Friday, November 6, 2020


 Reading ... Psalms in the Bible, because, well because I love it so much. Comfort, hope, peace, praise, and worship all bundled up in one. The Psalms have been my go to for quite a few years already when ever I needed the aforementioned comfort, hope, peace, praise, and worship.

    Broken Roads by Ira Wagler. I had loved his first book, still do, and had been excited when I heard he is releasing a second book. I really tried to love it as much as his first book. Gave it my best effort, but I simply didn't like it as well.  I feel bad for feeling that way. I know how much time and effort goes into writing a book. I know how it feels to pour part of yourself onto those pages. I know how it feels to release a book and hope people will be kind to it. I still enjoy his writing style. I appreciate how authentic and honestly he wrote, but unfortunately it is not a book that will find a spot in the big book cupboard in our living room.

Watching ... Sharon, Steven, and I have been watching an episode of Andy Griffith over lunch time for the past few weeks now. 

Listening ... to instrumental music. My taste in music is eclectic, but when it comes to the music I listen to while writing, I find instrumental is my best option. Piano Orchestra Covers have been my go to lately.

Wearing ... A rose colored dress ... not my favorite color by a long shot. And fuzzy socks. We don't have the furnace running, so the floor is on the cold side. Fuzzy socks to the rescue.

Baking ... more pie. I had made a banana cream pie earlier this week, and want to bake a few other pie this afternoon.

Cooking ... Rosie Mae came home from work early yesterday and cooked supper for us. She loves to take over the kitchen when ever she has a chance. She made a Thanksgiving chili and cornbread. I was a bit skeptical about the chili after I heard the ingredients, but it was absolutely delicious and we'll be making it again. Who knew a chili containing pumpkin and turkey could be so fabulous?!

Playing ... Steven loves, loves, loves games. We played a variety of games so far this week. My favorite being Sleeping Queens. It's fast, relatively easy to learn, and fun for all ages. A combination a lot of games can't boast of.

Wishing ... I'd like bare trees, gray skies, and brown landscapes a little better than I do. 

Crafting ... I have a pile of supplies setting on the little table in our school room waiting to be used. Somehow mornings keep turning to night without the supplies turning into the fun projects I had intended them for.

Cleaning ... with it being warmer again today I want to wash the outside of all the windows before cold weather sets in to stay for months.


  1. I enjoyed reading about your current state of life at home. Ours is turning cold again and I'm busy knitting Christmas gifts. I took the 124 pair of mittens I made to the elementary school for the 1st graders just in time because snow is forecast for early next week.

  2. I am also reading Psalms right now in my quiet time. We had snow for 3 weeks then this week, it warmed up into the 60's and 70's. Yay! I will take every warm day we can get. I too, would be skeptical about pumpin and turkey in chili. Hmmm! The Sr. Citizens are doing a drive by chili fun raiser this evening so I think I will go get a bowl of chili and cornbread for supper. Wendy

  3. Heat wave here in Nebraska all week will turn colder next week but it's been great having the warm weather here. Mostly 70's but we did have 2 days at 80 degree's crazy for this time of the year.

  4. This is my favorite time of year. Warm during the day - in the mid- to upper-60s during the day and down into the 40s at night; good sleeping weather! We haven't turned on our heat, either, and I agree about fuzzy socks. I bought some "Cabin Socks" a few years ago, and they are foot-savers, if not life-savers.

    I've been making bread and soup all week. just because this seems to be soup and bread weather. I always make two loaves of bread, and then I can give away one of them.

  5. Your day sounds very wonderful. One of my daughters is planning on making a noodle dish for me for dinner. Daughters (and sons) are such blessings! I've wanted to read Ira Wagler but I was afraid his books would be very anti-Amish. I will definitely try him out. God bless.

  6. Sounds like a wonderful day. The chilli sounds interesting which includes turkey and pumpkin.

  7. Sounds like a wonderful day... Hope you can get to some of those craft projects soon. Perhaps these cold months to come will help with that? Crafting is always a good option for those days when the weather just doesn't allow for outdoor activities, but you don't want to read or write.

  8. Will you share the chili recipe? It doesn't sound good, but your recommendation makes me want to try it! Thanks for your blog. It is always a joy to hear about the adventures of your family, one that loves home and one another. We are like that too, but much of what you see today is definitely NOT.


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