Jul 28, 2011

Nature without learning
is a blind thing,
and learning
without nature
an imperfect thing.
Plutarch

Jul 25, 2011

Several times a day
I walk past this wonderful
reminder ~ and thank God!

Jul 20, 2011

What was I Thinking??

 I laid in bed until 4:30 then I asked myself (yes folks -sometimes I talk to myself) "what am laying here for?" I've already been awake for at least a half an hour. It seems I work harder in my dreams than in real life lately. Last night I was packing (again!)
and I don't know where I'm going!  But I was packing none the less ... and packing and packing box after box after box!!!  Argh ... enough already!
I don't know what's going on; but Thom and I have both been dreaming about moving again. Although we both love our house - neither of us has ever felt at home here. I just wonder what this is all about, seeing how neither of us knows where we want to end up ~ other than heaven. And we're not quite ready for that trip yet!  And just the thought of selling stuff and moving has me totally exhausted!

Jul 19, 2011

Spanish Rice

With this heat hanging on
I hate using the oven
or steaming up the kitchen.
And seeing how I've made
sandwiches and salads
for the past week or two
we were getting hungry for a
'hot' meal.
So I made some homemade
Spanish Rice
a fast and easy stove-top meal!

I browned ground beef then added
chopped onions, celery, green
 and red peppers.
Add a can of tomato sauce,
diced tomatoes and mushrooms.
Add dry rice and water per servings desired.
Season as desired.

(I used paprika, chili pepper,
cayenne pepper, onion powder,
a dash of salt and pepper,
basil and oragano.)

Bring to a boil, stir, then cover
and set on simmer for 15 minutes
without peeking.

Jul 18, 2011

The little prarie garden

A few weeks ago my husband mowed the lawn. It's been so hot since that it is now drying to a crisp.  At the time I told him that I would mow inside the little
picket fence. But then I noticed the daisies were about  to open, and I do love daisies so I let it go. 
I told him that I was going for the the 'prarie garden' look. Do you think he believed me? lol
As I was typing this entry the skies
 opened up and we are having
a wonderful, much needed rain!
~ Thanks be to God. ~

Jul 14, 2011

A little evening glow



Its All in the Spelling

I posted these two pictures
 on facebook and
my dear husband comments:

 "Dear God, I'm married to a hoer!"

In which I replied:
"Thanks for spelling that right!"

Jul 13, 2011

Our deer friend stopped by today!

 I thought maybe
she'd take a ride on the swing
but - no, she was too busy eating!
and this is why
the garden has a fence around it
 it's bad enough they try to sneak
the lily blossoms
and they sometimes succeed!

Jul 12, 2011

Grab Your Sunglasses

A daylily extravaganza
is going on at our place! 







Jul 9, 2011

Do Nothing Day

Today is a kind of
do nothing day
Okay, so maybe I baked a
Rhubarb Cake

I'm just plain feeling
 lazy
and I don't even feel
guilty

and tonight
~Wine ~ 

Jul 7, 2011

Triple Layer Chocolate Cake

Do you ever get a craving
 for chocolate cake?  
My craving came just in time
for my daughters
and granddaughters
to join in the pleasure
of eating it
It was a sad day when
the last crumb disappeared
~
Just ask the grand-loves.

Jul 6, 2011

Cousins enjoying the Fourth of July












Jul 5, 2011

Fawn's Kiss

or is that little fella
just trying to sneak
some of
his mom's food?

Jul 1, 2011

Busy Busy

I've been missing in action
~ ~ ~ ~
Our oldest three grand loves
have been spending the week.
~ enough said ~

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