Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Terrific Tuesday

Snow this morning and oh i finally turned on the home heater last night as i crept into bed.

Tonight is Halloween and I have candy ready.... Skittles and Nerds and Gummis and other such brands that i am not particularly fond of, so as to avoid the temptation.

Dry out now but it has been cloudy all day.

Cold and cloudy. Need to make a fire tonight for sure. <3 p="">
Listening to George Winston, Mannheim Steamroller, and Windham Hill artists... it's beginning to sound alot like CHRISTmas.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Cool and cloudy this week. About a week ago the forcast for to-day was sun and 62. As it is, it's cloudy getting ready to rain and maybe 50. I still have half of the deck left to finish painting and now I wish I would have started sooner (hindsight).
WS game three tonight, MSU plays at Northwestern 3:30 and Michigan hosts Rutgers at noon.
God is love

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday evening

Another glorious weekend here in southeast lower Michigan! mid 70's with a nice breeze all weekend, MSU won!, Michigan lost!, and I'm actually winning my fantasy week (thanks again, Dak).

Got out to Howell this morning, put almost a whole coat of paint on the front deck, finished the MSU Jambalaya, and got our Halloween candy.

Took a long nap this afternoon and now will be up late I am sure.

Thank You, Father for answered prayer.

We continue to lift up mom and dad and mom and dad, aunt Pam, Jeanie's dad, and all those suffering dis-ease. Be glorified through these circumstances, be glorified always and forever!

All praise and honor and glory to YOU, Holy Father, Son, and Spirit!

Wyandotte, by my nephew Carlos Luis

Lets buy a house somewhere in Wyandotte

Lets empty our pockets and give what we've got

Abandone this whole in the wall that we own

Let's go to Wyandotte buy us a home

Let's go buy a house somewhere far from this town

Where the roof isn't leaking - the waters' not brown

Far from that corner where someone got shot

Lets go and buy a home in Wyandotte

With a white epicket fence and a siding of brick

that old big bad wolf blows down all straws and sticks

Lets go buy a house some where far away from here

Where the air isnt toxic, it's fresh ...  and it's clear

Not a cabin or condo, apartment or flat

Just a nice place with Welcome spelled out on the mat

I'll find us a place where our family will roam

Let's go to Wyandotte and buy us a home

Friday, October 20, 2017

my garbage pickles from this years less than bountiful cucumber harvest have found their purpose:::

diced up in the tuna/mayo mix!

to die for.

if i had some good bread, i'd make a sandwich and take a picture of it.
as it is, i'll eat it out of the bowl with my fork and right along side my Aldi Original Shells and Cheese. ... *slight anticipatory drool*

Picked Jalapenos


So easy. So spicy... you won't know what hit you!
Yield: 1 pint sized jar
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


15 large jalapeños, sliced, stems discarded
2 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup filtered water
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons kosher salt


In a medium sauce pan combine the garlic, water, vinegar, sugar and salt.
Heat to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Once at a boil; add the sliced jalapenos pressing them so they are submerged under the pickling liquids. Remove the pot off of the heat and let them sit for 10-15 minutes.
Use tongs to transfer the jalapenos into a clean jar. Ladle the pickling juices over top until you've reached the top of the jar. Let cool at room temperature before securing a lid and popping them into the fridge.
I personally, would treat these as I would any opened jar of jalapenos. They should last a long while if kept refrigerated in the airtight jar.
**REVISED: I've found that 20 medium jalapenos will fill a quart size jar. I upped the water and vinegar to 1-1/4 cups each. Sugar and salt stayed the same.

LES MISERABLES 10th Anniversary Dream Cast with Lyrics

'shay with a gauge and vanilla with a nine' ... did we really used to listen to this?!?

The Pretenders - Stop Your Sobbing

Glorious sunshine Friday morning phone already ringing, business to attend to, wants, needs, priorities, ...

Beautiful Savior~
Thank You for reminding me this morning what is important - that the 'what' is really 'who'.
All praise to You - Father, Son, Spirit!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Good morning, Holy Spirit!
Fall afresh on us to-day; come, come, come...
More of You, less of me, More of Christ the world to see
Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on us
Come, come, come


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pizza Monday, pizza yestreday, and blimey if it don't look like pizza again to-day

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Warmer to-day, but the temps have been quite comfortable at night. With the windows open, I have been hearing coyotes way closer than I would like to think, and me without my .22LR to assist. The chipmunk eats the safflower but I have not actually seen him in the feeders for many moons. The pumpkin is not getting any larger or oranger so I will harvest him soon. Pork tenderloin on the grill tonight, pizza tomorrow, and perhaps chili with Moni on Thursday.