Monday, March 30, 2015

A reminder....

This is a Monday morning reminder that tomorrow (Tuesday) is the last day to comment if you are interested in this giveaway:

This giveaway is for the entire set together.  

I hope your week is off to a good start!  Will March go out like a lamb or a lion where you are?

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sunday, March 29, 2015....Palm Sunday

We find these words in Mark 11:8-11 -

                            "Many people spread their cloaks on the road,

                                and others spread leafy branches that they

                                had cut in the fields. 

                             Then those who went ahead 

                               and those who followed were shouting,


                                       Blessed is the one who comes in the

                                       name of the Lord!

                                       Blessed is the coming kingdom of

                                       our ancestor David!

                             Hosanna in the highest heaven!'

                             Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple;

                                and when he had looked around at everything, 

                                                 as it was already late,

                                he went out to Bethany with the twelve."

From the 2015 United Methodist Women Prayer Calendar, the Mission Focus for today is Friendly Center in Toledo, Ohio.

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


'Twas a busy week here as it involved an out-of-town trip.

Arriving in time for a mid-morning breakfast, this is what greeted us -

After attending the program, we returned to this area for lunch.

Tables were prepared for us for this part of the day.

I am an alumnus of Emory and Henry College, and it is always a pleasure to be back on the campus.  

A more enjoyable stop was made to visit with Muncho Mom, Macho Man, and the Munchkins. :-)

We had expected some snow flurries overnight, but there are none here.  The temperature was 33 degrees early this morning, and the wind kept the frost away, so the peach blossoms are safe for now. We may not be as fortunate tonight.

Remember - a giveaway is underway!  Comment by Tuesday, March 31!  Winner announced on Wednesday, April 1!

Gooseberry Patch is awaiting someone!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Easter reading....

Are you looking for something to read to children for this season?  Here are a couple of suggestions.

Have you heard of this one?  The story was copyrighted in 1956, but Scholastic issued their first printing in 1993.

The major question has to do with that enormous egg!  Look what hatched!

There is quite an entertaining story about the experiences with this surprise!

A favorite of mine has long been this story -

I love the story, of course, and these illustrations are magical!

Follow up that reading with a video!

Yes, it is a VCR tape - a bit dated, I know - though it is my favorite telling of this lovely story.

A classic for all of us to enjoy is this one -

Peanuts is always good!

With the weather playing tricks on many of us, perhaps this week-end is a good time to stay indoors and read.

One reminder - there is a giveaway currently in progress.  You have until next Tuesday to comment if you are interested in this one.

Good luck!

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Seems to be the time for these to be appearing -

Definitely looking like "bunnyland" around here.  Thinking spring for all of you, especially those of you who are still dealing with winter!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A different kind - Cookbook Wednesday....

On this Cookbook Wednesday, I have a different kind of offering for you.  A giveaway!  

This entire set of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks will be given away to one lucky person!  If you are interested, just say so in your comment, and your name will be entered in the drawing.  This giveaway is in effect until next Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - and that's no April Fool joke!  The winning name will be drawn next Wednesday morning and annouced on the blog that day.

Good luck to you, and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Just a few signs of spring here with these trees in bloom!

If weather conditions stay as they should, we may have a peach or two on these trees!  Yum!