Friday, October 7, 2011

And Life Goes On...

Ken and I have been thoroughly enjoying
stopping in at flea markets
as we travel through the states.
I am always on the look out
for fine bone china!

Fell in love with these doilies too....
I even didn't mind washing up all of these
great pieces once I got home.
Homemade Oatmeal Brown Bread from Scratch
Absolutely divine with my homemade Strawberry Jam

We've been finding local Farmer's Markets too...
for produce that is organic and local...
Just look at those pumpkins!
My Guitar Man was in hog heaven...
seeing there was a great band playing...

We also had some fresh ginger lemonade
and lavender lemonade...
and right before we left...
wheat grass juice.
Okay...that wasn't very tasty...
but oh the energy lift!
Reminded me of my trip to
Optimum Health Institute
with my dear friend Nancy!

We would have to go down twice a day
to the Wheat Grass Room
and juice our own grass.
By the final day,
I couldn't stand the smell of it anymore
and had to have Nancy do it for me.
What are good friends for anyway???
(Love you Nanc!)

Trying to get back to normal...
trying to get through a day without crying.
I was doing really good a few days ago...
and then a military jet flew over the house,
and the tears just started rolling down my cheeks.

Tory is coming home tomorrow to pick up all Chris' stuff,
we stored for him right before he deployed.

I am working on laying out all of the blocks  you ladies
 have sent in,
so she can see them right when she walks in.
I know it will make her smile and feel very loved!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


  1. The oatmeal brown bread sounds yummy, and so does the ginger lemonade. I'll pass on the wheat grass juice! : )

  2. That bread and jam looks so delicious, and i love your pink china, I will now have to try to find some! I am sorry i havent sent any blocks, sending prayers instead, cant wait to see what you will have finished, :)

  3. Hi John'aLee... I can smell that bread cooking and I have homemade jam as well... I he fruits and veggies looks so yummy.... I also love your finds... Hugs :)

  4. I, too, enjoy the thrill of the hunt for fancy dishes, especially in pink or blue! Yours are fabulous.
    Thanks for showing all the yummy goodness of the farmers...if you ever get on Hwy 17 in NC, stop by our farmers' market, right on 17 between Wilmington and Hampstead,every Wednesday from April until mid December. I'm Sea of Glass.

    I do enjoy seeing all the blocks, they're wonderful. Today I'm finishing up another one and will get them to you next week. Blessings,

  5. I love flea and farmers markets, looks like you found some good ones! Your bread looks delish. Give Tory a hug for me, will you? A big one...

  6. John'alee... that bread looks so yummy... give Tori a hug for me too... Thinking of her and praying... stay strong dear friend...I'm hugging from afar...
    Hugs Dawn x x

  7. My Mum would love those cups and saucers! Anything pink rules by her :-) Thinking of you all x

  8. wow...that oatmeal bread looks good! i hope the blocks make tory feel a little bit better.

  9. I love the china you found. It even looks great just sitting in the drain.

  10. Oh my goodness!! I look at that china and all I see is pink Heaven! Yes, a pink plate with a warm piece of bread! Yummy!!

  11. Oh my goodness!! I look at that china and all I see is pink Heaven! Yes, a pink plate with a warm piece of bread! Yummy!!

  12. Sorry for the url but for some reason it won't let me post otherwise. I am loving the great stars you have recieved. I hope Tory is holding together she has been in our prayers.

  13. I am loving those wonderful stars. I hope Tory is holding together, she is in our prayers. Sorry for the url but it won't let me post otherwise. I don't know what the heck is going on with blogger.

  14. Love all your china! I can smell the yummy looking bread here :)
    I have been thinking about Tory and the entire family.
    Big Hugs,

  15. John'aLee, Your china pieces are so beautiful and like others said, I can smell the bread from here. Dang it, I'm on my last bottle of home made strawberry jam. It is sooo much better than anything you can buy AND...we put much less sugar in it because our strawberries were so wonderfully sweet. We didn't want to override the natural flavor.
    Well, about getting through the day without crying, you would have a really tough time at my house. We live about two miles from an Air Force Base and we outside, or our windows are open in the Spring and Fall, every night at 9 pm sharp, we hear the of playing Taps over the Base speakers for the military personnel. Hubby and I always stop whatever we are doing and just listen. I ALWAYS have tears rolling by the time it is over. It is so beautiful and serves to remind me of the cost of our Freedom. Hugs and Prayers coming your way along with the blocks I to you this morning.

  16. Your finds are beautiful! Love them all! I can almost smell the wonderful scent of your Oatmeal Brown Bread. There is nothing better than homemade bread!
    John'aLee, it is OK to cry. You and your family have so recently gone through a very difficult situation and it will take a lot of time to heal. Keep your faith through the ups and downs.
    I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Ooh I love your china and the doilies too, so pretty. Reene is absolutely right I do think pink rules. :) You are an amazing, loving and brave example to us all. Thinking of you. Xxx