Hello there everyone...
So great to be back and chatting with you all..
It seems to take me awhile to get here and then the posts are so long.. smile..
Hope you are all doing fine in this world we are living in..
Times are topsy turvy aren't they?
Everyday when we wake up I wonder what changes there will be today...
Then I remember that there is one thing that is unchanging in my life every morning that I waken and that is the faithfulness of my Lord..
As close as the mention of His Name..
I must say that I have certainly been calling on that Name more then ever before..
We have been pretty isolated here at home..
Doing grocery shopping on line and trying not to get too close to anyone..
Some days it seems that all is well ....
Love being at home anyway ...
But then there are times when I wonder if our life will ever be the same again..
Where is this going and what is going to happen...
Then is when I have to pray for the peace of God that passes all understanding..
And as always He is faithful and the sweet peace comes my way..
We are trying to accomplish some projects and such..
I made some wipes the other day...
There are many links for these on Google..
I made mine from an old flannel sheet..
They are 10 inches by 10 inches and I put in 8 drops of lavender, 15 drops of clove and 4 drops of bergamont essential oils..
3 cups of distilled water, 3/4 cups of rubbing alcohol 90 percent, 6 tsp. Dawn dishsoap...
Place all in a glass jar and mix up mixture.. When dirty place in washer before putting back into liquid..
I am not saying this is as safe as it should be but better then nothing..
Especially for light switches and such..
Have you made anything like this..
Then I love this pillow spray from a Hibernate course I took last Winter...
You can change the oils up to suit you..
I like more lavender and leave out the orange..
Of course, I need a bit of patchouli... smile..
I made a double batch and just put it in a mason jar until I could get a bigger spray bottle..
Terry's Mom had a promise box that I was gifted when she passed away..
It was up in my cupboard and I kind of forgot about it until the other day when I was cleaning it out..
It was such great timing..
I really don't think there has been a time in my life when I needed this as much..
Each morning after prayer time I take out His promise for the day..
This was this morning's...
So encouraging each one has been..
Here are a couple of pics from a drive up to the farm..
There are literally herds of deer in the fields..
And our Canadian geese are back and in the fields too..
Spring is here and soon we will have flowers and the garden will be ready to plant..
So love it...
As usual I am all over the map...
Here are some food pics..
Comfort food for sure..
Cabbage Roll in a frying pan...
Another batch of chocolate chip cookies..
I freeze them in small bags so we don't have them often.
I posted the recipe last post but forgot to say that I use butter instead of shortening..
Butter makes everything taste better..
This is my new fave recipe...
Terry bought 2 sacks of cabbage within a few weeks..
He made two big buckets of sauerkraut and it turned out lovely..
Then we have coleslaw, cabbage and potato soup, bubble and squeak and so on...
And of course a Maritime favourite..
My Mother's signature dish.. smile..
And more pickles..
Mexican carrot pickles and dill beans..
Can you imagine me making soup..
Soup... How I love thee.. grin..
I think this one is turkey and barley...
Are you keeping busy with projects..
I have been cleaning closets, drawers, china cabinets and such..
Doing some crafts..
Journals and a poster for my fridge.
I do like to do paper crafts...
And then my plants..
I do like working with them..
Terry has been planting tomatoes and stuff for the garden this Spring..
We are thinking we may need more then usual...
Groceries may get a bit pricey if this continues...
Not worried but preparing how we can...
And then this past month was our anniversary month..
Quite the year to have our 50th.. smile..
We were going to do simple monthly celebrations anyway...
On the 26th day of March we were married 50 years..
On another Thursday night half a century ago we pledged our vows to each other..
I was 17 and he was 20...
The world was our oyster...
We couldn't imagine looking down the road this far..
Nor could we have imagined the state this world would be in...
But the same God who had held our hands each day of the way is still holding them..
All will be well... smile..
We had planned to stay in an ocean side Inn and have a lovely gourmet meal and such..
We took a picnic lunch and headed to the Bay of Fundy..
you remember my love affair for the Bay... right? grin..
We went the long way through a little place where I was born..
Turtle Creek and up over the Caledonia Mountain where my grandfather was born and on to the Bay...
It was even my favourite kind of weather..
windy and rainy....
But the sun came out...
There were only a couple of cars there..
Two families who stayed far apart and us in our red truck...
Eating our picnic lunch and coffees..
Terry put his head back and had a nap and I listened to the wind...
Thank you, Jesus...
Then we took a selfie (which we never do) and picked up a few rocks and driftwood to remember...
We wanted to have a nice pic taken for our kids but it will have to wait... smile..
This one will do for now..
and the days go by...
finding joy where we can..
Crabbing at each other sometimes and finding a private place when we need to...
Making special moments and memories..
Even if it is just a chocolate chip cookie and cup of coffee..
We are together and thankful for that..
I would not want to go through this without him...
We miss seeing our children and hugging those darling grandsons but this is as good as it gets right now..
Our three vehicles parked at the parking lot and windows down enjoying their company...
God is good..
He is looking after our precious boy out west..
Talk to him every day...
I came across this on the Tumblr and loved it..
There is something so , so captivating, about a woman who remains positive, even in the worst of times. Who embraces her husband when trouble arises, who hugs her and softly whispers words of positive that only a can give. Life can be difficult, but a woman who sees the and light even in the darkest of times, should be celebrated. For she is the seed in the soil that
Isn't this true, Mama?
Just keep holding onto Jesus and speak promises from the Word to your children..
Let them feel secure in the faith of their mother.
Make this a special time that when they read about it years from now in the history books their hearts will fill with the sweet joy that their mama introduced into their lives when they were living through these days..
Let their pages of memory be joyful and full of beauty..
Philippians 4: 6-8