survival doll

This may be a good idea.

a few pictures from yesterday – my former step-dad had a heart attack and died last Sunday evening. We went to the visitation – was a wonderful time of talking to so many people! ! ! ! ! First we stopped at a couple of nature areas.


back to the blog

I lost the book that had my password in it since I had changed it and so I never could get back on here, then I listened to the 700 Club show today about hoarding and decided to go through my books on the bookshelf and either list some of them on Amazon or give some away. There was my green book with my password, so here I am again.

ImageToday is the National Day of prayer. I found this prayer guide I intend to follow indefinitely.×7/

Some tulips in bloom, but alas, snow is expected tonight 1-3 inches. Oh dear, the tulips can probably handle it and also anything else growing outside.

The farmer market begins tomorrow. I told the guy I would not come because of the weather and he said. that is fine, probably a wise decision. In a week the weather should be a balmy 69 degrees.


a good helping the homeless idea!


This morning, our daughter’s last Sunday before taking off next saturday into the wild blue yonder for 9 months wanted to visit her favorite church to say her goodbyes. I wanted to go with her because I like the church, but we never called that church our home because of the 19 mile distance from our house. However, our 2 kiddos went there during high school years so they are more than well acquainted with our son and daughter.

The guest speaker was a missionary couple to Caracus, Venezuela. The started a church there and gave it over to a national. They also have some property with an orphanage. This wonderful church we visited this morning will be taking a team to help with various projects there. I WANT TO GO ! ! ! So exciting.

Then I came home, ate a bite and helped my husband with the homeless serving of coffee and hot chocolate. We meet with friends there who bring sack lunches and then we give them the Panera bread we pick up on Friday nights to make sandwiches and pastries for the next week. It’s a great life – today it was raining so not so many out there – we were only there 40 minutes and sometimes it is 3 hours. God is good. Psalm 68:9-10 “Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary. Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.”

p.s. won’t be happening that we get to go on their church’s trip to here, but I am happy for them and happy I even heard about the orphanage there.

snow today

Yesterday we served coffee and cocoa to the homeless again. Two men were turned away from the shelters for one reason or another and they are the 2 men who got the sleeping bags I brought; I hope they kept them warm in the out-of-doors!

Snowed today and I shoveled driveway for 40 minutes. Maybe it will melt off before I need to do it again. It is pretty and nice to have at least 1 snow this winter.

I like collecting saucers – here are a couple of them. I especially like the one with leaves I got for 29 cents last week.

tgif – thank God it’s friday

Yay – another week almost finished. – 5 more weeks until dear daughter is on her way – to her destination – happy for her. I drove (or rode) with her to work – she works 7-4 today – didn’t want to be w/out a car all day. I want to mail my stocking hats and blanket to Cure International – the DJ from k-love will be leaving in 2 weeks so want to get them there in time – otherwise – Cure Intl. will make good use of them there later or some other place.

I came home and finished this “ugly quilt” Took about 2 hours – less if I wouldn’t have made the bag. There was extra because one sheet was king sized. I didn’t sew the comforter to the 2 sheets I sewed together; that way, if necessary there will be a sleep sheet for the warmer weather.
The 2 sheets

The comforter

sewed up and comforter inside

rolled up


photo of my rock work table

some rocks I’m finishing up. I think the shoe rock is my fav.

Now I need to make a cabbage/tofu salad because I have both ingredients. Found a recipe from and modified it quite a bit into the following recipe.

Tofu and Cabbage Salad with Almond Dressing

1 T. olive oil
1 lb. tofu, 1/2 inch strips lengthwise
1 medium head cabbage, chopped (about 2 1/2 c.)
cucumbers, broccoli or cauliflower or similar veggie
2/3 c. ch. green onions or leeks

Almond Dressing
1/2 c. plain yogurt
1/4 c. almond butter
1/2 tsp. Braggs Liquid Aminos

Saute tofu in heated oil 4 minutes on each side.
Combine veggies in a bowl.
Mix dressing ingredients with 2 T. water.
Pour 3/4 dressing over vegetables and toss.
Top salad with tofu strips and drizzle on remainder of dressing.

I packaged up the hats and blanket for CURE and also have one to mail to Knit for Kids that’s been sitting around too long.

finished the salad – love the small cast iron skillet – 1st time to use it.

sure is windy today – at least the sun is out in full force : )