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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Blog 365 #19 Busy Thursday Post A Day . . .

 . . . Almost 

My week is a little off.  The Cowboy is in the hospital.  He began running a fever on Saturday. 

As of today Thursday they still haven't found source.  He is bored and complaining.  LOL.  He feels better and ready to come home.

I have been Busy trying to keep up with house, blogs and Facebook Group.  

I shared this  . . . 


Over at Our Holiday Journey.  I have been Busy planning Valentine's Day post.  Today before I go hospital I will stop at Dollar Tree to get a few VDay things for the Cowboy. 


I have really been doing deep cleaning this week.  It has kept me super Busy!  Did some rearranging of Kitchen cabinets so I can store crockpot and air fryer away.  I live a clean counter and sink? 

Do you? 

I don't often have an empty sink.  I am always Busy washing dishes. 

The dogs miss their daddy.  

They are waiting to go to the park again.  We stay Busy watching people, birds and boats!


I enjoy a few peaceful moments at home before going to the hospital.  

I am glad to start another group CAL Crochet Along Project.  
This one is a different block every few weeks.  Still Busy trying to finish this one . . . 






It's a Busy week! 


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Meet the Character Andi Grace The Low Country Dog Walker Series by Jackie Layton

 




I’m Andi Grace Scott. I’m a dog walker in Heyward Beach, South Carolina. At thirty years old, I’m the matriarch of our little family. Nate is my younger brother, and Lacey Jane is the baby of the family. We’re a tight group, and there’s nothing we won’t do to help each other.


In Bite the Dust, I’m a suspect in Peter Roth’s murder. In Dog-Gone Dead, Nate is accused of murdering one of the men in our town. Of course he was innocent, and there’s no way I wasn’t going to help catch the real killer.


I never back down from a challenge, whether it’s raising my siblings or trying to make better decisions about my eating habits. Taking care of others is also something that comes naturally to me, whether it’s a person or animal. My German shepherd appeared one day, and she’s been with me ever since.


I’ve always lived in Heyward Beach, and the locals are like family. For example, Tony Russo, owns the local pizza restaurant. The only thing bigger than his smile is his heart. After my parents died, he kept an eye on us to make sure we never went hungry. Doc Hewitt gave me a job in his veterinary clinic despite my lack of experience. A few years later, with Doc’s blessing, I started my dog walking business. The flexible schedule allowed me to keep up with my siblings and their after-school activities.


I’m not a matchmaker for people, but I have a talent of pairing animals with people. My long-term goal is to build a dog shelter where no animal ever fears for his life. They will be well cared for and loved as long as they are with me.


To the dismay of our local sheriff, I have a knack for solving murders. It’s hard to believe Heyward Beach has so much crime, but I’m doing my best to catch the killers. I’ve also had a few close calls, but I try to play it safe and not do anything too stupid.


Come visit us in Heyward Beach for fun and relaxation. Just don’t come our way if you’re planning to commit murder. I’d rather chat with you over a cup of coffee than question you about an alibi. Hope to see you soon!


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Saturday, January 14, 2023

Blog 365 #14 Happy Homemaker in Texas


 

Joining Sandra for her regular  party and her new feature 


The Weather winter has been on the island.  Cooler days and nights and wind.  A couple days last week I could where shorts. 

Outside my window 

My porch with empty pots.  I need to clean the porch 

Right now I am trying to stay positive 

Thinking and Pondering always my husband's health.  The daily roller-coaster and the future 

On my bedside table changed from last week.  Took off most of Bibles. ( needed them somewhere else.)   I left  My Women's  Devotional and a jewelry box.

On the t.v. tonight a new Bobby Flay cooking show he is host.  Also watching a chef touring Spain with his daughters

Listening to 

Very good.  Really enjoying this one. 

On the lunch plate 

I didn't  eat breakfast  got busy and forgot.   Lunch was boiled egg and grape tomatoes

The Menu harder every week!

Monday Pork Chops, Stuffing and Black Eye Peas

Tuesday Shrimp Alfredo

Wednesday probably eat out

Thursday Homemade Pizza I didn't  get it done last week

Friday  Pot Stickers and Ham, Pineapple Fried Rice

My Reading Pile 

My To Do List 

Clean the front porch.  Bring in my empty pots and get them ready to refill.

I wonder if I can get my crochet blanket finished this week?  

I think I am going to make a few test blocks to practice the filler pattern I hope to use to fill in the points. 

It will be a challenge  because I can't  find instructions  but it is a simple stitch.  I think I can figure it out.  I hope!


Plans for the week Our favorite  week! Payday week.  We will go to grocery  store.  Post Office and Prayer Room.  I hope to go to Big Lots and look at thier Valentine's stuff.  And hopefully  get me a mug like I got him for Christmas.  Dollar Tree for normal cleaning stuff, Valentine's and flower pots.  I hope they still have the ones I saw a couple weeks ago. 

What I am creating daily trying to create a Happy and Welcoming  home.  I fail alot! 

My simple pleasure A day with no chores

Lesson learned this week 


Looking around the house I need to get some laundry put away and some blankets and quilts put away.  

From the camera 

Fun pictures to taken at the park . . . 



Prayer list 

Some days my husband’s health is good and he is able go to the Prayer room  at Amy Lane the Christian Gift Shop here in town. 

Many days he feels bad and is in bed most of the day. 

It is a roller coaster ride and difficult. 

His interest in food and  appetite changes daily.  

Bible Verse/Devo. 


Hope you have a great  weekend  and week ahead.
XO


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Friday, January 13, 2023

Blog 365 #13. Foodie Friday

 Wow where did the week go?

Seems like yesterday I was writing my Saturday post! 

I'm not real sure where the week went.  

But let's try and see what at we ate!


I cooked a favorite.  Pot Roast and regular favorites 


Another favorite Chili Rellenos, canned Refried Beans (new brand) best canned we ever had!  And Rice a Roni all I had.  It was ok.


We had gone out during the day and he was too tired to eat.  I opened a can of Chicken and Dumplings.  He ate it all and dessert.  Huh.  


Love the new mug I got him for Christmas at Big lots going back on Wednesday to get me one! 
An attempt  at good 
for his diet . . .
The Turnip Greens were great.  The Dickey's  Brand Barbque Beans were Pork n Beans.  Not a keeper!  Dollar Tree Brand Hamburger Helper o.k.  if I buy it again only making half.  It makes a huge pot!

And he ate all his Eggs!

Chili Tacos.  Super yummy.  He doesn't  like Tomatoes.  This isy plate I was too lazy ...actually  tired to Chop them. 

Made a soup kinda meal from the Pot Roast really yummy!
  
Chocolate  Chip Muffin mix made into a loaf.  
Loved it.  Much better than Muffins! 

Lunch at our favorite  Mexican place  . . .

And then this is what he wanted for dinner . . . .

I tried the Sausage thing only ate a couple bites.  

The next day we had a treat . . . 
A car picnic . . . 


I love this pic.  He thought I was silly taking a picture of the sign! 

Have a great weekend
XO