I always enjoy doing a Daybook and hope you will enjoy reading it as well.
After all, it really is the day to day things that make up our lives.
Outside my window...the yard is neat and tidy (all 2 acres of it) and Rosco and Rhett are enjoying running around while it's not quite so hot. They spend most of the days, right now, sprawled out in the carport on the cool concrete. ~smart dogs~
I am thinking...that, like Rosco and Rhett, I am very ready for fall. I love, love fall!
I am hearing...the sound of Pandora playing "Easy Listening Pianos." I also love Pandora!
In the kitchen...lots of action the past couple of days. I made a pound cake and Fool's Toffee (I'll share more about this in a minute). My baby brother is here visiting and I wanted to make sure he had plenty to snack on.~grin~
I am wearing...some white linen shorts and a black top with my cute black bling flip flops. I mean, a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do and I do love me some bling. ~chuckle~
I am creating...a Shutterfly photo book as I have done for the past several years. I do two 12X12 each year. One for the first half of the year and one for the second half. This is a continuous project for me. Every time I take a photo that I want included in the book I download it and put it in. It gets my "creative juices" to flowing. ~grin~ Love not having photo albums anymore. These are just the greatest!
I am going...to have breakfast with my brother in a few minutes at the Huddle House. Now, don't laugh, it's about as good as it gets for breakfast here. ~I know, sad.~
I am reading...Love Does by Bob Goff. A great book on how we are to demonstrate love and make a connection with all people. WOW! if we all did that what a different world we'd be living in.
I am hoping...for happy endings to a whole lot of situations, some health related and some relationship issues for folks that I care a whole lot about.
I am looking forward to...fall, I told you I love fall.
I am pondering...gifts for Christmas. I have already found some "prizes" for some of my gifts and I get so excited when I think I have found something that will thrill my children. I generally just let them pretty much tell me what they want and that's what they get. But, I love to have a couple of surprise packages. ~sneaky~
A favorite quote for today...
"When life is great, thank God and celebrate, when life is bitter, thank God and GROW."
One of my favorite things...is talking with my Grandchildren at this point in their lives. They will be 4 and 5 in October and they can hold such cute conversations now. Most the conversations with our Grandson take place through FaceTime or the phone and he does so well with either of those now. The Princess keeps us in stitches with some of the things she says. It's all so cute!
A few plans for the rest of the week...is enjoying my brother while he is here and doing the necessary stuff that has to be done around a house.
A peek into my day...same as above and if my Dad is up to it, we plan to take him out to eat at one of his favorite places this evening. He reached in his refrigerator on Wed. to get something and got his back out of whack. It seems some better and hopefully he will be up for tonight. Amazing how just a simple move can cause our backs to misbehave and make our lives pretty miserable for a few days.
A picture worth sharing....
I mentioned making Fool's Toffee above and wanted to share the recipe with you. You can find it under my recipe tab above (and if you have had issues with my recipe tab in the past, it has been corrected and you should be able to access without any problem now). Anyway, I saw this on Facebook and I love toffee and thought it was so interesting that it is made with Saltine Crackers. How crazy is that! But, can I assure you that this is "lip smacking" good stuff! Takes just a few minutes to make, so give it a try and enjoy!