Saturday, August 15, 2020

Weekend Reading ~ August 15




Hello everyone! 

 I do hope you're having a lovely weekend. I did some laundry and housework this morning. Then I worked in the kitchen with my husband for awhile early this afternoon. He had brought in another zuchinnizilla, several cucumbers, some jalapeno and banana peppers, and a few tomatoes. We first used the last of the bread and butter pickle brine and made three pints of pickles. Then we made two 2 quart jars of refrigerator dill pickles. This is my first year to make pickles. I had plans for working the jalapenos and zucchini, but we ran out of steam. I decided to clean up the mess, finish the laundry, and have the girls help me straighten and vacuum the house. Now that the kitchen's clean, I hesitate to make another mess!

 I've found some nice things for you to read this weekend. If you've not read anything from Grandma Donna yet, she has some excellent advice for the times we live in. So, here's a weekend reading list for you.

22 comments:

  1. Hi friend :) I must say first off you look amazing I love your hair colour !! so pretty. I remember that busy canning time in the kitchen last summer. It's pretty hard going in the heat !! We had a bad season for zucchini, which was sad as it's one of my favourite vegetables (low carb) and so versatile. It's a true blessing to have a bumper harvest. Blessings to you ~ Linda

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    1. Thanks so much Linda! I've been experimenting to see what look I like for my hair. I like this one.

      Zucchini is great to have. I use it all year in lots of things.
      Blessings!
      Laura

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  2. zuchinnizilla - that made me laugh!
    I just found Gdonna a few months ago and she writes really good stuff.
    Hugs to you Laura ❤️

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    1. True Rhonda. Gdonna truly inspires me to do what I can with what I've got where I am. I never thought I'd can again after the cancer, but I'm doing a bit.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  3. such a pretty picture! Isn't all that fresh produce wonderful?
    Thank you for the mention.
    Have a blessed day.

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    1. Fresh produce is a major blessing!
      You're welcome. I enjoy reading your writing.
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  4. I think I clicked off before my message posted. sigh...anyway-glad you got so much done with produce. I hear you about not wanting to mess up a clean kitchen..lol.
    Nice to see a picture of you here, Laura. Blessings-- Diana

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    1. Something happened since last night! I came home and my nice clean kitchen wasn't! So, I probably won't add to my stash tonight.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  5. love the zucchinezilla, I have a few of those also.

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  6. Very pretty picture of you with new hairdo. Looking good. Blessings, Sharon

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    1. Why thank you Sharon! I've been experimenting to see what look I like best.

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  7. Deb in FL (formerly of Carthage)August 17, 2020 at 8:16 AM

    I love your hair! It's not gray and a brillo pad, like mine! HAHA I cling to the Bible verses about gray, if only I had the wisdom to go with it. ;)

    I always enjoy your posts and am so thankful that you are a cancer survivor and still here to brighten the internet!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Mine can't be very gray since it all fell out! Ha ha! Maybe a purple or blue rinse? Tee hee! Remember the gray ladies when we were growing up? Purple, blue, pink... you never knew what color their hair (or their poodles) would be!
      Just kidding about the rinse... really...you're not thinking about it are you? You are? Yikes! Don't scare me. Oh how I miss you my dear friend! I go to the local coffee shop with Beth each week. I wish you could join us.Hugs to you!Laura

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    2. Deb in FL (formerly of Carthage)August 17, 2020 at 7:37 PM

      My Grandma used to dye her scalp, she didn't have much hair. ;) My other Grandma was all white, but went in to keep it looking silver instead of yellow.

      Mine is kinda half brown/half gray. I dyed it for 2 years, but got tired of it.

      I miss you too, I would love to have coffee with you guys again! God bless you, dear Laura!

      Deb

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    3. Hi Deb, I remember dying my hair for awhile. I was concerned about growing it out when I finally decided to go gray. Fortunately (haha) I didn't have to figure it out. Chemo did that for me. ~smile~
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  8. Hello Laura, You look lovely in this photo! I laughed over your name for the super huge zucchini LOL. I have been listening to audio books this summer!
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. Hello Roxy,
      Thank you. I got four cups of shredded zucchini from that one monster! I love to listen to audio books while I work or knit.
      Someday, if I ever get to Colorado, I want to hug you in person. But for now, I'm sending you a virtual hug.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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  9. Love your hair!
    Can't wait to make the swifter pads!

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    1. Thanks Vickie! I think the Swiffer pads are a great idea. It may be awhile before I get to them. There are a lot of things on my to do list!

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  10. I don't even know how I got to your blog this evening, but I really enjoyed your post, and finding Grandma Donna from here, too! Thanks, I will bookmark this and come back again.
    Regards, Karen

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    1. I am so glad you did come by Karen. I hope we will become blog friends. May God bless you and keep you.
      I look forward to hearing from you you again soon.
      Blessings,
      Laura

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