Tuesday, March 28, 2017


I want spring and flowers right now!!! If I throw myself on the ground and kick my feet will it happen??? Not in this lifetime!! I've got spring fever and that is that!! I'm still making jam, I made peach and strawberry/blueberry, which are very good! Getting ready to give some away to family , as we are going on vacation in 2 days! Hip hip hooray!! They are having spring, trees are blooming and spring flowers are up in bloom! Can't wait to be there! See you in  week! Blessings!!!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

weekend life

So since I'm off on medical leave from my job, everyday has seemed like it's Saturday! I did manage to make some jam and burn some jam, make a mess on my stove and visit with girlfriends that I don't get to see very often! So its been fun, but I have a lot to get done before I go back to work.
Go on vacation to see family! Keep cleaning out closets and drawers. Finish up the corporate tax books together for my husband's business. Do one fun project that I have wanted to do for 5 years, this is the time! Read 5 books and get back riding my stationary bike! Just a short list and it could be longer, but that is not realistic list!
Aren't those lovely roses?? I love flowers! Blessings!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Young Living oils

I joined Young Living essential oil company back last fall! I love essential oils, my favorite as of now is lemon (for my water), Thieves for cleaning and Christmas Spirit. I diffuse the last one and smells like pines, cinnamon and winter. I have diffused lavender at bedtime and thieves when I had the flu! I think I got better from the essentials in the diffuser and using the a few of them with a carrier oil on my chest. Please look this company up, they are a good company and serve others. I like that in a company. Let me know if I can help you, just remember these do not replace medications or if you need to see a doctor please do so, I can not give you medical advice! I can tell you what I use and how they have helped me.


So the grand girls got this book at the local book store and its a form of paint by number, but it uses stickers. Cool idea!! So they did the state of Maine and it turned out pretty good! You match the number on the picture to number by the sticker, kinda like bingo, B 5. So fun!!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Grand girls

We have 3 granddaughters, 2 of the 3 came for a few days as they are on spring break!! They love to color, help me clean, do some baking and watch TV with me! We go to the local coffee shop, Alley Cats for lunch and today we went down to the local bookstore! I love going there just to take in some the books, like weird!! I know!!! Anyway, we found this amazing book and I'm sharing it with you!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Irish Soda Bread

 I think I have a little Irish in me as my sister did the ancestry DNA and found that we are 60% from the United Kingdom group, which includes Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. So here is the best Irish soda bread that was given to me from a friend after I tasted it about 43 years ago.
Sift together in the mixing bowl,
 3 c. flour        - 3 teaspoons of baking powder
2/3 cup of sugar     - 1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of raisins that I plump using water and letting them sit for about 30 minutes in the water
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoons of caraway seed
1 1/2 cup of buttermilk
2 tablespoons of melted butter

Mix this until moistened, DON'T over mix!!! You will be punished in the form of a not so great dough.
Pour into greased loaf pan. I use 3 pans, different sizes. Sprinkle a little sugar on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done using s toothpick that comes out clean. Remove from pan immediately. Enjoy!!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Feeling great

 Last week I had major surgery on Wednesday, I had a complete hysterectomy. I feel pretty good, no side affects of having the surgery except my voice is funky! My throat has really bothered me since surgery, very dry and voice is weird! But that's about it! My sleeping stinks, but my sleeping stinks anyway! Doctor wanted to do a sleep study, I said really, I haven't slept well since I gave birth, 43 years ago, so why now do a sleep study!! Old habits die hard!!!
 I'm cleaning again. Yesterday I cleaned out 2 earring boxes and one drawer of earrings / jewelry. Found some real treasures and some awful junk jewelry, I have no clue what I was thinking or who gave me these items! Tomorrow I'm gonna clean some kitchen cabinets that hold my Tupperware items! Wish me luck that I don't get caught up in memories of using it with the kids!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I think I am back on blogspot

I've tried and tried Wordpress , but sometimes I can load pictures other times I can't, it's so frustrating!
I had one person say she couldn't comment here, but I have tried everything here, I can comment, so I don't know. Here the photos are easy to download on the site, and I think it's easier to post!
So here we go again. I'm off for the next 6 weeks from work as I had surgery, so this gives me time to change this site up or shut it down! I really like blogging as it give me a voice in this busy brutal world!
Over at Word press I talked today about a day of rest! I think it's so important in this very busy world in which we all live! Taking a day off from electronics is so important and I know it's very hard to do. Friends of ours live in Switzerland and they say that Sundays are family days with no electronics! I think that is a great idea! We try hard when we are out to eat to not look at our phones! Does that count, you bet it does!!Have a good Sabbath however you rest!


So with our 4 legged baby gone to boot camp, I decided to take a week off of work! So, today being the first day that I could sleep later th...