Tuesday, January 7, 2014

so how cold is it?

Here in on my porch in western NC it is 1*. Not sure what the wind chill is.

I'm so thankful that I have a warm house, hot water, hot coffee and power this morning. I think of those who are in shelters, which are filled to the max. Thankful for those people who help support these ministries as volunteers, etc.
Think of those who did not make it to the shelters for what ever reason. Praying they found a warm place to stay.

Wishing I didn't have to get out in this, but I must work. Hopefully my car will start.

Ya'll stay warm!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy 2014!

Dh asked me last night if I had any goals for the coming year. I really hadn't thought about it except for the usual 'get healthier' thing,
But there is one thing that I definitely need to work on and that is the balance between work and home. There is a lot to take into consideration. What steps do I need to take to get better organized. I do think taking better care of myself-physical and spiritual- is right there at the top.
So what steps do I take?
I need to start a list, an attainable list.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

last weekend of 2013

wonder what 2014 will hold?

We had a very nice Christmas.
It was a relaxing day. Had baked pork chops, fried potatoes, slaw and biscuits for supper. We weren't able to be with our daughter and her little family but we did Skype with them. I love Skype!! We had sent their gifts with them when they were here at Thanksgiving and they mailed ours to us-a gift certificate for one night at a very nice inn here in the mountains of NC!! I think we are going to purchase another night and go for our anniversary. Looking forward to that!

Guess who has come to my house to live?
Meet Floye! She is a 1935 Singer Featherweight! I purchased her at a local antique store. I've been working on her, trying to get her cleaned up and oiled. She runs very nicely and I look forward to sewing with her.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday catch-up

I didn't get to Monday Menu Planning. I have a plan of sorts but really just a redo of last week.
I did get some chicken cooked up to put in the freezer for quick meals.

Oh! that reminds me! Tomorrow is trash day and I need to get some things out of the big freezer that are no longer any good. It has to be cleaned out and defrosted at some point this week.

My hubby went hunting and we now have venison to go in it!! I thought I may try my hand at canning some. I'll have to consult my Ball canning book!

We are having our first really cold weather tonight. The high today was in the 40's and that was this morning. Temps dropped as the day went on, the wind was blowing, snow flurries. I'm sure the higher mountains will get a skiff of snow.

Well, past my bed time :)

~~til later

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

thought of the day

There are things in this life that you just have to except because there isn't anything you can do about it...but that doesn't mean that your heart doesn't break because of it. 

photo from zedge net ?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

I'm just now getting to this.
I didn't exactly go by the plan I had made last week, sometimes life just gets in the way and well....

This is my first time linking to Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie.

peanut butter/jelly or apple on sprouted grain bread
greek yogurt w/fruit and honey

soup/crackers or sandwich
tuna/chicken/ham salad w/crackers
meal from work

venison stew (from freezer) in crockpot w/potatoes, bread, slaw
stir fry chicken w/rice, steamed broccoli
chili, cornbread, mac n cheese
take out

I don't plan for each day. It just never seemed to work for me. I usually decide the evening before, get out the meat or figure out what has to go in the crockpot the next morning. Like in the morning I'll put the frozen venison in there with some potatoes, etc. It will be on low for about 8.5 hrs or so.