Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Breakfast

We enjoyed a wonderful family Easter holiday.
The morning was bright and sunny.
Later, we had rain and a delightful cozy evening by the fireside.
It really could have not been a better holiday.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Breakfast Sandwich and Coffee

~ Along the way to Starbucks ~

This month and thru April 10, when we buy a coffee at Starbucks we get a sticker.
Collect five stickers ~ get a breakfast sandwich
We share the coffee and sandwich.
(They say that two can live a cheaply as one.)
This gives us each a scrumptious breakfast of about 250 calories a piece.
And I mean scrumptious! This croissant bun is so delicious buttery tasting.

Mornings like this make us feel as though we are on vacation.
~ Morning at Starbucks ~
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Apple Butter on Toast

 I had a drawer of apples I needed to use up.
So, I made apple butter.
The family likes it!

Click on Recipes, below, to see Apple Butter Recipe.
http://thesimplelifeofhope-recipes.blogspot.com/

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Happy Breakfast!:
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Breakfast of Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash, cheesy bagel, and fried egg breakfast

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a big holiday in our house.
We enjoy our traditional corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots.
A little strawberries and cream cake is good too.
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Budget-friendly Lunches

A simple lunch of tuna fish sandwiched, carrots and olives, and spicy Cheetos.
My boys love tuna fish.
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After Breakfast

My three sons, along with my husband, ate breakfast
and headed out to the driving range for a morning of practicing their gold swings.
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vintage golf sign - Custom Vintage Signs:
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mornings in March ~ Marie's Donuts and Coffee

 We LOVE Marie's Donuts.
Maybe we are prejudice, but we think that there are no better donuts than Marie's.
~ 6:40 a.m. at Marie's Donuts in North Highlands on Saturday ~
(before the time change)

I could not find any photos online of the inside of Marie's Donuts shop in North Highlands
(which, by the way, has been here since 1960),
so I decided that I should take along my camera and take some of my own.

~ Happy feet at Marie's Donuts ~
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This morning's walk...
 ~ 6:30 a.m. on the American River ~
I have to say that I am saddened by the time change and the later sunrise.
Yes, very, very, very saddened.

I had to take a photo of our coffee shop to show the passing of the seasons
of our walks throughout the year.
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The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 
 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works. 
All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.
~ Psalm 14:8-10 ~ 
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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Taking the San Francisco Bay Ferry from Vallejo

 Mid-January, my brother-in-law from out East visited and wanted to spend the day in San Francisco.
On his suggestion, we took the San Francisco Bay Ferry from Vallejo.
It was a new adventure for us and a thrill watching the scenery from the ferry deck.
However, it is $13.80 per person each way, so I don't imagine that we will be doing it again any time soon.


We spent a lovely afternoon moseying around the piers and enjoyed a delicious meal at Scoma's near Fisherman's Wharf on Pier 45.
Then we caught the 3:10 P.M. ferry from Pier 41 back to Vallejo.
These ferries really move.
That is Alcatraz Island in the background.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Homeschooling does not end with high school graduation

These days, this is how I spend much of my time.

I read books about accounting, chemistry, trigonometry, and electrical engineering, along with several books for English reading and writing courses, all in an effort to try to answer my children’s homework questions.

I went to see the counselor with my 17-year-old yesterday to find out his GE requirements for electrical engineering to transfer to a 4-year university. His goal is to earn an A.S. degree in mathematics before transferring to a state university. 

This is his student educational plan.
He will have to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to be accepted into engineering at a state university.
 We are in it for the long haul. 
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Monday, January 2, 2017

A Fresh Start for the New Year

~ From Tree to Table ~
~ Fresh orange juice ~
~ Making a fresh start of healthful eating for the new year ~

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

A New Year

~ New Year's Day Dinner ~
First photo of the new year

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Happy 2017!
New Year Chimes by The Texas Collection, Baylor University, via Flickr:
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