Happy Thanksgiving!


I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. While I was hoping my brother, sister in law and nephew would be joining us this year. They will still be in Florida. The good news is, they might be moving much closer as in three hours away! I’m praying, if it’s the Lords will, that will happen. My BF is joining my family (parents, daughter and me) for Thanksgiving. This will be our first Thanksgiving together.

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Gete-Okosomin: Cool Old Squash

I thought this was fascinating. This squash was rediscovered a few years ago. The seeds were found in a clay jar. The seeds was dated to be around 800 years old.

In other news…

It’s been so busy around these parts. I’m happy to say that the BFs scarf is almost finished. Guess what? He’s joining my parents, my daughter and me for Thanksgiving tomorrow! I cannot wait to see him. It seems like it’s been forever; however, I saw him last Saturday.

Fun with knitting

The past week or so, I’ve been knitting a scarf for the BF. I made him a matching hat, which I gifted to him on his birthday. He loves that hat!

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Bella supervising the scarf knitting.

I’m at the halfway point and probably have already worked on this for about thirty hours. As you can see, I have a helper. Bella, decided to supervise. Perhaps she was checking to see if I had dropped stitches?

Something Simple: Vegetable fried rice (vegetarian)

Last evening, I added some leftover rice to freshly chopped vegetables to make a home version of vegetable fried rice.

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Vegetable fried rice

Vegetable fried rice is one of my go to dishes when I want to create a new dish from leftovers. The results? My daughter gobbled up her bowl and said it was delicious! A simple meal that was on the table in less than eight minutes.

Hello – Cover by Taps Mugadza

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon Taps version of Hello. I must say that I like it better than Adele’s version and I like hers also.


…and here’s the original by Adele.

Crafty Adventures: Adventures in sewing cloth dolls

My daughter has been asking if she could sew a cloth doll. My response was sure. I love sewing and it’s another excuse for us to bond doing something we both enjoy, sewing. Unfortunately, I seem to have everything but the fabric needed for the dolls skin tone so that means a trip to a local fabric store, most likely Jo Ann Fabrics.

While there are several free patterns available online for making your own cloth dolls. I believe I’ll draft my own pattern so my daughter can sew. Or, if I’m feeling really lazy, I’ll just purchase a pattern when we’re at the fabric store.
Free doll making pattern

Joey Feek: Softly and Tenderly (music video)

Yesterday, I heard one of my favorite hymns (Softly and Tenderly) on Facebook. At the moment, I cannot remember who posted the link; however, I remember clicking through just to hear how the singer preformed the song. I must say Joey Feek did an amazing job singing one of my favorite hymns and I truly love her voice.

Joey Feek is a country singer. I have never heard of her before and it seems she sings with her husband and they are known as Joey and Rory. Reading the backstory about this lady was bittersweet. Apparently she’s in stage four cancer and has been sent home because the doctors can no longer do anything for her.

Rory, her husband, posted this on his blog. She’s spending her remaining days with her husband Rory and their daughter, Indiana.


I’m not going to tell you that I’m okay with this because ‘God has a bigger plan’.  Or that ‘we’ll understand His bigger purpose somewhere down the line’.  That logic  doesn’t really work for me right now.  I’m not angry at God.  I’m not angry with anyone.  I’m just disappointed.  I hoped that Joey would get to be one of the lucky ones that somehow overcome stage 4 cancer and get to hear words like ‘remission’ or ‘cure’, instead of ‘I’m so sorry’.

It’s hard for me to feel slighted, when I know that the career that Joey and I have had – this amazing last 7 years or so – has only been, because God reached out His powerful hand and chose us.  He lifted us up from our little farm. and let us see and do things beyond our wildest dreams.  And you can’t be in awe of an amazing road that God leads you down, and then be any less in awe of a corner that He has you turn.

I think in the end… the good and the bad, He just wants us to give it to Him.

And so we do.

Wow… what a powerful testimony and an inspiration for me, the times that I lose focus. While I might not know where the path I’m on will take me, as long as I rely on God, he will see me through whatever comes my way. It’s something I already know but to see this being practiced by others is always an inspiration.

Since I really love her voice, I’ll definitely look up a few more of their songs and of course keep her and all her loved ones in my prayers.