Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Refrig. Oatmeal

Use equal portions of oatmeal (old fashioned)
greek yogurt
Depending how hungry you think you are going to be I would use 1/3 to 1/2 portions.

Add honey for sweetness

Your choice of fruit.
Place in refrig overnight.
You can eat cold (which I do) or warm in the microwave.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Ta Da!!!!

Finishing up the kitchen.
I'm loving it.
It's a wonder I could move the next day given the awkward position I was in painting the backsplash.  Originally, I was going to paint the cabinets when I was finished with the walls.  However, I think I'm going to give them a good shine, and buy new hardware instead.

I HATE PAINTING...............

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Change of Plans

I changed my plans ------again!

I got to figuring how much it was going to cost me to put up the back splash tile and decided it was not practical for my budget.  

So on to plan B.

I'm going to get a stencil and use a shade darker than the base paint and make my own backsplash.

My budget will be much happier now.


I can change this easily when I get the "itch" for a change.

BTW...I would have pick #2.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cast Your Vote



I am currently painting my kitchen.  I plan on installing one of the above for my backsplash.  I know which one I want, but the practical side of me tells me another.

What is your vote?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Happy Birthday

An early death took this sweetheart of a man away.  He would have been 57 today.  Just for fun I did an app to see what he possibly might have looked like today.  I don't see it, but maybe.......................................

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thinking Thoughtful Thoughts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  A bittersweet day.
No longer do I have a sweetheart to bring me flowers, or take me out to dinner.
No longer is there someone to walk down the sidewalk holding hands with.
No longer is there someone to hold me tight, and tell me it is going to be all right.
No longer is there someone to wink at me across the room, letting me know he loves me.
No longer is there someone to call when there are problems, and he comes racing home to take care of things.
No longer is there someone to help carry the burdens of home maintenance, car maintenance, and any other maintenance this "handyman challenged" person has.

And I could go on and on.....but life does go on.

If you still have your sweetheart, cherish every moment - even when you feel like "kicking them out the door".  Haha!  

I shared some thoughts on widowhood before, and here they are again.

  1. Don't forget.  Life goes back to normal for you after the shock wears off, but it never is the same for the grieving family.
  2. Send a card.  If you don't want to send a card, or even telephone, send an email, or a private message in Facebook.  You will be surprised how it will encourage the recipient.
  3. The Bible says to care for the widows and orphans.  Talk is cheap.  Put action behind your words.  
  4. If children are involved in the loss, take into consideration that they are missing the activities that they did with their Mommy or Daddy.  Take them fishing, hunting, shopping, sewing baking or whatever they are missing from the loss of their parent.  They will never forget your kindness.
  5. Ask if they need a leak fixed, or or a nail hammered or a heavy piece of furniture lifted, or maybe a flower garden tilled.  Don't wait on them to ask - it won't happen.
  6. Remember when someone died and how awful you felt.  Multiply that by one million and it will just be a drop in the bucket of how the surviving spouse feels.
The End......................

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


This guy was so excited about being a Papa.  He stated many times that we were going to spoil them and then send them home.  He would have done exactly that too.  But unfortunately, he never got to meet his "babies".  Sigh....

 They would have been rotten.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Loving it.

I recently discovered Billy Jacob's art.  I am looking forward to getting a print.  I am planning in May to be in the area where his store is, and hope to purchase one for my family room.

Check his shop out at

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

No Sugar

Jenny and I are doing a challenge to make our diets as sugar free as possible.
We started January 1'st......I'm still doing it......amazing!!!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday Ramblings

I have been wanting new curtains for my breakfast room.  Have you ever priced curtains lately?  Expensive!!!  So I bought a couple of flat sheets, did some measuring and off we went.

The lace that I added to to give it a little more pizazz............

Do you think God will allow my mansion up in Heaven to be a restored farmhouse?  I sure hope so.