a NEW Thursday thought


Happy Thursday! This quote is from a recent post at The Cobweborium Emporium.  It’s a simple concept, but one that a lot of people don’t seem to grasp, or at least, don’t put into practice. I like to think of it as the M.O.T.N. Principle  (More Often Than Not). It’s just such a true principle that I had to use it as a Thursday thought.  Thanks Cobs!

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!

I recently had a a photo shoot with my old baseball mitt. Yes, it’s my very own mitt that my hubby bought me either shortly before or after we were married – can’t remember. It’s lookin’ pretty old and weathered these days. I can’t say I used it much, but I keep it because…well, just because. Actually, I did use it quite a bit.  Not because I played in very many baseball games, but I played catch with my four boys, quite often, when they were little. :o)

Other random stuff:

I was introduced to a NEW word and a NEW blog recently: Tesserology.  I didn’t know there was an actual word for those bits and pieces that I’m dreaming will grace my garden soon.  I’m slowly working on my ‘Mosaic Garden’ (previous post about that HERE).  It’s on it’s way!  I’ve got the drip system installed and the large flagstone pavers in place.  Now I’ve got to fill in all the spaces with my mosaic designs…and buy/plant the trees, bushes, flowers etc. Unfortunately, the weather decided to turn chilly (well, ok, it IS November). This project might have to wait til spring, but it will happen! Yeah!

Another NEW thing…I’ve bought two NEW maids.

One’s name is Vicki:


The other maid’s name is Molly:


I have a feeling I may feel a bit guilty if they’re working and I’m not.  So I’ve resolved to make sure I’m always doing something productive whenever either of them is working. I’d hate to feel like a lazy mama if they’re doing the work and I’m just sitting around. So I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen! I always have plenty of items on my to-do list, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

So, that’s it for today’s miscellaneous randomness.  Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!






Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!

So here’s my (very) weird photo of the week.  I noticed these shadows on my table, and thought, I should find something to take a photo of.  Well, it should be pickles, of course! Right? Haha! Ya, weird and random.  Typical Monday! But ya know…

“…never seeing nothing, being a photographer.” -Walter De Mulder

Other random stuff:

First of all, I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and i’m trying…I’m trying hard! I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it! I haven’t started listening to Christmas music yet, but I’m getting the itch.  There’s SO much good Christmas music! December goes so fast! I haven’t caved yet.  I’ll let you know how I do. Discipline…I might need some!

I’m impressed with the creativity and imagination of this photographer: Brooke Shaden. I browsed through her gallery and loved every single piece. She’s incredible!

After booking a cruise to the Mediterranean for next summer, I changed my screensaver at work to this (just so I can psych myself up to go, ya know? :o)


Someone walked by my desk and asked, “Oh, is that Cinque Terre?”….Ummmm, IDK! I just googled ‘Mediterranean’ and this was the best image that popped up for a screensaver! (I learned something NEW!) Haha! I don’t even know if our boat with sail past this spot.  I hope it does! So colorful, huh?

So that is enough randomness. Have a great great day. Do or learn something NEW!







a NEW taste Tuesday


Happy Tuesday!

So, a few days ago, my son brought me these eggs that his chickens recently graciously produced.  Aren’t they pretty?  Although the very day before he brought me these, I had made a Costco run and bought the big 5-dozen package.  Therefore, I need to make something that takes a LOT of eggs – right away.

Google to the rescue..:


This was a great article and while reading it, I learned something NEW! Am I the only one that didn’t know Pound Cake was called Pound Cake because it uses a pound of eggs (and a pound of flour, butter and sugar). I don’t know that I’ll make Pound Cake, but I think I’ll make a quiche, and I’ve always wanted to tackle Baked Alaska.

And! I learned you could freeze eggs. I never have.  Do they maintain a good consistency? I’m not so sure.  If anyone has used eggs that have been frozen, let me know how it turned out. Please and Thank you.

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!



misc Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  Here’s my weird photo of the week.  Yes, I know it’s November, but this photo would be lost and forgotten about if I tried to keep it til next summer to post it.  So, there ya go. Random.Weirdness.Miscellaneous Monday!

Let’s see, here’s some more randomness:

I was doing some family history research lately and read about a Smock Wedding. (HERE’s another link that talks about it in The Encyclopedia of Superstitions). I learned something NEW!

What I’ve been listening to on my commutes:


Excellent writing!  BUT, I can’t believe I’m listening to this while in the midst of an election! Wowza, my timing couldn’t have been worse, because I’ve gotten enough of politics without choosing to read about it too!  Here is the snippet from Amazon: “Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on american politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.”

I’d recommend it, just for the very good writing – but plan carefully (don’t read it in October/November! :o)

And lastly, since my backyard is covered in autumn leaves that need to be raked, I’ll share the superstitions I learned about autumn leaves:


I’m going out right now and try to catch a leaf to ward off any winter colds! Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!



a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday! These autumn trees standing tall and standing together pairs perfectly with an awesome sermon by Sheri L. Dew.  This talk is called: “Stand Tall and Stand Together”…and it was a fabulous message! She says:

No woman is a more vibrant instrument in the hands of the Lord than a woman of God who is thrilled to be who she is.

But there is A LOT more terrific counsel in the talk.  Read and enjoy!

Here’s another message on the ‘Standing Tall’ theme:  You reach the greatest heights while on your knees.


Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!