Monday, August 25, 2014


GOOD MORNING! I had a great weekend and am looking forward to the last week of August.  If I had to pick a month I hated, it would be August!  Other than our anniversary being in August (which only happened because so much of the family had conflicts with the first date we picked) August has always been a stifling month to me - always too hot, too humid and downright miserable.  So, I am really glad it is on its way out and my favorite time of year is quickly approaching.   
Be sure and stop by to see what it's all about!

  • A big cup of coffee and then a homemade fruit smoothie (banana, pineapple, strawberry and cherries) before I go to the gym. 
  • Pool in time and then the gym to avoid the warmer water from the humidity of the recent storms.
  • Laundry
  • Groceries & Errands.

Whatever strikes our fancy off the DVR.  I try not to plan this in advance and just go with the flow at least until the NEW Fall schedule starts.

Hot as usual! It's only supposed to be 100 today but it's now officially monsoon season so the humidity is really unpredictable.

 Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie

Peanutty Pork Noodle Salad
Mandarin Chicken and Noodles
Chicken Fried Chicken
Mexican Cobb Salad with Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
Snapper Wrappers
SATURDAY8/30Oven Omeletes
Sweet and Sour BBQ Pulled Pork
SUNDAY8/31German Pancake
Pot Roast - Savory style
 Do a little quilting and finish a few older projects though I have yet to have a few minutes to myself LOL like that's going to happen.

I have a list of tons of recipes I want to try.  Stay posted for the results.

As I combine all my old blogs into this new one I'm also keeping a list of those recipes that I cannot in good conscience bring over until I remake them and take some decent pictures LOL.

WONDERING who stole my mosaic memorial lights for Dicken's grave and better yet WHY?

On a positive note though I really want to make one of these:

On the way home from our anniversary getaway we stopped by the Salton Sea.  If you don't know about it, you can read about it here.  It's pretty interesting.   On Friday they issued an ODOR WARNING - not at all uncommon for this time of year in Monsoon Season.

I'm finding that more and more of my favorite blogs are posting less and less, if at all, but I found that one of my baking blogs is still around.  LICK THAT SPOON is still around.  She has some really beautiful food photography and interesting recipes.

I'm still looking for that perfect coffee as I must start my day with coffee and then more coffee, but for now this is my signature blend.
I open all 3 and pour all of the Dunkin' donuts original blend and Folgers Morning Cafe in. Then I add 1/2 of the Millstone caramel truffle! YUM! Do you have a favorite coffee?

Guidance as we start the research on our new adventure and home search.


  1. Ok so I take it this is where you will be doing all your blogging? I sent you an email while you were away letting you know I'm back to blogging now too! What happened to Dickens?!!

    1. LOL I am still combing through all the emails from while I was away -sorry I haven't gotten to yours yet, but will go find it immediately. Missed you my friend!!!!!

  2. I don't like August either, even though it is my birthday and anniversary month lol I'm just looking forward to fall and the cooler temps.

    As for the coffee, I am like you, I have still to find that perfect blend, I've been mixing two as well, but it's still not what I want.

    1. LOL I'm fairly happy with this coffee mix, but I'm always open to new ideas :) - I just can't start my day without my coffee especially in fall and winter!

      I can't wait until we're finally out of this desert and back to God's country and in much friendlier weather all the time.

  3. August can't leave us fast enough. I'm ready for fall and even winter at this point. Anything to give my A/C a break.

    I really should revisit some of my earlier food posts too, that's a great idea.

    We live near a paper mill, so offending odor's are not at all uncommon especially when the wind is just right and we can smell it in the house. ick!

    1. Yep, winter sounds awesome! It's still 96 at almost 8PM here. I can't wait to move.

      I've lived near a paper mill too and I have to admit I find both smells equally offending LOL


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