Thursday, April 09, 2015

My World this Week

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 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*.

I love this show, the writing is excellent.  While the actresses that portray the midwives are wonderful, my favorites are the nuns.

Each season we have learned a little more of their back story and Pam Farris is downright hilarious, just with a look!

This was the cutest gift from a bloggy friend.  I have already taken it apart to use some of it in my scrapbook journal but I had to take a few photos first.
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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Rebecca said...

I definitely want to read Jean Fleming's book! Thanks for drawing it to my attention.

Those deviled eggs look delicious! It's been awhile since I've made any.

Anonymous said...

The spring flowers are beautiful as is your table setting with grandmother's china. So glad you are feeling better--and have a "stash" of good books to read.
Blessings, Sharon D.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

What a good post! I'm so glad to hear of your on going recovery!

I am hard boiling some eggs, I think some may need to be deviled! Love those!

I am a huge fan of Laura Childs Tea Shop Mysteries!

Victoria is a queen.


ps - I forgot to say that the book by Jean Fleming looks excellent!

Vee said...

I have not had the flu and still do things ten minutes at a time. It must be lovely to be out in the yard. Oh those deviled eggs look yummy! I'd have been the only one enjoying them at my house. Nope, John says he loves them. Glad that Victoria is on the mend and back to her Kibble. She really is a beautiful kitty. I read some of the reviews on the cookbook...glowing all! That's a lovely, practical gift for you! Perfect.

suzanne said...

I love the beautiful way you celebrate each holiday, Miss Brenda. Such a thoughtful table, which makes your family and guests feel so welcome! You should teach a course on hospitality because you definately understand the details of the ministry of it! Miss Victoria is one cool kitty.

A Woman that Fears the Lord said...

You set a lovely table. What a lovely dinner.
I sure hope your strength returns soon.
I always appreciate your book reviews. Books are my one weakness. (wink) said...

Wow, that was a surprise to see! Lovely china pattern. I'll have to see if my Aldi's still has some of that lovely chocolate, must remember it for next year. Glad you're on the mend, we've just had it at our house, in fact most of our church choir has been "infected"! Glad we were able to get our Easter Musical presented before we all got sick.

Carrie said...

Love the flowers! So beautiful.

I, too, am watching Call the Midwife. The actresses really are quite marvelous. Hardly an episode goes by wherein I am not reduced to tears for some reason or another.

Tea for Three sounds very fun! Going to mark that one down!

Deb J. in Utah said...

Hello - glad you are beginning to feel better! I really want to read that Intentional Life book by Ms. Fleming. Thank you for the recommendation! Have a good weekend and continue with your recovery!