Showing posts from June, 2018

Saturday 9 - Walk The Moon

Welcome to  Saturday: 9 . What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~       Shut Up + Dance (2014) 1 ) This is about a man who meets the woman who is his destiny on the dance floor. Do you think we each have One Great Love preordained by fate? Or do you think life offers each of us many opportunities for romance? I don't believe in fate because I believe that things are destined by God and planned by Him. However, I do believe that as humans we get off that track and can still find love in many instances in our lives. I just be

A Zoo Trip- Indianapolis Zoo

This past Monday, my youngest daughter and I were able to take a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo with the grand doll and we had such a fun day! It was HOT and very humid. I believe at 11 a.m., the heat index was nearing 100 degrees, but we stayed hydrated and worked our way around to be in the cooler areas as the hot noon sun set in. I was a bit disappointed as the zebras were not out for viewing and they are my favorite animal of all. However, getting to feed a giraffe with the grand doll was a special treat! One carrot slice, but well worth the line and her small tantrum to get to go out on the platform to feed.  We talked so much about these guy. She is amazed at how tall they are and that they eat from the trees!  This one was staring at the camera, so I made sure to zoom in and what a great picture of it's face! Aren't they beautiful creatures? While my daughter and grand doll rode the carousel, I made my way over to the flamingo feeding just in time to catc

Farm Week in Review

Well, another week has come and gone on the hobby farm I call home and it has been quite an uneventful one, but lots of fun and now it's hot! Record shattering HOT because the humidity is becoming oppressive, which makes being outside almost impossible! First of all, I want to say Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! My dad died several years ago and we were not close at all. I still think of him often and I am hoping to visit his grave soon. He was not a fun dad and life was at times horrid with him. In his later years, he mellowed some and he had a great relationship with my youngest daughter, which I am thankful for. It was too late for us to have a great bond though because some wounds never heal! I am thankful that my daughters have a dad that they can depend on. Yesterday, I was able to go to a garage sale, which I love to do but rarely find time. I hit the jackpot too!! I purchased a set of three Paula Deen pans with lids for $5.They are red with gold trim a

Saturday 9

Cat's In the Cradle (1974) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here . 1 ) This song began as a poem, written by Harry's wife Sandy before the couple even met. Have you ever tried your hand at writing poetry?  I remember having to learn poetry for school and I never truly liked it. I am starting to teach the grand doll rhyming words now. It's a beautiful thing to read, poetry, but you must be special to write it.  2) The lyrics include a reference to "The Man in the Moon." The original Mother Goose rhyme ends: "It's time for the children on earth to think about getting to bed." Do you remember what time your childhood bedtime was? I am not sure we had one, but I am sure most times it was by 10 p.m. 3)  When did you go to bed last night? Around 11:30 p.m.  about normal here 4) In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the proclamation that made Father's Day a holiday on the third Sunday in June. Can you name all 45 Pre

Branson, Missouri Hidden Gem For Kids

A few months ago, our family went to Branson, Missouri for a few days. Since the grand doll went along we had to find some things for her to do. Being two, at the time, it might have been a challenge, but it was not. She did go play putt-putt with mom and dad and we toured the Top Of The Rock Museum, which had a few exhibits that look like dinosaurs or that we could say was a dinosaur and she enjoyed it. As we were searching for things to do with her, we heard of the  Branson Dinosaur Museum a small, tucked away museum that was the gem of all of the trip for her. A dinosaur museum and admission was only $10 for adults. Win, Win for us! Now, she loves dinosaurs! She was so excited that she wanted to run to the door. The museum is tucked away behind a toy museum, but there is still traffic so no running to the door. The museum was not something I was looking forward too, but I must say that it was a nice, relaxing moment and I am glad that we went. The museum simply has life size

Thirsty Thursday

WELCOME ! It's almost the end of the work week and I decided that I would share a recipe that a friend of mine shared with me last week. It's going to be hot here today and tomorrow and we all know it is important to stay hydrated, so this Strawberry-Pineapple Cooler is the perfect late afternoon thirst quencher.  I am usually an iced tea drinker and I rarely stray from that other than my coffee, but this was a treat. I could not find strawberry sherbet so I used the rainbow sherbet that I had on hand, but it was still tasty! Yield: 6 tall glasses Ingredients 10 ounces frozen strawberries 20 ounces crushed pineapple strawberry sherbet (1 pint) vanilla ice cream (1 pint) Club soda Instructions Place half of the strawberries, pineapple, sherbet, and ice cream in a blender and blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Repeat with the remaining half. Stir the two batches together in a large bowl. Serve by filling a glass 2/3 full with the mixture, and