Saturday, October 17, 2020


 Hello, friends.  How is your weekend going?  We had a nice Saturday.  

All week I have been wanting to clean the bathroom.  I have done little things, but nothing of any significance.  So today I began and really got some things done.  First I got the sink and faucets shining.  I read this week that using window cleaner really makes a difference and it does.  I am remembering this trick.

Then I decided to attack the chest of drawers we have in the bathroom.  The top is a mess because it is right inside the door and it seems everything gets dumped there.  I am not finished by a long shot, but I did quite a bit of gathering band-aids into one box, throwing things away, and finding lost earrings.  It's beginning to look good.  Or at least better.

It is amazing that we put things off, dreading it, and then when we actually do the job it isn't as bad as we thought and doesn't take as much time as we anticipated.  You would think that I had learned that by this time.

This afternoon I drove Joe to the bakery.  He had ordered a cake for church tomorrow to celebrate our Pastor's birthday on Monday.  I didn't go in with him and the box was tied up when he came out so I haven't seen it yet.  But I will try to get a picture of it tomorrow before it is cut.  Pastor is going to be so surprised.

On the way home we stopped at Rite Aid.  He wanted to get a birthday card for the congregation to sign and I wanted to get a couple of Halloween cards for our great-grands.  I found the perfect little cards.  I have Halloween coloring books that I am going to mail to them with the cards.  The only thing I couldn't find was mailing envelopes.  I will try to find them at the post office on Monday.

When we were checking out, Joe spotted a display of cloth face masks, so we each got one.  I tried mine on and think it is easier to breathe with than the paper ones I have to wear in the hospital.  Joe's is a camouflaged one.

 Mine is pink, blue and white with the colors fading into each other like a sunset.  So pretty.

Yes, I am wearing a snowman sweatshirt.  The shirt is warm and the weather is cold outside.  A few days ago it was almost 80*F and now it's in the 30s and 40s.  I even have the stove in the living room running to keep things warm.

Yesterday I made some sugar cookies with pumpkins on them.  They turned out so cute.  Yes, I used the ready to bake cookie dough but they are delicious.

Well, let me tell you about my giveaway.  I began this blog 10 years ago this month.  October 28th to be exact.  And I think that is worthy of a little gift for my readers to thank you for making this a popular site.  So I am putting together a fall package for you.  I'm not exactly sure of what will be in it, but I promise you it will be at least three things that you will like.  To enter, please leave a comment saying you would like to be included in the giveaway.  If you comment and don't say you want to be entered, I will take that as a regular comment and not enter you.  I always hate when I want to comment on someone's blog but can't because I don't want to be entered in a drawing so I will not do that to you!  I will draw a name on the exact 10 year anniversary of the blog -- October 28th.  Good luck, everyone!

And now I must get to bed so that I can get up in the morning.  Have a good night!

Until later...


  1. Always enjoy reading your blog....I don't usually comment but I enjoy seeing and hearing about your neck of the woods. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you. Patty McDonald

  2. How about these changing temperatures? Your snowman shirt is so cute! The masks suit both of you! I like the way the colors fade on yours. The cookies look delicious...and adorable. Those ready to bake cookies come in handy & taste so good.This coming week is supposed to be a bit warmer & sunny! Have a great day!

  3. Yes, of course, enter me in giveaway. Your blog is one of my favorites-no negativity...always hopeful. Thank you.

  4. Kathy, If any cookies get baked here it will be from a roll from the store or a package mix...I am not into all the measuring and mixing any more. I hope the cake will be a hit for the pastor. I would like t enter the give-away. Thanks. Blessings to you and Joe, xoxo, Susie

  5. I love hearing about your daily life in the big city! We live out in the "boonies" as they say, no town, no city. We are surrounded by rolling pastures and flat Kansas corn fields. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Keep telling us about life in the big city!

  6. I have missed reading your blog due to my illness but found you today I am mjs from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. I'm IN for the giveaway!! Wish it were cold here in the country but the Ac is on and it's 86 degrees!! I want to wear a Snowman sweatshirt!!

  8. Hi Kathy - Congratulations on ten years in blogland! Sounds like you had a productive week. Your pastor will be so pleased that everyone remembers his birthday. How nice! Those cookies look so good. Hope you have a good week. I would love to be entered in your giveaway! See you again soon.

  9. Wow 10 years..... Congratulations! I hope your feeling better. I'm still up and down with this thyroid condition. Just want to feel like me again. Thanks for the chance on the giveaway.
    God bless you always!!!

  10. Nice masks you have. I enjoy wearing my face sheild better than a mask. I do wear it at dr visits and physical therapy. I am done with all that stuff...hopefully it will end soon. I do want to be entered into your giveaway blog prize. I enjoy reading your posts over the years. The evenings have gotten colder and mornings as well. It's that time of year. We had a good weekend, thankfully! Take care my friend. x------x

  11. I want to be included in the giveaway! I always enjoy your blogs because it makes me feel I know you personally - like we live close to each other. Happy Tuesday.

  12. The weather changes often this time of year, doesn't it? I am kind of ready for the cooler temps to stay, but there are others in my family who would like for the 70s and 80s to linger a little longer. We're all different!

    Congratulations on your 10 year blogiversary! I had to run and check to see how long I have been blogging (I lose track of the time) and was surprised to see that I started over eleven years ago. Time flies, doesn't it?

    I would love to be entered in your celebration giveaway!

  13. It is so true about putting things off, dreading the getting started, then finding out it wasn't so bad doing it after all!!! We humans ☺
    Love your masks! I bought a box of 50 disposable ones from Amazon and I don't like them at all. They are so stiff. Got a pk of 10 at the pharmacy that I liked so I thought they would be the same, not.
    Yes, you can enter me in your giveaway, thanks!

  14. How sweet to give something to one of your readers! I love visiting you and seeing what is new in your part of the country and at your house! Thanks for sharing your beautiful life with all of us!

  15. I would like to be entered in the giveaway from love your blog &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& hope you are feeling better with no cough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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