Sunday, March 25, 2012

This day...

March 25th, 2012

Outside my is beautiful and a little windy.

I am thinking...of taking a nap.

I am thankful...for all my blessings this week!

In the kitchen...I am cooking chicken, cauliflower and green bean casserole.

I am going...give my grandson lots of kisses when he gets here.

I am our injured Sandhill Crane is.

I am reading...nothing right now, suggestions?

I am looking forward to...Family Dinner today

I am learning….to better manage my time.

One of my favorite things...quilting
A few plans for the rest of the week: coffee with a friend, sewing and cooking.

Have a very blessed day!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Time for a Recipe!

These cookies are sooo good and if you haven't made them, then you should. I found the photo on Pinterest and followed it back to this website. They have some good stuff on it so check it out too. They easy peasy and yumm-mee!

Rolo Cookies

1 package chocolate cake mix
2 eggs,
1/3 c oil
1 package rolos (I froze mine)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix up the cake mix. Take about a tablespoon of the cake batter and make a little ball. Push a rolo candy down into the middle and cover it all up. This may take a little practice, but you need to get enough to go around but not too much either. I made about 50 cookies but some of them split open so those could have used some more of the cake mix around them. Bake for 7-10 minutes. When they come out of the oven you can dust them with powdered sugar. Makes about 40-50 cookies. :)

Now how can you resist that cookie!!!???

Have a blessed day!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Yay! I am finally done with this quilt. I love it! I had so much fun doing it too. I found the 'sew-along' on Randi's site, "I have to say" so thank you to her for the great sew along! :)

This one is 48" x 68" & my biggest yet. I haven't been sewing long much less quilting so I am very proud of this. :) Thanks for checking it out.

Have a blessed day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The "Green" thing...

A friend of mine sent this to me in email so I thought I would repost on my blog...enjoy...

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books.  This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings.   Then we were able to personalize our books.  But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.


We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we older folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Garden Update

I can’t believe how long it has been since I have been on this blog. Sad really.
It has been really hot here (already). *sigh* I can’t imagine what it will be like in summer. This week it will be in the high 80’s with no rain in sight. The humidity will be ugly too. Now that you’ve had a weather report, let’s get to my little container garden.
My tomatoes are lacking also. If anyone might know why, please let me know. They are pretty but for some reason they look like they are getting ready to give up.

The herbs seem to be doing really well though. I have used them in quite a few recipes lately; especially the Thyme. That has got to be my all time favorite herb. The Hunan peppers (in the back) are coming back too. I thought they might be long gone, but they are making an effort. I still want to get more herbs. I just love them.

The lavender is making a great comeback as well. If you look closely, it looks like it is getting a few tiny blooms.

Radishes aren’t doing so well, but it is probably too hot for them. The Oregano still needs to be ‘cleaned’ up and I am going to do that today. The Strawberries are alive and producing small little berries but they aren’t really sweet so I let the birds have them.

The green beans are doing pretty well. You can’t see it in the picture but the vine is going all the way up to the top of the trellis. I can’t wait to get beans!

That’s it for around here. Click on the badge below to join up to the Barn Hop! There are so many interesting things to read about and learn!

Have a blessed week!

Sunday, March 4, 2012


March 4th, 2012

Outside my is overcast, rainy & chilly.

I am thinking...of the coming week.

I am thankful...for all my blessings this week!

In the kitchen...I will be baking

I am wearing...a tee shirt and shorts...and socks

I am bake lots of goodies today.

I am wondering...when I can make a trip to Joann's.

I am reading...a book on the History of the LutheranChurch.

I am hoping...for my headache to go away.

I am looking forward to...the week.

I am learning….to better manage my time.

I am

One of my favorite days.

A few plans for the rest of the week: A doctor appointment, sewing and cooking.

Have a very blessed day!!!


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