I am sharing the views I see when looking out my windows. The top is looking out the bay window, in the reading room ,which is in front of the house. And the bottom picture is looking out our dining room window into the backyard. That is my jelly feeder which attracts the Orioles. Can you see Alice out there by the locust tree?? She is my peacock from this post.
AS I PONDER....
I was thinking about some things I read recently on a friend's blog about ways people respond to posts on Facebook. Why is it people feel the need to be nasty when responding to others 'ideas' which are different from their own? I don't understand why we can't just celebrate our differences. Not everyone will share the same religious views, political views, or lifestyle views. But to challenge everyone when you disagree doesn't seem right to me. Can't I just state my belief and let it go? Is this what social media has done for us??
WHAT I AM LEARNING...
I am learning to love a simple bouquet on my dining room table. $5 bunch from the grocery store yesterday. Beautiful, brilliant yellow! Brighten up the dining room just like the sun pouring through the window.
I created a wonderful Peach Cobbler this week. Very simple recipe I adapted from Southern Living:
1/2 cup butter 1 cup flour
2 cups sugar 1 T. baking powder
Pinch salt 1 cup milk
1 T. lemon juice 4 cups fresh peaches
Melt butter into a 13x9 baking dish. Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, and salt; add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter. Do not stir. Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peaches, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 374 for 45 minutes. Yummy warm. Especially the edges.
WHAT I'M READING....
I just started reading The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. This is August's selection for the book club. I just finished listening to The-One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood. I will review it for you this week! I L.O.V.E.D this book!
WHAT I'M WATCHING...
I am continuing to watch Big Brother. I'm sure I would get voted out the first week. I wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut. I have also been watching Tiny Houses on HGTV. I want one of those little houses. I wonder how hard it would be to get rid of everything and just keep enough to live in a tiny house. The biggest downside, I think, is having to climb a ladder up to my bed each night. I'd probably sleep on the couch and keep the loft for visitors.
WHAT I'M HEARING...
I am hearing the pump in the fish tank. The water level is too low and it is loud. I need to clean the tank and pour in more water so the filter will run quieter. Good afternoon job today. (I did not get to it. I took a nap instead. There is always tomorrow).
Pictures I want to Share...
|On my way to pick up Harley|
|Darian's first day at Braums|
|Clouds just over the top of the grain elevator|
|Taking an afternoon nap...Ah, so sweet|
WHAT I'M DRINKING....
I am currently drinking an orange soda. Very good. Quinces my thirst! Tastes wonderful!
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE KITCHEN...
Tuesday...Ground Beef Stew
Wednesday..Grilled chicken/strawberry wraps
Thursday...Sausage breakfast Scramble
Saturday...Crockpot Creamy Chicken & Veggies
A QUOTE I WANT TO SHARE...
A peek into my week...
|See her right there on the end!!|
Today, Sunday, was a quiet treat. Harley went to Kansas City, with her basketball team, to bond over a Royal's baseball game. And Darian worked from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. So I wrote and read and finished my audible book. Nice!! Harley works Monday through Thursday this week. Darian works Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Instead of working 2-3 hours everyday this past week, he worked 2 nine hour days on Monday and Sunday. He liked that better! Gave him days off to do things like paint ball, Xbox, and annoy me!! Saturday is National Dance Day. So be sure to get up and dance!!
A final thought...
Found on Pinterest...Who wouldn't want to be Cinderella every night and sleep in this bed?