Mid-July in Oklahoma is the end of tomato gardening for most of us located here in the middle of the United States. The high temperatures during the day and night have limited the tomato plant production and most of the plants were at maximum production mid-month July. These 2018 tomato plants are now at the … Continue reading How to Can Fresh Summer Tomatoes
In regards to workouts, you've probably heard this before. Why is it so important to workout on Mondays? I can think of a million reasons I don't want to workout on Mondays. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about... Work, the house is a wreck from the weekend, I feel sluggish from all the … Continue reading Never miss a Monday
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This was my yard. This was my yard in a house my husband and I bought 19 years ago. I put 19 years of sweat and tears into this yard. I was proud of this yard. Every spring I would spend hours watching what was going to come up, and during the summer, … Continue reading I miss my old yard…..
Debrajanes mur de plaques inspired me to blog about this gallery wall in my house. It's got a bit of a garden theme to it. I love how it turned out. It started with the needlepoint picture of geraniums that my mother did. We moved her out to California to live with her sisters a year ago. … Continue reading Carpe Diem
Once a month continues! via Girls night out becomes girls night in! This time we met at DebraJane's home. The weather was perfect for the patio. I brought an appetizer, toasted tortellini, https://thecozycook.com/parmesan-crusted-tortellini-bites/, with my favorite https://www.newmansown.com/foods/sockarooni-pasta-sauce/ for dipping, and bottle of http://www.casillerodeldiablo.com/en Cabernet Sauvignon. CrusinCate brought an appetizer and bottle of wine as … Continue reading Girls night out becomes girls night in!
It was a beautiful spring Oklahoma weekend. The sun was shining and not a cloud in the sky. For the first time this year I found myself with free time on my hands. No weekend office work, no household chores, and no need to study for a night class I have been enrolled in this … Continue reading The House of Unexpected Sisters
This morning I left Oklahoma City at 7:00 am for scheduled meetings in Washington D.C. this afternoon and tomorrow. As I prepared to catch my Uber ride to the Will Rogers World Airport, I thought of Debra Jane’s recent blog, Tips for Traveling. It is a great blog with lots of helpful tips, such as making … Continue reading Tuesday Travel Thoughts
My morning routine involves as little talking as possible. The longer that I can have quiet time by myself in the morning, prior to full on conversation, the better it is for everyone in the Mommy splash zone. Morning is not my favorite time of day, yet early rising is my routine. My husband, shift … Continue reading The Morning Working Mom Routine
Sliders, Wings, Hot dogs, Hot links. . . It's what's for dinner no matter how cold it is outside! Dry rubbed wings with onion powder, red pepper, chili powder, black pepper, sugar, cinnamon, and drizzled with honey and olive oil! Delicious! Sliders, best left alone with a sprinkle of onion powder, salt, and pepper. The … Continue reading 45 degrees and Grilling!