Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Thoughts

Holiday weekends are strange and wonderful, I kept thinking that yesterday was Sunday.
Our neighbors spent a great deal of money on fireworks, our poor dogs just about went over the edge last night.  Calliou, the Collie was in Rick's bathroom trying to climb into the sink, Taz just sat and shook.  The next time there are fireworks in the neighborhood, the dogs will be sedated, it broke my heart to see them so upset.  We have two  Nam Vets on our road, after watching our dogs last night, I can't imagine what those guys were going through.

Holidays are wonderful, because of great food, lots of laughter, and time with family and friends.
I have eaten way too much, exercised way too little...but tomorrow is Monday and tonight, Samantha gave me a JawBone. The ugly truth or maybe not so ugly,  will show its face, as I track my sleep, exercise and eating habits.
I am taking my health into my own hands.  Hoping that technology, via SmartVest and JawBone will
take me down a path that medicine would not.  A path of health, and healing without monthly chemicals making me so sick that my quality of life disappeared.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Food Memory

A good day...Jordan spent all day with us, we did errands, cleaned house, got haircuts.  But the nice thing about doing all of this with a seven year old...even going to Walmart was fun.

Getting ready for a small 4th of July celebration tomorrow, a couple of friends, a few family members...lots of food.

It is interesting, how food plays such a big part of celebrations, actually food figures into most events in our lives, even the sad ones.  Wedding cake, birthday cake and ice cream,  BBQ, soup...think of special and every day events and the foods that you connect to them.  Think of all  the memories of  food and its role in our lives.

I think that is why it is so important to prepare food with love.  Food is not only nourishment for the body, but the soul also..  We celebrate births, weddings with glorious food, but  we comfort ourselves with it as well.  Here in the South, the moment there is a death in the family, there is a knock on the door...someone has brought food.

One of the first books I can remember reading, was a cookbook.  I think I might have been in the second grade.  I read a recipe for buttercream frosting.  When my mom died, I made sure that I got that particular cookbook.  I still make that buttercream frosting.

Tonight I made a peach pie.  It was warm, juicy and sweet with a tender flaky crust...a dollop of whipped cream made it perfection.

Ya'll have a Happy Fourth of July tomorrow, eat something wonderful...create a great food memory.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Envious and Disappointed

Full moon tonight, but a sky covered in clouds...that's how it goes sometimes.  The moon had been beautiful this week and I was sure it would be an incredible one tonight.  Mother Nature decided I had seen enough Lunar activity and the clouds rolled in today.

There had been an orange/red glow to the moon earlier this week, come to find out it was because of forest fires in Canada.  The ash and smoke had drifted all the way to Northern Alabama.

So, if you see the full moon tonight, tell him I sure did miss seeing him...maybe tomorrow night will be clear.  Enjoy the night sky beauty, wish upon a star and maybe bask in a few moon beams.
I am envious and disappointed.

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 1

July 1...the year is half gone

July 1...Independence Day on the 4th

July 1...a slow steady rain is falling, you can almost hear the plants rejoice

July 1...a navy blue pedicure today, a hair cut Friday...it's all about me

July 1...peaches, blueberries and watermelons...I'm in heaven!

July 1...Calliou has convinced Taz to be afraid of thunder

July 1...Alabama summers make me very lazy

July 1...I planted turmeric today

July 1...though it is not the most flattering color on my pink Irish skin, I love white clothing in the summer

July 1...tiger lilies are blooming, zinnias are almost knee high

July 1...baby chicks soon, momma hen is on the nest

July 1...I wish my mom and dad had lived to see what we have done with the farm

July 1...enjoy your summer it will be gone so very soon

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blazing Star

I stepped out on the deck this morning, Mamie's blazing star was shinning bright.  It seemed appropriate that it would bloom this Independence week.

It stands over 12 feet tall, covered in buds that will soon bloom just as these did this morning.
What a gift!

A much better day today, after all the morning started with a "blazing star."

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Musings

Almost a full moon tonight...coming at the first of a new month...lots of energy and change in the air.
Our garden has celebrated since the rain last week with new growth.  We have small green tomatoes!

I did not make it to work today...a bout of meningitis hit...am better tonight, but I sure did miss my students.

I still have a little brain fog, I hope your week started with all good things.
Goodnight, sweet dreams