Saturday, April 27, 2019

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies

  Just a quick post this morning, as we are headed out to work at the new house again this morning.
   Saturday Afternoon at the Movies is hosted by our CJ and sometimes Elizabeth posts too.

   I am sharing  The Notebook.

This is a love story (of course I love them) but this one has an excellent story line of forever love, dominating parents, excellent acting One of my favorites. Touches on the heartaches of alzheimer.
     This is a movie that I actually loved more than the book by Sparks

From online:

In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love. But her parents don't approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie's marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.
Release dateJune 25, 2004 (USA)

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Surprising facts about this movie here

the plot of movie here

The novel

Happy Saturday and weekend everyone

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Surprise in my Mail Box

   I wanted to share with you the little knitted girl doll from friend Barbara.
I love Barbara's knitted little dolls and animals and felted bowls.

I love her hair!!

and this is the back of her eco printed card

the large pot to the right is a vintage copper pot-deep and long-I will fill it up with weaving yarns

    Of course she needs a name since she is so adorable and makes me smile. I looked up female names that mean water and I chose Kendra which means clear water.
      We live on the road with Morgan in the name so her name is Kendra Morgan

Happy Easter to all that celebrate

Sunday, April 14, 2019

T Stands for Tuesday & a Drive to the Lake House-Heavy with Photos

Welcome to our T for Tuesday where we share a drink related post with friends. Join us with our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth-find link in my right hand column.

We worked at the lake house both Saturday and Sunday, and I filled the suburban both days.
  Saturday was beautiful- full sun, warm. no wind. I grabbed the camera and took photos to share while riding in the car.

   I forget how beautiful the Ozarks area is-lots of rocks, curves, ups and downs. The redbuds were in full bloom everywhere with a few dogwoods blooming, and the green leaves on the trees just barely beginning to leaf out. A really gorgeous day.
  On the way to our lake house we cross a long bridge over areas of the Lake of the Ozarks in two places.

  So I wanted to share with you photos of my area-click to enlarge for full size photos

One stretch of highway was full of redbuds on both sides-they are a blur as we whiz by them

Turning on the road to the lake house

In the middle of the lake houses in this area is a large patch of woods -there are two houses up there I believe. I am thinking this is where the wild deer and turkeys live.

at the lake house

Any ideas what plants these next photos are? first one perhaps day lilies?

Have no clue on this one at all

Thinking possibly iris?

On the way back to the woods

There are allot of ranchers in my area near the woods. You can see the black angus cattle under the trees

Surprise Sunday morning and it snowed all the way to the lake house-it warmed up and was all melted by noon

Deer visitors Sunday evening-Mom and her youngster-a year old. The Mom looks like an older doe

I made up a batch of brownies with dried blueberries-in the cast iron square pan There should be enough for everyone that would like one

For my drink beverage this week,  I am sharing my kahlua with walnut milk-I made me one over the weekend

Happy T everyone-hope you enjoyed the ride

Friday, April 12, 2019

Spring Photos in the Ozarks-Lots of Photos

  Hi Everyone,
     Such a pretty day today that I grabbed the camera and took a walk near the house-here in the woods.
     The redbuds and the dogwoods are in full bloom now-so pretty especially in the woods where they are the pop of a color before the trees leaf out.
    The wild violets and dandelions are blooming now too. and the wisteria is just beginning to leaf out. The goldfinch males are in full color now, and I have a few more daffodils blooming. My lavender and oregano plant made it through the winter. So will dig those up to plant at the lake house.

   I had put some things on Facebook Marketplace to sell. Hubs is doing really well selling small machinery items etc-so thought I would give it a go.
   I had stored up 6 huge boxes and 2 small boxes of blue jeans that I had already washed twice and cut apart at the seams, taken off the waist bands the pockets etc so all useable fabric. I have made allot of quilts for returning soldiers with them, and many gifted quilts. I had planned on weaving rugs with the rest.
   For someone to take all I wanted $75.00  A elderly couple (older than me lol) drove out to take a look at them, I couldn't get her to tell me what she had in mine-individual box, or all of it-so I was mentally prepared ha ha. She offered $50.00 for all I told her no way as if I sold each box seperate it would be $100.00 so discounted already at the $75.00 So she came up to $60.00-I wanted $70.00 Hubs says $65.00. She still said no-so then her husband took a look at them and says there are allot of jeans here and they are all clean Yes I say-- so He takes $5.00 out of his wallet and hands it to his wife to put her $60.00 to it. and then she needed us to haul them to her car.
    Hubs absolutely can not do that, and I knew I could do a few of the boxes but not all-so we called up a friend for his son's help.  Hubs saw that she gave him a tip lol    I am not good at this stuff. but at least 8 boxes are now gone and I got some money for them.

Now for the photos:  photos will enlarge to full size just click on them




This bird flew in just as I snapped the photo

Happy Friday and Weekend everyone!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Happy T Stands for Tuesday

Happy T Day Everyone

    Tuesdays is when we gather together and join our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth to share our drink related post. You are most welcome to join us-find the link in my right hand column

Today I am posting a quick post-we are busy busy most every day now-working up at the lake house and packing. We found a used trailer to purchase which will help us move bigger items-figured more economical this way and then just sell the trailer when we are finished moving.

 No word back yet on Hubs two heart tests. He is doing fairly well considering our long busy days-but he tires really fast. Today was a very long day for us-an all "dayer"-is that a word?? haha

Hubs found some really nice used shelving on Facebook Marketplace that will look nice and will be perfect for his book collection. It was located on our way home from the lake-to another lake house.

  We had a little time to kill before picking up the shelving, so we stopped at the grocery store that is in the next town over from the lake house. It was called G2M-have never heard of this one. A fairly large looking store, and the parking lot is always full.
   Actually I am realizing that shopping will still be a drive from our new home. This one not too bad around 25 minutes. 
    The fresh veggies and fruits looked nice and they were mostly all labeled grown in USA  which I was happy about-some of the prices not so much. A fresh head of cauliflower was over $4.00-I just paid $1.99 last week at the small Aldi store near me now also grown in the USA. The meat section was good looking as was the dairy section. They also have a butcher, a bakery, and a buffet eating area for lunch.
   We also drove in the opposite direction to Versailles, Mo which will be around a 30 to 40 minute drive from the lake house. We have always lived very rural so we are used to driving far-but I was hoping this city would have been a bit closer. It is the capital for Morgan county, we found a small Wal mart store along with lots of various small shops for tourists and also resale type shops too. This town also is to have a farmer's market by the Amish-so am anxious to check that out this summer.
   I do allot of buying online now and look for free shipping. I buy most of my gluten free baking items that way, and I learned lately that Sam's Club has free shipping on many of their items too-and cleaning supplies etc are much cheaper from them-so I will be doing more of that for sure.

I am still spinning my buffalo roving into yarn in the evenings. This last spindle full is so much nicer - a finer yarn-finally

I don't use baking mixes hardly ever, but I do use some of the gluten free ones-especially breads, this one turns out so good-is loaded with raisins and cinnamon and yummy toasted for peanut butter sandwiches.

My beverage reference this week This one is really nice, fruit juices, low in salt and sugars, and not bubbly which is better on my stomach.

Happy T Day everyone