Showing posts from January, 2019

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Backfield in Motion (1969) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here . 1) This week's Saturday 9 has a football theme because there's a big game Sunday. Will you be watching? Yes, my husband is a huge Tom Brady fan and so we will watch.  2) The Super Bowl is the second-largest day for food consumption in the US, second only to Thanksgiving. What's on your menu this weekend? I am sure we will have pizza, wings, and maybe tacos. 3) Super Bowl Sunday is the #1 day for consuming guacamole. When did you most recently eat something with avocado in it? I don't like avocado so I won't eat anything with it in it.  4) The Pro Football Hall of Fame is in Canton, OH. Have you ever visited Canton, or any other city in Ohio? I have been to many cities in Ohio but never Canton. Maybe this summer. My best friend lives in Ohio and I need to visit her soon.  5) This song mentions different moves that football players -- and, it seems, gi

Here Is My Day!

The date today: Jan. 30, 2019 How's the weather?   Frigid Cold with temps below zero and wind chills around 30 below zero What chore around the house have you been putting off? Cleaning a closet, which I may work on this weekend. What special dish or recipe are you planning for this week? Feel free to share your recipe if you'd like. I have beans and cornbread tonight and I think the special meal will be beef and noodles.  What are you reading? Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiania Have you had an "Aha" moment lately - then suddenly the light bulb came on and you said, "Aha!" ? Not that I can think of.  A scripture verse you'd like to share. Proverbs 3:6 - In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Is here a prayer request and/or praise report you'd like to share? I have a prayer request for Cierra, a young lady that recently underwent thoracic surger

Brr !!!!!!!!!!

Brr !!!!!! It is frigid outside and the next couple of days will bring the same type of cold to the US. Many states are used to cold weather during the winter and cold is one thing, but bitter cold with wind chills on top of it are not normal for those in the midwestern United States. Forecasters are saying that it is going to be some of the coldest temperatures that we have seen in several years and that it is a life threatening cold. Frostbite can occur on exposed skin in 10 minutes or less. I decided that I really did not know the exact signs of frostbite so I looked them up and here is what I found.  Cold, numb, and pale skin Pins and needles Sensation to touch is decreased Burning skin sensation Stinging sensation Skin discoloration: skin turns red, white, blue or grayish- yellow Plus, I learned that frostbite can occur in those with poor circulation a lot quicker than those that are healthier. Frostbite is not a common issue that medical personnel see, b

Valentine's Day Decor

Most of us are aware that as the tree and pretty lights come down after Christmas, we are usually a little disheartened because all of the spirit is gone from the room and we are left with that blank looking home. I felt the same way and although I personally have chosen most of what is in my home, it still loses some of the magic after the Christmas décor is down. With the grand doll being a little older and a lot smarter, I have decided to look for some nice Valentine's Day décor that we might be able to purchase and save for a couple of years. I was sure that finding things that would work with the normal farmhouse décor might be difficult, but I believe that I have found some things that I want to share with you. I know she is not a shopper so the items would have to be found online so I began at Amazon. That is the online shoppers paradise, right? Many treasures to be found and some to be bought. I quickly spotted one item that I knew I needed. This red "farm" tr

Saturday 9: My Favorite Things (2018)

Saturday 9: My Favorite Things (2018)   Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here . 1) This week's artist, Jennie Abrahamson, is very happy living in Stockholm, but she refers to Paris as "a flirt." She enjoys her time there so much she always wants to return. Is there a place you've visited that tugs at your heart and imagination, tempting you to return? There are several places like this. One of the main ones is Clinchport, Virginia where my dad's family was raised. I love the mountains and river there. I also want to visit Niagara Falls again.  2) Jennie has said her music has been heavily influenced by 80s pop, which was popular in her early teen years. Are your favorite songs the ones you listened to when you were growing up? Yes, I listen to a lot of the 80's music and I listen to a lot of the gospel music that I grew up on.  3) "My Favorite Things" is from The Sound of Music . Crazy Sam's high school claim to fame was pl

Digging Out and Now, Staying In

Saturday brought a wide array of weather our way. The morning began with rain and quite a bit of it.  Later in the day, we had a slight amount of freezing rain and then the snow began.  Quickly, we realized that the winter storm that the weather man had been forecasting was certainly hitting us as we suddenly had a lot of snow quite quickly. I believe our total snowfall on Sunday morning was around 4-5 inches with ice underneath it. That meant digging out by clearing the cars off, shoveling a path to the wood pile, making sure the animals were within reach, etc. That takes awhile but luckily it was not too cold. However, by 4 p.m. the strong winds that we had earlier in the day had certainly brought in the colder temperatures and it was down right cold. Last night brought bitter cold temperatures with lows near zero and wind chills below zero most of the day. Now it is time to stay inside where it is warm. Of course, animals still need fed and cared for and we must still work, but o

Saturday 9: '65 Love Affair (1977)

Saturday 9: '65 Love Affair (1977) Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here . 1) The first line of this song is, "I was a car hop." Car hops used to take orders and bring diners food to eat in their cars. Today, the drive through lane has pretty much replaced car hops. Think about the last time you went to a fast food restaurant. Did you order at the counter or at the drive through window? I went through a drive thru this morning and ordered a drink 2) Mr. Davis sings that his girlfriend was "bad with her pom-poms." Presumably she was a cheerleader. Share one of your school's cheers. We've got spirit, yes we do. We've got spirit, how bout you? 3) The lyrics tell us he believes that if he could go back in time, his girl would still be his. If you could travel back in time to your high school years, what would you enjoy doing again? What would you do differently? I was very shy in high school and I would certainly be more outg