Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Ramblings

Pentecost, the tongues of fire, hearing foreign languages and understanding what is said. I know many people believe in speaking in tongues, I am not sure, as according to the Acts of the Apostles everyone understood what was being said. Those that I have spoken to about "speaking in tongues", said there needed to be someone to translate what was being said. Not at all what the Word says.

Father Brian spent most of his homily speaking about the Holy Spirit. He said we are gifted with the Holy Spirit at our baptism, and it is up to each one of us how we use this gift. We can squander it and do nothing or reach out to others and share whatever gifts the Spirit has given us.

I want to reach out to others and share what gifts I have been given. Sometimes, though, I just do not know how to do this. Faith is nothing unless you can walk the walk, and talk the talk.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Saturday Wrap Up

The weather has been absolutely wonderful the past few days. I have been busy planting all my flowers. They do seem a bit worse for wear however, so I do hope they manage to come back. I think part of the reason was they had to stay in the house for so long again after buying them. Once they take off a bit I will share pictures with you all.

I do however want to share a picture of how I have been spending my evenings. While sitting and relaxing after hours of planting, subbing, or working around the house I knit. I have managed to use up a bit of my yarn stock over the past week by knitting scarves.

I am hoping to add to these, but only after I manage to get a couple of baby sweaters knit. You see we will be having a new addition to the family shortly and I would love to get a sweater or two done to give to the new arrival.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thursday Tid Bits

It has been a quiet day on the old homestead. Not that we haven't been busy, we have, but we have also had a bit of a set back as far as the budget goes.

Harvey took his truck in for an oil change and recall today, then found out that there was more that needed to be done. This after our youngest son Kris found out he probably needed some wheel bearings changed on his vehicle. The quote we got from the dealer on the truck repair are almost 4k!!!! Guess we will be budgeting a bit closer to the bone over the next few months.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Two Days Of Heating

On Sunday evening our hot water heater decided to quit.

Harvey changed the thermocoupler twice and while it would heat one tank of water after that the pilot light would go out and we would be without hot water once again.

We ended up calling a plumber yesterday. Mr. Plumber came overrode one of the 2 safety switches (you really only need one) with what Harvey figures was a fifty cent piece of hardware, and 10 minutes of his time. We now have hot water once again.

No more

Boiling water on the stove or in my electric kettle so I can wash dishes.

You never know what you will really miss until it is gone.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mid Month Update (A Bit Late)

 Time to update everyone on how the monthly goals are being completed. So far so good.

1.     Copy and declutter 2 binders of recipes.  Done

2.     Go back and complete some goals from previous months.  Working on

3.     Change my wardrobe over from Fall/Winter to Spring/Summer.  Done

4.     Plant flowers and the veggie garden.  Not Done

5.    Spray some pots with the Glow In The Dark Paint.  Done

6.     Finish the scanning of pictures.  Done

I would have had all my flowers and veggies planted if the weather would have cooperated. We have had miserable weather, snow, freezing temperatures, and cloudy days. The weather is supposed to improve as this week progresses, so I am hopeful of getting everything done by the end of the week.

On to the 
I have managed to divest myself of a few more things. Mostly bathing suits that no longer fit (I am sure they shrunk) and books. Another 55 items will be or have left my house. I am sure there will be more leaving as I try on my spring and summer wardrobes.

I will fill you in on the excitement we had the past few days tomorrow. I kind of learned what life was like back when my parents were young.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Menu Mondays

Sorry for the hit and miss in posts lately, but things are very different when one of our sons are home. It is so nice to visit and much harder to get on the computer.

Anyways here are my menus for this week in May.


Cream of Mushroom Soup and crackers (no sandwiches this time around).


Leftover Chicken that I am going to try a new casserole recipe with.


The last remaining package of Cabbage bread from the freezer.


Clean out the fridge.


German noodles, potatoes, onions and eggs.


Smoked Sausage


Leftover ham with scalloped potatoes and a salad.

There you have them. I am ready to face another week of cooking. Well, ready to face cooking once my hot water heater is fixed..... More about that tomorrow.

Everybody have a wonderful day.

God bless.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Frugal Fridays

I have been very scatter brained today, unable to concentrate on anything for very long. So this will just be a list of my frugal accomplishments for the past week.

I went walking every morning for my frugal exercise.

Used up leftover food and all the toothpaste in my tube this week.

Sewed myself two pairs of palazzo pants at a fraction of what it would have cost to buy them.

Used up leftover yarn knitting myself some dish cloths.

Using up various balls of yarn knitting scarves and other such items.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.