Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Good Morning thanks for joining me for Tea! I have a little treat today.
But let's talk about Tea first and look at some beautiful cups . . .
I don't have a pretty Tea Pot but my whistling Tea Kettle does the job.
And this the Tea I have in my cup today. I learned alot reading this post.
Today I am sipping Oolong Tea and chatting with my friend Author Debra Parmley . . .
Debra writes swoony Romances and lives in a Motor Home! How cool is that?
Monday, November 29, 2021
About the book
Book Title: MIA AND THE HUMMINGBIRD by Nancy Carlisle
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 4-9), 34 pages
Genre: Juvenile fiction/social themes or animals/birds
Publisher: Sage Green Press
Release date: March, 2021
Tour dates: November 17 to November 30, 2021
Content Rating: G. There is nothing that even comes close to PG.
“An inspirational story! The juxtaposition of the hummingbird's struggle with Mia's struggles is unique and I feel that kids will be able to relate to it." - Reader in a 5-Star Review
Mia and the Hummingbird is the story of a young girl who immigrates to a new country and learns to accept a new life.She sees the hummingbird building her nest for her babies and thinks that she and the bird are similar as they learn to adapt to their new homes. Mia and the Hummingbird includes information about environmental and social reasons for immigration, the struggle to adapt to a new home and information about hummingbirds.
Included is a glossary about these issues, a bibliography, and references.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
Good Morning & Welcome
Do you plan your day? I make a flexible plan. Making a plan even if I go down a Rabbit 🐇 Trail helps me stay organized.
Today I am beginning a new feature on the blog.
I hope you'll enjoy and play along.
You will still find my weekly Happy Homemaker in Texas post where I join Sandra's party. I write my post every day Saturday and then link with HHM on Monday.
Sandra asked us not to add any prompts so. ( Insert pout)
Here's a little background . . .
In my early blogging days I joined a link party that ran for years The Simple Woman's Day Book.
The last time there was a post was in July so I the party is no longer weekly. Click Here to link at the current party.
For a season I joined this weekly party. After awhile I realized the prompts really didn't fit my style or what I wanted to share.
Then I found Sandra's party!
I like this method. It is budget friendly and have plenty of space to write. I post my menu on each day. I write a To Do List. And I write down memories.
A new recipe to try . . .
Debra Parmley's Apple Pie
(like her grandmother, Grace Maxwell used to make. It was never written down until recently.)
Preheat oven to 375
Take half the pie crust and line a 9-inch pie pan. (You can make your own crust or buy Pillsbury-ready crust.)
Peel and slice one entire bag of granny smith apples.
To apples, add1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
(These measurements are approximate as you must taste the apple and add more or less sugar depending on whether the apples are tarter or sweeter.)
Mix. Put into the pie.
Top with 2 Tablespoons butter sliced thin.
Cover with the second pie crust.
Pinch edges and put holes in the middle for steam.
Put foil around the edges of the crust to prevent burning.
Remove foil after 25 minutes and bake for 25 more minutes.
This week's menu
Something fun to share . . .
A Cruisin' Galveston moment . . .
Over at My Reading Journeys . . .
I am featuring Author Debra Parmley . . .
Debra and her husband live in a motor home and travel.
She shares about their travels on her blog. Click Here
Thanks for joining me today! I'll be sharing be at all the regular in parties .
Feel free to use my prompts and write your own post. Or make your own prompts and link up at
Saturday, November 27, 2021