FOR TODAY August 1, 2013
Outside my window... This morning it was beautiful, the sky was blue and we had light winds. This afternoon, the clouds starting rolling in, and the wind picked up...and it's hot!
Last night, around 9:30 or so, the wind started howling - we had sustained winds at about 45-50 mph, for around 20 minutes or so, I thought the trees were going to be blown right over; lots of branches and leaves on the lawn this morning! We didn't get any rain with that storm, in my area, but lots of lightning. We have had such a hot summer, with little rain, everything is so dry. There are quite a few fires burning in Idaho this season...pray for rain!
I am thankful... For sweet neighbors. Last Sunday, my doorbell rang, and when I answered it, there was one of my neighbors little boys standing there with a note, and a cute little solar butterfly to put in my garden! The wonderful lady who gave it to me is such a delight in my life, she is the one who is always shining brightly for others! This is some of what her note said...
"...I love that Heavenly Father lets us grow - brings us the night, but gives us the beautiful bright sun, and surrounds us with the light and beauty of others, so that we can become brighter, and become beautiful lights in the darkness; lights that others might need to help them find their way, when they feel like they are surrounded by darkness.
You are a light to those around you. Thank you for being a source of light for me!"
I love the dragonfly!
It is fun to watch this pretty butterfly change colors at night - so pretty!
In the kitchen... My daughter gave me a recipe for, Posh Squash. She said it is really delicious! I have lots of summer squash, so this will be in the oven for dinner tonight, along with pork chops and cucumbers and onions!
2 lb. squash - zucchini, crookneck or patty pan
1 c. mayonaise
1 small onion, finely diced
1/4 c. green pepper
salt and pepper
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbl. butter
Cut squash into 1/2 inch slices, cook until tender, 4-5 minutes, drain well. Beat eggs, then blend in mayo, green pepper, onions. Stir to blend, add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into greased 2 1/2 quart casserole. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese and dot with butter. Bake uncovered in 375 degree oven for 25-30 min., until puffy and golden brown.
I am wearing... Denim capris, a yellow top and my Berks!
I am hoping... That my daughter and her children drive safely coming home from Salt Lake tomorrow. And that the weather is good while we are camping... ;0)
I am looking forward to... A good nights sleep tonight - any suggestions?!
I am learning... To have patience...such a hard thing for me sometimes.
Around the house... I have been lazy today! I did get my mother's laundry finished, now I need to work on my own. I watered my flowers, and gave the dog a bath (yikes!). Still lots that needs to get done.
I am pondering... I really need to start working on my genealogy. I am
A favorite quote for today...
Our big black Cole Dog, taking a nap!
"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." ~Sam Keen
One of my favorite things... I love to go to watch my grandkids play sports! Emily played T-ball this summer, and she was just adorable - here are a few fun pictures of her...
She's such a cutie!
She obviously didn't like this player standing on 1st base?!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Today - finish laundry, do a little puttering... ;0)
Tomorrow - vacuum, make grocery list, and get things ready in the trailer.
Saturday - More preparing for our camping trip.
Sunday - Church
Monday - grocery shopping, get everything ready to leave on Tuesday morning.
A peek into my world...
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