Monday, August 30, 2010

Busy decluttering


Well, since my youngest has finally moved out(see post below this one) I can get rid of some (SOME) of the clutter in this cottage!! Some of these items above are ready for Salvation Army pickup. Salvation army in my area said they were low on funds because they hadn't had as much donations or sales and they have had to cut way back on their children programs. So remember they will come to your house for pickups of furniture, etc.

Below you can see, that I have had two sets of chairs squeezing in around one of my tables.


But not anymore......Finally I will have a little less almost makes me feel like dancing. I have much more to do ....but at least there is a start, eh??

Ps. I made a good Quinoa Vegetable soup today---quick and easy--go HERE

Monday, August 23, 2010

My baby has left the nest

Well, my baby has officially left the nest. He moved out most of his remaining things this weekend. Notice I say they ever take ALL of their things?.....I don't think so.

Now all of my children are out on their own! It is actually a wonderful feeling to see them all out on their own and making lives of their own. I love to see how God leads and provides for each one. YUP, a good feeling.

Cat love

My 15 year old cat is so affectionate. He likes to put his paw on my head or shoulder if I am sitting down. Sometimes he meows at me until I do sit down so that he can apply his affection.


Unfortunately, I am the one getting grey, even though he is the one getting am not getting old.....I am getting hair just doesn't agree!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I love rainy Fridays!


I love Books, tea, specialty muffins, and a dark rainy day. What a good mixture!


I am reading a series by the painter of light, Thomas Kinkade. He has a Cape Light series and I have found that they get better as you get further into the series. It is nice light reading that mixes a cozy town with some interesting characters, some touches of romance, and some spiritual thoughts. So I plan on doing a little enjoying today.

The muffins I am eating came from another series that he has begun. These were served at a bead and breakfast place in one of his books. They are to die for! They can be found at my recipe blog here:

They are full of lots of good stuff--coconut, pinapple, nuts, golden raisins, carrots!! heavenly!

Have a nice weekend!
Ps. I have the same post at my nannykim bog since I accidently put it there first!

linking to foodie friday here:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

thankful that romance lives on

I am thankful for romance. I have been married 33 years and my hubby and I are still in love ;-). I love flowers and I have enjoyed these this week. I love the contrasting colors and the way these 2 mix together. I am so thankful for the blessings of an enduring relationship---it is worth the work, isn't it!
Ps. It is not my anniversary---he just likes to bring me flowers!Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Bishop strikes again


You can see WHY he is the bishop.Ps.I am beginning to feel much better after a high powered antibiotic.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bathroom inspiration? ha!



I found this quote on the Inspired Room blog (I believe that is what it is called!). I have this chalkboard space in my TINY bathroom. It is a good place for inspiration because this is what you see when sitting! Ha!

Ps. thanks for the encouraging words on the last post.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Under the weather/ and thoughts

I have been under the weather since May! I can't quite believe it. It varies from day to day. It all started out with neck ache, stomach ache and then moved on from there to a run down feeling, sinus post nasal drip, sore throat and ear pressure. My stomach is fine, but the rest remains. We will see if the doc has any ideas. I can't figure out why I would be getting allergies, if this is what it least not this bad.

I am glad for a comforting Bishop Boots.

AND lots of books.

One of the few things I have done is this idea of toilet paper in a basket--isn't it thrilling? Doesn't this make you vastly excited and make your day? Ha! At least it freed up a little closet space!

We have had some beautiful evenings. I am thankful for all of these things. I will probably link this post up to some linky parties, a bit goes on and it is precious. ...but when your head and throat are achey it is hard to focus! and what a wimp I am for saying so!!! When you think of the hardships people are I am thankful anyways.