Friday, July 27, 2012

Afternoon Out


(Yes, they were trying to make silly faces )

We met a dear friend Tonya and her daughter, Samantha for lunch at a mall then walked round a bit this afternoon.  Tommorrow is Tonya's baby shower for baby #2.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

~~It's Thursday!~~

(this is where I sit most every morning with my cup of coffee.  I look at the sky and predict the weather.  I listen to the chickens an peacocks sing.  I pray silently for things that come to my mind.  I enjoy this place that God gave to us.)

Outside my window...  The last couple days have been very nice.  Not too hot during the day and pleasant at night.  We've not turned the window unit AC Swamp Cooler on yet.  Desert heat is so different that humid heat.  The forecast today says it will 81, it's still about 71.

(this is one of the things that I see when I'm drinking my coffee)

I am thinking...  Thinking about piano lesson, buying school books, finding a good church, making friends,  finishing decorating, thinking about gardens, yard work and chickens.

I am thankful...  I am always thankful for the Lords provision over and above what I could even ask.  The Lord is so good to me.

 Psalms 23:6   Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

In the kitchen...  Grilled chicken, velveeta macaroni, garlic asparagus.

I am wearing...Capris and a blue tee.

I am creating...I'm wanting to blow up this graphic to fit in a frame that my Dad made and hang it in the fireplace room.  I need to create bed skirts for three beds. 

Still have a few decorating things that need done, but not sure what to do with the areas.  Looking for a headboard idea for my bed.

I am going... Sometime tomorrow or perhaps next week, I need to go with my manly man to the one of the military bases to get our health insurance changed over.  Not my favorite way to spend a half of a day, but it's got to be done.  Also on my to do list is to go to the library and get a library card and check out books.

I am reading...  I am reading Mary Higgins Clark's I'll Walk Alone.  It's about identity theft.

I am praying...  Praying for the desires of my heart.  Praying for my testimony.  Praying for my witness.  Praying for my health and for my husbands.  Praying for far away family.

From the learning room...  We are doing math review and spelling work.  School will resume sometime in September, after Labor Day weekend.  I'll resume my studies fro my Bachelors Degree then as well.

Around the house...  Everything looks pretty good.  I'm keeping things clean.  I found some new dishes at Target the other day.  This new place has tile counter tops, they are murder on the Corelle dinnerware and glasses.  So I found plastic dishes in teal and lime green that I'm loving.  I need to go back and get a couple more pieces.

One of my favorite things...  My neighbors and how generous they have been.  One set of neighbors in particular.  We've got citrus fruit and tomatoes a plenty.  My son is swimming in thier pool about 4 times a week.  We're going to be really spoiled when we leave this place.  We've already decided it will be extremely difficult to eat store bought citrus fruit after living here.  One of my favorite things is fresh squeezed grapefruit juice in Sprite= a homemade SQUIRT.  Delicious!

Another favorite thing is Jasmine.  Not sure what variety I have.  My Jasmine is in a flower bed box right near the front door and the scent blows in on a gentle breeze to scent my foyer!  BEAUTIFUL!!

A few plans for the rest of the week:  Not sure of much besides that I have a baby shower barbecue to attend on Saturday.  Everything else is up in the air.

Something to share...  I think my post yesterday was confusing.  I love this rural country life and the sounds it has.  Yesterday I was thrilled to hear the neighbor on his tractor scooping horse stalls.  When he was done scooping stalls, he came to the front to work this piece of ground where they want to work thier horses.  I love the sounds of tractor in the morning!

Yes, the grass is brown right there.  We do have sprinklers on a bit of our front lawn.  Everywhere there are no sprinklers, it's very brown.

Part of the front yard, all pretty green.

Have a great weekend dear friends!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday

. . .Almost . . .

This is the view out my bedroom window this morning.  I LOVE IT!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EASY Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie

My sister in law made these cookies for us while she was here and they were fantastic.  You couldn't even tell they had no flour.  They crisped up and were great tasting with a glass of milk.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Combine ingredients and drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet. Press with tines of fork.  Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool. Recipe doesn't make very many, so you could double recipe as you desire.

Monday, July 23, 2012

~Menu Monday~

Monday-  hotdogs, broccoli salad, fruit salad or beans

Tuesday-  Grilled marinated chicken, baked sweet potatoes, wilted spinach

Wednesday-  Easy Taco Night

Thursday-grilled chicken, velveeta macaroi, garlic broccoli

Friday-  bonelss pork ribs, juliened poatoe casserole, green beans, green salad

Saturday-  attending a barbecue baby shower

Sunday-Big Green Salad, crockpot baked potatoes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Date Night

Went on a fantastic double date tonight with my sister in law and her husband.  We went to the famous Hotel del Corodado and ate at Sheerwater Restaurant.  Here are a few pictures of the event.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Photo Post

My life in a photo post.

A Sunday drive after church to one of our favorite places.

Headboard installed on the guest bed for Aunt Cari and Uncle Doug.  No decorations up yet.

I need a few more pictures to put up in my room.

Trying to decide if I want a blue striped bedskirt or a brown stripe bedskirt.

Kitty Shadow is posing for pictures.

Tea Shelf is decorated.  Fireplace room finished being decorated.

Interesting Mushroom selling lady at the local Farmers Market.

Interesting Man at the Gun Show.

Company is here from Missouri.  We are enjoying San Diego sightseeing.

San Diego coastline.

Awaiting the recruit graduation this Friday, my oldest nephew graduates.

Waiting for our Buffalo Burgers from Miner's Diner, Julian, CA

Purchasing our Surf portion of our dinner last night.  Surf and Turf.

We bought Yellowfin Tuna,  Pacific Halibut, and Swordfish Kebobs.

San Diego coastline.

The End.