This winter it feels like one of us is always sick. First Doug had it, then I had it, now Doug has it again. I really hope I do not get it again. It is one gift that I do not want.
Here is a picture of what we thought were Henry and his ladies but to our surprise one of his ladies is turning out to be a guy. Can you guess which one? He is definitely beginning to look like a Tom now. Oh well, surprises can be fun.
Meet my crocheting buddy Evelyn. She is very lucky that she is adorable because she can be mighty annoying. She loves to walk behind my head while I am sitting in the recliner around to my shoulder and get right into my face. I guess I am not paying enough attention to her. She is my daughter's kitten but when Caitlyn is not at home Evelyn decides I am the next best thing.
Now meet Sox (black) and Betsy. Betsy was only with us a short time before she developed a respiratory infection and died but she was a special kitten. My daughter loved her so much and was so upset when she passed. She was a very spoiled kitten and had a great life while she was with us and she will be missed. Sox is my kitten. She loves to have attention but she also seems to know when to stay away. She definitely is my kitten.
I hope you enjoyed meeting our new additions on the farm. Have a blessed day!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Update on no sugar experiment: After going without any sugar for a week I decided that I was better off with limiting sugar. I eat very little processed sugar now but I do not stress myself out trying not to eat any. Sugar is added to so many things now that I would not have expected that I decided the best way for me was to limit my sugar.
Have a blessed day!!
Saturday, October 8, 2016
I hope you enjoyed seeing about our summer. Have a blessed day!!
Friday, September 2, 2016
This time I got to review a book by my favorite author Janette Oke! I was so excited to be given the opportunity to read and review a book written by her and her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan. I once again was not disappointed! "Where Hope Prevails" is a companion story to the television series "When Calls The Heart. Since I also watch that series I was doubly excited to read this book. "Where Hope Prevails" continues the love story between school teacher, Elizabeth Thatcher and her Mountie, Jarrick (Jack) Thornton and the lives of their friends from Coal Valley. There are a few differences between the book and the television series but there are enough similairties that I could picture the faces of the actors while reading the book. Even if you have never watched the "When Calls The Heart" series I believe you will still enjoy "Where Hope Prevails".
Have a blessed day!
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Last night I was watching a show called "Sugarfree Farm". It was about 6 people who stayed at an organic farm for 2 weeks and cut sugar completely out of their diet for the first week including fruit and then the second week they cut all sugar out of their diets but were now allowed to have fruit. The show got me to thinking about how much sugar I consume and how much I am addicted to it. So, I decided to go on my own adventure with it. I have decided that for 6 days each week for at least 2 weeks I will cut out all processed sugar but I will still use small amounts of natural sugars like honey and I will be eating fruit. On the 7th day that week I will allow myself a small amount of sugar. Hoping that by the end of the 2 weeks I will not want the small treat. I am also hoping that after 2 weeks I will continue on this journey forever. I will not be using white flour during this time either because your body processes that into sugar. I will be coming here every day or two to update you on how I am feeling. I will share the highs and the lows. I would love to have others join me on this adventure. If you would like to join me then please let me know in the comments section and also share how you are feeling during the 2 weeks. I also would love for others to share their sugar free recipes. The only rules I have are that it cannot have processed sugar in it or artificial sweeteners. Have a blessed day!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The first thing I want to say about this book is that I enjoyed it so much and was so caught up in it that I read the whole thing in 2 days. If I wasn't such a responsible adult and made sure I took care of the things that needed done on the farm then I could have had it read in 1 but I forced myself away to do things like feed the animals and the humans.
Chance Boden, the owner of Cimmaron Ranch is in what first appears to be an accident involving an avalanche. Thankfully he is saved by the quick actions of ranch hand, Heath Kincaid. While Chance is away recovering in the hospital he insists that his 3 grown children, Justin, Sadie and Cole carry out the terms of his will. They are all 3 to live and work on the family ranch for a year. If they do not then the ranch will go to a relative they all despise. After Heath learns that the avalanche was not an accident he works with the siblings to get to the bottom of who is behind the attack. Heath and the family get closer especially him and Sadie. The interaction between siblings and the protectiveness of the brothers really made this story touching to me along with the suspense and I would read it again. I hope you will read this book and let me know in the comments what you thought of it.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
If you want to read a good book and I do not know why anyone would not want to read a good book then "A Haven on Orchard Lane" written by Lawana Blackwell is just the book you are looking for.
"A Haven on Orchard Lane" is about a neglected wife/actress named Charlotte who is trying to get her career started again only to suffer an embarrassing setback that could ruin her career. She finds help from someone who she least expects to help her. Her estranged daughter Rosalind. Together they travel to a quiet coastal village where they find privacy, new relationships, good friends and a chance to work on their mother/daughter relationship.
"A Haven on Orchard Lane" is a delightful book to read. It has a very interesting storyline. The author was able to make me feel a part of the characters lives. If you are looking for a good book that has some humor, suspense and romance and does not have unnecessary foul language or inappropriate scenes then I strongly recommend "A Haven on Orchard Lane".
Have a blessed weekend!