he's on foreign soil".......
I set out a pack of frozen zucchini this morning to make Zucchini Quiche for dinner, I'll serve it with some slices of melon..yum....
Well, its officially Summer now....what's happening in your world this morning?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday This and That

Okay, it is Thursday already and I've failed to post. I haven't had all that busy a week and I've spent most of it at home but still couldn't motivate myself to do a post.

Sunday was Father's Day. After church, Daughter met us at Ruby 
Tuesday for lunch. I am thankful for the Daddy I had growing up and miss him. It makes Father's Day bittersweet.

Tuesday, I left home early taking Smokey Bear to his annual vet visit. When we got home, I set his carrier down, opened the door and left again. I stopped by Kroger, purchased flowers and fruit and went to visit a friend who is recovering from knee replacement surgery. She is in a nearby rehabilitation center. She was in therapy when I arrived so most of my visit was with her husband. He is staying with her pretty much 24/7 and I think he was happy to have company. I only visited with her for a few minutes as she was in a lot of pain after the therapy.
Back home, I had a message from a cousin who lives in Florida but was in Alabama visiting. We arranged for them to come for dinner. I didn't really have anything on hand to make for dinner so I went to the local Barbecue place and picked something up. We ate picnic style, that is I didn't dish up the food but left it in the containers it came in and we ate on paper plates. The visit was much more important than the dinner anyway. I had not seen her in 7 years so we had a lot of catching up to do.

Tomorrow I need to buy groceries. Its been 2 weeks since I shopped. At 1:00 I am meeting friends for tea at a new tea room, Tea and Thee.
Today, I'm just doing laundry and reading.
Mama Bear

Friday, June 14, 2013

Funny Friday

Good Friday Morning,

I am so excited!
After much nagging on my part,
Mama Bear
has sent in my application
Camp Good Bear.
I will get to see all my bestest Bear Buddies
very soon....
I can't wait to go 
canoeing and fishing and swimming
Wish everybear could go
It is so much fun...
How will I ever survive until time to go...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday Hodge Podge

1. What do you think makes a good dad?
Patience, ability to listen, loving, caring attitude. I tried to think of what qualities my own Dad and the Princess's Dad had that made them good Dad's. I just said to her last week that she had a good Daddy when we went shopping and she was telling me about him taking her to buy jeans. He went to the men's department and told her to come and get him when she found the ones she wanted. She is a very frugal shopper for a 12 year old girl. He has always spent time with the children, quality time. He isn't necessarily good at discipline, though. That is important, too.

2.  What's something you learned from your own father?
He loved me unconditionally. He wasn't embarrassed to shed tears, loved the Lord, read his Bible and prayed. He always let me know how proud he was of me. He was gentle and loving and I miss him every day.

3. It's your birthday-what kind of cake will we be having?
Chocolate Cheesecake Tort made in Publix Bakery or a plain pound cake

4. When you're faced with a big decision are you more of a go with your gut type of person, or are you someone who reasons it all out, weighing the pros and cons? 
I would certainly do my research but in the end, I tend to go with the leading of my Heavenly Father...and if it doesn't feel right, don't do it.

5. June is National Dairy Month. What's your favorite dairy item? Most often purchased dairy item? 
Cheese........I love it but have to limit it because of digestive issues 
6. Explorer Jacques Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910....what's something you've recently discovered or something you'd like to explore?
I'd like to do more traveling to historic places

7. Are you typical of your generation?
I don't think so....I was raised in a very conservative, somewhat restricted home and a rural setting where fads and trends were slow in showing up. Although, I married in the sixties, I wouldn't say I was typical of a teen of that era. I married at an early age, did little dating, went to few parties, and associated with folks like me. I later learned there was some experimenting with 'pot' in my school at that time, but I was unaware of it.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Our air conditioning went out yesterday and it was miserable here last night and this morning.....the service man arrived about 15 minutes prior to 2:00 and was her one hour. The AC is up and running, it will take a while for it to catch up with the heat but it feels wonderful. I am very thankful. And we didn't have to have a new unit, just a part and some coolant. 

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY...Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 8:00am

Outside my window...the sun is shinning and there is no rain in the forecast....Squirrels are scampering in the clover and birds are having breakfast on the feeder

From the Garden...we harvested half our Beets on Friday and Saturday morning we made beet pickles, canned 6 pints.....we'll do this again with the second half......potatoes are about ready to harvest, I plan to put some of those in vegetable soup which I will can......Strawberries were great this year but they are all gone, now.

I am thinking...I need to get back to blogging...I've missed it....first I was sick for two weeks....then my sister visited for a week....I've been busy with projects and reading but mostly, I just wasn't in the mood

I am thankful...for sunshine and the wonderful Spring weather we've is going to be our first really hot day with temperatures and heat index in the 90s........

From the kitchen...toasted raisin bread for breakfast....I need to make a pan of cornbread for Honey Bear....I'm thinking we'll have chicken fingers for dinner but I'm not sure yet

I am wearing...polka dot pjs and a white tank

I am creating...I've just completed 31 10" crocheted squares for the Hope Blanket project, my cross stitch is framed....there are several projects started and others still in my head, I need to get back to my studio and work on some of them......Honey Bear is framing me a peg board to go on the wall above my cutting will hold my rulers, cutters and other supplies to clear up more table space

I am stay home until later in the week

One year ago was hot, we'd just gotten our first ripe tomato from the garden...we also had plenty of Zucchini and Cucumbers.....I was reading The Hollow.....working on SKOW quilt....planning road trips for the summer

I am wondering...if I've lost any followers while I've been MIA

These days I'm reading...Just started The Deepest Waters

I am praying...for my son who is deployed and his family in Georgia....for Genece and Cathy who both recently had surgery....for Jill, grieving her father's death....for Denise's Dad....for my friend, Rene, whose father's health has deteriorated since he's been in a nursing facility and is becoming more disoriented....for my followers

I remember children were young and in the summer it seemed they couldn't decide whether to be outside or inside and the door was constantly opening and closing

I am looking forward to...Girls Camping Trip in July...possible trip to Georgia to see my other grands

A verse for today...Psalm 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

I am hearing...all is quiet except for the whir of the overhead fan

Around the house...Honey Bear has left for work....Smokey is asleep here beside me....the carpet sure needs cleaning....bed needs making....I need to walk on the treadmill....

Song that stays on my Mind...We Will Remember

A favorite quote for today...Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Hosea Ballou 

One of my favorite things...Air Conditioning!

A few plans for the rest of the week:Club meeting Thursday night

From my photo file....

The prompts for our daybooks are created and provided by Peggy at The Simple Woman. Each Month, she creates a linky page for us to use which gives the link for participants...If you're interested in joining us, pay a visit here