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Making Do!

It’s almost pay-day…  k14509088
but, I refuse to get ahead of myself… and go get just a few things to tide us over…

I will make do with what we have!… k6605929            

I’m determined that way sometimes…

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Meatless dinners… 1501R-1085

Baked beans without green pepper and onion… k11995736

and today Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies out of 3 ingredients that I have on hand…

and it IS an actual Recipe!…

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Mix together well…

Place rounded teaspoons on ungreased baking pan… (I sometimes spray lightly with cooking spray) because my pans are old…

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Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees… 9 minutes… dst0046

Let cool and remove with a flat spatula like me… dst0012

It makes 20 cookies… perfect in size… texture… and taste…

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You would probably get more if you want them smaller…

or less if you want them BIG!

 

 

 

 

 

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Kit Kit wants to help me do dishes…

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Kit Kit has a new friend… play every day…

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Perfume “brand new in box”… found at thrift store for $3.99… looked up on internet… $27.95 or higher… the 2012 is just a brand name… not the year it was made…

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Jill has taken over the bed in the spare bedroom…

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I always have loved how Bobby laid these bricks to his shed…

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Another cute “find” at the thrift store… again brand new… and I think the owl is adorable… 

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Limb down from thunderstorm this past weekend…

Mother Nature trimming our trees…

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Chocolate coated TWINKIES have hit Louisville!

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Black Eyed Susans… they make me happy!

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Found these pretty sun catchers at thrift… I hung them in the tree branches… so pretty when sun hits them… and wind blows…

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Found my “G” flag for our front entrance to our home… while in Gatlinburg…

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Credit: Favim

I heard there was music…

coming from the trees

Somewhere by the creek…

every time there was a breeze…

 

I listened every day…

for those music chords…

As in the grass I lay…

back among the fords…

 

The grass was tall back there…

Trees close and tall…

Sunlight was rare…

and thick leaves in Fall…

 

I kept listening…

for those notes to play…

From early Spring…

til dusk turned gray…

 

I wanted to know the secret…

of where the music came…

A cottage… a hut…

This quest was my aim…

 

My desire grew more…

with each day I mused…

Was it a lore…

or just words used…

 

I crept into the thicket..

My ears tuned…

not knowing what…

Sounds would croon…

 

I finally made my way…

The music clear now…

Sunshine brightened day…

As limbs did bow…

 

There was a hut…

in middle of these bushes…

Where path was just a rut…

in a glen of Birches

 

It sat right there…

In the middle of the path…

Seemed placed with care…

Still no sound it hath…

 

Once played…

with nimble fingers…

in this grassy glade…

of birch and firs…

 

I sat down upon the seat…

and began to play…

Sound so sweet…

Body begins to sway…

 

Is this the music?…

that others heard…

Coming from this thick?…

That in our souls stirred…

 

A want for beauty…

had been spurred…

Setting us free…

Past/Present blurred…

 

Someone long ago…

had love of these piano keys

As music did flow…

above the trees…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“We Gathered”    by: Marilyn Griffin

 

We gathered…

all the wood we could find…

We gathered…

all of like mind…

 

We gathered…

strength from each other…

We gathered…

although a blur…

 

We gathered…

as of one kind…

We gathered…

a need to bind…

 

We gathered…

looking all around…

We gathered…

plane had been downed…

 

We gathered…

our wits together…

We gathered…

death claimed abductor…

 

We  gathered…

scanning the sky…

We gathered…

not wanting to die…

 

We gathered…

as one being…

We gathered…

body… heart aching…

 

We gathered …

by the fire…

We gathered…

situation dire…

 

We gathered…

kept holding on…

We gathered…

as day did dawn…

 

We gathered …

as the dead lay round…

We gathered…

hoping to be found

 

We gathered …

as hopes almost fade…

We gathered…

began to pray…

 

We gathered…

our words heard…

We gathered…

something whirred…

 

We gathered…

looking upward…

We gathered…

prayers answered…

 

We gathered…

by dying blaze

We gathered…

Had it been… just two days?…

 

 

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Photos taken this summer 2014…

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Summer Evening at my house…

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Walking over the Ohio River Bridge…

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4th of JULY on the bridge…

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Corn holders for fresh summer corn on the cob!…

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Kit Kit has a friend…

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We sit and talk with the neighbors…

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Kit Kit plays in the Bird Feeder…

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My kitchen window…

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Kit Kit ready to go out and enjoy the summer sunshine…

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Our deck…

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Summer flag…

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Flowers for my summer pots…

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Our Tire Parrot hanging from the big tree in our backyard… 

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Made Peach Pepper Jam…

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Our backyard…

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Trip down the Pigeon River in Gatlinburg

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Ice Cream Man on the River Bridge…

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Company from Georgia…

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The River Boats and Yum Center in background… Louisville River Front…

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Vacation with friends and family…

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Places we visited while in Gatlinburg…

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Grandkids on a day out!

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Summer flowers…

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Nothing better than ICE CREAM…

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or Snow Cones…

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This is a taste of my Summer Lovin’…

adding MORE to this collection soon!

Finish This #29

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1. I add spice to my life by… by thinking of new places to visit… new things to do… changing up my days to add a little “spice” to them… even a new place to eat!…

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2. Bacon is for… making Bacon, Tomato and Lettuce sandwiches on soft white bread and lots of mayonnaise, salt/pepper!… or adding it to a salad for crunch…or??? Oh, Bacon is just great!…

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3. The perfect meal…

A Blueberry/Blackberry Margarita for my appetizer

Crunchy salad of fresh greens and lots of veggies… with a  good creamy dressing… not so big… that I won’t enjoy my meal!

A cup of Basil Tomato Soup… with a sprinkle of grated cheese

Tender Rib Eye Steak or Grilled Tender Chicken Breast

A Soft Baked Potato with lots of sour cream/butter… salt/pepper!…

A soft sweet tasting roll with butter… Maybe two!

Tender/Crisp Steamed Broccoli… with a hint of butter…

A scoop of sherbet… or a scoop of vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce…

Water and Diet/Pepsi… for drinking with meal… and Hot Coffee/Cream with dessert!…

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4. My favorite food to grill is… Hot Dogs…I  can’t mess them up… and nothing tastes better in the summer… Sliced potatoes/onions/butter/salt/pepper wrapped in foil…

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5. I beat the heat by… by staying indoors… swimming… drinking iced drinks… eating ice cream… going to movies inside with air conditioning/ popcorn/ Diet Pepsi

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“Rain Smells”   by: Marilyn Griffin

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The rain came in slowly…

Just one cloud…

Somewhat lowly…

As if cued…

It came in dark…

Wind begins to blow…

A bird calls… Lark!…

The sun still a glow!…

The smell is next…

A damp scent…

The drops hit decks…

Nature has sent…

Smelling of Earth

Musty and sweet…

Smiling in mirth…

As we retreat!

 

 

 

 

 

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