Hope you are doing well this week..
We have been having quite a bit of snow and high winds but I think we should be back to normal tomorrow..
This is just another everyday post..
I want to say how thankful I am to hear from you dear girls who tell me that this blog interests you even when I expect sometimes that I am boring you all..
The picture above was our breakfasts this morning..
Terry makes really good fried eggs and with a left over boiled potato and half an avocado and a bit of tomato it really hit the mark with me..
I am not a breakfast person at all.. I would sooner have a bowl of left over soup or salad... smile..
I know there is a lot of food talk on this blog because that is something I love to do..
Cook, look at cookbooks, try out new recipes, buy groceries, explore new ways to preserve and yes it is a battle for me to try to lose weight but you know what they say..
If there is life then there is hope ... grin..
On with the story of the days of our lives..
Last week when we had a simply lovely warm day we went to the old farm..
The snow was almost gone and it was so warm that the brook kept making fog.. smile..
Terry bought some wood to finish up the back porch so while he worked away at getting it put away I made our dinner..
We have an old wood stove out in the porch room and so I cooked everything on top of it..
Mashed potatoes, lemon broccoli, and hamburger patties..
The hamburger patties were cooked in a cast iron fry pan and I found a bottle of pickled green beans.. Yummy..
The burgers look burned but they really weren't.. smile..
What can I say about this picture..
A happy man with his old barn and flannel shirt and a camouflage cap.. grin..
He loves going to the farm..
After the dishes were done, Terry had a nap out by the fire and I made a nice cup of tea and we had a wee treat..
Christmas Shortbread that was froze..
We seldom have sweets but I thought that a little taste would not hurt too much.. smile
And I took a book and read for quite awhile..
A simply lovely day..
Rain on the roof and wood in the fire and a great book..
A hot cup of tea and a happy husband..
Yes, God is good... smile..
The wood pile is getting smaller..
It is hard to believe how fast this winter seems to be going..
This is a pic I took waiting for Terry to lock everything up..
He , Trevor and the boys were up there today snowmobiling..
They had to blow out the driveway again..
The weather changes so quickly, eh?
Yesterday, we went to the city and I spent an hour or so in Chapters while Terry and Dustin went on errands..
I love doing that..
I gather a couple of magazines, several books, sometimes a cup of green tea and find myself a chair..
I browse away and smile at everyone who passes me by..
Just a simple old woman in her element.. lol..
I even like the way the place smells.. smile.
Do you ever do that?
This book was on sale..
It is right full of wonderful ideas and recipes..
So with all the browsing I did spend a wee bit..
It inspired me to start this today..
Orange, Coriander and Thyme Jam..
There is a cheesecloth bag full of orange peels, seeds and such soaking in the orange and lemon juice..
Interesting, I think..
We will see tomorrow how it all turns out..
I will let you know..
Another day I cleaned out my closet..
I had not looked in an old memory box for a long time..
A book of maps that my Mom did in 1948, a box of old cards that I could not part with..
Sweet little home made things that the kids made stored in a tea set box that Shonda received for Christmas when we lived in Sussex...
Terry's baby book and graduation year book..
Boxes filled with wedding mementos.. Our's and the kid's..
Ours still has a piece of our groom's cake in it..
An old chocolate box with letters and such from my darling and even wedding cards that will be 46 years old next month..
This card was from my sweet Aunt Leatha and Uncle Herb..
An old graduation pic, baby book and the mirror that Terry gave me for our first Christmas.. Kind of delapidated but still holds the sweet memory of that first Christmas day together..
And an old home economics project that I did in grade 9..
A restaurant menu.. smile..
Do you have a memory box?
Our poor kids will shake their heads over all of this stuff someday, I expect, if the Lord tarries.. grin..
These are things that only this mother could love but that I do..
Love them, that is.. I know that some people declutter and would have thrown most of it away but I don't want to...
I expect some of you are very organized and have simplified your homes or downsized ...
I guess that I just am not ready yet..
To be honest, I hope that we can go on this way for a very long time yet..
We may be retired but I just want to enjoy our lives and on another day when I clean out the closet, I hope I can still go through my memory box and shed a little tear or perhaps smile over the dear things that don't count for anything to anyone else but me...
Let's just say that it turns my crank.. lol..
Well, lovies this is all for tonight..
Not very insightful or inspiring or spiritual..
Just everyday in the lives of simple people who love the Lord and He makes our days special ..
Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments and messages..
Take care, now..
Till next time.. xo
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