MARCH

MARCH

March 30, 2020

A WEEK OF CONFERENCE CALLS, COMFORT FOOD AND FEELING GRATEFUL


I found this adorable little sign at Walmart
about a month ago and thought it was rather appropriate
for the beginning of this post....
a virtual hug for each of you....


Well, I'm not sure things are any more positive than they were 
a week ago.....I am ever so thankful to those that keep
our lives going...the list is endless....


The Divine Miss M sent me this photo of their Publix Friday morning....
it's still hit or miss at the grocery in all areas of the country....
I am thankful for the fresh vegetable and fruits that we can find....
who would have thought????


I decided to bring out different coffee mugs to change things up
and am loving to revisit old favorites!


Talking about old favorites....
I remembered this one from The Best of the Best....called TRAMP EGGS!


Here is the recipe....this is a very vintage recipe
and it's absolutely delicious!


Yum-O


I have so loved having the darling home for lunch everyday....
he said he has not eaten this well in some time....
Today was Minestrone Soup and a classic Grilled Cheese....


Are you bored sometimes during the day?
It's a great time to rotate your cookbooks and
browse recipes for dinner ideas!



Spring afternoons have been absolutely wonderful on the patio.....


I have never seen so many people out walking...
however, the neighborhood is so quiet.....


Self care is so important right now....
I am absolutely in love with Garnier products
and these are my current favorites!


Miss Mae is my constant companion.....
what would I ever do without this little minx?


A marvelous way to stay connected to family and loved ones
is through ZOOM!
We enjoyed a marvelous Happy Hour on Saturday night!


Those Banana Nut Muffins smelled heavenly baking on
Sunday afternoon....I think we must be eating and snacking
a bit more lately....isn't that just crazy??


We must "pass over"...from fear to trust...
just what PASSOVER means.....with the coming of Easter Sunday.....

March 26, 2020

AROUND THE HOUSE IN TEXAS, ATLANTA AND CALIFORNIA



I could no longer wait....
I need some Pre-Summer vibes going over here.........


The Cali kids are amazing to me...
they have been creating ways to entertain themselves while
being on house restriction for going on a little more than two weeks now...
Jenn served up some gorgeous Mimosa's made with freshly squeezed OJ...
I miss their sweet faces......


They both love playing board games and Jenn
found these two on one of her grocery outings....
she said they both enjoyed these.....
they were super fun....very quick little mysteries and riddles!


Still working from home.....
indefinitely.....


I have decided this is NOT the time to try new recipes....
cooking and baking with what we have on hand!
This is an oldie but goodie from Paula Deen, in case you have forgotten
about these delicious rolls...




I served these with Chicken Spaghetti


It's been wonderful being able to have lunch
with the love of my life.....and we both feel
very blessed that so far, we are able to afford to do this!


Best dinner of the week was this delicious
Pork Carnitas Tacos with my homemade spicy salsa!

The weather has been absolutely marvelous here in Texas!
Even though we are under STAY AT HOME restrictions,
people are walking the trails on beautiful, warm spring afternoons....




This is going to be my new craft project....


Not quite sure what I will be making with this,
but I am totally in love with this theme..!!!!

Over in Atlanta...they are on their fifth day of home schooling....


I think they have adjusted pretty well with this new norm......
The entire family is working from home.....and
their office's are in three separate areas of the house.....


Week two of homeschooling....
again, a problem with social distancing.....


When the weather is nice....they take
gorgeous nature walks and FaceTime
Grandma and Papa so we can tag along...
it's just marvelous!!!

Isn't this just beyond beautiful!


Luke is learning to cook dinner......
looks like a real pro I think......


Piper Rose just does not grasp the 6 feet apart rule....
she does love her Daddy!.



The two older grandchildren are continuing
their home schooling and keeping up their
workout's together.....
they too take nature walks and FaceTime us so we feel
like we are right there with them.....


Keep smiling...be kind....say prayers for the world and our country....
You are in my thoughts everyday......




March 22, 2020

STAYING CONNECTED WITH OUR NEW NORMAL




HELLO LOVES!
How is everyone holding up these days?
Changes are happening almost hour by hour aren't they?
It's going to be okay.....we are ALL going to be okay!


Well, I am going to assume that everyone's plans for 
an Easter gathering have now been altered....
a small family egg hunt for the littles can be worlds of fun
and Easter dinner will be more meaningful than ever!


The spring weather has blessed us with rain which
is going to be marvelous for spring planting......


And...THIS is the little theme for the summer patio,,,,,
I know our friend Linda at Linda's Life Journal 
will appreciate this.....
another little something to look forward to.....


With food items being hit or miss right now.....
I am trying new brands of coffee.....
this one was pretty darn good!


And, It's the little things that can bring joy and comfort....
such as a good raspberry jam...


spread on hot buttered toast in the morning.....


Another morning called for warm Orange Rolls....
an all-time favorite!


On this particular morning, being a bit cool
at 46 degrees, we went outside for fresh air....


And, it seemed like the perfect time to plant
my seeds...those spring rains will work wonders......


What a beautiful way to chase away the stress and worry..
it's times like these we need Dorothy and the Land of Oz...


Along with a big pot of homemade Spiced Tea......


Nothing better than to snuggle up with a blanket
and watch Downton.....old friends bring such comfort.....


For the nightstand,
I chose A Quiet Strength....



We treated ourselves to a Papa Murphy's Pizza
to make Friday night seem closer to normal......

We take short rides just to be out for a bit....
everything is looking beautiful, green and spring like.....


Other family members are finding way to
be compliant and entertain themselves......


With our Cali kids on lockdown,
they are both managing to entertain themselves...
this called for an evening of Cosmo's and trying to
recreate the University of Texas football stadium with Lego's!!


Luke was finally treated to Cinnamon Pancakes one morning.....



At HOME......it's a good place to be!




March 19, 2020

WEIGHT WATCHERS LEMON CAKE..and...CHANGES IN LIFE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC CRISIS


Y'all are going to love this cake....
it has just three ingredients and is only considered
One Point on Weight Watchers!

One Lemon Cake Mix
One Greek Yogurt container of Lemon Yogurt
One cup of water

Mix together and pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!


It also smells heavenly while baking......


I served this with frozen berry blend and Cool Whip!


We are doing our part.....


Washing our hands constantly......
I am going to make our own sanitzer and will
share a post on how I do this....


On my last trip to Bath and Body,
I picked up this little guy who I carry 
in my purse to hold hand sanitizers....
adorable!!!


Everyone in our family is now working from home....
except our youngest in Austin who is required
to visit many public places daily.....I worry about him.....


I have been making healthy almond milk berry smoothies
in the mornings....full of good antioxidants!!


HELLO FRESH is delivered once a week...
this has been a lifesaver since the stores have been
so chaotic with panicked shoppers....
which overwhelms the entire supply change including their employees!

All the grandchildren are out of school....

on campus classes will not return for the remainder of the school year...
all classes are online to finish this years study plan....

Y'all enjoy the cake....stay safe.....stay home and 
be considerate of others....

please don't "panic buy" at the grocery store....
please do not go out if you don't need to....

please don't order non essential items on line right now....
how thankful I am for delivery services!


Be blessed and be kind