Tuesday, September 17, 2019

On the Merry-Go-Round Once Again

I feel like I am ridding the merry-go-round.  It starts out slowly and then goes faster and faster.  My horse is a bit wobbly and I tightly hold the reins hoping I don't lose my balance and fall off.

I see the gold ring each time we go round.  Can I reach it?  Can I hold onto it?  Or will it slip though my fingers?

And I am talking about finding a house...

Monday, September 9, 2019

And the Inspection...

The home inspection on the house up North took place late last week.  Originally it had been planned for tomorrow but the inspector had a cancellation and he was able to do all his detective work earlier than planned.

After receiving the inspection, we are quite discouraged.  We will be talking to the lawyer today about what to request the sellers to fix etc.  The list is quite long and I have my doubts that they will agree to fix everything.

Where to start with the problems?  Some easily fixed and others not so easily.  Altogether very costly.  I'll try to sum them up:

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Let's Dive into the Freezer


Aren't these ice cubes beautiful? Maybe one day I will freeze edible flowers in ice cubes but until then I'll share this photograph from pixabay.


With the possibility of moving in the near future, I am diving into my freezer and making meals with what I have.
What's for dinner tonight?

Sunday, September 1, 2019

September Days are Here


by all these lovely tokens
September days are here
with summer's best of weather
and autumn's best of cheer
~H.H. Jackson



Home again after a wonderful time with family up North. Trips to the zoo, museum, restaurants, and Claire's. Little Hannah loves her some Claire's jewelry! Lots of delicious dinners and desserts (and breakfasts and lunches). Lots of reading books aloud and playing games.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sea Beauty in Unexpected Places ~ San Diego Sunrise

My husband took this picture while we were visiting San Diego a few years ago.  The bay was so calm and the world beautiful just waking up to a brand new day.

I suppose this really isn't so much of an unexpected place. I prefer the shore early in the morning or late afternoon/evening. There are less people and more wide open spaces.

This may be the last picture we took on our holiday.  What a lovely way to end a visit.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Sea Beauty in Unexpected Places

Though there is still another month left of summer, the end of August feels like the seasons are changing.  I don't want to let go of summer just yet.

August is a perfect time for a visit to the shore.  Over the next few days, I will be sharing how I sea beauty in unexpected places.

I have been crocheting some pretty cotton dish cloths.  These two in particular remind me of the colors of the sea.  I love the browns and seafoam green colors that I chose.  The simple pattern was so calming to crochet.

Did you sea any beauty today?

Friday, August 9, 2019

Garden Vegetable Supper


Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes.
~Author Unknown

And peppers, zucchini, & squash!


Sadly, the vegetable garden is winding down but until then, we will enjoy all the fresh vegetables available. All the vegetables pictured are from our garden except for the onions.  Let's make dinner!

I browned two pounds of ground beef, added the fresh vegetables, a can of crushed tomatoes/green chili, a can of pinto beans, a little water, and spices. I then simmered everything in my big cast iron skillet until the vegetables were tender.  It was simple and delicious!

What's for dinner at your house tonight?

Thursday, August 8, 2019

A Simple Daisy


In nature, everything is valuable, everything has its place. The rose, the daisy, the lark, the squirrel, each is different but beautiful. Each has its own expression. Each flower its own fragrance. Each bird its own song. So you too have your own unique melody.
Diane Dreher

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A Walk in My Fairy Garden

I have a confession to make... I am a fairy garden addict.  Yes, it is true.  I cannot resist buying little fairy cottages and the like.  (I do try to buy them when they are on same.).

Would you like to take a walk with me in my fairy garden?  I made a little video and put it on my channel.  I'd be pleased to accompany you on a little jaunt to visit the fairies.  (The video is  a little over 5 minutes long.)

I sound a bit out of breath due to filming after my morning hike. ♥


Did you see any fairies on your visit?

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

My Penny Shopping Misadventure

I went to the Dollar General store today on my first penny shopping adventure.  Also my last penny shopping adventure

If you aren't familiar with penny shopping at the Dollar General store I will fill you in.

Evidently, every Tuesday there are a number of items at all the Dollar Generals that will ring up for only a penny.  Usually they are clearance items or discontinued items.  It is all a bit hush hush as the employees are suppose to pull these particular items off the shelves before Tuesday.  When they don't, customers that find them can buy them for a penny each.  There is a list revealed online before each penny shopping day.