Recently, I saw something shared on Facebook that caught my eye. It was a minister's response to some Christians' declarations that they don't like either party candidate for the upcoming presidential election and they will probably just "sit this one out." How do you feel about that idea? Before I go further, this piece is not about whether you are, or aren't, a Christian. I would not dream of lecturing anyone on that subject. That just happens to be the context in which the piece on Facebook was framed. However, if you're an American, as the commercial says, "This Bud's for you."
I really try not to write many "controversial" posts here. We all know the world is a crazy place right now, and I like an escape as much as the next person. It's true, I think, that most of us read blogs to be cheered up and to see the pretty things in life. I've worked hard on my blog for over five years, and I certainly don't want to chase away my readers. But I also write this blog as a form of journaling, and sometimes, I just have to write about what I feel.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Do you eat bacon at your house? I love bacon, but I try not to eat it more than once a week, or so. At the moment though, we have fresh tomatoes from the Farmers Market, and I decided to make BLT's for our dinner tonight. Cooking bacon was always time consuming on the stove top; I was glad when we learned to cook it in the microwave. However, the cleanup was a mess because I used one of those bacon pans with the ridges made just for the microwave. Afterwards, I'd have to work to get the grease out from between all the grooves and the sides before I put it in the sink. No way was I going to have that bacon grease get into my drain. It was a messy job to clean up, and I always dreaded it.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Hello all! I hope this post finds you well. We went to the Farmers Market this weekend, and I got such good-looking produce. I hope it tastes half as good as it looks.
Monday, July 11, 2016
Hi folks! Do you plan to do much traveling this summer? If you're a regular reader here, you probably know we took a trip in early May and mid-June this year, so we'll be staying home for the remainder of the summer. Anyhoo, I wanted to show you a nifty type of luggage/tote bag that my sister gave me for my birthday last year. I have so enjoyed using this piece!
Friday, July 8, 2016
Almost two months ago, I wrote about our visit to Boone Hall Plantation, when we traveled to Charleston, South Carolina. I promised then to share the gardens with you, so here we are. Better late than never. :) To learn some of the history of Boone Hall Plantation, you can read my previous post Here.
Happy Friday everyone! I hope you've all had a good week.
I want to give you a quick glimpse of the new curtains I purchased for our guest bedroom. It seems I just keep working on this room, don't I? ;) I really am almost done until the time when we can get it repainted. At that point, I'll have the wallpaper (and the corkboard between the windows) removed, but for now, I'm close to being done.
Friday, July 1, 2016
Happy Friday everyone and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian blog buddies! I hope you have special plans to celebrate your national holiday.
We always look forward to July 4th here at Forest Manor, and I finally got a table set in the dining room. Whew! What a crazy, busy year this has been. I've only done one tablescape since March, when I set a table for St. Patrick's Day (another favorite at our house). I'm excited to show you these dishes we purchased a few years ago; they really are perfect for celebrating our country's birthday.