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Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather.....  Right now as I'm writing this (4:15 pm CDT) it is close to 100* with a nice brisk "breeze." I am learning to LIKE the wind as it fools you into thinking you're not as warm as you really are!

Right now I am.... sitting in the shade afforded by the area next to the fifth wheel pin.  I feel somewhat redneck hillbilly, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do! It's also a modocum of protection from the wind becoming too overpowering.
Thinking....That even with some of the inconveniences, I do enjoy the warmer weather.
On my reading pile...Other than my ever-present devotional books I started reading a book on my Kindle "A Simple Amish Christmas" by Vannetta Chapman. It is an interesting read with a glimpse into the Amish way of life. The focus is on Annie Weaver who went to the city and became a Registered Nurse while on her rumschpringe, or running around time.

On my TV.....Nothing, as I am sitting outdoors. Just the sound of the wind and an occasional vehicle.

Favorite blog post last week (mine or other).... Molly Flanders  

This link is to her page with the simplest quilt block using scrap strips.  When you put four of the small blocks together you end up with a 10" block with a center star.  How cool is that?
Something fun to share.... Today was a Balloon Day at DGD's school and hers said Backwards Day. So now she has a name tag with her name spelled backwards! And she had to walk backwards also!
Blog hopping (newly discovered blog)....Molly Flanders

On the menu for this week....Anything cold!!

On my to do list....Vacuum. I didn't get it done before it got warm in the house.  Also, I need to  plant my zucchini seeds. Plus I just spied a large bag of rakeings from the yard that need to go to the dumpster.

In the craft basket....I finally finished #2 of the Promises and Borders embroidery Bom of 2012! And I actually have the pattern for #3 on the fabric.  So, it's ready to start stitching!  Plus my good friend over at Kat's Retirement Journey sells Stampin' Up products and I'd like to learn to make gorgeous cards like she and her Stampin' friends do. I think I have most of the supplies now so I can make a card!

Looking forward to this week.... Getting a small fenced area made for Daisy so I don't need to be with her every moment she's outdoors.

Looking around the house....Just the usual lived-in clutter

From the camera.... Guess I could take a photo of dirt, and more dirt! Maybe my window ledges after it is REALLY windy LOL I have a few flowers, but nothing like my mental picture of what my space would look like before I came down here. What the sun doesn't bake, the wind shreds.

On my prayer list.....The people of Moore, OK especially are at the top of my long list.

Bible verse, Devotional.... This verse came to mind as I watched the devastation in OK the other day, particularly the last phrase, which I will share here.

       Ezekiel 34:28   They shall dwell safely and none shall make them afraid (in the day of the Messiah's reign).

Monday, May 20, 2013

Happy Homemaker Monday!

The Weather,,,  It's another perfect day here...about 78* outside.

Right now I am...Watching live coverage of the Moore, OK tornado that just occurred. So sad. Total footage I've seen of bombings. It's indescribable!

Thinking: Wondering just WHY I want to live in the mid-west!

On My Reading Pile: We have discovered that my younger grandson is gluten sensitive so I've been trying to find a GOOD bread recipe that doesn't dry out so quickly.

On My TV: The Weather Channel. Oh my!  As if a tornado destroying their home wasn't enough, now a broken gas line has set it on fire.  My heart breaks for these people!

What I found while surfing the net: A luscious sounding Rice Krispie Treat recipe at Sweet As A Cookie

On this week's menu: It's warm weather so... Smoothies and more smoothies.

On My To-Do List: Making Scrappy Quilts for it will diminish my overflowing stash.  It doesn't help anyone just taking up space here.

In my Craft Basket: Last year's embroidery project from Jenny at Elefantz

Looking forward to this week: Maybe some cooler weather!

Looking around the house: I rearranged a few things and there is still a few things to find a new home.

From my Camera:
No time for playing with the camera this week but please enjoy this one of a sunrise last winter.

On my Prayer List: The people affected by the tornadoes this week are at the very top of my prayer list.

Answered prayers: Last week my Mini Doxie swallowed an acorn. I didn't know what was wrong so took her to the vet. Long story short, she had surgery to remove the nut and is recovering nicely.  God does care about his other creatures!

Bible Verse for the week:Isaiah 26:3
                  "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee:  because he trusteth  in Thee."

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Homemaker's Monday

I actually  created a post last Monday...then the unthinkable happened...I did something and it disappeared into Cyber Neverland.  So I'll try again this week!

THE WEATHER: Right now it's a pleasant 62* with just a gentle breeze.  We are forecasted to see 75* later today! What can I say?  Other than perfect weather! 

Ok, well, I caught a ride to town so I didn't need to drive The Beast. Our perfect day has clouded over, just those high thin clouds and it's still 75*, so no complaints.

RIGHT NOW I AM: Relaxing, typing this and trying to decide what to have for a late lunch.

THINKING: Am I EVER going to get even close to my sewing machine today?

ON MY READING PILE: "Desire of Ages", a wonderful book about the life of Christ.

ON MY TV:  "What Not To Wear", among my favorite daytime shows.

WHAT I FOUND WHILE SURFING THE NET:  Embellished Ribbon Bookmarks at another of my favorite sites, Sew4Home.  These are SO gorgeous!

ON THE MENU FOR THIS WEEK: To tell you the absolute truth, I don't have a menu made for this week.  But I do know that I'm having Haystacks, Plate Tacos or whatever you call them.

         And wash the container I bought
         And tidy things up a bit

IN THE CRAFT BASKET: Another dish towel apron--this one is pink/turquoize
                                              Making scrap paper pieced quilt blocks to use up my humongous
                                               scrap stash


LOOKING AROUND THE HOUSE: Things that need to be taken care of

FROM THE CAMERA:  Camera?  I own a camera? Obviously nothing this week, sorry.

ON MY PRAYER LIST: My friend Ruby, other friends who are facing some health issues, for my grandson.

BIBLE VERSE: I have a small page-a-day book with Bible verses and other wise sayings.  I opened it this morning to this verse:
        "Give, and it will be given to you.
   A good measure, pressed down, shaken
together and running over, will be poured
into your lap. For with the measure you use,
          it will be measured to you."

                                                 --Luke 6:38 NIV

Also  this little quotation by Sir John Lubbock:

                                      Rest is not idleness,
 and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day,
            listening to the murmur of the water,
              or watching the clouds float across the sky, 
                         is by no means a waste of time.

Wishing each of you a blessed, happy day!


                                         Grandma Shell