A Day That Won’t Be Forgotten

Saturday, October 20th, was our second anniversary.  David tells me last week, “I have a 3 day weekend. Do you want to go camping for our anniversary? ” I reply, “Hell Yes!”  Please excuse my language but I was that excited.

We usually have snow by now and the camping is over for the year.  The weather has been so nice we decided to head out.  David wanted to talk to a blacksmith in Palmer about a fire tool he wanted him to make.  We found his place but he was gone for the day.  We decided to drive around to look for some place to have a nice dinner on Saturday night. Continue reading “A Day That Won’t Be Forgotten”

41 Pounds of Apples and Counting

David came home with 3 1/2 5 gallon buckets of apples that he picked off a tree that was standing in one of his students front yard.  David is a special education school bus driver. It took him 10 hours to cut and core them all.  He put 3 kitchen garbage bags of apple slices in the freezer.  I had to decide what to do with them. Read on to find out what I do with them. Continue reading “41 Pounds of Apples and Counting”

Keto Red Chili

I found this recipe The “I Love My Instant Pot” Keto Diet Recipe Book written by Sam Dillard of HeyKetoMama.com. There are some very good recipes in here I want to try. You can buy the book by clicking on the link below.

Of course, I didn’t have some of the ingredients. Continue reading “Keto Red Chili”

Review of Evenfall for Netgalley

Evenfall
(Shadowfire Book 1)
by Gaja J. Kos; Boris Kos
Boris Kos

Sci Fi & Fantasy , Teens & YA

A monster does not deserve the intimacy of a name

As if waking up in an unfamiliar world isn’t enough of a surprise, Ember gains a new title to her name. Savior.

Hunted by the Crescent Prince and his lethal shadows, she accepts a young Mage’s help to navigate the land of blood magic and its many illusions. But where Ada sees the good in her power, Ember discovers something else.

An icy darkness, designed to take lives, not save them.

The only thing worse than not being able to rely on her senses—or the reality she had once believed to be true—is knowing that she cannot trust her heart. Especially as it seems to draw her to the one person in whose hands she can never fall…

Will Ember escape the thrall of darkness or will she reign in it?

The world has divided into 3 different world’s.  In each world there is a different kind magic. The void is eating the worlds and they need to be combined again.  Only one person can save them and that is the Savior.

I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next one in the series.  I read this on Net Galley.  You should check them out if you love to read.  You will get to read books that are not released yet.

Has anybody else read this book?

#Evenfall #Gaja J Kos #Boris Kos #Sci Fi #Young Adults #teens #Fantasy

They are Always Your Baby

My oldest son has been going through a hard time lately.  I called him and had been drinking.  Of course, that may him tell me how he was feeling like no one cared about him.  Well that scared me so I caught a ride with a friend down to his house in Sterling on the Kenai Peninsula.   Continue reading “They are Always Your Baby”

Flat Ole Hippies in Gig Harbor

We got to go with our friend to Gig Harbor to take care of her daughter after her foot surgery.DSC_0582

Sarah still has to go for 3 more weeks in her cast with no weight bearing.

Cindy had to do the cooking and cleaning which her son loved because he didn’t have to do it.DSC_0583

We didn’t get to take a picture with her son in law, Steve, because he was gone to work.  Cade was taking his Mom to the airport after she got the kids off to school.

 

Brodie, Willow and Meadow are such cute and fun kids as you can tell in this last picture.DSC_0586

It was so much fun getting to know some more of Cindy’s family.

We had a great time in Gig Harbor on the Key Peninsula.  Thanks for taking us.

 

 

 

Splitting, Dipping and Frying

I forgot how much work it was to have 3 elementary kids to take care of.  Wonder how I did it with 5.  Anyway that is why I have not been posting.  Then at night I swear I fall asleep as soon as they go to bed at 8.

On the weekends though my son, Cade, and son in law, Steve, are home.  They are great helps and I can leave the kids up to them.  Last weekend we had a great time.  Their friends came over on Saturday to meet me. Read on if you are wondering what my title means. Continue reading “Splitting, Dipping and Frying”

Caring and Grandparenting

I have been here in Gig Harbor helping out. Sarah’s surgery went well. She is supposed to stay in bed until I get her to the doctor on Monday.

I have been cooking supper. Yesterday Cade and I took the girls to a birthday at a skate rink. I enjoyed spending the day with them.

Today the boys are cooking, so I am just hanging out with Sarah.

How was your Saturday.

Keto Energy or Excited Energy

I feel like I really did a lot of today. I just seemed to have so much energy. I know I do have more energy, since I started on this life change.
I started the day off checking my email. Then off to clean the bathroom. I got the towels washed, counter, toilet, and tub cleaned. Then I did the floors.

I knew the boys wouldn’t clean it while I am in Gig Harbor, WA taking care of my daughter, Sarah, after her foot surgery.

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A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park who is a Newbery Medalist for A Single Shard.  This book is based on a true story.

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

This was a wonderful book that I think is good for children to read.  They can see how life is in some countries with luck they will learn to appreciate what they have.  The story is about two children who the main thing in their life is survival. You read what they have to do to get water and food to survive.  I think it is good for people to see that this still goes on today.  It is a must read so you can find out how Salva’s life intersects with Nya’s.

If you are interested in this book just click on the link above.

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