Month: May 2012

half full

June! Being a ‘glass is half full’ sort of gal, June brings me to my favorite half of almost any year. Granted the six months just past contained some exceptional celebrations – Easter, several family birthdays and Spring – just to name a few. But, the half full rest of the year is so special.…

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pitchin’ a fit

The Contentment Cottage Blog database server was down all of last night!!! And even though I didn’t want to pitch a FIT…I pitched a fit! It was the  kind of fit that sucks the air out of the room and leaves all of us wondering ‘what just happened?’ This has, in fact, been a difficult…

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bloggers viewpoint

As I’ve mentioned before – any day I don’t learn something new is a sad day.  That’s one of my personal points of view. Today I learned a new word. Yahoo quoted a news anchor who called a prominent politician a ”bloviating ignoramus.” I’m mostly not into news..none of it’s good. I’m into the Good News about…

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happy memorial day

It’s COLD! A cloudy and 52° Memorial Day weekend here in our Central California valley. Not the first time I can recall it being cold on this Holiday weekend. My mind travels back to weekends spent in a tent at 7,000 feet above sea-level in the Colorado Rockies.  Now that was miserable. No way to get…

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grosbeak bath

Our garden bird bath is a source of ever-changing, ever-entertaining delight.  It sets just off the front steps, surrounded by sedum, soaking up full sun most of the day. The branches of the guava and the fence offer protection for passing visitors. The constantly running water is simply too inviting to pass up. And so, we have an…

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searching

Father God, I come for Your anointing, to be freshly renewed in Your image, filled with Your creativity and wisdom. Open my mind to receive Your inspiration, and open my heart to increase my love for You, myself and others. Bind my feet to the path You have chosen for me. Lord Jesus, I desire…

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Nana’s biscotti

This morning my mouth wanted Biscotti for breakfast!  Guess what?  No Biscotti in the freezer. That means I’m gonna have to bake! I haven’t baked Biscotti for months, even though Laurie asked me to post the recipe months ago!  Okay – let’s just kill two with one here: I get my craving satisfied and Laurie…

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‘tato salad & legs

It’s official… Summer’s here! Saturday I made Potato Salad. Sunday dinner was Fried Chicken and ‘tato Salad. That may sound like overkill, when talking about cooking for two, but it doesn’t have to be.  We both enjoy these two summer-time classics.  We can’t possibly finish off a full-blown picnic recipe of Potato Salad within what I…

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tee house

“Do you like this house? ” D asked me. “Ooo, yes!!!  I love it. But won’t that be really dificult to put on a tee-shirt?” Nope! And here’s proof. He dyed the shirt a soft tea (pun intended) tan, then drew the adorable house in brown! I love ! From now on it’s my Sunday…

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