Saturday, April 29, 2017


Proverbs 19:21  "Many are the plans in a mans heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."

Sovereign Lord, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are Your ways higher than our ways and Your thoughts than our thoughts.  So I surrender my will to Your will and I pray that only Your purposes will be accomplished in my life." ~~~Not my will but yours be done. 


Thursday, April 27, 2017


Is this not the cutest muffin pan you've every seen?  It's pottery and hand painted.  I don't think I will use it to bake the muffins, but to serve them.  Besides being a great find and adorable it was only $1.95 at our Community Thrift store.


A very nice surprise at the Dollar Store ~ pretty glass plates for a dollar ~ got four.

The ledge outside my kitchen window needed something ~ I think this filled the bill.

I really love our stairway in Spring...

Have a thing for Yellow this Spring ~ so pulled out my yellow and green quilt for the bed.  Nice change!

I'm cactus just produced a second bloom!!!
Last but not least ~ a Random Act of Kindness.  I was at the Dollar Store and the last bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar was on the top shelf at the very back.  I went to the front an ask for help.  They called for Customer Service and a very nice young lady met me with a step ladder.  I joking said "To bad I wasn't born beautiful instead of short"... She laughed an gave me a nice compliment that I was beautiful, and reminded her of her mom, who always fixed her hair and wore makeup.  Then she went on to tell me her mother had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  I ask her if I could pray for her mom right there, and did.  I came home and couldn't get her off my mind...the Lord prompted me to take it a step further, so I made a loaf of banana bread, and wrote a card, sharing my concern and the gospel.  Added a "Daily Bread" devotional and delivered it this morning.  She was overjoyed, and said she was off tomorrow and would visit her mom and share the bread and card.
My new rule ~ If the Lord prompts you to do something ~ DO IT!

Hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The Old Oak Tree ~ Christmas 2000

The word for Scribble Picnic this week is "Tree".  I've been out of town and came home to a very busy week and I remembered the Christmas Card I designed for 2000 of an old oak tree.  This is one of my favorite paintings so sharing it with you this week for "Tree".

To see all the other "Trees" just click on the Scribble Picnic Badge on my sidebar.

Monday, April 24, 2017


Our trip up North for the funeral of our dear friend Bret Conner was a truly God blessed service.  He was a retired mounted police officer and the Bagpipes, and mounted horses led the procession to the graveside.  So very touching, I can hardly type as I remember the emotions I felt.

Thank you for your love and prayers, as many of you have held us in your hearts and prayers over the past months as we have lost several dear friends.   The good news is they are celebrating in Heaven and God gets the glory.

On now to a busy week.  Today I'm making Banana Bread and Muffins for the husband of our manager at the Villa.  He didn't want a birthday cake...he wanted my Banana bread.  So be it!!!


Friday, April 21, 2017


 I John 4:19-21 "We love because he first loved us.  If anyone says, "I love God" yet hates his brother, he is a liar.  For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.  And he has given us this command:  Whoever loves God, must also love his brother."

Lord, so many times it's so easy to love You.  You are holy.  You are loving.  You are just.  But loving others can be hard, especially when they are unloving or unkind.  But your command is straight forward...If we say we love YOU, then it has to be demonstrated to those around us.  Only YOU working through us can accomplish that task.  I pray today, that you will so fill my life, that the overflow will touch anyone who comes in my path.  I love you Father, and want to be Your faithful servant.  Amen.

Once you say the yes of faith to Jesus
and accept his blueprint for the fullness of life,
the whole world can no longer revolve around you,
your needs, your gratifications:  
you will have to revolve around the world,
seeking to bandage its wounds,
loving dead men into life,
finding the lost,
wanting the unwanted,
and leaving far behind all the selfish,
parasitical concerns which drain
our time and energies.
~~John Powell (1927-)

Taking a quick trip up to Northern CA for the funeral of a dear friend.  The family have ask my dearest to do the service.  Our children grew up with this family and so Myk and Julie are going with us and doing the driving.  That is a blessing.  Please pray for the Conner family with this loss of a loved one.

Image from

Monday, April 17, 2017


Yellow tulips found there way into my cart while shopping~~
Once in while, my Cactus decides to bloom.  Just a bud now, but a full bloom soon!

Hoping this is a good week for everyone!  
Thought for the day ~


Saturday, April 15, 2017


Luke 24:5-8  "In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead?  HE IS NOT HERE; HE HAS RISEN!  Remember how he told you when he was still with you in Galilee.  "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again" ~~~Then they remembered his words."

All praise to You, Jesus Christ, risen Savior. You triumphed over death and hell.  You are the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  Forgiveness and salvation are Yours.  You have redeemed us and made us holy in the sight of God.  Grace and peace flow from You.  In You and through You we find strength and blessing and abundant life.  Let all of heaven and earth declare Your praise as the RISEN SON OF GOD, THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD!  We love you, Amen.


 We attended a Seder Thursday night at church and this little bouquet on the table was given to me.  Real daffodils.
 Haven't had a chance to get back to Trader Joe's, so bought a bouquet of "fake" daffodil's at the Dollar Store...actually they look pretty on the table.

 My cooking class this week did not include "cooking" but a summer salad that most of you have probably made in some form.  "Orange Fluff"

16 oz carton of cottage cheese
1 (3 oz) pkg orange jello (any flavor can be used)
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple (well drained)
1 (12 0z) carton whipped topping
1 small can mandarin oranges (cut in small pieces)

Sprinkle dry jello over cottage cheese and mix well.  Add the drained pineapple and mandarin oranges.  Fold in whipped topping.  Chill at least 30 minutes, but over night is better.

We had a nice group of 9 ladies for the class.  And I served chicken salad sandwiches and chips with the Orange Fluff.  It was a big hit.  The one we ate I made the night before.  The one we made in class they each got to take home a container.

 The view from my kitchen window ~ where I spend a lot of time.  Love this view.

The view from the Balcony ~ another favorite spot.

Looking forward to Resurrection Sunday tomorrow.   He is Alive!!! Bless His Holy Name.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017



Long ago in a dense part of the meadow, a mother rabbit gave birth to five bunnies.  Four boys and one little girl.

It was quite a surprise to find her sweet little girl was born without a tail.  All her brothers had fuzzy tails, but not little sister.  As she got older she noticed she was the only bunny in the meadow without a tail.  She cried to her mommy that she didn't like being different with no tail.  Mother, held her close and said it was because she was very special.  She was lovely like a flower.

The next day mother called her little girl in and told her to turn around.  I have made something very special for you.  Instead of an ordinary fuzzy bunny tail, I crocheted you  a  flower tail with many colors and from now on we will call you "Flower".  From that day on she was known as flower and realized just how special she was.  The End!

The theme this week was "rabbit" and when I was shopping at Kirkland Home, I saw a sign with a bunny with a flower for a tail.  I wanted something very simple so used measuring cups for my circles.   This was my inspiration for the painting, and the story just came to my head while I was doing it. 

This was a fun project this week.  I love bunnies and I love making up stories.  Maybe that has something to do with having 12 grandchildren, HaHa

To see all the other "rabbits" just click on the Scribble Picnic on my sidebar.  Hope you find some bunny eggs this weekend.

Monday, April 10, 2017


I knew that I wanted a white rug with a touch of grey and I was unsuccessful at many stores.  Right color ~ wrong size.  Right size ~ wrong color.  But today.. good things come to those who wait...I found the right size and color at Marshall's.

It brings light into the room and since it's under the coffee table won't get tramped on and should stay cleaner that way.
A new yellow lemon cake candle from Kirkland Home was the final touch.  I'm a happy camper.  In fact I was so happy I made an apple pie.  Won't you come sit on my couch and share a piece of pie?

Click to enlarge and see the bunnies

Michel gave me two cute bunny towels for the kitchen.  Don't you love the carrot sunglasses?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Click to Enlarge
Grandfather Clock is the word for this week.

I hope you will indulge my "warped" sense of humor.  When the fractured Nursery Rhymes first came out I did get a laugh or two from them.  My Scribble Picnic will feature one of them.

Hickory, Dickory Dock
Three mice ran up the Clock
The Clock struck one
The other two 
Escaped with minor injuries

Having a new word each week is really a lot of fun.  I hope some of you who enjoy "scribbling" will join in.  Just click on the Scribble Picnic Badge on my sidebar and see all the other takes on "Grandfather Clock" and join the fun.