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chalkboard Christmas tree

Genny was here this weekend, helping with Christmas decorating. She worked on the chalkboard Sunday and made an amazing Christmas tree. I found the idea at the blog “A Legg Up.” Our chalkboard starts about a foot above the floor and is just over eight feet tall. Genny began by dividing it vertically and then […]

menu plan monday ~ october 1, 2012

Another busy weekend. DH spent time getting our son’s house ready for its sale. The new owners move in on Thursday. Wondering if we’ll get a quiet weekend any time soon. At this point, perhaps not until January. This is a busy time of year for us. We have less than nine weeks to make […]

35 years and counting

This past week, DH and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. It’s harder for me to get out than it used to be, but I didn’t want to miss our annual trip. For ten years we have been celebrating our anniversary by visiting daylily farms and finding new plants we would like to add to […]

menu plan monday ~ may 7, 2012

I had this post ready to go last Sunday evening, then we had four long days of intermittent and unreliable internet access. I couldn’t get on my blog, flickr or Netflix, just to mention a few. What a long four days!! It seems to be working this evening, so I’m posting this, even though it’s […]

menu plan monday ~ april 23, 2012

We have several people in the house not feeling well. And a birthday to celebrate Monday evening. Lots of yard work to do this week. Who knows what else will come up. At least the menu is ready! Monday Carry Out for a birthday dinner request Cherry Cheesecake birthday cake by request Tuesday Chicken and […]

menu plan monday ~ march 12, 2012

Spring weather and temps are predicted for this week. We’re looking forward to that! Lettuce is sprouting in our garden and the yard is full of daffodils. The bright, cheery bouquet in my craft room smells so good! I tried a new recipe Sunday, instead of having the spaghetti I had planned. Chicken and Dumpling […]

savoring every cup

D&J gave me a package of Ballard Blend coffee from the Java Bean Coffee Company for Christmas. It’s the best coffee I’ve ever had. Seriously. It’s organic, fair trade and salubrious, no less. Or so they say. …I had to look that one up… This morning I brewed a pot and now I’m down to […]

menu plan monday ~ january 2, 2012

We enjoyed keeping the twins overnight Saturday and are looking forward to having all three grands here for an overnight Tuesday. Last week, the girls were here and the twins had a ball playing games on their aunt’s phone. Everything is an adventure for them. And lots of fun for us. Here’s the menu for […]

menu plan monday ~ october 24, 2011

It’s high noon in the process of our son and his family moving from North Carolina to our area. Our son and daughter-in-law are packing the moving truck as we speak and should be rolling in tomorrow evening or Wednesday morning. DH flew to NC Saturday evening and drove the girls back yesterday. A fourteen […]

menu plan monday ~ june 27, 2011

We’re having a great time with our older son’s family who are here visiting for the week. The twins played in the mud puddles Sunday afternoon. DH reintroduced the girls to his mom, their great-grandma. And we’re getting and giving plenty of lovin’. Lots of fridge food (leftovers), so most of the time everyone does […]