Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer!!

Wonderful weather these last few days and we even had some rain as well. We have a neighbor with a lovely bush full of Elderflowers and since I heard it has medicinal properties I decided to use some of the flowers to make a syrup. I got almost two quart jars full. I have one in the freezer. You can use the syrup mixed with seltzer water or add to your tea. I love the aroma of these flowers.  I searched the internet and found this site here.http://georgiapellegrini.com/2011/06/14/recipes/homemade-elderflower-syrup/



 Summer is the best time for nice and cold smoothies. I used half frozen banana with peach and blueberries. I also added just a couple tablespoons of powder protein.
 I got three basil plants nice and full of leaves so it was time to make pesto. We love it with our homemade bread. Basil is good for it helps to control blood sugar.
 Summer is also a great time for caprice salads...nice and easy! No cooking in these warmer days.
We just done watching "Doc Martin." I do hope they will have more episodes. We loved it.  We are now watching "Inspector Morse." Are you watching any new series? What do you recommend? Hope Summer days are treating you right. Hugs from ND.
XOXO
Angela

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July

North Dakota, 4th of July!
The white buffalo in this place got a whole day of celebration. The native Americans  love the white buffalo. This ancient village was interesting to visit. We had friends from Nebraska that came for a visit so we took them to the village. Happy 4th of July!










 The jail in those days were small!!!
Happy 4th of July!

Angela

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Beauty Of June!

Love June!!

I like the temperature in June, it's not hot and humid like the end of July and August. It stays cooler here in ND than in Iowa which is fine with me.
Update on the lymph nodes: The doctor gave me an antibiotic to try and one of the nodes is gone and the other is much smaller but not completely gone. I will see him back tomorrow the 30th. It has been 4 weeks since the last appt. Will let you know what he will say. I am glad that it's reduced in size.
I have been so scared! I pray and let God take control of things.
One of the wonderful things about June is the rhubarb it brings. I really like rhubarb crisp! True that one can not have much of it because of the sugar but a bit of it should be just fine! :)

 Our friend Joan painted an old bike and placed some flowers in the basket in front of it. If you have an old bike there is an idea for you!
 I got white roses however they look yellow in a close up photo.
 Some of our flowers in the front yard.
 I have been drinking lots of mint tea since I read it is good to the immune system. I add some fresh turmeric to it and also a leave of fresh basil.
This is Mr. Fito! He is one funny character. I still have areas that needs to be weeded.

This is a future project. Will let you see what it looks like afterwards. I fear since this will be my first work with quitting. I got the quilt kit from here  It's a baby quilt or lap quilt!
Hope Summer has been great for each one of you. May you now make memories for the future.
"One thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that other people will never know about." --- Anne Tyler
Do not worry about anything, just be peaceful, thankful to God for all you have and do what you must do!

May your Summer days linger slowly and gently.

Angela

Friday, May 20, 2016

It's a beautiful Day outdoors!

It is a lovely day with lots of sunshine, it's a real blessing! I pray it is a beautiful day for you too!!
I made a baby blanket from a free pattern from Alicia Paulson. She is a very talented lady and her blog is beautiful! I have also bought a fox from her internet shop but I have not had time to work on it yet. The muffins are a recipe shared by Kathleen in her blog My Dark Cove Pantry. My husband who usually doesn't like muffins thought that those muffins are delicious and I liked them too. The funny little egg came in with the other eggs. We buy eggs from a lady from church.
I have some swollen lymph nodes on the neck and now need to go have biopsy done , etc , etc so I am not sure when I will be able to get back here to this blog. I may go and visit your blogs whenever I can though. Sending you hugs from afar!

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 Wishing a lovely Summer time ahead for all of you!
Angela

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May!

Hope May has been good for you. It got nice and warm these last few days. I love this time of the year when the temperatures are not too high yet.
We went to see a place in the country last Sunday. I really liked the serene atmosphere there. The white building with the bell on top is actually an old school. From far I thought that it was a church. The brown building is now a museum and that was closed the day we visited. We saw a few cabins and one bigger building that had a sign saying it was the kitchen. I presume groups of people must rent those. I saw a few spots that looked great for a pick nick. It's a memorial park and museum. The 7th photo is the auditorium.













Hope you are enjoying May!

Hugs,

Angela

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Liebster Award



Liebster Award


I want to thank Kate from  http://livelovecraftme.blogspot.com for nominating me for the "Liebster Award-Discover New Blogs."


As part of the nominations, I need  to answer Kate's ten questions then choose some lovely bloggers, so here goes :)


What's your favourite season?
Spring
Knitting or crochet?
Crochet

Holidays by the sea or a city break?
By the sea 

Fairy lights or candles?
candles

Do you dance to the radio?
Yes indeed ! :)

Were your school days - your 'best days' or 'best forgotten!'
Mostly "best days"

What is your favorite meal?
Lazagna

Did you have a nickname as a child?
No nicknames 

Do you have any tattoos?
None

Night owl or up with the larks?
Up with the larks (most of the time.)

sharing now my chosen nominations with you and reveal their questions.
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What is your favorite color?

Where would like to go for a vacation?


Crochet or knitting?

Favorite food?

Favorite author?

Favorite movie?

Favorite city?

Which season do you like best?

Coffee or tea?

Prefer the ocean or mountains?


Right, now it is up to you and this is what you are supposed to to - 
Link back to the blog who nominated you so that more lovely bloggy folk can find new and interesting blogs to read,
Then copy and post the Liebster award picture, 
Answer the questions posed to you,
Choose a new list of fun questions, 
Nominate and notify new and lovely bloggers ! 
Enjoy!

Thank you again Jackie for nominating my little blog and introducing me to new blogs :)


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!


Happy Mother's Day!!


It has been a busy week for me trying to get used to this first week orientation at this new job. It leaves me almost no time to blog and other fun activities.  I wanted however to stop by and wish a marvelous Mother's Day to all of you wonderful ladies. I can see through your blog part of your personalities and I can say that you are dedicated, loving women. May the blessings of our Lord be with you always! Thank you for your work as Mother's !! Some of us are mothers to our own children and to other peoples children's such in the case of teachers, social workers, foster parents, etc.  Of course some of us are mother's to our pets that is the same as having a child in terms of commitment. Thank you and Happy Mother's Day to you!!!
This is my mom a few years back!!

 This is my daughter over 30 years ago. Sorry the photo was taken from another photo with glass in front thus the glare.
Mother's Day flowers!


Hope your day is blessed !!!
Hugs,

Angela