Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015....

Words for today once again come from Apples of Gold, compiled by Jo Petty.

                        "He who loses money loses much;

                          he who loses friends loses more,

                          but he who loses faith loses all."

As listed in the United Methodist Women 2015 Prayer Calendar, today's Mission Focus is the Bethlehem Community Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

May this be a day in which you are surrounded by love, joy, and peace.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Getting there....

The flooring project is moving right along.  I would say it is about 2/3 finished.  

This portion remains to be completed.  There is one strip of carpet still in place.

This is the final piece of carpet to be removed.

This is where the flooring meets the kitchen vinyl.  It was just a bit of a challenge finding the piece that would be appropriate for the transition from hardwood to vinyl.

I have commented to someone that the only help I am is to suggest that he might want to do the living room floor next.:-)  I'm not sure this winter will be long enough for that.:-)

Have a tip-top Thursday!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The staff of life - Cookbook Wednesday....

"Long ago, and far away," in the time before bread machines....

....there were cookbooks for breads.  In fact, there still are!  

This one comes from 35 years ago, but was originally copyrighted in 1966, nearly 50 years ago.

The loose pages indicate the use this cookbook has seen.

The section on Sourdough Breads has been particularly useful.  In the past, that is.  It has been several years since I've kept sourdough going here.

Sourdough English Muffins have been a favorite, and this has a whole grain version which we really like.


Sourdough pancakes and waffles - even using buckwheat flour - have also been popular here!

Other recipes have been used as well.  

This shows the Parmesan Cheese and Dill Bread version.  Yum!

I will be linking with Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations today.  

Do you enjoy baking bread? 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Look what we have!

I didn't really expect this on this morning.

Before I went out for the newspaper.  The darkness didn't permit a good picture.

Just a few minutes later.  Daylight is arriving quickly.

Schools are on a two-hour delay here, and light snow is continuing to fall as I write this.  

There are some followers of this blog who live in the northeast.  I'm hoping you will not lose power and any inconvenience due to this storm will be very slight.  Keep warm, and stay safe!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Oh, dear....

This is happening outside....


....while this is going on inside!


Those green shoots are peeping up from the ground while this pot of soup is bubbling away!  Last week's springlike temperatures must have given those bulbs the signal that it was time for their appearance.  Winter is back with us this week!  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015....

From Apples of Gold, compiled by Jo Petty, are these words:

                                "Real prayer always does one of two things:

                                 It either frees us from the trouble we fear or

                                 else it gives us the strength and courage to

                                 meet the trouble when it comes."

The Mission Focus for today as listed in the UMW 2015 Prayer Calendar is the Bethlehem Center of Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina.

May this day be one of love, joy, and peace for you! 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

An anniversary....

A special day is coming up tomorrow for someone I know.  My sister and her husband will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary.  I just want to take time to send them my wishes for a special day!

Happy Anniversary, Sister!