Monday, January 28, 2019

A Monday Morning Pinterest Post..

Good Morning.  
A little surprise post for you today.  Was doing my Monday lists and checking my Pinterest pins that took my notice last week and thought to share them with you. 
A very short post... May or may not turn your crank.  Smile .. 
But here they are... 

Which of any did you like?  
Valentine's  day is  on it's way so am leaning that way as you can see.  

As I said this is short as I have some company coming today.  
Take care and hopefully I will get back here mid week or so.  

Have a great week with your dear families and God bless!  

Sunday, January 20, 2019

A Stormy Sunday

Hello everyone..
Hope you are all doing well with the
 storm which is blowing outside our windows on this Sunday night.  
It has been forecast for a week now so everyone is probably prepared and many were looking forward to it.  
We live here in Canada so storms are a way of life, eh!
I don't mind them once in awhile but to really enjoy it then it has to be on my conditions!  

A list of rules for a lovely storm:
1.  That everyone is healthy and well.  
2.  None of my children or grandsons are working.
3.  The hydro does not even flicker.
4.  A soup or stew is on the back burner. 
5.  A loaf of bread is rising to bake in the oven.  
6.  I have a lovely new book that turns my crank.
7.  A few projects that I can doodle away at.
8.  I can watch a show of Mountain Man or Alaska the Last Frontier..  smile
9.  I don't hear any sirens.. They are worrisome.. 
10.  I spend some time with the Master.. 
Yes, that about covers it..  smile...
So, this was today's  bread..
Yesterday we took a city day as my husband jokingly called it and went to Fredericton.  
I was attending a lovely baby shower but we went early enough for me to call in at the Thrift store.  (Value Village) and purchased a bread pan.  It makes a large loaf and when you turn it out it is sort of braided looking.
Threw a few seeds in there first. 

I also picked up this novel for today.  It is a lovely read.  

We love stir fries.  Do you?  

A hint of ginger and fish sauce and serve it over rice.  

Here are a couple of pages of my calendar that I worked on last post.  

January is almost over..
Then in comes February it's promises of Spring but Winter will still be here for awhile... 
We had a ham last week so I saved the bone and made a soup today.

Very simple but good non the less... 
A little heart day project that I am working on...

A needle felted heart bunting for the mantel.. 
I love hearts whether it is Valentines Day or not... 
Wanting to make a few more things too.. 
Are you crafting any hearts?

Here is a new sandwich idea for you.. 
Found this in one of my old written cookbooks this week.  
just a good old tuna sandwich but in a different way.  

Mediterranean Tuna Sandwich 
2 thin slices rustic bread
1 garlic clove cut in half 
1 can drained tuna
1 medium ripe tomato, seeded and diced small
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon salted capers rinsed and drained 
2 Tablespoons olive oil or canola 
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice sea salt and fresh ground pepper.. 
Toast bread and rub them with cut side of garlic clove 
Arrange bread side by side on plate and mix other ingredients in a bowl.  
Pile on top of bread slices.  

Terry doesn't like open face sandwiches but really they are nicer that way or make a regular one. A nice change..  Well dear hearts this is about it for a stormy day! 

Being on a Sunday we missed our service this morning but so lovely that we can still talk to the Saviour here at home.  
With all the lazy day activities we will still take time for Him..  

Terry just let Charlie out and he said the storm has changed from snow to rain.   
Praying for all those on the highways and byways tonight.  
Thanks so much for dropping by and 
I was so happy to hear from you all last time . 

You guys are just lovely!
God bless!  
Psalms 100  

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The first of January...

Hello everyone... 
Here I am finally.. 
A beautiful Sunday afternoon and I am giving my new laptop a trial run.. 
Can't say that I am doing very good so far but we shall see.  
I won't bore you with all the details of me getting used to this but I am sure as the post goes on you will see my inexpertise..Not sure that is a word but you no doubt get my drift.. 
I loaded my pics on with my tablet and then turned this one to my dashboard .. 
I cannot find how to copy and paste as there seems to be no right click so the pics are all helter skelter... 
One of our grandsons will show up and guide me before the next post, I am sure.  
Meanwhile, please be patient with me.. 

As usual just sharing some of our days with you all.. 
I think you must be finding this pretty boring each time.. 
Above are a few little dried wreaths that I made the other day... 
Terry picked me a huge bunch of these flowers last summer (everlastings, I think they are called)..
the pic is below.. 
they dried very well... but I still need to put some ribbon and such on them. 

These are little prairie dolls I made from clothespins for two wee girls I know..
I found almost the whole set of Little House on the Prairie books for them and I thought they might like the dolls to go with them.. 

Soup days are very common here in the Henry house.. smile.. 
Trying to add more grains.. 
This one has barley, wild rice and something else, I think.. 
Just a tomato and chicken stock base and veggies.. 
I am not a meat lover so can leave that out really easy .. 
Especially when Terry prefers something else... 

Christmas just about depleted my gift pantry except for preserves so am pottering away making a few things.. 
A wee wreath here, a bottle or two of air freshener there or whatever... 

I used a bottle already for a hostess gift... 
Found a few more bottles in my closet the other day so plan to make a few more... 
I was telling Shonda about the idea of using glass vinegar jars for spray bottles.. Whether it is for room fresheners or cleaners.  
They are lovely. 
The spray contraption from the plastic bottles fit right on the nice glass one.. 
The only thing is that she and I bought our glass jars of vinegar in Calais as we couldn't find the right ones here in New Brunswick... 

Shared this on Instagram the other day.. 
makes perfect sense, eh? 

This is the pile of flowers all dried.. 
I just laid them on a shelf in the sunroom and then cut and glued them to small grapevine wreaths.. 
Will show you a pic when they are finished... 

Had a lovely time opening these dear gifts from our son the other day.. 
They were a bit late but not any less appreciated.. 
It was fun to receive them and know he wrapped each one.. 

We like you have the dearest children.. 
No matter how old they get nor how far away they roam they will always be our babies.. 
Miss this one an awful lot at times... 
So many of us here in Maritime Canada have loved ones out west working so I am not alone in this for sure.. 
Just pray daily that God keeps his Hand upon him.... 

We have started having our town days once a week again and we look forward to them.. 
Do you have a town day?  
I think it may be a retired couples who don't live in the city kind of thing.. grin.. 
I do enjoy this one day but unlike my dear mother I am not a shopper and never have been.. 
I prefer thrift and book shops above everything and farmer type market stores.. Love them, too.. 
Here are my finds the other day.. 
A dear little jam jar (old china), a tray to put this laptop on for when i use it, several books, cookbooks, Louis L:Amour although I think I have read every one but I am lucky if I can find one that I almost forget (grin), fancy cutting scissors, a valance for the laundry room, a pale yellow lace tablecloth, a potholder, a woven basket for my crochet, a sign that says Always Kiss Me Goodnight for our room... (just to remind him)  grin and a recycle bag or two.. 
In the Salvation Army they have lovely bags of cloth and such that you can buy for your purchases for only 25 cents.. 
The one above is from Old Navy... 

Sometimes after church on Sundays we go to the Big Stop for lunch.. 

We almost always buy the same thing.. 
He gets Liver and Onions and I buy soup or chowder.. 
This is clam chowder... 
It is better at times then others... 
This was a fair day... But the last time it was delicious... 

I dug out my crochet the other day and made a coffee cup cozy... 
It is finished but needs to have a couple of buttons sewed on and I have a plant pot hanger also mostly finished.. 

Love these winter days for pottering about, don't you?
I keep my little chochet projects in this little bag I made.. 
It is an old piece of embroidery tablecloth or such that was pretty well done for but salvaged enough for a drawstring bag... 

I wanted to share once again this recipe for good health... 

It s called Fire Shot and I really think it makes me feel better.. I bought a couple of little shot glasses at the thrift and try to take this on a regular basis.. 
It can't hurt you anyway I guess unless you are like my friend Pam and alergic to something like cinnamon.. 

Anyway dear hearts this is all for today.. 
Not done very well and I know there are misspelling but can't figure that one out yet either.. 
But all is well.. 

This old body has it's days with whatever but am blessed beyond measure... 
Have lost several dear ones the last few weeks and it makes me appreciate all that God has done for me.. 
Don't want to get melancholy but if I went today there are no complaints. 
He has been faithful... 

Thanks for dropping by once again and hopefully this blog will pick up and I will be more faithful to it... 
Loving these January days and the sweetness of home that they bring.. 
Candlelight, soup simmering on the stove, quiet chores and projects and sweet music.... 
Hubby busy in his workshop downstairs and Charlie snoring on the rug.. 
God is good... 

Sending hugs and blessings your way...