noodles

Today, as I’ve already told you, was cold and gray.  The wind blew the entire day.  I do NOT like wind. Thank goodness we don’t get much wind out here in California. So…I spent the early part of the day taking the bed apart, washing all the bedding and refreshing the bedroom.  I guess that…

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winter’s back !

We spent yesterday in the garden. The sun was warm – 70 plus – and it was spring.  Planted some marigolds. Moved the Meyer Lemon, the Lime and four miniature roses.  The citrus are in BIG pots – no small feat to move ‘em.  Pulled the lemon out of its pot, moved the pot to…

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grapefruit anyone?

I LOVE California!  I love the luxury of walking out my back door and picking a big, fat, juicy pink grapefruit for breakfast. I love the sunny days, and the foggy days.  I love spring in February and little or no violent weather. I love the fact that this truly is “the land of milk…

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play clay

Make Some Play Clayand Create Critters Here’s what you’ll need: A grown up person to HELP you.1/2 cup table salt (not kosher or sea salt)1/2 cup hot water1/2 cup cold water1/2 cup cornstarcha few drops of food coloring in 3 or 4 colors Mix the salt and hot water in a large pan. PLEASE – don’t ever use…

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free

These words are the profession of my faith in Jesus Christ. They are words I want to live and  work by every single day.  With his help, most days, I do. I am a servant of the most high God – the God of heaven and earth, who holds my life in the palm of…

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prayer requests

It snowed in the night!  Well…not snow SNOW. The pears are dropping their blossoms. Everything is covered with petals.  After growing up in the Colorado mountains, I can tell you without question – I’ll take my snow this way!!! It’s been another interesting week here at the cottage….a very busy week…but interesting. The blog re-design…

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make lemonade

I have a bookmark bearing this quote: “When life give you lemons – make lemonade.”  Early this morning there is evidence of spring, and the promise of another crop of lemonade in the garden.  The Meyer lemon we planted last summer is all but bursting with flowers.  I know the green fruit should probably be…

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in like a lamb

March came in like a lamb…you know what that means.  Out like a lion! Today is another cold, gray day.  Nothing like the 70 degree days we enjoyed the last two weeks of February. The sun peeked out for a minute or two, then the clouds closed up and it’s winter again.  The old joke…

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hello March !

Hooray!  The first of March.  Spring!  A couple of weeks of shamrocks and leprechauns! We finally got a good study, soaking rain last night after weeks of below normal rainfall.  Looking east, the Sierra Mountain Range is not white as it is supposed to be in March.  It is blue! That means almost no snow. …

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