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What Did I Do Today?
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      8 comments

We still stay in our resort and usually get a short walk done, but this week I have a very sore toe and can't walk much. But did spend the day getting lots of food ready since produce man came to us yesterday and younger couple next door brough... Read more
Monday, February 10, 2020      5 comments

I did not realize I had a collection of at least 50 lovely valentines until I started to display them today. Every year I put some out but don't think I ever tried displaying all of them. Most are from my husband of nearly 66 years, some from ... Read more
Sometimes Christmas is Sad
Friday, December 20, 2019      5 comments

Every Christmas is different. Often sad. I remember the year my mother's brother was hit by a train and both legs were cut off very high to top. My mother was called to the hospital and I had to help wrap gifts and trim the tree. I was a tee... Read more
Monday, November 11, 2019      3 comments

I am so grateful that the Lord allowed me to grow up and live in a free country. During WWII when I was a little girl I knew what it was to hear the air raid siren in the dark of night. I knew what it was to go to the grocery store with Ration... Read more
Tuesday, July 09, 2019      11 comments

I'm too tired at 7 PM to even go to the kitchen for dinner. It's Family Week at the Lake House and even though the kids say I don't need to do things, I still set my goals too high. Today I converted a recipe to make gluten free Pumpkin Bread... Read more
We Flew Away!
Friday, June 21, 2019      3 comments

Yesterday DH and I flew from Raleigh to Columbus OH to visit our daughter in her lovely new home. While we are also enjoying the two adult grandchildren, we are trying to help hang drapes and do some other things to get her home the way she wan... Read more
Monday, April 08, 2019      10 comments

Whew! Forgot to pay quarterly taxes to IRS this year and I was expecting the worst! Had a few changes in finances and end up with $356. refund. Should have done it years ago, but didn't realize how much one would benefit from having money tra... Read more
Monday, February 11, 2019      6 comments

Guess we raised them right! We own only our little Park Model in FL where we live in winter. Then go to son and DIL's for summer. Our three kids look after us and each other even though they are hundreds of miles apart. Older son is comple... Read more
How Sour Milk Got Me IntoTrouble
Saturday, December 08, 2018      13 comments

So the milk was very sour the day before the expiration date! Our family has always made "Grandma's Chocolate Cake" with sour milk. That is one recipe I can always pull right out of my head. Then I made Creamy French Icing as a topper. Af... Read more
Got Leftover Turkey?
Friday, November 16, 2018      10 comments

CHICKEN DIVAN (can be made with leftover turkey) 2 boxes frozen Broccoli (cooked and drained) 4 Chicken Breasts (or leftover turkey or chicken) About 4 cups or more, diced or sliced. 1/2 C. Miracle Whip 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup .... Read more
Sunday, September 30, 2018      8 comments

Gorgeous day here in NC and I kept doors open all day. Cooked dinner for about 6 or 8 and it is in oven. Milkless scalloped potatoes with pork chops. Couldn't get acorn squash in my oven so DIL took them over to hers. Fresh green beans ar... Read more
Have you made Lentil Soup?
Sunday, September 09, 2018      7 comments

Made lentil soup today. Lentils and white beans are good for anemia and since DH is a little anemic I'm going to get him over it. It's quite tasty with chicken broth, tomatoes and other veggies. Big batch so think I will add browned ground be... Read more
Saturday, August 25, 2018      4 comments

Had the most relaxing day I've had in a long time. Slept a little late, showered, dressed, and went to kitchen. Daughter-in-law, son, and guest joined DH and me at the Lake House for 24 hours. The day was picture perfect, 80F., lake calm,... Read more
Family Week at The Lake House
Thursday, July 12, 2018      6 comments

Only one day left in our Family Week at the Lake House. Takes a lot of prep and clean-up to have healthy meals 3 times a day. Good that my boys can cook and are so good to help in kitchen. Daughter and DIL do their share and my husband is good a... Read more
Saga of the TV and the Trees!
Tuesday, June 05, 2018      9 comments

We have had no TV since May 15th. (that's 3 weeks ago) when I requested it be turned back on after the winter hiatus. It just wouldn't work on either TV and my many calls to Direct TV were frustrating. When I finally mentioned it to our son wh... Read more

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