The sun has set. All the ice from the past few days has melted. We did not get anything bad. We kept our power the whole time. We did not leave home for 3 days! (Today is another day...and the sun is shining!!!)
AS I PONDER....
As I ponder the Presidential inauguration, coming up this week, I think about how divided this country is. More divided than ever. And social media brings out the nastiness in people. I know we need to support this guy as the President of our great country. But, I don't have to LIKE him. And I won't quit criticizing him if he goes around acting like a spoiled child who has to jump on everyone who displeases him. We need to all step up and show HIM how Americans act. There are so many more of us who know manners, who know political correctness, who know how to love and not how to hate. We can overcome and show the world we are great! So let's all get behind the President and show him the proper way to handle himself in office!! I know we can do it!
WHAT I AM LEARNING...
I have, once again, joined with the Do Not Depart group to memorize verses in the Bible. We are memorizing Psalm 121:1-8. Here is this week's verse:
"A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains-where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth."
WHAT I'M READING....
I am reading Still Life by Louise Penny. I have heard so much about this author. I am still listening to Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. I only listen while I clean. So I need to get busy cleaning so I can hear more of this book!
WHAT I'M WATCHING...
I have been watching Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence on Investigation Discovery channel. It is narrated by Martin Sheen and one of the investigators is Derrick Lavesseur (former winner of Big Brother). It is a six-episode true-crime series which points the finger at Jason Simpson, OJ's son. I watched the entire OJ Simpson trial on Court TV (I loved that channel). I was one of the few (okay, I may have been the only one) of my friends and family who believed OJ was NOT the killer. That doesn't mean I believe he was completely innocent. I just don't think he was guilty of murder.
WHAT I'M HEARING...
My house is currently silent. That doesn't happen very often. The only thing I can hear is the bubbling in the fish tank and the clacking of the keys as I type. Perfect!!
WHAT'S ON MY CAMERA...
|Sleeping while the ice forms|
|Ice on the polycart|
|ice on the Locust tree|
|ice in the yard|
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE KITCHEN...
Monday... Tonight we had leftovers
Tuesday...Mexican Chili Mac
Wednesday..Granny is on her own
Thursday...Soup and Sandwich Day
Saturday...Green Bean Soup
A QUOTE I WANT TO SHARE...
Today I begin my fight with clutter!
A peek into my week...
Just another week of taxiing my girl to and from work. I am going to de-clutter the linen closet today. Why do we keep so many towels and linens. Not anymore!! I am down-sizing!!
A final thought...
She's been shopping for a prom dress. She was asked to go to prom by a friend at church. It is not her school but another school here in town. She is excited. She purchased this dress from a friend! It is a Sherri Hill dress. If you are not familiar with Sherri Hill go check her out. She is a fabulous designer with ridiculously high priced dresses. All the girls know who she is. Harley got a GOOD deal on this dress which has been 'gently worn'. We won't show the front until prom. Stay turned!!
I so agree with you on the Trump issue! He is not presidential at all. He needs to stay off Twitter!! Ridiculous! I've been dreading the inauguration and I get more and more depressed as it draws near. I hope he surprises us. All we can do is pray...ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see the front of the prom dress! The back is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing your pictures of the ice. I'm so jealous! I haven't seen snow in years. I love seeing ice coat the tree branches. It's so tranquil and still.
Speaking of still: the sounds of the fish tank bubbling sounds heavenly!
Have a great week Paula.
Michele at Angels Bark
I have been lots of praying for him and for our country! I don't believe I have ever had anyone tell me they are jealous of our ice!! LOL! I wish I could send it your wayDelete
I totally agree that we need to stand by our president, even if we don't like him! I will continue to be cautiously optimistic! But I do wish they would take away his Twitter account!ReplyDelete
I wish they would too! He is so juvenile in his actions!Delete
I am glad the ice wasn’t so bad for you. I love your winter mantle. I am inspired! I’ve read all of the Louise Penny books. In fact I follow her on FB. It’s interesting because she talks about her writing process as she works through the next book. She’s had an interesting life. She just lost her husband to Alzheimers. I am definitely going to check out the OJ thing with Derek. I’m a big “Big Brother fan. I watched the trial too. Yeah, I think he was guilty.ReplyDelete
I didn't know anything about Louise Penny but I have been told about her books. So far (and I'm not too far into it) I am enjoying the book. I am a huge Big Brother fan too!Delete
I'm sorry to say - I will not, cannot - stand by Trump. Ever.. Friday will be a dark day here...but I will get out and try to shut it all out - and make sure that I watch nothing on tv that has to do with it or him, etc.ReplyDelete
Love the color of that dress! Cannot wait to see the front!!
I love Louise Penny's books. I just finished her newest one - hated to see it end! And am already longing for the next one. She is busy writing it. Not sure how she does it - she just went through caring for him for awhile because he had dementia. And then he recently passed away. She is such a sweet woman. If it had been me, I would have lost my words.... so glad to know she didn't...
Linda in VA
I understand how you feel Linda. I feel the same. But I have to stop hating and just stand by cautiously watching. I don't think I could write! But taking care of a husband with dementia is certainly a challenge.Delete
I meant to say - she just went through caring for her husband. And he recently passed away....ReplyDelete
I understood what you meant. LOLDelete
I loved your mantel and it was a great cheer-me-up just to see it. The Dress! wowzer!ReplyDelete
I don't know about Trump. I'll probably just poke fun at him, and this is to take the pressure off my inner pressure cooker. He is Eminently Unlikable. He deserves all the flak that comes his way. I also remember that he did NOT win any election. We are better in so many ways than this lowest, meanest, common denominator.
Thank you Zippi! Yes, Trump is very unlikeable. But we don't have to like him. Just stand behind him. And poke him when he is making a fool of himself.Delete
How exciting for prom! The back of the dress looks great! Glad you guys survived the ice storm and cold weather and that the sun is shining for at least today. So agree with you about supporting the president elect. I've made it a point to pray for him daily (I'm sure I missed a few days here and there). I should have probably prayed for the present one more than I did. I love your Valentine decorations!ReplyDelete
He will need all of our prayers I am afraid!Delete
The prom dress is a beautiful color! I can't wait to see the front!ReplyDelete
Your mantel is lovely!
Thank you Kwiz. The dress is so much prettier than it photographs! It is kind of iridescent!Delete
I am happy to see you are reading a Canadian author! :) I read Still Life quite a while ago, and while I didn't go on to read the rest of the series, I did enjoy the book and hope you do too!ReplyDelete
So far, so good!Delete
I've been criticizing Trump since the 90's. Guess I wasn't vocal enough, lol. He disgusts me, but I have better things to do than dwell on him. The more I've learned about O J the more guilty he looks. BTW, I too am decluttering. What a chore.ReplyDelete
We have all been criticizing Trump for a long time. But it is time to get behind him I think! I have never thought OJ was guilty but everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Just mine!Delete
Glad you're getting some sun. Nice mantle.ReplyDelete
Thank you Liz!Delete
Green bean soup? I have put green bean in soup, but never had green bean soup. I remember saying that Obama deserved our respect because he was our president to people who hated him. But, Trump seems to embody hatred of others and I will find it hard to respect that man. More like endure. I really wonder if the man is mentally competent.ReplyDelete
It is sad how much hatred Trump has caused. Hopefully things will change as he settles in! I find it hard to respect him too. But I don't think he cares!Delete
I'm so glad to read that you didn't lose power due to ice. I ised the recipe link you sent me to make the stroganoff. It was delicious. GN loved it, too. Thanks for that! What a pretty color for a prom dress. I hope she has a womderful time. Will look forward to seeing the front when the time comes. Green bean soup - yum! It's always fun to see your mantle. I don't have one so I enjoy yours.ReplyDelete
We had the stroganoff too! I'm glad you guys liked it! Since you don't have a mantle you can do the top of a table or put up a shelf!Delete
Glad you are safe and sound from the ice storm so many got it bad. I too have snowmen still decorating my house, but truly I am ready for February when I can get some hearts and flowers out here to brighten up the place. What a find for your granddaughter on the prom dress. I always wore gently used ones back in the day and since they're only worn one time it's nice to pass them on to someone else too. Hope you have a wonderful week ! Good luck on the decluttering!ReplyDelete
Inside snowmen are the best! I need to keep with the decluttering. I can procrastinate really easy!!Delete
Glad to hear you didn't lose power! I've dvr'd the OJ show but haven't watched it yet. Green Bean Soup? Never heard of it but am going to find a recipe for it. What a beautiful dress! I can't wait to see the front.ReplyDelete
Green bean soup is something my husband made and most of us love it! Maybe I will post the recipe in the future. It is simple to make and we do it often. Even in the summer!Delete
So glad you weren't hit more severely by the ice storm ... remember last year?!ReplyDelete
(Confess, I Google'd your weather report, jus' to be sure!)
Towards the beginning of the OJ debacle, I SO wanted to believe in his innocence. Now, not so much. Now that we've a (so-called) smart TV, I'm going to look for that Discovery series. (I thought Jason Simpson was just a little kid at the time of the murder?)
Sorry to be a dissenter. I won't try to excuse his behaviors, but I can't WAIT for the inauguration. Joining you in prayer!
PS - Harley looks absolutely stunning in that dress!
Thank you for not being a dissenter! I can tell by your Facebook which side of the road you stand on. You are still my friend! I am in no hurry for the inauguration. I hope he can reign it in a bit!! No Jason was an adult He was a chef at the time of the murder! The series finished last night. There are still a lot of questions. I do NOT understand why they never questioned Jason further! Seems unbelievable to me!!Delete
I followed the OJ trail back then daily - or as much as I possibly could. It was like a daytime soap drama for me. I thought and still do believe he is guilty, but I would like to watch that program. Who knows, with new solid evidence...ReplyDelete
I'll watch on Friday - I love the whole pomp and ceremony. I just don't know about him and am trying to stay positive, be watchful. I am also staying about from any media that puts out negative commentary. I do however, really like his daughter - always have. She has good shoes!!!
I did too. I was working night shift and I would rush home to spend all day watching Court TV. I tried to stay positive on Friday. And I did okay until her spoke and then I lost it!Delete
I love the color of the dress and I bet the front is real pretty too! Those dresses are so expensive, there should be prom exchanges:) You Mantle looks great! :)ReplyDelete
We do have a prom exchange here at her school But all the dresses were size 2 and size 4 She is a much 'bigger' girl!Delete
Can't wait to see the front of the dress. I think we will never see Trump grow up, I just pray that he doesn't do too much damage and yes, I agree we need to support him and the office he holds.ReplyDelete
I am not supporting him. But I will support the office he holds. I just hope he will prove me wrong!Delete