Part 9 – 2021 Garden: “The Wait is Over!”

Finally after months & months…harvest! Our garden is 3 months old. First Ripened Tomato Homegrown Garden Beans Tomato 🍅 plants 3 month old garden Waiting is hard when I can be inpatient, things never happen fast enough for me. Through gardening I have become #thepatientgardener.

Blogging…a Family Affair

My daughter recently started a blog. I was not crazy about the name at first. As I get older I realize I need to let things “marinate.” As the name grew on me, I realized this was a perfect name for my daughter’s new blog site. BitchOutOfLuck.com If you decide to take the time to [...]

Limoncello Gift

My sister gave me homemade Limoncello! I’ve never tried it. I wasn’t sure I wanted it solo so I made a modified “Hot Toddy”. My Limoncello The modification was no honey, over ice. It’s pretty good! Maybe the next time I’ll try the Limoncello all by itself over ice! Modified Summertime Toddy! Have a great [...]

Part 8 – 2021 Garden: “Two Month Old Garden”

Newly planted garden It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 months already. We have been blessed with rain along with the rain barrel we use. Our garden is thriving. 1 month Garden We already harvested our lettuce. We planted more seeds, we don’t think that took. Oh well…Gardening is an enormous experiment! Some strategies work [...]

What If We are the Only “Church” some People will Ever See…

The Bible I am a Catholic, I was raised in the Catholic faith. I do not agree with many of the manmade rules of the Catholic Church. When I was growing up our family was very involved in our church. When our daughters were growing up, we were Eucharist Ministers, our eldest daughter was a [...]

Part 7 – 2021 Garden: “A Gift from Nature”

This is part of gardening every year that teaches me patience. Every year, I cannot wait to see: First tomato bud Two more tomato buds Every day I look for progress. When the progress is not visible, I can get discouraged. I can think the garden is not going to work. That’s me needing to [...]

June 30th, 2021 Sunset

Sometimes all it takes is looking up…disconnecting from the technology to see the beauty of our Lord. God’s Glory Wow! Took my dog out, looked to the west and had to capture this amazing sunset! I ♥️ having time to “see the sunset.” Take time to pause, reflect and notice all the wonders of God…whether [...]

Part 6 – 2021 Garden: “Waiting, Waiting…Finally!”

Tomato plant flowering Total experiment this year! I’m not good with unknown variables. These starts began as seeds. Once the seed took, were transplanted a month ago as teeny tiny plants into our garden. I watched them like a hawk as though that would help them grow! Over the last month, we have had rain, [...]

Modified Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I have a recipe for chicken lettuce wraps prepared with a wok. I have made it several times. My daughter told me she prepared her chicken lettuce wraps mixture in her crock pot. That intrigued me. Crock Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps Today, I modified my recipe and made my crock pot version of chicken lettuce [...]