We have decided to plant a vegetable garden this year. I guess you could say it's our version of a 21st century victory garden. Hopefully we'll grow enough vegetables for ourselves, family, & friends. Years ago we grew a large garden & enjoyed it so much we wanted to try it again. Our plan is to grow several varieties of tomatoes, squash, zucinni, & cucumbers. We've already tilled up a small area in the back yard. As soon as it dries out we can get down to business!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Rain, Rain, Go Away . . .
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Leaps & Bounds . . .
Of course I had to pay him a visit when
he got home so I could
give him some hugs & kisses.
He was a little fussy
because of the vaccinations,
but mostly he slept between feedings.
Have I ever mentioned that I love being a grandma?
Monday, April 27, 2009
Back To Basics Cleaning #1 . . .
USE THEM TO CLEAN YOUR . . .
COUNTERTOPS: Dip the cut side of a lemon half in baking soda to tackle countertops; wipe with a wet sponge and dry. Don't use on delicate stone, like marble, or stainless steel (it may discolor).
DISHES: To increase the grease cutting power of your dishwashing detergent, add a teaspoon of lemon juice.
FAUCETS: Combat lime scale by rubbing lemon juice onto the taps and letting it sit overnight. Wipe with a damp cloth.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Cut a lemon in half, then run both pieces through the disposal. The lemon cleans it and makes it smell great.
PLASTIC FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS: To bleach stains from tomato soup and other acidic foods on dishwasher safe items, rub lemon juice on the spots, let dry in a sunny place, then wash as usual
GLASSWARE: Salt won't scratch the way a scouring pad can. To get our stubborn stains, add some salt for extra abrasion and scrub.
SPILLS IN THE OVEN: If that casserole bubbles over as you take it our of the oven, pout salt on the spill to soak it up. When the oven is cool, wipe with a damp sponge.
USE IT TO . . .
Remove tarnish from copper and crass cookware. Squeeze ketchup onto a cloth and rub it on pots and pans. They should go back to their coppery color in minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry with a towel.
Come back next Monday for info on soda, toothpaste, & vinegar. . .
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Rest . . .
How was your week? Exhausting? You come home after a long week and begin the home projects that are always waiting. If you take time to rest, you may even feel a little guilty, as if you are wasting precious time or being lazy. Perish the thought.
God has actually mandated that one day of your week be set aside for rest. It will be medicine to your active mind and body. But, rest shouldn't be relegated only to that day. It's also wise to take a few minutes in the course of every day to pause and take a breather.
Your Creator rested on the seventh day of creation. If Almighty God took time to rest, shouldn't you?
Taken from 'God's Daily Answer' . . .
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Big Boy . . .
Friday, April 24, 2009
Traveling To Turkey . . .
Turkey is best known as the home of Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing. Wills was a barber in Turkey during the 1920's. In his biography “Hubbin’ It”, Wills said that the lotions and soft-work of barbering kept his fingers pliable for playing the fiddle. It was a trade that many musicians shared, since the day work of barbering never interfered with dances and holiday celebrations. Wills formed the Texas Playboys band and their music introduced a new offshoot of county-western music known as “Western Swing.”
His music continues to influence music today. Bob Wills has been elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Go here http://www.texasplayboys.net/ for more info on Bob Wills.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sleepy Boy . . .
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Happy Earth Day ! ! !
Gaylord Nelson, the man whose work resulted in the creation of Earth Day—an international holiday. Imagine a world without trees. What if the rain forests, and all of the exotic plants and colorful animals that call it home, suddenly did not exist?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Outdoor Plants . . .
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sharp Dresser . . .
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Draw Near . . .
Friday, April 17, 2009
Friday Show & Tell . . .
Have a fabulous Friday!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
April Showers . . .
I also thought about one of my favorite movies . . .
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Forgotten Roots ? ? ?
Have we forgotten our own roots?
"For the time will come [has come] when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from truth and turn aside to myths."
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Home Again . . .
Grant & Kate's wedding was so much fun.
Here are a few pictures . . .
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Easter Blessings . . .
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wedding Bells . . .
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
In Your Easter Bonnet . . .
"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
The Easter Parade is a New York tradition that dates back to the middle of the 1800s. The social elite would attend services at one of the 5th Avenue churches and parade their new fashions down the Avenue afterwards.
Irvine Berlin memorialized the event in the 1948 musical with Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Peter Lawford and Ann Miller, but the New York Easter Parade tradition goes back to a much earlier time.
The less well to do would come to see what the latest trends were. Many handy seamstresses found inspiration for their client's wardrobes at the parade. It was a combination of religious services and haute couture in the days before TV, when only the wealthiest New Yorkers could attend the hottest Paris fashion shows.
While there is still some fashion involved in the spectacle, the modern version tends to be more fantastic. Live birds nest in bonnets of real flowers and pets are dressed in the latest 5th Avenue doggy wear. The flamboyant headgear and costumes are paraded down the Avenue to the delight of onlookers. You don't need a special outfit to join in the fun. Anyone can step out and stroll down the Avenue.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
News Flash . . . Rabbits Finally Emerge . . .
This proper old gent was the next to take his place in the kitchen window.
This little guy showed up in the old blue cabinet.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Moments . . .
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment, Thank God.
Friday, April 3, 2009
First Visit . . .
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Thursday Thoughts . . .
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Exciting News ! ! !
He only has to wear it for long naps & at night! This is the first step in being completely monitor free!
Thank you Lord ! ! !