Saturday, June 25, 2016

July Menu

July Menu

1. Slow Cooker Beef
2. Leftovers
3. Out
4. Baked potato, Veggie tray, 
    Rudy's BBQ
5. Macaroni and cheese 
6. Shrimp Jambalaya 
7. Fruited Chicken Salad
8. Steak, GMP, GB
9. Leftovers 
10. Out
11. Baked potato, Veggie tray, 
      Bacon sandwiches, Oven fries
12. Corned Beef Hash
13. Shrimp Jambalaya 
14. Chicken 
15. Slow Cooker Beef
16. Leftovers 
17. Out
18. Baked potato, Veggie tray, 
      Bacon sandwiches, Oven fries
20. Tuna salad sandwiches, Veggie tray 
21. Slow Cooker Chicken
22. Beef
23. Leftovers 
24. Out
25. Baked potato, Veggie tray, 
      Bacon sandwiches, Oven fries
27. Cod chowder 
28. Fruited chicken salad 
29. Spaghetti and meatballs 
30. Leftovers 
31. Out

June Meditation

"But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine." -  Thomas Jefferson 

June Poetry

"So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing,
So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see;
So blithe and gay the humming-bird a going
From flower to flower, a-hunting with the bee."
-  Nora Perry, In June

Friday, June 24, 2016

Goals for Week June 26 - July 2, 2016

     Daily Bible Reading 
     Prayer by Richard Foster

     Track calories on LoseIt app
     Exercise DVD 

     Scrap 9-patch

     The Barbary Plague by Marilyn Chase
     Old Filth by Jane Gardam

     Seafood Pasta
     Fruited Chicken Salad
     Spaghetti and Meatballs 
     Make appointment for carpet cleaning
     Tickets for Summer Chills

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Blooms Around OakMeadows

The Life of Birds by David Attenborough

The Life of Birds by David Attenborough 

What a gorgeous, delightful, educational book!  Every chapter in this book is a delight to the eye and to the mind.  From the first chapter chronicling the evolution of birds to the last chapter on environmental challenges facing birds, the book is informative with stunningly beautiful photographs.  The book is broken into chapters following the life cycles of birds in the myriad varieties.  I just can't begin to express how much I enjoyed this book and how much I learned. A really good read.  

Around OakMeadows

We have had two nests of fledglings fly this week.  I gripe a lot about the mess they make on the porch but watching those babies learn to fly is about the sweetest thing I've ever seen.  So far this year we have had 16 swallow babies fly.  I don't think they will raise a third brood.  So I can get my porch cleaned off finally. 

House of Pies is a diner in Houston that JMM just loves.  He always gets their BLT and a slice of Coconut Cream Pie.  So TandC met us their for a late lunch for Father's Day.  So nice to visit with them.  

The mass murder in Orlando has stirred talk of gun control...again.  But the fact is that we don't want sensible gun laws enough to do the necessary work.  We are in the 
mess we are in because we have elected the people we have elected.  Simple as that. We elected them and we keep re-electing them.  In order to 
change the laws, we must change the legislators at both the state and national levels.  That's the only way it's going to happen. And we (I include 
myself in this too) are not willing to attend our county and/or state political party meetings, we don't canvas neighborhoods, we don't man voter 
registration drives, we don't man phone banks, we don't donate to candidates who will support rational gun laws.  Until we do the necessary 
work, nothing will change and the next mass murder is going to happen. 

And on that unhappy note, that is all for now from OakMeadows where the cats are all spoiled and so are the people.