It seems a very long time since I've been able to assemble a "My World" post. I'm still recovering from the influenza but a little more each day. I notice it most when I can only do lawn work for about ten minutes and then have to rest. But doing the work a little at a time gets at least part of it accomplished. Much better than staying inside and wishing I could do more!
We had a lovely Easter with Mr. & Mrs. Christopher. I forgot to take a photo of the pie because I served it after the meal and after putting my camera away. I suppose that means I'll have to make another one soon, just for photos. ;)
Victoria had to visit her favorite doctor recently. Her paws are giving her problems again so she is back on a short term steroid regimen. But the reason we made the appointment was when she was "off her feed" a few days... and nothing comes between Victoria and her kibble. Her doctor suspects a virus and she's fine now. I'll share something funny about the visit after her photo.
Here is a little of what has been going on in my world... slowly but surely... a little at a time.
There was a lull for awhile between review books already reviewed and those received. So I enjoyed some "just for me" reading. All three books were purchased with Amazon credit, although Laura Childs' book was purchased last year.
For those who take the time to enter their Amazon shopping through a link or by clicking on any item in the Amazon Widget, I thank you very much. Last month's credit went to a couple much wanted books.
Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - This is the new cookbook by Aimee from Simple Bites. It is fabulous, just the kind of cookbook I love with good stories (her family are urban farmers), beautiful photos, and delicious recipes.
-This link to Amazon.com takes you to the U.S. version of the book... here*. (Aimee is Canadian.)
Tea For Three is a book containing the first three Tea Shop Mysteries all in one volume. I am enjoying rereading Death by Darjeeling right now. It also contains Gunpowder Green and Shades of Earl Grey. These are my favorite cozy mysteries!
-Amazon information... here*.
Pursue the Intentional Life is by Jean Fleming. I have loved her writing since I was a younger mother. This book is exactly what I need right now. It is written for women after the age of fifty who want to live their life to the fullest regardless of circumstances. But it is also for younger women to realize everything they do while young is preparing them for middle age and beyond.
I first skimmed it as I couldn't wait for each chapter. Now I am going back and reading it more slowly. It is a book written from decades of experience, Bible study, and working with young women. A new favorite!
-For more information, click on over... here*.
Each season we have learned a little more of their back story and Pam Farris is downright hilarious, just with a look!
CREATED FOR ME
|The gift from God|
|The gift from my kids|
|Aldi's candy was placed in various pretty containers|
|Always Great Grandmother's china brought out for Easter|
|Christopher was so excited to see deviled eggs.|
|I roasted the asparagus this time and it was delicious cooked that way!|
|I think I showed this already but she looks so pretty.|
When her doctor's assistant carried Victoria to another room to be weighed, he shouted out, "Supermodel alert! Supermodel alert!". It was so funny as they had just been talking about how beautiful she is.
No wonder she likes to visit her doctor. Those are her people and she knows it. ;)
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