Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Remember a couple of weeks ago when my oven wouldn't work and I tried cookies on the BBQ and got hockey pucks?  Well shortly after that it started working perfectly, but decided we better have the Gas Co. come out and check it for safety.  We were given a window yesterday from 7 AM to 8 PM, so I stayed home all day, and he showed up at 7:22 PM.  (I got a lot of housework done) Looks like the ligniter is going out so can't use the oven until we get it fixed.  Which is OK as we are leaving to attend my brother's memorial service, so will get it repaired when we get back. 

It seemed only reasonable since the oven is "off limits" that the Almond Twist from Trader Joe's should come home with me.  Getting ready to have a piece with a nice cup of coffee now.

I guess the birds have dropped seeds in the top of the Christmas cactus planter as now I have a double duty plant.  This cactus is very old, and showing it's age, but continues to sprout blooms every year.  As I mentioned in an earlier blog, it was Don's mother's and has been passed down to us.

Couple more errands and a doctors appointment and that should take care of Wednesday.  What are you  up to today?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Last night we attended a service for our oldest daughter's FIL who passed away last week.  It gave us a chance to visit with family and friends and see our darling "great" grandsons Issac and Matthew.  They are getting so tall and full of life and mischief (in a cute way).  Issac is 6 and in 1st grade, Matthew 5 in Kindergarten.  They start T-Ball soon and that will be fun to watch them play.

I had planned to post my Creative Tuesday picture today, but received word last night that our Host, Mr. Toast's wife was in a bad car accident and is OK but pretty bruised and sore.  God's grace and protection were at work when you see the car and read his account.  If you would like to read about it you can click on the Creative Tuesday badge on my side bar.

CT will be postponed to April 28.

Hope you having a good week.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


I have had this "rock succulent" for many years.  And it tells a story every Easter.  For the entire year it looks like a rock ~ in this case two rocks.

But every year during the "Easter" week, out of the rock bursts forth a little sunshine bloom.  It is such a picture of the tomb that Jesus was buried in and on Easter morning ~ the Rose of Sharon, our Lord and Savior came out of that rock tomb.

I have shared it in the past, but wanted my new followers to see my special "Easter Rock".

Have you ever had one of these?

Saturday, April 19, 2014


"Outrageous Love" is a new Easter Song and  I love the words.  Hope you enjoy it too.

May God bless you with His Outrageous Love this EASTER.

Friday, April 18, 2014


I changed my mind and decided not to make the hot cross buns this year, but wait until I get a new mixer with a bread hook.  (My birthday's coming up... hint, hint)

I love it when my bananas get freckles, cause that means banana bread is just around the corner.  So I will be making loaves of banana bread and decorating the tops with drizzle, green coconut pockets with candy bird eggs (pictures later)

Easter sugar cookies for the kids.  I was out of red food coloring, so my pink frosting is some juice from the strawberries I had chopped in the frig for shortcake.  Not only did it turn it tastes like strawberries.   Bought some sprinkles today, so the next batch will have a little more colorful.

I needed gas so on my way to visit Elizabeth I stopped at Costco.  Mistake...Not only were there LONG lines... I got stuck in a line behind a truck (see the top of it just under the sign)  and I think he put in 50 gallons.  So to pass the time I took this picture,ate a granola bar and drank a bottle of water.

For my new followers, I visit a dear lady, Elizabeth every Thursday.  She is 97 and in a Assisted Living Facility.  She was my neighbor before she fell and could not live alone anymore.  This rose was in the garden on the grounds.

She loves flowers and I hope she gets stronger so she can be outside in her wheelchair to enjoy the beauty.

What is on your Saturday Agenda...Having company for Easter?  Are you doing the cooking?