A Weekend of Books!

I have had so much fun this weekend and part of it was because I read FOUR, count em, FOUR books!!!   The weather was so perfect for sitting on the deck with a glass of iced tea reading up a storm so I did just that.  Out of the four that I read I would have to say that Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich was my favorite.  I just love her books and have read all in her Stephanie Plum series so I settled in on some of her other ones.  This one did not disappoint and to my surprise it centered around … [Read more...]

PIctures that will make you go “ahhhhh”

Featuring Buddy and Holly in their younger years! … [Read more...]

Pretty Much a Perfect Day!

It has been a pretty perfect day here!!! We got up early and took a nice bike ride on our brand spanking new Trek bikes bought from Wayne's Ski and Cycle here in Mason City! We are pacing ourselves....doing a little bit more each day.....after all----we aren't youngsters anymore! But it has been great to get out and do a bit of riding and the weather was perfect today for that. After we got back I made Chris's favorite breakfast complete with Spam (light!!!) and as a matter of fact we … [Read more...]

Feelgoodz — Steppin’ Easy. Feelin’ Good.

Feelgoodz — Steppin' Easy. Feelin' Good.. I found this website after my sister had posted something on her Facebook page about their recycled flip flop program and after exploring their website I am hooked and think that everyone needs to know about this great company!!!  Read the "Our Story" portion and you will find out more about the mission of this company and what they are really all about.   I hope that you will take the time to explore this site and patronize them --whether it is to … [Read more...]

Flying Umbrellas and Iowa Winds

So I bought a new umbrella for the deck today..........I was excited because it fit the area much better than any we had had before. We really just needed a smaller market umbrella and one that matched our chairs a bit better so I found a deal at Target and set it up. Or so I thought! I was calmly sitting on the couch watching "Ellen" --my one addiction right now. I heard a whoooooshhhhhh and suddenly there was no umbrella in the stand!!!!!! No umbrella in the yard, no umbrella in the … [Read more...]

Chapter 8—Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning

Sorry, Sissy, that it took so long for me to get to this chapter but today I am determined to get this post done and move on to the final chapter of the book!   I guess we both had a couple of things going on lately!!! Fortitude and Fantasy was the title of Chapter 8 of the book and I was intrigued to see where Manning was going with this one!!!  As always, I was not disappointed and came away with new thoughts on things.   Manning focused on our need to look to others for approval and … [Read more...]

It’s Blooming!!!

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Rhubarb, Asparagus and Kusina Gold

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax— Of cabbages—and kings— And why the sea is boiling hot—And whether pigs have wings" The time has come for......the North Iowa Farmer's Market in Mason City!  Woo Hoo!  I am excited!!!   I trotted on over to the Kmart parking lot today which is oh so convenient for me!   Loaded with a pocket full of dollar bills and change and my favorite trusty Australian green bag in tow I ventured out … [Read more...]

“Little Did They Know”

Many of you know that I LOVE to read and today I wanted to share a special book with you that I just read.  Author, Artist and Friend "Cotton" Ketchie has written several non-fiction books and also now adds a fiction selection to his list of accomplishments.  It has been out for awhile but I wanted to wait to get one from him personally so this past week on my adventures I stopped by Landmark Galleries and picked up a copy.  It was my "airport book" and it was finished before I knew it!  Fast … [Read more...]

Meat Cake

A friend posted this on Facebook---thanks, John.  Too good to not put on my blog!!! meat cake. … [Read more...]