Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Taking A Blogging Break

                        Thought I would take  a bit of a break from Blogging. All fine here, just the fun of warm weather and so much going on. It takes me a good part of the day just to water an take care of all my flowers. HA. Then there is Kitty, in and out it seems every few minutes. And Richard and all the kids and our friends that we want to have down for summer food etc. Sooo a bit of  time off. Back Soon.
                                              Nancy Jo 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Some Books That I just Read

                            These were all pretty good. I still have a good size pile to read. But that's a good thing. Hate to be without a book to read.
                Hot here the last few days. Going to pick up my daughter pretty soon and get groceries. Look for something good to cook on the grill.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Something Good In the Mail

                     My sister in law and Brother sent this to me. ISN'T IT CUTE? I think I will plant an ivy in it. I will get a small pot that fits in there and can't be seen, and the ivy can grow out the spout and around the handle.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great weather for all my flowers etc.

                                 Everything I planted or bought is really doing good this year. A good amount of rain and sun. And my trusty watering can. This is a little corner of my back deck.
                     Going out to Amish country this Sat. My daughter and son in law have a cabin out there. Most of the family will be going. Kind of a Father's Day event. Us girls will probably do a little Amish shopping.  Then lots of good food back at the cabin.
      Been reading a lot as usual. I will post a  picture soon of some of the books I have been reading.
        O'k I'm going now.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Kitty on the Hunt etc.

                       Kitty loves being outside, chases anything that moves.  Right now she is laying here on the desk helping me type as usual.
              Warm and windy today. I made a pineapple upside down cake this morning. will probably have hot dogs and salad for dinner.
       Been reading an old Taylor Caldwell  book, " A Prologue To Love". She wrote a lot of good books. Then I have about six other books on my table waiting to be read.
         So windy the last few days that I go out and water all my plants at least twice a day. But that's OK I love being outside. I was out at six this morning, so nice out then, I love the mornings.
     Nothing else new, kids are in and out as usual, Richard's cousin Jack comes down almost every Sunday for a visit. In fact I just gave him a piece of cake. So ok I'm going now.
                                                                                                        Nancy Jo

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


                           I didn't make these, they were made by a friend a long time ago. Always thought it was a cute way to use buttons.
                      On my way down to stare at the freezer and decide what to make for dinner . Looks like we looking at summer weather, been pretty cool these last couple of weeks.  So maybe something for the grill would be a good idea.
       Reading a lot as usual, so many books out there!!!  Well off to take everything off the bed and flip the mattress, my back has been acting up and that usually means time to turn the mattress. Kitty is sitting here trying  to help me type, she is not to good at it. She stands on the keys then I have to make corrections.

Monday, June 5, 2017

China Cupboard.

                            This is a collection of things from family and from thrift stores. The cups and saucers were given to me as I was growing up. My Aunt Fern, who was my Grandma's sister always gave me a cup and saucer for my Birthday. I like that old valentine Box on top, its pretty old. The three old pitchers were made in Germany.
        Been cool here this week, next week looks like summer, looking forward to that!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Beautiful Doll From Becky

                           My Mail Day today was pretty exciting. A big box with this beautiful doll waiting inside. She said she had a nice trip here but is glad to be out of the box.  Isn't she pretty, and because the Doll is from Becky, I will name her Becky.  She is holding a muff and you can't see it but a full slip under the dress, which is why the dress stands out so nice. And of course her hooded cape.
         Thank you Becky, what a nice gift.
                                                                      Nancy Jo

Monday, May 29, 2017

Part of My Living Room.

                    After Christmas we had new carpet put in the living room the hall and the computer  room. I can only get this part of the living room in the picture, but you get the idea. The other part of the room has the fireplace the love seat and the rocking chairs.  See now you know.
       Had nice time yesterday at my Daughter 's house. lots of food and great weather. Today its more rain and cooler. Took out a steak to cook later with baked potatoes. If its not raining I will cook it outside, otherwise I will cook it in my cast Iron pan which works really nice.   Been reading a lot. On my third book this week. I'm pretty sure I'm getting smarter, as long as I can remember what I just read.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


                   Been raining all day today, makes everything really green and wet. But that's OK, I'm not about to judge Mother nature.I'm sure she has a plan.
          Been playing house most of the day. reading a lot. We are meeting some friends for dinner later, looking forward to that. Don't have to cook today!  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Edwardian Lady

                       I saw this someplace and so looked it up online and ordered it used. Haven't read it yet but it looks like it will be a good read. It had good reviews. She wrote another book which I think I will get. "The country Diary of and Edwardian Lady". The book in the picture is the story of Edith Holden the author. Also has lots of pictures .
     Warm today and rain, went for a big grocery order with my daughter. Made BLT'S for dinner. Haven't had one of those in a long time.   My outside flowers are all doing great, so pretty after the long winter and late spring.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grandma's old crock bowl

           When we went to visit my Aunt Glenda last week, she is 102, she gave me this Bowl. It would have been her Mothers, so my Grandma.  I remember it always being in the kitchen. Since we were both brought up in the same farm house, we have a lot of the same memories. Anyway I now keep it on my stove with the potholders in it. Aunt Glenda also gave me the yellow bowl sometime ago. I keep a few on my kitchen towels in there. Easy to grab if I need them.
     I received lots of hanging baskets from the Kids for Mother's Day, and I bought flowers to plant in all my pots. So it looks like Spring Summer is under way.
    Kitty and Jack and Dave are fine, Jack wanted to wear shorts today but I talked him out it. They were to small for him.