Monday, October 23, 2017

Happy Birthday to my husband........65 years young today!



 I am so very Blessed to be able to celebrate 50 of his birthdays with him......as his sweetheart and wife!

I love, love, love this man!!

Happy Birthday Sam Pollard!

shug

Saturday, October 21, 2017

One of my favorite things to do, when I'm in the car by myself....is to listen to the radio.  

Just the other day, I was listening to Dr. David Jeremiah and one of the statements that he made was this:

"Your character is the one lasting thing that goes in your casket...the one thing, that you should be and will be remembered for."

On this early Sat. morning....I've been thinking about this very statement.  Seems that lately, we have attended way too many funeral visitations and we have another visitation and service to attend tomorrow and Monday.  

Just think about it!  Our Character is so very important...not only while we are living, but after death as well.

Character?  your mental and moral 
qualities!!

Integrity, Loyalty, Honesty...these are the first things that most of us think of when considering a good character.

but...what about...Optimism, Compassion, Perseverance, Kindness, Giving...and we can't forget about Forgiveness??

"Character is doing things right when no one is looking!"
                      J.C. Watts

It is very important for us to have... and maintain good character in our lives. 

I can only hope that my family, friends, and acquaintances view my life as one with "Great" character.

Hugs, 
Shug 





Monday, October 16, 2017

My header photo......was taken in one of my favorite places of all times.    Sam and I ate dinner a few weeks ago at the Gristmill in Gruene Texas.    


There is nothing fancy about this eating place.....just an old Mill, built on the side of a big hill, with all kinds of little landings that hold old wood picnic style tables.

I have eaten there several times and with each visit, I come away with a new memory.  This place offers the most relaxing time and the meal is always wonderful.   



I remember a time about 25 years ago....I had lunch at the Gristmill with a very good friend of mine.  We must have set there, on the edge of the hill....listening to the rushing river....for Hours!  The weather that day was absolutely the best and it was the most pleasant day.   This my friends, is a great memory.   


Other times....I have been there with Sam, and the enjoyment of our time together (while listening to that same river) and being totally engaged in the beauty of the landscape....has always made me feel so very content. 

This is a beautiful place to visit.....and I'm hoping to go back soon!!

Blessings, 
Shug  











Monday, October 9, 2017

Pear Relish.....






This relish is great on fresh cooked peas....it's good on anything!!

Be Blessed today.

Shug

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

I didn't realize how tired I was, until I sat down to write this post.  My phone is in our bedroom, and I'm too comfortable to get up and go get the thing.   Why do I need my phone?
Because it has some photos of what I achieved today.

Just imagine with me.....In my kitchen this morning was a bushel of Pears, several bell peppers...red-green-yellow, and a huge pile of onions.  What could possibly be on my mind?

MAKING PEAR RELISH!!   Yes, my job for the day was to make as many jars of sweet pear relish as I could possibly get out of that bushel of pears.  I sure wish I wasn't so exhausted so that I could show you pictures of my beautiful jars of good eating.

It has been a (L-O-N-G) time since I've made PR and the reason being is:  It's so hard to find Pears in our area.   At the grocery store, they run about $1.49 and up, per pound.  YIKES!!

I ended up with 16 pints!  Not bad I guess.   If you've never tasted Pear Relish.....you need to put in on your bucket list to do so.   It is so good!!

Hope you all had a very successful day.....

Blessings,
shug 

Monday, October 2, 2017

How often do you get to have a day....all to yourself....to do NOTHING?   Rare in my life!  However, today is one of those days!  

I'm sitting in a hotel room.....a room with a gorgeous view!


Not only is it a beautiful view.....it is so very relaxing!

I walked the grounds earlier today and even found me a comfy chair to sit in.....down by the river.   It was just me, the swans, and the sounds of nature!!  


I'm also getting to enjoy a few magazines.  I've found a lot of new ideas for decorating and several new recipes that I plan to cook for the family.

You know....it's great to have time like this....ever once in a while.   There are all kinds of places around here to shop, but I really just wanted to relax.


I love having the opportunity to tag along with Sam when he's on a business trip.  

God is so Good and I am so thankful for this day.

shug




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