Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Community Photo Challenge~Tulips

             The subject for April's Community Photo Challenge is ~ Tulips

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunny & Warm April Sunday

It's a warm & sunny April Sunday in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  Yesterday was the same and I got so much done in the way of yard work.  Yesterday I mowed the front yard, finished cleaning out my garden, planted some petunias and cleaned out the area where I store my garden tools, etc.

Today, I've emptied out and thrown away some old broken planters, hung up two of my already planted hanging baskets, washed a couple loads of sheets & blankets and hung them on the line and planted the bush green bean seeds.  Later after dinner I'll get the back yard mowed and then turn on the sprinkler. The tomatoes I planted the other day are looking a little droopy so it's time to get them watered.
Last year at this time we were vacationing in Arizona so I didn't get any planting done until we get home the middle of May.  It feels good to be ahead of the game this year.  

I'm looking forward to Tuesday movie day with my BFF's.....we're going to see 'The Lucky One.'  I've already read the book so I am anxious to see how the movie stacks up to the book.    

Wednesday I'm taking my grandson to lunch for his birthday....he was 21 on April 19th.  I started taking my grand-kids out for birthday lunch when they were about 4 years old.  I used to take Harrison to Seattle on Amtrak for lunch ~ I did that for  about 5 years until he decided trains weren't his favorite thing anymore.  His interest switched to planes when he was about 10. So we started making birthday trips to the Boeing Flight Museum in Seattle, the Olympia Flight Museum and the restaurant at the small airfield in Gig Harbor, WA.  I really love spending this time with just them alone......                                                

And Friday I'm looking forward to having lunch with two gals I've known since the 1980's.  After divorces we meet in the adult singles Sunday School class at Tacoma's Life Center Church...we've remained close friends since then. 

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and that only good things happen in your life in the coming week. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Got Easter Eggs Left Over? My Grandmother's Escalloped Asparagus

2 lbs asparagus

12 soda crackers crumbled

4 or 5 hard boiled eggs

2 cups medium white sauce **

grated cheese

Butter casserole dish,  layer the ingredients, except white sauce  grated cheese.

After all ingredients are layered, pour on white sauce and then sprinkle with grated cheese. Bake about 25 mins at 325*

** medium white sauce- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, 2 tablespoons flour, dash of salt and 1 cup milk (evaporated milk makes a richer sauce) In a microwave able 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup; melt butter for 30 seconds, stir in flour and salt…blending to make a paste. Add milk gradually, stopping to stir mixture every few seconds. Cook for at least 1 minute , stir, cook another 1 ½ to 2 ½ minutes longer, stopping to stir every 30 seconds until mixture boils. Stir well after removing from microwave .

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Redeemer Lives - Nicole C Mullen

Have A Blessed Easter

"And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Jesus and Salome had brought sweet spices that they might come and anoint him.

And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

And they said among themselves, Who shall roll away the stone from the door of the sepuluchre?

And when they looked, they saw that the great stone was rolled away.

And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment, and they were frightened.

And he said unto them, Be not frightened, ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified? He is risen, he is not here, behold the place where they laid him."
                                                                                            Mark 16: 1-6