Tuesday, July 31, 2012


It's hard to find a good TV show.

One I have enjoyed over the last few years has been TNT's "The Closer". Well, there are only two episodes left.

Do any of you watch it? I was tearful at the end of last nights episode! So sad. BUT, there will be a spin off that I'm looking forward to.
"Major Crimes"

Another show I am enjoying is "Perception", also on TNT.

I pretty much stay away from reality shows. I did become a fan of "Swamp People" and "Mountain Men". The interaction among the families on "Swamp People" was/is encouraging.

If you are a follower of "Swamp People", isnt it so sad about the death of Mitchell Guist! What will happen to his poor brother Glenn.

A first look at the "Swamp People" and it may be easy to think these are simple, rednecks without a job. I am envious of them!! These are hard working, smart individuals that were not afraid to support their families in such an unconventional way! What a life!!!

Now I will have to confess something here. In the 90's when I was furthering my degree, (not working)my husband worked construction at the time. When in between jobs, Danny would trap...and hunt...and fish. Trapping was a pretty impressive job. One of true skill. Maybe I wll share more of the old Trapper Dan days (as we call it around here) in a post one day.

We didnt know it at the time, but we were living a pretty good life. Dont Knock it!

So that's it for TV....
Kinda got a little off subject there didn't I? LOL!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Homemaker Monday

I haven't blogged in so long. I have debated if I should try again or not. But for now...
The Weather:::
It is HOT & the humidity is at 98%! We got a 1/2 an inch of rain yesterday and expecting more today. We need it.

On my reading pile:::
Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado
Dare to Discipline by James Dobson

On my tv:::
Falling Skies
Mountain Men (Im on the last episode)

On the menu for this week:::
I dont have a definitive menu yet but I am making a trip to my butcher Wednesday to get some fresh pork sausage, bacon and riblets. I spent the afternoon yesterday going through my recipes...weeding them out. So hopefully some good cooking is a comin!

On my to do list:::
Which to do list? The imaginary one that just gets things added on & never taken off, OR the one that is just down right necessity?
Oh Necessity...
Washing & hanging out clothes
Vacuum & mop the kitchen & living room.
Chase kids
Feed kids
Cook supper
Sounds like I should have an easy day, huh...NOT!!!

What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::
I dont think there will ever be anything in this
catagory for me...

Homemaking Tips:::
TILEX...this is the best stuff man created! It is a bleach cleaning product but is wonderful! I use it on my ceramic sinks, bathtubs, toilets, shower, swimming pool, on my ceramic tile, porch railings, outdoor furniture...the list goes on & on. I love it!

Looking around the house:::
Grandson is playing with a book on the floor...evidence of his playing is ALL around, (hence the need for cleaning the floors!). The house is dim this morning..it is over-cast outside. There is a mess of tomatoes on the counter that need to be processed.

From the camera:::
I'm dreaming of all things Fall during these dog days!

On my prayer list:::
A family situation that is requiring a lot of patience and forgiveness.
Family memeber recovering from back surgery.
Hospitalization of a a family memeber yesterday.

Bible verse, Devotional:::
My parents-n-law gave me a "Streams in the Dessert". It always has something to hit home, to encourage, to uplift.

Go over to Sandra's for more Happy Homemaker Monday.

Monday, July 02, 2012

My Time....

Has been spent with these two most of the time...one full time.